Knife & Fork

By Catherine Sabino Each country has its own (bad or good) practices when it comes to dealing with the hours between meals, ranging from the chronic consumption of on-the-run nibbles to partaking in delightful rituals like the English custom of afternoon tea. Italians aren’t big on what they call merende, or

By Marian Betancourt When it opened in 1837 in New York’s financial district, Delmonico’s was the nation’s first white tablecloth restaurant, the first to seat guests at their own separate tables and to provide printed menus. It is also the origin of now classic American dishes such as Lobster Newburg,

  By Catherine Sabino While Italy has many renowned pasticcerias, some of the country’s most extraordinary and intriguing pastry shops, including a few dating to the 18th century, are found in Genoa. Today you can have a delicious walk through the city, savoring its sweet culinary history, as you visit

By Ruth J. Katz “Dazzling” comes to mind when you enter the imposing Corinthia Hotel off Trafalgar Square, housed in a stunning Victorian edifice.  Grandeur with a swathe of modernity. The lobby lounge features a “Full Moon” Baccarat chandelier with 1,001 crystals and it sets the tone for what is

By Larry Olmsted “Meat-Up In Memphis” is not just a great pun, it is a brand new, first-of-its-kind weekend devoted to all things barbecue, a festival filled with spectacular food, seminars, and fellowship. Now the folks at AmazingRibs.com are taking their expert BBQ act on the road, specifically to one

  By Catherine Sabino Gastronomy tourism is on the up throughout Europe, as elsewhere around the globe, with Italy seeing the number of food and wine tourists doubling in 2018 over the previous year, and France having a third of its visitors coming to experience the richness of its culinary heritage. While

Ruth J. Katz What do the barrel, the screwdriver, the hot air balloon, the bar code, the bicycle, and Penicillin have in common? Not much on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find that they are all inventions that are the inspirations for visionary cocktails in the

By Anita Stewart The real Prince Edward Island begins where the pavement ends.  Map numbers seem to indicate highways and they always do lead somewhere, perhaps a hard-packed beach where you can walk alone for miles or a sandstone shoreline sparkled with sea glass.  But even with official-looking highway markers,

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.