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Stunt Whiskeys for Armchair Adventurers
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:40:52 EDT
Distillers are going to ever greater lengths—the South Pole, outer space—to produce bourbons and Scotches worth writing home about.
Cocktails for Crisp Evenings
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:10:59 EDT
It may be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but autumn is also the perfect time for a deliciously warming tipple, perked up with a dash of seasonal apple.
Pots, Pans and Knives, Now in XL
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:20:49 EST
Cookware sales are flat, but demand is strong for industrial-size pieces that avid cooks can use in professional-style kitchens.
Bringing the Burger to Africa
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:50:25 EST
Scrawny cattle and high produce costs are making it difficult for Hardees, Burger King and Johnny Rockets to introduce the hamburger to Africa.
FDA Cites Risks to 'Dark Cooking'
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:44:48 EST
The FDA says consumers should avoid frying, baking or roasting plant-based foods such as potatoes to a very dark brown, citing possible risk from a chemical linked in high doses to cancer in animals.
Prosecco Cocktails That Really Pop
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:52:21 EDT
Bright, fizzy and always festive, Prosecco is good for more than Bellinis. Here are six cocktails that show the bolder side of bubbly.
Beef, Orzo and Grape Leaf Pie
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:37:57 EST
An easy, Eastern Mediterranean-style recipe from chef Ana Sortun transforms the usual stuffed grape leaves into a delicious main-dish pie with a spiced beef filling.
What Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:45:40 EST
Wine professionals tend to debate about whether to focus the pairing on the potatoes or the poultry. Here's a thought: Don't drive yourself crazy worrying about the perfect match—just make sure the wine comes from the U.S.
EDM-Themed Brunch Is 'Bananas'
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:59:47 EST
Libation's EDM Brunch offered 7½ hours of electronic dance music with a side of eggs.
Claus Meyer's Food Empire
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:51:00 EST
The cofounder of the internationally acclaimed Noma and self-proclaimed champion of new Nordic cuisine expands his culinary domain along Copenhagen's waterfront.
PUNCH: Drink Love
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:42:40 EST
Columnist Lettie Teague interviews Williamsburg residents Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau of PUNCH, the online wine and spirits magazine.
TGIF Fridays Chain Put Up for Sale
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:27:11 EST
The owner of the TGI Fridays chain is considering strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the 900-restaurant chain.
These Pies Are Anything but Humble
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:03:03 EST
This Thanksgiving, push your pastry from homespun to haute. Four fabulous recipes herald a baroque era of pie.
When Holidays Collide, You Get the 'Menurkey'
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:59:01 EDT
In a rare convergence of the calendar, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights that typically commences close to Christmas, fall on the same date in 2013. That has inspired creativity.
Ranchers Play a High-Steaks Game for All the Marbling
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 23:19:10 EDT
American Royal Steak Competition puts the focus on the rancher rather than the pit master.
A Better British Invasion
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:38:39 EST
The city's selection of faux British pubs gives one little reason to hope for one more. But the Winslow, a large bar on 14th Street, brings new life to the tired genre with inventive dishes.
A Taste of Whiskey---at the Synagogue
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:59:35 EDT
Some 350 aficionados of the golden-hued liquid found themselves in a Midtown Manhattan synagogue partaking of their favorite drink.
Gravy in Three Simple Steps
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:11:18 EST
Follow these easy, illustrated instructions for making the ultimate turkey topper this Thanksgiving—or try one of the variations flavored with everything from truffles to fresh herbs.
What's Selling Where: Kitchen Knives
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:33:40 EST
Knife manufacturer Zwilling J.A. Henckels reveals which knives are the top choices of chefs from different countries.
Exploring Swiss Wine Country
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:15:10 EDT
The best way to explore the country's steep and ancient vineyards isn't by bicycle. But by e-bike? That's a different story.
Outlook Fattens for Turkey Producers
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:00:21 EST
Declining feed prices and fewer birds in production are giving turkey farmers and processors a reason to cheer this year.
