The Pandemic Pet Boom Has Legs

The Pandemic Pet Boom Has Legs

Many pandemic winners are seeing their sales go to the dogs. Not the pet category. Americans are swiftly reversing newly acquired buying habits. Not all consumers who purchased a Peloton are still paying their $44-a-month fee, if they are keeping the bike at all. Others are canceling one or two of the streaming services they … Read more

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. We discovered they used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Can we sue?

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school.  We discovered they used electric-shock collars.  Should we ask for a refund?  Can we sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second. We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one … Read more

How to Make Shrimp Decidedly More Delicious

How to Make Shrimp Decidedly More Delicious

FULL PLATE Add toasted bread, a green salad or both to make this delicious shrimp a satisfying meal. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY SEAN DOOLEY, PROP STYLING BY CATHERINE PEARSON THE CHEF: MELISSA RODRIGUEZ Drawing: Michael Hoeweller Her Restaurants: Mel’s, in New York City; Al Coro and Discolo, both … Read more

My Mother’s Kitchen Cooked Up Confidence

My Mother's Kitchen Cooked Up Confidence

Faith Bottum and her mother Lorena Bottum in Washington, April 25, 2000. Photo: Joseph Bottum My mother taught me to cook—with a patience that, as I look back now, seems nearly holy. Maybe because of the let’s-get-this-done mindset that led me to major in engineering, I have always valued efficiency. In cooking that means perfectly … Read more

This Grilled Mushroom Recipe Uses a Tiny Bit of Meat and Makes It Count

This Grilled Mushroom Recipe Uses a Tiny Bit of Meat and Makes It Count

MEAT CUTE This recipe for grilled maitake mushrooms includes a delicious vinaigrette made with bits of smoky, spicy soppressata. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY SEAN DOOLEY, PROP STYLING BY CATHERINE PEARSON THE CHEF: MELISSA RODRIGUEZ Drawing: Michael Hoeweller Her Restaurants: Mel’s, in New York City; Al Coro and Discolo, … Read more

The Most Elegant Pasta Recipe You Can Make In 20 Minutes

The Most Elegant Pasta Recipe You Can Make In 20 Minutes

WORK THE ANGLES Ready in 20 minutes, these tender pasta triangles are filled with potato and cheese and drenched in brown butter. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY SEAN DOOLEY, PROP STYLING BY CATHERINE PEARSON April 27, 2022 4:34 pm ET THE CHEF: MELISSA RODRIGUEZ Drawing: Michael Hoeweller Her Restaurants: … Read more

This Vegetarian Sandwich Recipe Makes an Exciting Meal in Minutes

This Vegetarian Sandwich Recipe Makes an Exciting Meal in Minutes

SCHMEAR TACTIC A chimichurri cream cheese amped up with lemon, garlic, cilantro and parsley lends this vegetarian sandwich zest and heft. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY TYNA HOANG, PROP STYLING BY BETH PAKRADOONI April 20, 2022 1:08 pm ET THE CHEF: MASON HEREFORD Drawing: Michael Hoeweller His Restaurants: Turkey … Read more

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend. Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

AMC Battles the Streaming Trend.  Its Biggest Weapon May Be the Meme Crowd.

Elias Stein Text size The morning after streaming won big at the Academy Awards, shares of a movie theater chain— AMC Entertainment—surged 45%, driven by CEO Adam Aron’s efforts to create a future beyond, well, theaters. In mid-March, Aron caught Wall Street off guard with a $27.9 million stake in Hycroft Mining Holding, which owns … Read more

A Grilled Fish Sandwich Recipe That’s Surprisingly Flavorful

A Grilled Fish Sandwich Recipe That's Surprisingly Flavorful

BALANCING ACT A salad of grilled catfish and sour cream anchors this sandwich. Kale and citrus segments make a fresh counterpoint. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY TYNA HOANG, PROP STYLING BY BETH PAKRADOONI By Kitty Greenwald March 30, 2022 1:37 pm ET THE CHEF: MASON HEREFORD Drawing: Michael Hoeweller … Read more

A Grilled Fish Sandwich Recipe That’s Surprisingly Flavorful

A Grilled Fish Sandwich Recipe That's Surprisingly Flavorful

BALANCING ACT A salad of grilled catfish and sour cream anchors this sandwich. Kale and citrus segments make a fresh counterpoint. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY TYNA HOANG, PROP STYLING BY BETH PAKRADOONI By Kitty Greenwald March 30, 2022 1:37 pm ET THE CHEF: MASON HEREFORD Drawing: Michael Hoeweller … Read more