Food

CRAVE: Finding common ground across cultures simplifies popular jollof rice

One of the iconic dishes of West Africa, jollof rice is vibrantly colored and heavily spiced. And it reflects how cultures across continents blend with delicious results. It began in the ancient Wolof Empire, the first society in Africa to establish trade with European powers in the 1400s. ...

CRAVE: Spritz evolves from Italian aperitif to global cocktail

Venice, Italy — A glowing sea of bright orange and red cocktails has become a common sight in bars and restaurants across Europe and beyond as the Italian-born spritz continues to find new fans. This wine-based cocktail was served as an aperitif in northeast Italy for decades, and drunk ...

Kroger, Albertson’s on track to merge with $20 billion deal

Two of the nation’s largest grocers have agreed to merge in a deal they say would help them better compete with Walmart, Amazon and other major companies that have stepped into the grocery business. Kroger on Friday bid $20 billion for Albertsons, or $34.10 per share. Kroger will also ...

CRAVE: Spiced beef, salty cheese fill Turkey’s top street food

Outside the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, a woman in a headscarf slaps a ball of dough between her formidable hands and stretches it over the dome of a large saç griddle. She sprinkles half of the paper-thin dough with chewy white cheese, a tangle of bitter greens and a crumble of spiced beef. ...

CRAVE: Sweeten your glass with these fall cocktails

Apple pie! Pumpkin spice! Buttered rum! This is how we embrace autumn at our home bar. Despite the drop in temperatures, cocktails flavored for fall don’t need to taste deep, brooding or heavy. There are plenty of ways to harness the ingredients we associate with the season to craft ...

CRAVE: For chewy Japanese noodles, try Italian method

Japanese udon noodles are all about the chew, but it’s hard to replicate the texture with what’s available in American markets. Fresh udon is hard to come by. So for this recipe from our book “Milk Street Tuesday Nights,” which limits recipes to 45 minutes or less, we needed a solution ...