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.
Portuguese Easter traditions are kept alive in Newark, NJ, by preparing traditional Easter dishes of lamb, peas with eggs, and flan.
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. Just ask writer Elissa Altman.
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.
Here are the best 20 cookbooks and food books of 2008 as compiled by Leite’s Culinaria.
Ah, pucker-worthy cranberries, the often maligned stepchild of the Thanksgiving table, get their due here, adding a sweet-tart flavor to autumn menus.
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.
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.
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.
When making a nettle-pecan pesto for pasta, writer Jess Thomson discovers that when handled properly stinging nettles don’t have to bite back.
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.
Writer Chad Ward gives you all the details—gory and not—about what to look for in an excellent kitchen knife, how to buy it, and what to watch out for.
Janet Boileau, Portuguese food scholar, enjoys the food on Madeira, including wine-garlic pork sandwiches and limpets grilled with butter and garlic.