Tom learns to be a home cook after a little tough love from Marcella Hazan. Get Marcella's simple, vegetarian recipe for Italian Broccoli and Potato Soup.
NYT Cooking: Somewhere between a lemon bar and a lemon pie lies this ultra tangy tart. "Tart" makes it sound difficult, but it's easier than you think: The rich filling requires zero cooking, and the crust is a simple shortbread that you just press into place. The already vibrant yellow filling gets an assist from a bit of ground turmeric. It's an ingredient that you won’t taste as much as you’ll see, but i...
NYT Cooking: This pleasantly zesty lemon cake is baked in a standard 9-by-13-inch pan, no layering or trimming required, and is easy enough to bake on a weekday. Cover the cake with casual swoops of fluffy lemon buttercream for the perfect teatime or anytime treat.
NYT Cooking: If you live near a store that sells good coconut ice cream, then please buy a tub to serve alongside. But these days I am all restraint and go simply for a jeweled scattering of raspberries.