Simple yet amazing. This healthy soup, a kind of minestrone with farro, is ubiquitous in Lucca, a city in Tuscany. The farro is traditional, but you could use spelt or barley with good results. (Photo: Craig Lee for NYT)
If Your Mai Tai Doesn't Look Like This, You're Doing It Wrong. • A true Mai Tai is neither bright red nor sweet. Here's how to make it right with rum, fresh lime juice, curaçao, sugar cane syrup, and orgeat almond syrup.