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Great Whiskeys for New Year's Eve Celebration By John Mariani

John Mariani | Posted 12.27.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Now that New Year's Eve is upon us, so-called "brown spirits" are always a good gift idea, so here are some that I've been impressed by, not because they are so rare or come in a really nifty bottle, but because they are really quite distinctive.

Christmas Turkey With a Greek Flavor

Katerina Stai | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Katerina Stai

This is a recipe for a different kind of stuffing for turkey that is rich in flavor and fragrance.

Melomakarona: Greek Christmas Cookies With Olive Oil

Katerina Stai | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste
Katerina Stai

This is a fantastic traditional recipe for Greek Christmas cookies with olive oil, honey, walnuts and cinnamon.

Flour Power: Women Chefs Reap Just Desserts in Food & Wine and White House

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

The proof is in the pudding this year. Women chefs cracked the glass ceiling repeatedly to achieve record "first female" milestones in culinary history, magazines, James Beard Awards, the White House and Michelin guides.

Sistina Still Serves Some Of The Best Southern Italian Food In NYC

John Mariani | Posted 12.17.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

When I say it mirrors the best in Italy -- and the Bruno Brothers are from the Amalfi Coast -- it is very rare praise on my part.

7 Bold Spices That Will Liven Up Your Cooking

Posted 12.22.2014 | Taste

Life's too short to eat bland food, but chances are, your spice cabinet is filled with listless flakes and powders that do nothing to liven up your co...

NYC's Kingside An Exemplar Of Contemporary American Cuisine

John Mariani | Posted 12.11.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

My idea of what American food has become is pretty close to what's being served at the year-old Kingside.

Christmas In Canada

John Mariani | Posted 12.09.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I was delighted to see grilled guinea fowl with parsnip puree, barley, smoked lardoons and a dried grape sauce.

Room at the Inn

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.

Most Advanced, Yet Profitable Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Soren Petersen

Pure incremental and breakthrough innovation is unsustainable so how does one balance managements' risk-attitude with users' taste preferences when designing innovative offerings?

Holiday Gift Books On Food

John Mariani | Posted 12.04.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I love the sound of the word "hodge-podge," so here's mine for an array of possible holiday gift books.

The Milling Room Adds Great Taste to Manhattan's Upper West Side

John Mariani | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Scott Bryan is among that small cadre of serious young chefs regard as an inspiration, someone who came up at a time when you earned your scars and scorchings in tough kitchens where the pecking order was based on showing what you knew, not showing off.

Chateau Phelan Segur Keeps Tradition Through Evolution

John Mariani | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The French expression "the more things change the more they remain the same" may be readily applied to the way an esteemed Bordeaux wine estate like Château Phélan Ségur has evolved.

6 Dynamic Tofu Recipes That Might Just Change Your Mind on Bean Curd

Caroline Phelps | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

Poor tofu. It's all too easy to dismiss tofu as tasteless blocks of bean curd for health nuts, but cooking and eating tofu doesn't have to be a joyless exercise.

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Dessert

Marisa Churchill | Posted 11.26.2014 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

Thanksgiving is a great holiday for feasting with friends, but it can also be stressful. To help make things a bit easier, here is my quick and simple version of pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin and Apple: The Best Pie and Cake for This Thanksgiving

Jane Seo | Posted 11.24.2014 | Taste
Jane Seo

You will want to save plenty of room for dessert this Thanksgiving if you want to indulge in delectable desserts created by the renowned pastry chef F...

What I'm Drinking Now and for Thanksgiving

John Mariani | Posted 11.20.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

I don't much change the heft of the wines I drink as I do tilt towards more varietals depending on what I'm eating.

Two New York Veteran Italian Restaurants Are Better Than Ever

John Mariani | Posted 11.17.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The dedicated owners never take a single guest for granted.

Baltimore's Renaissance In Full Swing

John Mariani | Posted 11.13.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Baltimore's restaurants are as varied as in any big city right now, so avoiding the banal offerings in Harborplace is easy.

Fine Dining In The NYC 'Burbs: Valbella And TuttaBella

John Mariani | Posted 11.10.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

One of the least heralded of NYC's most successful restaurateurs probably likes it that way.

Pumpkin and Squash Healthy Holiday Recipes

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste
Elaine Gavalas

To benefit from these fall beauties, try the following recipes where pumpkins and squash are both a filling and a container, too.

A Classic Italian Restaurant Enters The Steakhouse Wars

John Mariani | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The menu is a mix of Il Mulino favorites from the past 30 years, along with all the requisite chophouse items.

Traveling in Bordeaux, France

John Mariani | Posted 10.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Bordeaux has its own virtues: castles and chateaux of great beauty, impeccably maintained vineyards on gravelly soil, and some superb restaurants.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Is Now Far More Than Where the Boys Are

John Mariani | Posted 12.23.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

You could just order plenty of these small plate dishes and be very happy with cold beer or a good wine.

This NYC Restaurant Reopened With Pizzas, Pastas, And Wonderful Rotisserie Dishes

John Mariani | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

With the wood-fired pizzas and a roaring rotisserie, the kitchen is put to the test at peak hours.