Mars, Winter, and a Recipe for Blanket-for-the-Soul Roast Chicken

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Apparently, there's a 200-kilometer dark cloud or mark of some sort hanging over Mars. It's not a cloud — too high, apparently. It's not an aurora either, say my sources; the magnetic field is too weak. What is it? Who knows? Literally Martian strangeness is happening, and all any of my friends want to talk about is the snow.

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Good to Eat This Week: Potatoes

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The official collective noun for potatoes is a sack, but really, wouldn't a treasure be closer to the truth? Potatoes, harvested in the fall and content to be stored all winter, are here in our coldest, bleakest weeks, to comfort and warm and cheer.

And the markets are full of them right now — or perhaps it's more that the markets are less crammed with everything else and you can see the potatoes more clearly.

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The Valentine Dilemma and a Recipe for Skirt Steak With Lime Butter

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Jonathan Roberts for the Village Voice
Every year as Valentine's Day approaches, Jon and I have the same conversation: We agree not to Do Valentine's, right, because commercialism. Also cheesiness, and and and. But then one of us caves and ruins everything.

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Good to Eat This Week: Blood Oranges

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Jonathan Roberts for the Village Voice
February is prime blood orange season, which spans December through March or April. With their Gothic purple flesh, and floral sour-berry sherbet flavor, they're oranges of the night: fruit fit for vampires.

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Surrealism in Times Square and a Recipe for Dauphinoise Potatoes

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Dauphinoise Potato Recipe
Jonathan Roberts for the Village Voice

This from Jon, who stomped his way home through the blizzard from his office in Times Square to settle in with a bottle of red for what turned out to be a not-very-exciting snowpocalypse:


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Diane Kochilas Shares the Secrets to Longevity in Ikaria

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Author and Molyvos collaborating chef Diane Kochilas
Molyvos (871 Seventh Avenue; 212-582-7500) collaborating chef Diane Kochilas grew up in Jackson Heights, where she lived a typical immigrant childhood. She was surrounded by a community of other expats from Greece. Maps of the family homeland, Ikaria, adorned the living-room wall. Her hardworking parents pushed her to do well in school, to go to college, to marry a nice Greek boy. She did all of the above. "It was sort of My Big Fat Greek Wedding without the plastic wrap on the furniture," she says.

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Super Bowl Semi-Indifference and a Recipe for Chili

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Jonathan Roberts for the Village Voice
So it turns out that even though not a single one of my friends has any interest in football whatsoever, they all have very serious opinions as to what we should be eating while we watch the Super Bowl.

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Burns Night, the Wrong Tartan, and a Recipe for Millionaires' Shortbread

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In this column, Katherine Knowles cooks and chats from her New York City kitchen. Check out more of her recipes in our archives.

Burns Night, on the 25th of January, is the night when Scots around the world like to commemorate the poet Robert Burns by reciting "Address to a Haggis," drinking whiskey, and dancing reels. Before I met my husband, it was inconceivable to me that this could be a thing. Now I know better.

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New Year's Resolution One-Upmanship and a Recipe for Chicken Pie

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Jonathan Roberts for the Village Voice
In this column, Katherine Knowles divulges recipes you can make in your tiny New York City kitchen. Check out more of her recipes in our archives.

Two weekends into the new year, and my office is a flurry of clean-slate resolution zeal and activity. Gym memberships have been renewed. Gluten has been eschewed. Meditation has been espoused.

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The Weight of the Internet and a Recipe for Blood Orange Loaf Cake

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Jonathan Roberts for the Village Voice
In this column, Katherine Knowles divulges recipes you can make in your tiny New York City kitchen. Check out more of her recipes in our archives.

It was a tech-heavy holiday for Jon, who spent many hours sitting at parental desks troubleshooting printers, loading podcasts, setting up new computers, changing internet suppliers, calling phone contractors, and unraveling the mysteries of iTunes while I swanned off to the ballet.

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