I’d like a luncheon of fried eggplant sandwiches. Saturday or Sunday, you choose. Or maybe instead: quickly made, not-at-all-difficult, fun-to-cook-with-children pot-stickers, either with the soy-and-vinegar sauce we call for in the recipe, or drenched in a heated mixture of soy, peanut butter and a lot of chile-scallion oil. That would be so great.
It could be a good weekend for duck ragù on a raft of polenta. Or for a Russian salmon pie. There are thousands and thousands more ideas for what to cook right now and over the weekend at NYT Cooking. Go visit the site and apps, and see what appeals.
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Now, here is a good long read for you in The California Sunday Magazine: Mark Arax’s profile of Stewart Resnick, the California businessman who is one of the nation’s biggest farmers, with more than 180,000 acres under cultivation in the San Joaquin Valley. The story is about his power, but also and maybe mostly about water. The juxtaposition of those two facts is fascinating.
Or perhaps you would like to see some photographs of crocheted food?
Absolutely nothing to do with cooking or eating, but here is a delicious Dwight Garner review in The Times, of two books of essays, by Martin Amis and Zadie Smith.