The world of food and nutrition advice can feel daunting, but a few simple steps will sort science from anti-science to help you create a health-giving diet. Credit: Dreamstime.com

Are you confused about what to eat when it comes to health? Do you want to lose weight but don't know where

Teaware displayed in Taiwan tea shop Lin Mao Sen. Credit: Copyright 2017 John Bickel

Brewing loose tea is easy, and it is also one of the most crucial factors in drinking better tea, beyond starting with

Bottles of Jean-René Germanier Cayas Syrah. Credit: Copyright 2017 Sedrik Nemeth

Swiss Syrah? Who would have thought it? When 15 wine professionals gathered recently for a vertical tasting of the top Syrah cuvée from the cellars of Domaine Jean-René Germanier in the Valais, Switzerland, few of us knew what a treat was in store. Swiss wine is produced in tiny quantities, and

Sliced Lamingtons. Credit: Copyright 2017 Kathy Hunt

After a season of baking and gorging on gooey cookies and cakes, the last thing I want to think about is more

White eggplant. Credit: Copyright 2017 Clifford A. Wright

The exciting thing about buying a white eggplant is that it looks like an egg. Then once that ephemeral novelty evaporates you're

Kadhi Pakora. Credit: Copyright 2017 Rinku Bhattacharya

When the weather outside turns cold and chilly, I reach for chickpea flour to make Kadhi Pakora in all its comforting glory.

Cheeses age in the cellar at Formatgeria Mas d’Eroles. Credit: Copyright 2017 Sue Style

High up in the Spanish Pyrenees in Catalonia, a new generation of artisan cheese makers is at work. Some were born and

Chef Olivier Rais in his kitchen at Rive Gauche in Zurich's Hotel Baur au Lac with a serving of his vegan risotto. Credit: Copyright 2017 David A. Latt

In pursuit of a healthy cuisine, chefs are adding vegan dishes to their menus. Eliminating all animal products? That raises flavor concerns for some diners. Comfort food, says Swiss chef Olivier Rais, helps make that transition. [aside] At Rive Gauche, Rais focuses on grilled meats and seafood, the mainstay of the restaurant

The 40 or so wine growers of La Livinière hope to soon stand on their own. Credit: Courtesy of La Livinière

La Livinière is a little-known French wine appellation that is a star in the making. Part of the Minervois, one of the

The age of Belgian beer may be over, as competition increases from American microbreweries. Credit: Copyright 2017 Jo Turner

For centuries, Belgium has been associated with beer. First brewed by abbey monks in the 12th century, today brands like Leffe, Duvel

A food counter serving tuna bowls at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. Credit: Copyright 2016 David A. Latt

Located in central Tokyo, Tsukiji is the largest fish market in the world with separate wholesale and retail areas. Besides being the

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

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