Recipes aren't simply written instructions on how to prepare a dish. They can serve as someone's diary and offer perspectives far from our own. You will find recipes that serve as a passport, sending you across the world without stepping away from the stove. Other recipes focus in on ingredients, paying respect to nature's bounty. You’ll even find recipes that speak to your mood—a midnight snack, a weeknight dinner, or even a two-day culinary endeavor.