Chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas worked in the famed elBulli kitchen and now own and operate multiple acclaimed restaurants in Spain. Credit: Copyright 2016 Maribel R. de Erenchun

As have other grand masters of the kitchen before him, Ferran Adrià has established a family of chef-disciples who have gone forth

Ossobuco. Credit: Copyright 2016 Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Julia Child and I became good friends late in her life, when I moved to Boston and met her in person for

Rye stars in these gingerbread cookies. Credit: Copyright 2016 Ellie Markovitch

Bakers are falling for rye, using the "it" grain in breads and pastries. Jennifer Lapidus of Carolina Ground, a flour mill in Asheville, North Carolina, ran out of rye last year and had to find more. A baker herself, Lapidus has long been a fan of rye's flavor and heartiness

Poached pears are so elegant that they can be served as a holiday dessert. Credit: Copyright 2016 P.K. Newb

The holidays wouldn't feel complete without towering cookie platters and magnificent pastries, but crimson-hued poached pears boast all of the beauty and

Winter Holiday Cobbler made in the newly acquired replacement Pyrex casserole dish. Credit: Copyright 2016 Barbara Haber

I recently broke a favorite Pyrex covered-glass casserole I’ve had for years, and I was surprised by how upset I was over

Veal Roast in Wine and Cream. Credit: Copyright 2016 Clifford A. Wright

The week separating Christmas from New Year's can be a strange dead zone in culinary terms. We may be eating leftovers from

Pioneer winemaker Ntsiki Biyela is launching her own brand, Aslina. Credit: Copyright 2016 Ilana Sharlin Stone

In a country in which wine making is still predominantly a white, largely male profession, South Africa's first black woman winemaker, Ntsiki

Creating a holiday tea blend with dried fruits and spices is a nice way to add a Christmas touch to your daily routine. Credit: Copyright 2016 Desktop Nexus

Christmas tea blends are a nice way to add some holiday spirit to your daily routine. Christmas tea blends and the similar masala chai tea often include black tea, clove, cinnamon and orange peel, with some variations adding vanilla, fruit, nuts, pine needles, cinnamon candies or cacoa nibs (part of

Rose hips. Credit: Copyright 2016 Wendy Petty

For foragers, calls to return to meaningful holiday gifts can be easily answered by turning to their well-stocked pantries. Presents made from

A well-sourced holiday roast doubles as a conversation piece. Credit: Copyright 2016 Lynne Curry

These days, many of us are weighing the impacts and ethics of meat eating in general. So the prospect of buying and

The production of kudzu-ko, or arrowroot, begins with a large rhizome. The rough bark is removed, then the starch is rinsed again and again, and formed into blocks. The blocks are kept cold for several months, after which they dry and crumble. Credit: Copyright 2016 Kurokawa Honke

I watched the lined-up buckets fill with brackish brown water as they sat on a bare concrete floor, wet with icy cold

A butternut squash salad is a nutritious and satisfying alternative to heavy holiday plates. Credit: Copyright 2016 P.K. Newby

To balance indulgent eats with healthier choices during the holiday season, add this big salad for supper featuring roasted vegetables, cranberries and

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