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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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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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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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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Traditional Christmases and a Recipe for Gingerbread Popcorn

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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.

Mere moments before heading home to the U.K. for the holidays, we popped in to visit our Swedish friends Ronnie and Karen. Talk turned to our various Christmas traditions, and, just as last Easter, when Ronnie explained to us with a straight face that this was the time when witches came out of the hills to fly about freely, Swedish traditions turned out to be awesome in their own unique way.

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A Compendium of 10 NYC Bartenders' Favorite Classic Cocktail Recipes

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In 2014, we asked a number of New York City bartenders to tell us the drink they order when they sit down for a cocktail. Most of them named classics. Each of them divulged a recipe for making that drink exactly right. We've compiled the 10 best recipes here, so you can see them all in one place.

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The Dickensian Holiday Spirit and a Recipe for Steaming Bishops

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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.

My sister, who works in the wine trade, describes holiday parties thusly: Ones With Claret, and All Other Parties. What she means, I suppose, is that there are some nights when you'll be channeling the spirit of Dickens, and others when you'll be channeling the spirit of Mariah Carey.

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'Do You Want to See My Improv Show?' and a Recipe for Panettone Bread Pudding

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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.

There is one rule that I live by above all others: Friends do not make friends go see their level-one-class improv shows.

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The Flaming Christmas Wreath and a Recipe for Spiced Chocolate Cookies

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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.

Jon strides out into the cold to collect the Christmas tree, returning with a shoulder full of pine needles and a heart full of Pioneering Spirit.

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