The Knork, Simple Homemade Calzones, Laurie Colwin's Writing, Cucumber Water, and Fresh Spring Desserts

This Time Last Year

A year ago this week there was a lot of activity on The Kitchn! Read on to see some of the posts from a year ago, including spring pudding cakes, instructions on how to clean and care for a bamboo cutting board, why bad wine is called "plonk," how to make cucumber water, and a great dinner recipe with chicken and shallots.

Posts pictured above are in bold below.

• Why is bad wine called plonk?

• A crunchy, colorful salad: kohlrabi slaw.

• The Knork - fork and knife in one?

• A simple refreshment as the weather warms up: cucumber water.

• The cooking and stories of Laurie Colwin.

• A recipe for calzones: eat them now, or freeze for later.

• A kitchen with beautiful vintage built-in cabinets and another kitchen with modern sliding cabinets.

• A fresh, sweet dessert trend for spring: pudding cakes.

• A few tips and tricks to help avoid wasting food.

• Eric Ripert cooks a meal from the 99-cent store.

• Fun tabletop dishes that look like landscapes.

• A favorite recipe: Chicken with Shallot-Apricot Sauce

• How to clean and care for bamboo cutting boards.

These are just a few of the posts published a year ago this week; you can see the whole archive here.

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