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.

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.

Speck

Speck Mountain

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.

Origin of the Fork

Origins of the Common Fork

Chad Ward, an expert in all things cutlery, turns his attention to the history of the world’s most taken-for-granted eating implement.

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.

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.