Perfect Thanksgiving Starter

This Thanksgiving, instead of sitting down to a table crowded end-to-end with turkey and side dishes, we have decided to start with a first course. It’s not as if we are making culinary history. Ancient Greeks kicked off their festivities with bits of fish and cheese, and Renaissance chefs did the same thing with thin rolls of grilled veal. All […]

Week of November 18, 2013

• On Nov. 18, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Gettysburg, Pa., to deliver a short speech at the dedication of a cemetery. The Gettysburg Address became one of the most famous speeches in American history.   • On Nov. 21, 1927, Time magazine puts the week-old Holland Tunnel on its cover. The tunnel, which runs under the […]

2013 – 46

• It was lexicographer Samuel Johnson who made the following sage observation: “Always, set a high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord, will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.” • On Jan. 31, 2013, it officially became legal for women […]