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Fine Dining Goes to the Farm in Hawaii

Sherry Ott | Posted 05.20.2014 | Hawaii
Sherry Ott

I stared at the nine acres of watercress fields surrounded by concrete buildings and consumerism. This was hardly what I imagined when I was thinking of "farm to table" cuisine!

4 Ways People Are Trying To Make Weed Chic

Cracked | Posted 03.13.2014 | Weird News

As soon as something taboo goes mainstream, businesses will find a way to attract the money of your Aunt Doris. And with the legalization of marijuana...

Lunch With a 7-Year-Old Foodie

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

Since she was old enough to stand on a stool beside me in the kitchen, she has been enthralled with the art of cooking. As I reach for spices to add to a recipe, I open them and let her smell them and tell her their names. We've done this for years, so I trust the child when she tells me my chili needs more cumin.

America's Best New Romantic Restaurants (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Softly lit nooks and pages of Barolo may be catnip to Cupid, but if the food is forgettable, his aim isn't the only thing that's going to be off.

The Right Way to Winter in Newport, RI

John Mariani | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

It is no wonder that New England's rippling shoreline, gouged out with inlets and bays, was a sensible stop and haven for mariners and colonists from Europe to stop and settle, offering safe harbors and a seemingly bottomless supply of seafood.

London Dining: Cafe Murano -- A New Neighbor On A Changing Street

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

A striking thing about Café Murano is that, however sophisticated and crypto-complex the underlying recipes may be, the flavors remain clear and delicious.

Top Vacation Tastes In London And Munich

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

We've been away (London and Munich) for thirteen days as I write this, so I'm going to list one standout taste from each.

London Dining (and Lodging) Review

Edward Schneider | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Am I in love with Hélène Darroze at The Connaught? Not in love; not yet. But I'm certainly feeling the pull of its seductive powers.

The Restaurant Dilemma: Kids or No Kids?

Jamie Schler | Posted 03.23.2014 | Taste
Jamie Schler

Believing, as does Chef Achatz, that children should experience fine dining and dining out in general, we made it a habit to bring our sons with us, whether pizzeria, diner or restaurant, and have been since they were born.

Cozying Up to History at London's Criterion Restaurant

Duane Wells | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

When the Criterion first opened its doors, Alexander Graham Bell had yet to claim the patent for the telephone, Thomas Edison was still five years away from inventing a practical light bulb and the first Ford Model T wouldn't see a road for more than three decades.

Restaurants That Still Make You Wear A Jacket

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.11.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There are still a handful of restaurants left in the country that require men to wear a jacket.

Paris, Believe the Hype

Anne Sobel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Anne Sobel

Even New York doesn't hold the mantle of the most defied plot of land on planet earth. Despite all the hoopla about Paris -- the cinema, literature, poetry, music and art --it still exceeds my expectations.

Eating at Rouge Tomate, America's Best Healthy Restaurant

Scott Mowbray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Scott Mowbray

New York's Rouge Tomate opened five years ago as an offshoot of a Belgian restaurant with a philosophy called SPE: basically good sourcing, preparation, portioning, and balance. So how's the chow at what remains the most ambitious healthy-cooking restaurant in the country?

London Dining: First Looks At Two "Taverns": Merchants And Berners

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.17.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

I wonder when the practice of naming elegant urban restaurants "taverns" started. Whatever its history, the "tavern" shingle is hanging outside quite a few London restaurants at the moment, and it certainly evokes generosity and good times.

Great Dining in Amsterdam: Nouveau, But Not So Rough

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.11.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

A loose movement called Nouveau Rough (the opposite of nouveau riche) is afoot in The Netherlands: younger chefs with rigorous training who eschew the frills of fancy-restaurant protocol and décor. Sounds a little Brooklyny, doesn't it?

London Dining Dispatch

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Dining at Boulestin on London's St. James's Street offers two kinds of nostalgia: the kind dished up by the proprietor, and the kind Jackie and I brought along with us. The second lies in the restaurant's location.

Cooking Off the Cuff. Or Rather, Not Cooking at All

Edward Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Edward Schneider

One of the benefits of eating in restaurants is that you can pick up ideas about what to cook for dinner once you get home.

A Taste of Rio's Finest

Zach Udko | Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel
Zach Udko

While São Paulo tends to get more international recognition for its dining culture, the Cariocans are enormously proud of their cuisine. Ask the locals about Rio's top attractions and you'll learn that they value their food just as much as their beaches.

What Is It Like to Eat Alone at a Fancy Restaurant?

Quora | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
Quora

A few reassurances for eating alone.

The 'Drop Dead Pork Chops' -- Why Fight Cancer? -- Sunday, July 28, Cal Spirit Food and Wine Festival at PDC

Barbara Lazaroff | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Barbara Lazaroff

Help me finish the fight: July 28th Cal Spirit Festival at the PDC In 2011 shortly before Mother's Day, I wrote about the significance of mothers in ...

America's Best Steakhouses

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.15.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

The finest steakhouses the country has to offer: must-visits for even the most casual carnivore.

Three of Europe's Most Hedonistic Cities: Part 2 - London

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Suzanne Aaronson

London has a variety of things to do for people of all ages and interests.

London Restaurant Notes

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The cooking at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is so modern and fresh that links to the medieval or Victorian or WWII-era sources are hardly to be detected. Take that Meat Fruit, which seems to have become the restaurant's signature dish.

London Dining: Brasserie Chavot

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The cooking at Brasserie Chavot is elegant, imaginative and sometimes new, while remaining familiar and well grounded in the brasserie-bistrot tradition of great flavor. My quibbles about service apart, this is a restaurant that could easily become a regular stop on visits to London.

Dining In Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scran & Scallie

Edward Schneider | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

On two successive recent nights in Edinburgh we had dinner at restaurants operated by one of Scotland's most well regarded chefs, Tom Kitchin.