Early January has always been a time for rethinking and reinvention. Writer and illustrator Eric Hanson takes a backwards look at new beginnings in the foodosphere.
Here the classic daisy cocktail, a concoction of juice, champagne, and grenadine, is dressed up with ginger liqueur for a festive holiday starter.
Writer and cocktail expert Kara Newman is a fan of Mad Men but not its bone-dry martinis. Instead, her cocktail for watching Mad Men is the Fiery Almond.
Food writer Jess Thomson describes her ordeal when her son was born 2 months early and unable to eat. The healing process was not unlike modern feed lots.
James Sturz finds the sublime and the funny in the Italian province of South Tyrol, home of the Speck Festival and its famous speck ham mountain.
Elissa Atlman finds brotherhood and understanding in, of all places, The Ten Commandments, while making matzo meal sponge cake for Passover.
Dorie Greenspan, baker, cookbook author, and Paris resident outlines a romantic tour de eating fo lovers of all things French for Valentine’s Day.
Portugal lover Catherine Reynolds, recounts how she fell in love with the country, its food, wine, and a very special man, who later became her husband.
Grace Young divulges a tipsy Chinese New Year Tradition that she has no intention of changing.
New Year’s resolutions. We start with good intentions to eat healthy, then by February it’s duck fat and lardons and kasha varnishes.
Here are the best 20 cookbooks and food books of 2008 as compiled by Leite’s Culinaria.
Food writer and cookbook author Diane Morgan extolls the virtues of cool-weather cooking and offers up her recipe for a soul-heartening beef borscht.
Writer Jess Thomson, a cherry-picking virgin, gets her chance but comes ill-equipped, faces tough famers, and returns home with no more than a handful.
Food writer and humorist Jess Thomson recounts her hilarious and daunting visit to the mecca of molecular gastronomy in the States: Grant Achatz’s Alinea.
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