The Minimalist: Exit Stage Right

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Today I’m bidding farewell to The Minimalist. It’s been thirteen wonderful years (almost 700 columns.) I may be leaving the Dining section (there might be some return appearances,) but I’m not travelling far. Starting next week I’ll be writing in The Times opinion pages (and in a new blog there as well,) and beginning in March in The Times Magazine (plenty of recipes, most Sundays.) Check back throughout the day for some bonus links.

Posted in Behind The Scenes

The Minimalist: Whole-Grain Pancakes

Whole grains add tenderness and great flavor to pancakes.

Posted in American, Recipes

The Minimalist: Fazzoletti with Chunky Pesto

If the idea of undertaking fresh pasta at home makes you want to cry, you may need a pasta handkerchief.

Posted in Italian

The Minimalist: Zucchini Souffle

A savory souffle, hold the anxiety.

Posted in Produce

The Minimalist: Rack of Lamb with Pimenton

This is a fantastic take on rack of lamb with persillade (and the pimenton-garlic bread crumbs are almost a dead ringer for crumbled chorizo.)

Posted in Recipes

Parmesan Cream Crackers

Throwing a holiday party sometime soon? Forget store-bought crackers and try these.

Posted in Baking

Spiced Red Lentil Dal

It’s getting cold (at least in New York). This will warm you up.

Posted in Indian

The Minimalist: Shrimp and Cilantro Shu Mai

It’s official: homemade shu mai are way better than the ones you get in the restaurant.

Posted in Chinese