Regulars here will probably know that the northern Rhône is one of my favourite regions, and that I am crazy about cool-climate Syrah. It would be fair to say that negociant Vidal Fleury is not one of the northern Rhône’s elite producers, but they seem to be getting better, and this is a very smart [...]
My mother has been in town since early this month. We don’t often get this kind of extended time in the same place, and I’d forgotten what a good cooking collaborator she is. She makes sure our wine glasses are never empty. She cleans up as she goes. Show More Summary
Special menus in the final two weeks will commemorate the greatest hits at Wylie Dufresne’s restaurant.
The little girl suffered first- and second-degree burns. The family of a young girl who was burned by coffee at a Denny's in upstate New York has won a $500,000 settlement. According to the Buffalo News, the family had sued the owners...Show More Summary
FBI agents executed search warrants at several restaurants in the Chinatown neighborhood Friday as part of an ongoing investigation, including at least two owned by prominent chef Tony Hu, officials said.
The first question you may have about World Tripe Day is whether the occasion in fact exists. It has not, as far as I know, been sanctioned by Congress or any other official sanctioning body, and unlike Melon Day in Turkmenistan (Aug. 9), or National Pigs in a Blanket day in the United States...
This week, we made loads of Halloween-themed food, gazed jealously at Vicky's travel pics from Rome, and welcomed a new pooch to the office. See it all in the slideshow!
Court rules slicing steak is a special skill. Being able to slice steak really well might just get someone a visa to the United States. According to Businessweek, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found 2-1 that Brazilian...Show More Summary
What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic
These fun and easy vampire mouth cookie sandwiches take their inspiration from s'mores, with a chocolate-graham-cracker mouth, red-dyed frosting gums, mini-marshmallow teeth, and almond-sliver fangs.
Most would agree, the best part of fried chicken is the skin. Evil-genius chef Sean Brock decided to skip the middle man—er, chicken—and go right for the good stuff. He serves these deep-fried strips of chicken skin as a bar snack at Husk, and was benevolent enough to share the recipe for them in his new cookbook, Heritage.
Hamburg-based startup Restaurant-Kritik claims to have "over 330,000 reviews." Controversial review site Yelp is attempting to expand its presence in Europe, starting in Germany. According to Yelp Germany's blog (translated), the company has acquired German restaurant review service Restaurant-Kritik. Show More Summary
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Looking for something more refined than a pumpkin ale to sip on this weekend? Give one of these four seasonal cocktails a try.
The number of food processing plants in the U.S. with a food defense plan rose from 83 percent to 84 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to the latest Food Defense Plan Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A food defense plan is a system that works... Continue Reading
A few dining items before you head out into the world this lovely autumnal weekend:
Congressman Tim Ryan. The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the Family Farm. Hay House, 2014. Congressman Tim Ryan (Dem-Ohio) describes himself on his Website as a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and was […]
Ebola is a disease that preys on human connection. To fight it, new technologies are attempting to industrialize human distance.
For your consumption, here's a mashup of what I've read, what I've heard, and what I've tasted in the past week. As I mentioned last week as I began to revitalize this feature, the primary focus will...
Chris Christie declared that he was "tired of hearing about the minimum wage." New Jersey governor Chris Christie is the latest politician to appear to have no sympathy for restaurant employees. According to the New York Daily News,Show More Summary