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.
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.
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.
Food history editor, Gary Allen, discovers the root of manchup, Cape Verde’s beloved dish. Manchup is a rustic dish filled with meats, beans, and grains.
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.
Chad Ward, an expert in all things cutlery, turns his attention to the history of the world’s most taken-for-granted eating implement.
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.
Here are the best 20 cookbooks and food books of 2008 as compiled by Leite’s Culinaria.