Food and Wine Archive

The Tenth Muse - Her mother, “well into her nineties”, had an urgent question: "Tell me, Judith, do you really like garlic?" Sadly, Judith Jones did. And she also loved the foods of her

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food - I thought Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma was pretty much the last word about the food we eat, why we eat it, its cost to our health and the planet’s

The Wine Trials: 100 Everyday Wines Under $15 that Beat $50 to $150 Wines in Brown-Bag Blind Tastings -

The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco’s Beloved Restaurant - Mental Clarity: How crazy is this? So many of you bought Mental Clarity from Amazon that now they’re out of stock and don’t know when they’ll have more. If

This is Why You’re Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks - Man, am I stuffed --- and all I did was skim 128 pages. Though “skim” is the wrong word here. “Gorged” is more like it. And now I’m not sure what I need

Trattoria: Simple and Robust Fare Inspired by the Small Family Restaurants of Italy - I've cooked from Bistro Cooking, Patricia Wells' book of simple French recipes, for several decades now.  So what stopped me from buying her book of Italian trattoria cooking? Two

Twelve Months of Monastery Salads - I learned about food preparation from a very talented mother who tended to overdo things. Habitually --- if not compulsively --- Mom made the simple complex. The results

Two Meatballs in the Italian Kitchen - My wife worked for Pino Luongo for years and years. Mark Strausman cooked our wedding dinner. And now, burdened by this massive collaboration and friendship, I'm going to try to convince

V Is for Vegetables: Inspired Recipes & Techniques for Home Cooks — from Artichokes to Zucchini - The last time I saw Michael Anthony was in a private dining room at Gramercy Tavern. The occasion was a press lunch for his first cookbook. But it didn’t feel

Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate - Water Footprints: In California, where 80% of the water goes to agriculture, a drought is a good time to ask: “How much water does it take to grow my favorite

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Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker - We now live in East Harlem, a chip shot from the only Costco in Manhattan. There are few grocery stores in this neighborhood, so I often shop there. I find