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From Paris, With Love

Dorie Greenspan, baker, cookbook author, and Paris resident outlines a romantic tour de eating fo lovers of all things French for Valentine’s Day.

Portuguese Fado Singers

Love, Portuguese-Style

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.

Chinese New Year God

In Search of Kitchen Blessing

Grace Young divulges a tipsy Chinese New Year Tradition that she has no intention of changing.

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New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s resolutions. We start with good intentions to eat healthy, then by February it’s duck fat and lardons. Just ask writer Elissa Altman.

Port Wine Ripples

Home Port: The Douro Wine Region Calls Back its Far-Flung Citizens

The Douro, the ancient and richly historied wine region of Portugal, has a siren’s power to lure back nearly everyone who has ever had the pleasure to visit.

Best Cookbooks of 2008

The Best 20 Food Books from 2008

Here are the best 20 cookbooks and food books of 2008 as compiled by Leite’s Culinaria.

Cranberries

The Zing Starts Here

Ah, pucker-worthy cranberries, the often maligned stepchild of the Thanksgiving table, get their due here, adding a sweet-tart flavor to autumn menus.

Hot Beef Borscht

Hot Beef Borscht

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.

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Cherries in a Circle

Slim Pickin’

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.

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Perfection? Hint: It’s Warm and Has a Secret

For these ultimate chocolate chip cookies, our ever-persistent David researched for three months and ate plenty of cookies in the process. Here he shares his discoveries.

Waiterly Conduct

Waiterly Conduct

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.

Pea in a Pod

Mother and Son, Minding Peas and Cues

Food writer Monica Bhide uses cooking and languages to bridge worlds and cultures to answer some of the difficult questions posed by her curious son, Jai.

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