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Marinate Camembert, Czech-style, for your next low-effort snack

Nakladany Hermelin (Czech-Style Marinated Camembert) (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

I'm sitting in a crowded pub in Prague. It's warmly lit, cozy and a little smoky. My band has just completed its first European tour, and we're celebrating with our Czech driver and tour manager, David. We're drinking generous mugs of Pilsner, and David is translating the menu as I stumble...

Time for tempura: Traditional and modern recipes for the Japanese favorite

Tempura flour recipes, with examples offering a variance of batters for vegetables and shrimp. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Tempura is all about the lightness of the coating; the more ethereal the better. It should be delicate and crisp, and should almost melt in your mouth.

Let these chocolate cups filled with cannoli cream be the sweet start to a new year

Chocolate Cups With Ricotta Cream and Raspberries (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

Like the start of a new year, chocolate dessert cups waiting to be filled are brimming with possibilities. Here, that potential is realized in a sumptuous and healthful treat, loaded with cannoli-style ricotta cream and fresh raspberries.

Our favorites of 2020: Food and exhibitions

Summer Nights at Stone Acres Farm, Stonington (Idlewild photo)

FOOD Summer Nights at Stone Acres Farm, Stonington At least one good thing came out of the pandemic: these pop-up dinners that the Oyster Club held outdoors during the summer at the bucolic Stone Acres Farm. The food and the experience were just...

Christmas dinner can be festive — and thrifty — with this $60 feast for four

Christmas dinner can be festive - and thrifty - with this $60 feast for four. (Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post)

One of the realities of Christmas 2020 is that many people are on tighter budgets than usual. That doesn't have to be an impediment to a sumptuous, festive holiday meal. Instead, let it be like a little puzzle to solve. I set myself the goal of figuring out a dinner for four that felt 100%...





Rick's List - Same Old Song and Dance Edition

Stop me if you've heard this one before ... In June, 1982, at the Texxas Jam in the Cotton Bowl, Journey headlined a bill that included Santana, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, and Point Blank. I lived in a house with several other bandmates and a...

'sno fun without snow

Though modest in size — only about 17 acres, with a half-mile trail (that we looped around a couple times) — Knox Preserve in Stonington has expansive views of Fishers Island Sound to the south and Quiambaug Cove to the east.