Top Pick Of The Week

Top Picks Of The Year

Of everything we tasted in 2017, these have become permanent fixtures in our home. Shown: Casa Noble Tequila. See our review.


Tip Of The Day

Texas Wines

Texas is the country’s fourth largest wine region, after California, New York and Washington. Yet, do you know anything about Texas wines? Take a sip.


Today’s Food Holiday

National Peking Duck Day

Our favorite Chinese dish, duck is wrapped in pancakes with hoisin sauce, cucumber and scallion strips. Here’s the recipe. See all the January food holidays and the entire year of food holidays.


Food Fun

Quick Caramel Apples Or Pears

Why wait for fall to enjoy your next caramel apple? With this easy recipe, no sticks are needed. Check it out.

This Month’s Features

Featured Glossary

Chile Types

Heat up the new year with the history and types of chile peppers, in our Chile Glossary. Discover new chiles and learn about old favorites.


Food History


History Of Chowder

This is the season to warm up with a big bowl of chowder. Where did this type of soup come from, and does it need to have seafood? Here’s the history of chowder.


Wine & Spirits

Bloody Mary

January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day, setting up a month of spicy red drinks. A good thing for new year’s resolutions: Bloody Mary is one of the lower-calorie drinks. Take a sip.

Kitchen & Table


Aquasana Water Filter

This electric model is so superior to the drip models like Britta and ZeroWater. It filters an entire gallon in less than 2 minutes. Details.




Create A New Cocktail Garnish

These days, what makes one drink more appealing than the next can be the creativity of the garnish. It’s easy to invent your own.


Focus Of The Month


New Foods: Crosnes

The Earth’s bounty has been with us for a long time; but some things, like these crosnes, are new to us. Take a look.

Most Popular Articles


Beef Glossary


What’s the difference between a strip steak, a New York steak, a shell steak? Here are all the beef cuts. See all the food glossaries.


Pasta Glossary


What’s pillow pasta? The difference between spaghetti and linguine? Know thy pasta cuts. See all the food glossaries.


Sushi Glossary


Beyond chirashi-sushi and dragon rolls, there are many other types of sushi to discover at your next visit to the sushi bar. See all the food glossaries.

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