Ramen. It’s a word that we all know too well. In my youth, from roughly 3rd grade all the way up through college, I was like any other kid I knew. Namely, I devoured ramen noodles like it was my job. Of course, in my formative years, I never knew how horrible it was for …

Zucchinis and summer go together quite nicely. Wouldn’t you agree? Rhinoviruses and summer, however, do not mesh nearly as well. So there I was yesterday, sitting in my apartment with a cough and fever of nearly 102°F, skipping work, nursing my second bad cold in a month’s time, binge-watching “Narcos” and querying what to do …

I have this really odd habit of punishing myself by cooking food in my oven, such as I did last night, whenever New York City is placed under a Heat Advisory. Highs reaching the mid-90s this week? No matter! Relatively tiny kitchen with little air circulation that traps heat for hours on end? Who cares? I’m clearly a culinary …

The summer solstice has occurred, and, with it, the start of chilled soup season. The dog days of summer are upon us, if I can be clichéd. As I sit here, typing out this prose, it’s 90 degrees with a line of severe thunderstorms looming to the west. The humidity is making both my body and brain …