The Culture of Food and Drink


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I never understood the aversion to fruitcake until someone sent me one of those clunkers that the humorist Russell Baker said he deplored, dating

Italians sure like to sugarcoat things. They've got a sugarcoated something or other for almost every occasion. Almonds are covered in a different color of

It would arrive each year by the first week of December: a brown paper parcel from Tobago, where my father's favorite niece lived. Inside

"Mince around the World" is probably one of the worst names ever for a cookbook, yet it was discussed in all seriousness by an

In India, December comes with the spirit of Christmas throughout the country, and, in Kolkata in eastern India, the city finds ways to regale

Do you have menu monotony? Are you cooking the same recipes over and over again for the holidays? There is relief from this stubborn winter