The Culture of Food and Drink


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One popular parlor-game version of culinary history consists of guffawing over the details of an old recipe -- for instance, these directions for oatmeal

Houseboats that glide along backwaters, spa treatments based on Indian herbal medicine ayurveda, and bed and breakfast places that offer varied cuisines of the

I have long been aware that when someone suddenly breaks into a conversation by pointing to the sky, and with great excitement yells "Did

When I heard about Fanae Aaron's "What Chefs Feed Their Kids: Recipes and Techniques for Cultivating a Love of Good Food" (Globe Pequot Press,

This autumn, in the central food-market in Florence, the capital of Tuscany in northern Italy, an unusually dry summer and lack of early-autumn rain

It's hard not to love "Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen." Those of us who buy Heidi Swanson's books