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Chewy, sticky black sesame and coconut mochi are a joy to make and a treat to eat

Black Sesame and Coconut Mochi (Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post)

Made with glutinous rice flour, this dough is hydrated and heated so that the starches absorb water, swell and burst.

Cookbook author Lidia Bastianich talks in Otis Library program

Otis Library in Norwich will host a free virtual event, "Evening with an Author: An Intimate Conversation with Lidia Bastianich" at 7 p.m. May 7. Bastianich is the author of 15 cookbooks and the Emmy Award-winning host of Public Television’s "Lidia’s Kitchen," which...

Review: In ‘Finding Freedom,’ a chef‘s struggles and success

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Erin French is a rising culinary star known for intimate gourmet dinners crafted from hyperlocal ingredients

There's more to cacao than chocolate with these dark chocolate tahini cups

This recipe of chocolate tahini cups was made with 100 percent cacao chocolate chips. The cacao fruit and pulp can be used for cooking. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)

There's more to cacao than its most popular product — chocolate

Crush some chips into your fish cakes

Ricotta and Potato Chip Fish Cakes With Peas (Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post)

In their familiar guise, cookbooks have a powerful way of normalizing cultural messages. As someone who has worked on cookbooks for well over a decade, I've gained a deeper understanding of how "healthy" cookbooks normalize cultural messages about disordered eating and fatphobia. Cookbooks...





Rhody ramble: A long day’s journey begins with a single (mis)step

April 12 After tramping more than 10 miles over secluded forest paths, along quiet country roads, across a few busy thoroughfares, and now, into a residential neighborhood, the three of us were approaching the home stretch...

Rick's List

Does anyone have any idea what Alex Trebek did was before he spent 37 years on "Jeopardy"? No. But long ago, when Trebek jokingly responded to a Xeroxed HELP WANTED — QUIZ SHOW HOST ad pinned to a bulletin board in his...