The Culture of Food and Drink



Charred garbanzo beans, shiitake mushrooms and onions in a carbon steel pan. Credit: Copyright2016 David Latt

Going vegan tastes so good when you turn up the heat on garbanzo beans and create a beautifully charred vegetable salad. [aside] Carbon steel

The first asparagus of the season is a welcome garden treat. Credit: Copyright 2016 Nancy Harmon Jenkins

My father, may he rest in peace, was a champion Yankee gardener, as proud of his vegetables as he was of the

To make this sandwich even healthier, substitute lettuce leaves for the bread. Credit: Copyright Carl Tremblay

Summer is on the horizon, so enjoy the short-sleeve weather and spend some time eating outside. Yes, we're talking  picnics. We've got eight recipes to help you fill your basket: They can be served cold, travel well and taste best eaten on a blanket under a nice shady tree. If spring showers

On the Arrow T Ranch near Prescott, Arizona, the eponymous family behind Kelly Beef raises 100% grass-fed cattle. Credit: Copyright 2015 Seth Joel

Just like family members, Kelly Beef cattle are raised with care and love. At the Arrow T Ranch in the Williamson Valley

A Tunisian woman picks olives in the fields. Credit: Copyright Les Moulins Mahjoub

Ari Weinzweig got a front-row tasting of Tunisian extra virgin olive oil five years ago, while visiting a sun-drenched Tunisian family farm

Chef Francis Mallmann. Credit: Copyright 2016 Peter Buchanan-Smith

“Fire is a language all its own. It’s magical. Mysterious.” No, these are not the words of a committed arsonist, but rather

Almond boneless chicken. Credit: Tina Caputo

It's been more than 20 years since I moved from a suburb on the east side of Detroit to San Francisco, and

Planted crops in the midst of Agritopia. Credit: Copyright 2015 Dana Rebmann

We've all heard the saying "it takes a village." But communities are drawn together for many reasons. Some cling tight to tradition with activities like barbecues and Fourth of July parades. Others share neighborhoods with backyards that spill onto golf courses, lakes and swimming pools. And then there's Agritopia. "If you live

Olive oils line shelves at Corti Brothers in Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Elaine Corn

Have you ever wondered what exactly you're getting when you purchase a bottle of olive oil? Extra virgin? Pure? "Pure," explains Dan Flynn

Fritedda with spring vegetables. Credit: Copyright 2016 Clifford A. Wright

In the springtime in Sicily a simply named dish reveals an explosion of flavor that belies its satisfying complexity. It is a

Lobsters, crabs and shrimp are crustaceans and are not, strictly speaking, shellfish. They do not have shells, even though we call them

Drizzle grilled romaine lettuce with balsamic vinaigrette and top with crumbled blue cheese, toasted walnuts and fresh ground pepper. Credit: Copyright 2015 Tina Caputo

I think it was Ben Franklin who coined the saying, "Everything tastes better with grill marks on it." (Or was it John

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