Knife & Fork

By Everett Potter Today is the first day of spring and that would normally be a reason for joy, if not for the coronavirus currently sweeping around the world. There are still grounds for celebration, however, because it’s also the day when Chef Erin French, who owns The Lost Kitchen in

  GLP Films has made a series of short videos of their home state of Maine. Here’s a look at the resurgence of  oyster farming, with Glidden Point Oyster Farms in Damariscotta. Watch the video and then visit the link to order oysters directly from Maine.      

By Catherine Sabino If you had any doubt about how seriously Italians take their coffee, consider that earlier this month, a campaign kicked off with support from a bi-partisan group of the country’s MPs to help espresso gain UNESCO recognition and make it on to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list (as

By Alexander Lobrano A L’Epi d’Or, a solid old neighbourhood bistro that opened on the edge of Les Halles in 1880, has mercifully been spared the ignominious fate of too many traditional Paris bistros in an ever gentrifying city: becoming a clothing store. Sepia-tinted by decades of Gauloises and Gitanes,

By Alexander Lobrano Le P’tit Canon is a perfect and very happy example of a good uncomplicated Parisian neighborhood bistro. It’s a lively, friendly, well-run place with a pretty Belle Epoque style dining room with a big bar up front where you can stop by on your own for a

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