Heritage Cooking

In this series, authors and cooks delve deliciously into the stories and secrets behind their favorite recipes. We explore the traditions and origins behind iconic foods from around the world, and share recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation among families and communities. Learn to make Mexican tamales, the Filipino ginger-chicken soup tinola, Vietnamese-style Brussels sprouts, Southern barbecue and mac and cheese, and much more.

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Chef Yana Gilbuena Is Reclaiming Her Filipino Heritage Through Pop-Up Dinners

If you attend one of Yana Gilbuena's dinners, don't bother asking for utensils. Learn about kamayan and how eating with your hands is crucial to Filipino culture—and get recipes for hosting your own kamayan at home.

Celebrate Eid al-Adha the Senegalese Way with This Fragrant Lamb Recipe

In this installment of our series on foods of the African diaspora, Jessica B. Harris offers a recipe for leg of lamb that honors Tabaski, the Feast of the Sacrifice.

Grounds for a Good Marriage

Gabrielle Hamilton and her wife share a morning ritual of coffee for two—here's why it's about more than the caffeine.

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This One-Pot Kimchi Jjigae Is Korean Comfort Food at Its Best

When I’m away from home, this kimchi stew is what I crave the most.