Kissing Couple

The Naked Truth about Aphrodisiacs

For Valentine’s Day, food history editor Gary Allen takes a look at comestible aphrodisiacs and unravels their magic, myth, and mayhem.

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate: Thick or Thin?

How do you take your hot chocolate? Thick or thin? David Leite and Renee Schettler are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but one recipe satisfies both.

Super Bowl Face-Off

Super Bowl Seductresses

During Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll have some serious competition from this six pack of recipes, guaranteed to seduce you from the TV.

Sabrina’s Mouth

Sabrina’s Mouth

In this piece from novelist James Sturz, a man discovers flavors while describing his lover’s mouth as she chews on her hair, laps up yogurt, or kisses him.

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A New Year for the Ages

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.

Jolly Old Christmas Redux

A Jolly Olde Christmas Redux

Food history editor Gary Allen looks at the food traditions of the merriest of holidays and finds interesting ties to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Paula Wolfert's Beef Dauble

Paula Wolfert’s Beef Daube is as Authentic as It Gets

Paula Wolfert, the reigning monarch of the Mediterranean, fesses up her culinary secrets when it comes to making France’s classic beef stew, called a daube.

Cornish Game Hen

Peace & Pleasure: A Holiday Menu to End Tryptophan Overload

Can’t face turkey or ham this holiday season? Consider Cornish game hens. They offer variety, impress guests, and allow for culinary customization. Plus they won’t knock you into a tryptophan stupor.

Sparkling Ginger Daisy Recipe

Sparkling Ginger Daisy

Here the classic daisy cocktail, a concoction of juice, champagne, and grenadine, is dressed up with ginger liqueur for a festive holiday starter.

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How to Buy a Thanksgiving Turkey

Confused about fresh, frozen, kosher, organic, free-range, pasture-raised, heritage, wild, and so on? We can help.

Fiery Almond

Mad Martinis (Not!)

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.

Baby Boy A

Baby Boy A

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.

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