Food and Wine Archive

A Guide to Great Coffee - Lee Child says he’s had as many as 36 cups of coffee in a single day. His chief rival was Honoré de Balzac, who allegedly drank 50 cups of coffee

Blueberry Breeze Green Tea -

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar - I knew winter’s coming because my annual bout of Sinusitis began. Ten days of Amoxicillin followed. I got better. Then I didn’t. “This sometimes requires a second round,” the doctor

Capresso Burr Coffee Grinder - When the child was younger, we used to sit on the couch and do her nightly reading together. One evening we came across a character described by three adjectives. “I have an

Chateau Clos de la Tour - Butler's mother often says, "It's better to live in the worst house in the best neighborhood than the best house in the second-best neighborhood." Butler's mother knows --- about a lot

Could A $5 Catalogue Save America’s Oldest Seed Company? - Anybody want to order a gorgeous seed catalogue for $5? Or, better, invest in a seed company?   This story behind this offer --- this extremely urgent offer --- begins in 2003. After

Dr. Tea: The Basic Facts - My grandfather brought his extra large tea cup with him in 1909, when he left Lyvov, a small town in what is now the Ukraine, for

Fennel Pollen - Children go hungry and I’m suggesting you buy an ounce of fennel pollen? Guilty.   Let’s be honest. It’s not like many of us are going to be deciding between 1.3 ounces of

Greek Olive Oil, Vinegar, Honey & Salt - The smart money votes for the Mediterranean Diet. It’s the opposite of ours. America is obsessed with low-fat foods; in the Mediterranean, healthy fats are key. So pour the

Green Tea Extract - Does green tea prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, lessen the chance of a heart attack and much more? Some say yes, some say no.  You can wait for Ultimate Science to deliver

Gustiamo: Italian Artisanal Foods - It started with coffee. When we were last in Rome, we made daily pilgrimages to Sant' Eustachio, the coffee bar between Pantheon and the Piazza Navona. We never got

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Maker - READER REVIEW: 'I never meant to use K-Cups. I knew they were awful, but I got hooked on the convenience. Then along came my beloved Head Butler with the solution.

Jamie Oliver: The Cake Tin & more - I fell in love with Jamie Oliver, and it started with a 6.5” by 11.5” cake tin. We were invited to a party. My wife, a master baker, volunteered to bring a

Joyce Chen Pro-Chef 14” Round Bottom Wok - Like a lot of suburban families in the 1950s and ‘60s, mine voted for “Chinx” on Sunday night. That meant the Chung King Chicken Chop Suey kit. Remember this artifact?

Keurig Single-Cup Coffee-Brewing System - I fought the Keurig. For espresso and cappuccino, we use a professional-grade espresso machine and industrial-strength coffee grinder. For regular coffee, we use a more than adequate grinder, a trusty 10-cup

Krill Oil - Holiday Ham: Can it be that time again? Here's the classic recipe, easy to make, satisfying to all, and useful for days. Or you could -- sigh -- make lamb.

Making Yogurt -  

Mark Oldman’s Wine Collection -

Mayorga 100% Organic Cubano Coffee - For years I bought coffee roasted weekly and locally at a shop that sold nothing but gourmet beans. Colombian cost $16 a pound. The shop had rewards cards --- buy

Never Too Hungover: Hangover Prevention Drink - I drink so rarely that, when pressed, I tell a joke. (I am Jewish. I can tell it. If you’re not Jewish, you really can’t --- though you can laugh