North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal Threatens China's Path to Power - New York Times

North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal Threatens China's Path to Power - New York Times

Soft and luxurious, bathed in an emulsified mixture of sesame paste and peanut butter, rendered vivid and fiery by chili oil and sweetened by sugar, then cut by vinegar, this version brings home what used to be classic New York takeout. (Photo: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles - Soft and luxurious, bathed in an emulsified mixture of sesame paste and peanut butter, rendered vivid and fiery by chili oil and sweetened by sugar, then cut by vinegar, this version brings home what used to be classic New York takeout.

NYT Cooking: This recipe for spicy peanut noodles is adapted from Ken Hom, the chef and cookbook author best known for his BBC television show "Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery." It is incredibly easy to put together on a weeknight, yet loaded with complex flavors and textures.

Spicy Sichuan Noodles

spicy peanut noodles is adapted from Ken Hom, the chef and cookbook author best known for his BBC television show "Ken Hom's Chinese Cookery." It is incredibly easy to put together on a weeknight, yet loaded with complex flavors and textures.

In China, cucumbers are considered the ideal foil for hot weather and hot food. Versions of this salad, pai huang gua, are served all over the country, sometimes spiked with dried chiles and Sichuan peppercorns for more dimensions of flavor. (Photo: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

Chinese Smashed Cucumbers With Sesame Oil and Garlic

Recipes for Chinese Smashed Cucumbers with Sesame Oil and Garlic; Smashed Cucumbers with Lime Yogurt and Spicy Honey-and-Breadstick Croutons; and Smashed Cucumbers with Cumin Tahini.

Soft and luxurious, bathed in an emulsified mixture of sesame paste and peanut butter, rendered vivid and fiery by chili oil and sweetened by sugar, then cut by vinegar, this version brings home what used to be classic New York takeout. (Photo: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles

Takeout-style Sesame Noodles - specifically to the ones made and sold by Shorty Tang at the restaurant Hwa Yuan on East Broadway Soft and luxurious, bathed in an emulsified mixture of sesame paste and peanut butter, .

Vinaigrettes are all based on a simple formula that uses roughly three parts oil to one part acid, a rule that achieves balance between the vivid sparkle of vinegar or lemon juice and the slick heaviness of olive oil You can adjust for taste from there, adding a splash of oil if the dressing tastes too acidic, or a splash of acid if it’s overwhelmed Dressing advice: Whisk a lot

Basic Sunday-Salad Dressing

Pasta With Seafood and Eggplant---This recipe is by Pierre Franey and takes About 25 minutes. Tell us what you think of it at The New York Times - Dining - Food.

I Do Not Want My Daughter to Be ‘Nice’ By CATHERINE NEWMAN My 10-year-old daughter, Birdy, is not nice, not exactly. She is deeply kind, profoundly compassionate and, probably, the most ethical person I know — but she will not smile at you unless either she is genuinely glad to see you or you’re telling her a joke that has something scatological for a punch line.

New York Times: Sept. 2014 - Editorial: Voter ID on trial in Texas: An absurdly strict law that accepts as proof of identity a concealed-weapon permit but not a student identification card is being challenged in court.

"Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States...Researchers say cultural forces keeping girls away from scientific careers are strong in the United States, Britain and Canada but far less pervasive in Russia, Asia and the Middle East...."

Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States

Chinese chili-scallion oil recipe (Photo: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times)

Chinese Chili-Scallion Oil

This Chinese Chili Scallion Oil Recipe yields both a Fragrant, Fiery Oil and a Brick-Red Chili Sludge It works as well in a Wok as it does in a Bean Soup, Meat Braise or on cold noodles.

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Egyptian Women Blamed for Sexual Assaults

For a vegetarian pot-sticker, cabbage can dominate, complemented by chopped shiitakes, minced tofu, minced celery and carrots, chives or a combination. Wrap, seal and cook. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

Fast Pot-Stickers

NYT Cooking: What can make pot-stickers a minimalist dish? One approach is called takeout and is already quite common. The alternative is using the wrappers now sold in just about every supermarket. Start with those, and a filling of…

Recipe: Simple Crusty Bread - New York Times  This bakes well in a dutch oven, covered 30 minutes, uncovered another 10-15 minutes at 450

Simple Crusty Bread

Recipe: Simple Crusty Bread - New York Times This bakes well in a dutch oven, covered 30 minutes, uncovered another minutes at 450

Mapo tofu is a justly popular menus item in many Chinese restaurants. It is a quickly cooked dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes beef) in a bracing spicy sauce made with fermented black beans and fermented broad bean paste, along with hot red pepper and Sichuan pepper. This meatless version with fresh shiitake mushrooms is completely satisfying, and surprisingly easy to make. For the best texture, use soft tofu rather than firm, taking care to cook it gently to keep it from…

Vegetarian Mapo Tofu

Mapo tofu is a justly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants It is a quickly cooked dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes…

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