Knife & Fork

By Everett Potter At a time when phrases like “organic,” “farm-to-table” and “free-range” have never been more popular, the traditional American farm has never been more in fashion. That’s why Maine’s Open Farm Day should prove to be a very special day in the state.  As a lifelong summer resident

By Alexander Lobrano The recent opening of Brasserie Bellanger is another sign of one of the best dining trends in Paris today–the renaissance of city’s affordable dining scene. This category of restaurants had long been abandoned by most Parisians to backpacking students as the food they served slouched towards mediocrity.

  By Ann Abel Sometimes, they call themselves gastronauts. They are the people who organize their travel, their schedules and even their finances around eating the world’s best food. Some chase Michelin stars or low numbers on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Others will book flights to dine at

By Alexander Lobrano Substance is such a good restaurant that it’s well worth traveling to a quiet corner of the 16th Arrondissement to discover the sinewy talent of young chef Matthias Marc, 25, a native of the Jura in eastern France. Marc signs many of his dishes with a witty

By Alexander Lobrano Through a succession of different owners and chefs, Chardenoux, now known as Le Chardenoux, has been part of my life in Paris for thirty years. Now this storied old bistro has been rebooted as a fashion-forward restaurant redesigned and redecorated to attract a trendy crowd of younger

By Larry Olmsted The brown spirit trend that took off in recent years continues to roar on, and there has never been a better time to be a whiskey lover, with more great choices than ever, in all sorts of styles, from here and abroad. Great new whiskeys have been

By Everett Potter Discovering Ireland through its food is a relatively new concept. In fact, it’s safe to say that no one went to the Emerald Isle on a mission to dine until the mid-1980s, with the advent of pioneering restaurants like Ballymaloe House in County Cork, where the late

By Everett Potter The hottest restaurant reservation in America isn’t for some chic Manhattan eatery, a clubby Chicago brasserie or a hip dining room in LA or Miami. Instead, it’s for a small, seasonal restaurant located in a former grist mill in rural Maine. The restaurant is called The Lost Kitchen and

By Alexander Lobrano When a rooster crows, the French transcribe the sound it makes as cocorico. Even after living in France for over thirty years, I’ve never quite been able to retool my SONY Walkman ruined Connecticut-born ears to hear that. Mais peu importe, (But that’s of no importance, or, in more

By Julie Snyder The Portland food scene is a deep dive into deliciousness. When my husband, Joe, and I moved here nearly five years ago, we were drooling with anticipation, especially after 14 years in a small-town Nevada gastronomic desert. We quickly discovered not only a fertile food landscape but