Knife & Fork

By Anita Stewart Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa is pure country elegance in a Waterloo County Carolinian forest. Christmas is one of the most glorious times of year to visit, stay and dine as the snow falls and winter blankets the region. Built in 1902 by Langdon Wilks,

Story by Anita Stewart A few decades ago Julia Child’s television career was nearly cut short because her presentation was ‘too 1950’s’. Fortunately a wise network picked up her show and the rest is culinary history.  Her presence as one of the earliest of television chefs laid the foundation for

Story & photos by Marian Betancourt When you look up at the statue of Cornelius Vanderbilt standing atop Grand Central Station, you recognize a railroad tycoon. However, Vanderbilt (1794-1877) began his working life ferrying Staten Island oysters across New York harbor to markets in Manhattan at a time when half

By Deborah Loeb Bohren Since the mid-1800’s canned fish — or conservas de peixe — has been an intrinsic part of Portuguese cuisine and culture, and no trip to Portugal is complete without opening up a tin or two. With an extraordinary coast, a tradition of  fishing and an unparalleled

By Anita Stewart So many people, be they media or marketers, try to define what culinary tourism means…the term “a sense of place” is overused.  Meanwhile there are chefs and home cooks who are  so far ahead of any definition that they will never really fit into a particular box.

By Everett Potter The Connaught Bar, London I’ve been haunting European watering holes for decades but I don’t think I’ve ever sat in a more spectacular drinking establishment than The Connaught Bar. It’s located in the five star Connaught Hotel, London’s most sublime cocoon of luxury. I used to meet friends

By Anita Stewart By Anita Stewart There is a majesty here – just as founder Anthony von Mandl envisioned it from the beginning in 1981. Set atop an ancient, well-worn mountain overlooking British Columbia’s Okanagan valley, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is the most beautiful winery in Canada. From its

By Everett Potter Elizabeth Minchilli leads a life that many of us can only dream of. The author of nine books on Italian food and culture, she divides her time between a rooftop apartment in Rome and a restored farmhouse in Umbria. Her monthly newsletter, a sort of diary of

By Anita Stewart Giving credit where it’s due is important and it struck me that in laying out the articles for the months ahead, one restaurant in particular needed to be mentioned sooner than later. Scaramouche Restaurant with its incredible team – General Manager Carl Korte and Executive Chef Keith

By Larry Olmsted Do you have an appetite for Social Media? In a city known for its dearth of high-end red meat options, you might think the arrival of a new luxury steakhouse would be big news. But at the just opened downtown location of Boston Chops, the real star