La Dolce Vita, U.K.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:09:21 EDT
Architect Richard Rogers and his wife, Ruth Rogers, founder of London's River Cafe, talk about their side-by-side lives in food and design.
Shandies to Drink This Summer
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:22:17 EDT
The world's favorite beer cocktail is finally catching on in the U.S.A.
School Lunch Goes Gourmet
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:59:41 EST
The students at the Food & Finance High School are used to cooking with exotic ingredients. An $8,000 white truffle, delivered via the mayor-elect, however, was still a big deal.
Tasting Notes That Strike a Chord
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 05:51:57 EDT
It may be hard to believe music can enhance fermenting grape juice, but it's not so much of a stretch to think it could affect the way we taste and perceive wine.
Beating Cold for Hot Food
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:31:47 EST
As New York's cronut craze enters its first winter, Dominique Ansel is showing mercy to the devotees who continue lining up outside his Manhattan bakery at 5 a.m. for the trendy treats.
The Heightened Sense of the 'Blind Sommelier'
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:49:41 EST
Amy Dixon leaves little doubt as to her profession and her physical state.
Turkey Engineers Cook Up Patents That Are Strictly for the Birds
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 06:47:11 EST
Dozens of gourmet-minded inventors hold patents—or have ones pending—on a range of gadgets and processes that aim to deliver the best possible bird to America's table.
Fondue With Escarole and Pan-Fried Pickles
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:16:08 EST
This recipe for a Turkish-style fondue of cornmeal and three cheeses comes from Boston chef Ana Sortun.
A Banner Year for Daniel Boulud
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:28:31 EST
Relais & Châteaux North America celebrates new members at lunch at Daniel, where owner Daniel Boulud was honored.
Biscuit Shop Brings Southern Style to East Village
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:24:05 EST
Empire Biscuit, a new addition to Avenue A in the East Village, is a biscuit-centric shop offering grub for 'breakfast-lunch-dinner-drunk,' 24 hours a day.
Preparing a Nobel-Worthy Meal
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:38:52 EST
How chef Fredrik Eriksson helps oversee menu selection for one of the world's most famous dinners.
Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Things
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:59:12 EDT
The chef, author and host of CNN's "Parts Unknown" shares a globally sourced collection of his most beloved objects.
The Lavender Thrill Mob
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 05:58:34 EDT
When done right, lavender adds a balmy floral note to make a cocktail sing of summer.
Rums That Don't Need Fruity Mixers
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 23:59:40 EDT
These rums require no fruity mixers or tiny umbrellas.
A Day in the Life of Chef April Bloomfield
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:12:03 EDT
Famous for her New York gastropubs, the English chef is going global with a San Francisco eatery, a PBS series and a forthcoming cookbook.
Pudding That's Anything But Puritanical
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:12:23 EST
A colonial-era dessert spiked with a nip of whiskey, Indian pudding makes a grand finale to the Thanksgiving meal—or any fall feast.
So You Want to Buy a Vineyard
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:29:12 EST
Wine lovers looking for prestige can splash out at auctions, but nothing beats having a label with your very own name on it. Here, lessons for the would-be vintner.
Out of the Bottle: the Magic of Fish Sauce
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:58:20 EST
Whatever the cuisine, just add a splash of savory Southeast Asian fish sauce for an intense flavor boost.
FDA to Cut Antibiotic Use in Livestock
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:04:25 EST
The FDA is taking steps to reduce the levels of antibiotics used in food-producing livestock, with the ultimate goal to cut outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria across the country.
Côtes du Rhône: Fit for a Pope
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:58:42 EDT
France has a winemaking lineage that stretches back thousands of vintages. One region has an exalted heritage that includes the pope.
Will Lyons Picks His Christmas Wines
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:15:56 EST
Our wine expert selects the best bottles for Christmas: a case of delights, from Prosecco to port.
London's Cocktail Renaissance
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:44:34 EDT
A new generation of freethinking cocktail mixologists has been toying with the "summer cup" formula, reimagining London's seasonal staple in wonderful ways.
Get a Leg Up Picking Your Turkey
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:38:44 EST
We offer some finer points for navigating the supermarket.
