Using duck fat or goose fat dishes such as braised cabbage and roasted potatoes can take a meal from ordinary to extraordinary. Credit: Copyright 2016 Clarissa Hyman

Christmas is coming, and the geese are getting fat. And the ducks. And the rest of the poultry. And so am I.

Is there truly a difference between teas sold as loose tea and those prepared as tea bags? The answer is a resounding

A soup swap is a good way to bring together friends and family for a chance to exchange recipes and share a meal. Credit: Copyright 2016 Yvonne Duivenvoorden

I don't know about you, but this election knocked me off my feet. More than ever, I feel a strong need for

Chestnut, Sausage and Red Wine Risotto. Credit: Copyright 2016 Clarissa Hyman

Chestnuts are not just for Christmas, but you’d be forgiven for thinking they exist simply in terms of festive carols, Dickensian greetings

Hailey Trefethen works in Katie's Garden at the Trefethen Family Vineyards. The garden was started by Hailey's grandmother and she has become the caretaker. Credit: Copyright 2016 Mira Honeycutt

In the midst of Napa Valley’s palatial wineries, Katie’s Garden, at Trefethen Family Vineyards, is a sanctuary. Among the maze of shrubs,

Horse on a Stone, one of Line Brew’s most popular dishes, is cooked on a smooth, flat stone imported from Italy. Credit: Copyright 2016 Jo Turner

Out of the Central Asian steppe, Kazakhstan's purpose-built capital, Astana, rises like Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Though it's only November, there is

Lobster Pop-Tarts in a Duralit toaster, Barton G. Los Angeles. Credit: Copyright 2016 David Latt

On special occasions and holidays, we want great food and we want fun. For chef Attila Bollok at Barton G. Los Angeles,

The tour buses have disappeared from the Langhe’s narrow, twisting roads, replaced by trucks bringing home the last loads of purple Nebbiolo

Underneath all those bubbles, Champagne is a wine, with the same diversity and complexity as wines from other great regions. Credit: Copyright 2016 Comite Champagne

The holiday season brings many feasts for the senses, from the spicy aroma of freshly baked gingerbread to the rich, meaty flavor

The heritage turkeys at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch live much like their wild ancestors on the Kansas prairie. Credit: Copyright 2016 Jim Turner, Turner Photography, Lindsborg, KS

Before deciding whether to brine, deep-fry or spatchcock the Thanksgiving turkey, more Americans than ever are puzzling over a pressing ethical question:

Chicken surprise can also be turkey surprise when made with Thanksgiving leftovers. Credit: Copyright 2016 courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

We imagine the first Thanksgiving, in November 1621, as a groaning table filled with all the foods we love, but that feast

Fraga do Corvo. Credit: Copyright 2016 Sue Style

Choosing wines for the Thanksgiving meal is a joyous task, calling for flexibility and creativity in equal measure. This is a time

Bread crumbs and chestnuts for Thanksgiving stuffing. Credit: Copyright 2016 cislander/iStock

Our family’s Thanksgiving dinner, including the stuffing, is heavily inflected with New England themes. That’s because two of my children were born

The scene for a Kendall-Jackson farm-to-table dinner. Credit: Copyright 2016 Sofia Perez

When it comes to Northern California culinary destinations, San Francisco and Napa Valley get much of the glory, but if you overlook

Butternut squash and pumpkins make a perfect Thanksgiving side dish. Credit: Copyright 2016 Wynne Everett

Thanksgiving side dishes can be a challenge for the host who wants to serve an impressive meal. It’s tempting to get carried

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