Knife & Fork

By Alexander Lobrano In Hebrew, the word ‘Tekés’ means ceremony, with the implication of a celebration. In Paris, the word now has two meanings–the original Hebrew one, and a second one as the name of Tekés, a very popular new restaurant, which is also a cause for rejoicing, because it

By Brian E. Clark In more than two decades of living in California during my peripatetic newspaper career, I traveled the state from north to south. (East to West, too.) I called San Francisco, Nevada City, Davis, Modesto, and San Diego home and wrote about places from Mount Shasta in

By Beverly Stephen Show me oaks dripping with Spanish moss and I’m there. Add a dollop of Southern hospitality, cobblestone streets, and a hint of haunted houses and I’m buying a plane ticket. Savannah was calling. But nothing prepared me for the charm of its unique squares. Savannah has 22

How two years in China changed my tastebuds and outlook on my hometown Story & photos by Kirsten Harrington From crunchy fried frog and lip-tingling mapo tofu to flakey donkey meat sandwiches and durian ice cream, living in China was a non-stop culinary adventure. For two years I challenged my

By Alexander Lobrano Tucked away in a mercifully still ungentrified street in the northern Marais, Parcelles is a very near perfect Parisian bistrot a vins, or bistro with a special focus on wine. It’s immediate charm, which comes from the wake of the addresses that proceeded it at the same address,

Iris restaurant introduces New Yorkers to Aegean cuisine in midtown Manhattan By Beverly Stephen There’s no better time for armchair—or rather dining chair—travel. Exploring international cuisines in restaurants is the next best thing to jumping on a plane. We’ve all endlessly eaten our way through Mediterranean cuisine but now at

By Bobbie Leigh If we’re going to be sequestered again this coming year as a precaution against whatever new virus is raging,  one way to make the best of it is to cook, bake, and eat well. Here are some cookbooks that will  encourage you to be adventurous in the

  By Beverly Stephen Two hundred! That’s how many pizzas Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya ate as their 100,000 miles of travel took them through a good swath of the U.S. and to far flung destinations from Italy to Argentina to Japan for their book Modernist Pizza. The three volumes tell

By Alexander Lobrano The new Drum Cafe at the LUMA Foundation in Arles is an excellent example of how good a museum restaurant can actually be when someone cares about serving good food instead of the usual bland industrial food-service catering too often found at museums. The food at the Drum