What to Cook Right Now


Good morning. I’ve taken to throwing a complete head of cabbage onto the grill a couple of minutes after I’ve lighted the hearth, in order that by the point the wooden’s burned into coals and I’m able to prepare dinner my protein, the vegetable is blackened and charred throughout.

It’s a weeknight-friendly no-recipe recipe: Take that scary-looking monster into the kitchen and place it in your sink or a big bowl. After a couple of minutes you’ll be capable to peel away the outer layers of scorched leaves. Get the steaming, smoky inside on a slicing board, minimize it in half, minimize out the stalk and chop the cabbage into shreds for a slaw. Wearing a mix of mayonnaise, bitter cream, sizzling sauce and a wholesome splash of pink wine vinegar, it makes for a beautiful accompaniment to, say, a beer-can chicken (above).

That’s one possibility for tonight, anyway. (Please don’t write me an offended observe concerning the perils of cooking with a beer can. You will get a vertical hen roasting stand on the web for lower than $10.) One other is that this stunner of a vegan summer season dinner: savory Thai noodles with seared brussels sprouts.

Now, it’s nothing to do with mung beans or fatback, however you must learn Patrick Radden Keefe’s new assortment of profiles, “Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks.”

I loved Philip Gerard’s look again at the working boats of North Carolina, in Our State journal.

Right here’s an interesting “Diary” by Iain Sinclair within the London Evaluate of Books, concerning the geography of wealth in London and its environs.

Lastly, there are three new poems by Fahad Al-Amoudi in The White Evaluate. I like to recommend the primary one, “The Old Justice,” however please do learn on by means of the others. And I’ll be again on Wednesday.


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