The Icing on the Holiday Gift
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:25:21 EST
Eleni Gianopulos, owner of upscale cookie retailer Eleni's New York, on how to give cookies as holiday gifts.
Aperitifs With an American Accent
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:38:18 EDT
Stateside distillers and drinkers are embracing the Continental-style before-dinner drink as never before
Stamp of Quality
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:50:59 EST
Will Lyons heads to Portugal's Douro Valley, where port producers make wine by the traditional method: foot treading.
Eat, Drink and Be (Moderately) Merry
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:03:01 EST
Will Lyons talks to renowned chef Michel Roux Jr. about the blissful marriage of food and wine.
Getting Absinthe Minded
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:03:47 EST
The art of absinthe-drinking is alive and well across Europe. And in Prague, the birthplace of the modern absinthe revival, bars are offering more sophisticated twists on the once-banned spirit.
Fraud Trial Starts for Wine Collector
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:56:39 EST
A California man once known as a prolific wine collector sold tens of thousands of dollars' worth of phony vintages to fuel a life of luxury and prestige, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
Is Honey Better Than Sugar?
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:21:11 EST
Honey does have more nutrients—including antioxidants—than ordinary refined sugar, nutritionists say, but it isn't better for diabetics, as it still raises blood sugar.
Stalking a Wine for All Seasons
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:50:56 EDT
German Riesling can be crisp and dry, making it the perfect drink when the temperature rises.
SABMiller Zeroes In on Ghana
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:10:49 EST
SABMiller is planning a $100 million extension to its brewery in Ghana, the latest advance by a major brewer in the scramble to expand in Africa, the world's fastest-growing beer market.
A Lamb Stew to Be Thankful for
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:38:11 EST
The Swiss harvest feast Le Bénichon centers on a simple, satisfying stew of tender lamb subtly spiced with cinnamon and star anise.
Champagne Pour Tout Le Monde
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:54:09 EST
Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger isn't your typical Champagne president.
Maker of Nutella and Tic Tacs Confident in Family Hands
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 07:49:21 EST
The reclusive Giovanni Ferrero talks in a rare interview about how he plans to keep his Ferrero chocolate company out of the clutches of Mars and Nestlé.
Hanukkah With a Twist
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:01:48 EST
Jenn Louis, chef and owner of Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern in Portland, Ore., throws a 'latke and vodka' party to celebrate Hanukkah each year, with some traditional dishes jazzed up.
Bordeaux's Philosopher Vigneron
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:14:57 EST
To spend a few hours in the company of Bordeaux winemaker François Mitjaville is to touch on philosophy, the concept of civilization, the language of flavors, the brushwork of Picasso and the simplicity of terroir.
Chefs' Recipes for Homemade Holiday Gifts
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:30:40 EST
Defiantly noncommercial, homespun holiday presents are great—in theory. Here's how chefs do food gifts better.
For Turkeys, Presidential Pardon Gig Takes Practice
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:13:40 EST
The last thing President Barack Obama needs this Thanksgiving is a frantic turkey fouling up Wednesday's White House pardon ceremony. It is John Burkel's job to make sure that doesn't happen.
Recipes for Party Punches
Fri, 24 May 2013 23:22:40 EDT
A new book by Kara Newman toasts the return of the punch bowl with recipes for monumental mixing.
Build a Better Turkey Sandwich
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:39:13 EST
Thanksgiving keeps on giving in six inspired takes on the leftover-turkey sandwich.
Leisurely Feel With Menu Update
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:04:07 EST
Brunch Box: The B.Y.O.B. restaurant's extensive menu features eggs benedict, omelets, salads and sandwiches.
Is a Peanut Butter Pop-Tart an Innovation?
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:44:03 EST
Kellogg's CEO John Bryant calls the peanut butter Pop-Tart an innovation, but is he right?
A Good Vintage, Circa 1700 B.C.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:53:03 EST
Archaeologists say they have discovered a 3,700-year-old wine cellar in Israel, a finding that offers insights into the early roots of winemaking.