Cooking, Food, Wine & Spirits

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There are some books that one needs to buy the new edition of every year. The Gambero Rosso Italian Wines series is one of those sets.

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Elizabeth David is to the United Kingdom what Julia Child is to the United States.

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Following Phileas Fogg’s route, with detours thrown in for more tasty bites, food and travel writer Nan Lyons offers a tour of her favorite stops in Around the World in Eighty Meals.

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Do you:
a) Think food and high-tech belong in the same sentence;
b) Own at least one smoker;
c) Travel with your whipped cream canister and multiple cartridges;

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When traveling through Pennsylvania Wine Country, one encounters a number of unexceptional wines.

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Like the EatingWell magazine covers, The Simple Art of EatingWell proclaims its allegiances up front, with a cover shot of twine-bound asparagus spears.

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The Food Substitutions Bible does not, at first glance, look like a book to snuggle under the covers with and read for a while.

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Maya Angelou’s lovely books usually reside on our bedside tables, yet this is one you’ll keep close at hand in the kitchen.

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The cover gives a sense that Swallow This is going to be different: A totally bald guy in a tuxedo is chugging straight from a bottle of Château Lafite.

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At almost 4 ½ pounds, the heft of Sarabeth’s Bakery suggests serious satisfaction for the sweet tooth.

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If “one-pot dishes” makes you think just of soups and stews, One-Pot Dishes for Every Season aims to widen your horizons.

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For an introduction to Italian wine, Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy, by Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch, is a good choice.

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Critics have been lamenting the decline of French cooking for years.

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Here’s a book that is sure to show up on nearly every foodie’s holiday wish list this season.

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How would you define a cake? Do churros, sweet tamales, empanadas, baklava, or saffron buns come to mind?

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When Meryl Streep portrayed Julia Child in the film Julie and Julia last year, Americans rediscovered French cooking.

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There are basically three tracks that someone wishing to earn credentials in the world of wine can follow: The wine educator track, culminating in the Certified Wine Educator; the wine business tra

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Which cooks will appreciate Bonnie Stern’s Friday Night Dinners?

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Critics have been lamenting the decline of French cooking for years.

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Golden Ages are slippery things, confirmed only in hindsight. Did Rembrandt and Vermeer realize they would be remembered as the Dutch Masters?

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We can only hope that the bacon craze, now a bit revolting in its ever-so-American excesses, has passed its peak.

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In many ways, The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook couldn’t be more perfectly timed.

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While she was the pastry chef at The French Laundry, Claire Clark wrote Indulge in 2007; now released in paperback, the book remains a must-have.

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Can a cook’s shelves hold too many ice cream books? Not with summer looming, and not if there’s still space for The Ciao Bella Book.

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