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 into the world to perpetuate his groundbreaking deconstructionist philosophy and aesthetics.  The challenging, frequently surreal innovations that made his elBulli five-time winner of the best restaurant in the

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

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 Christmas dinner, but by the 27th we're sick of those. New Year's Eve tends to be more about partying and drinking than comfort food. What do we eat during

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

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

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