In Louisiana, Alligator Finds a Place at the Tailgate

The alligator was so grateful, it asked to be made a part of the tribe’s culture. This gave the tribal members permission to name themselves after the alligator, creating a new Coushatta clan, said E...

A Baltimore Thanksgiving Memory

An engineer should always carry a penknife in his pocket, my father said. Not the marvel of a Swiss Army knife; just a small, two-blade tool for whatever might come along. My father, Manuel Rafael Al...

Hanukkah Dessert Recipes That Skip the Fryer

Every winter, I look forward to reveling in the fried food frenzy of latkes and jelly doughnuts called sufganiyot that is Hanukkah in my home. But, after a few grease-splattered days, I’ve had enough...

Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving might seem like it’s defined by turkey, but a big, glossy Norman Rockwell-style bird isn’t required for a festive holiday. And if you don’t like turkey, there’s no reason you should feel...

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

When planning a holiday menu, it’s important to take into account time and real estate as much as taste. What will fit in the oven or stovetop on the big day, and what can you make in advance? Whethe...