Knife & Fork

  By Alexander Lobrano As the months roll by during the second national lockdown of France’s restaurants, I often find myself thinking of chef Mory Sacko and his intriguing restaurant MoSuke. The reason why is that I desperately hope this exceptionally talented young chef’s intriguing restaurant will survive the financial

By Brian E. Clark I was planning on a trip to Naples, Italy this fall. But I’m afraid it will have to wait until the pandemic cools further and I feel safer about traveling to Europe.  So instead, I’ll head to the northwest corner of the continental United States and

  By Beverly Stephen At a new restaurant in Greenwich Village called Kuxé  (pronounced coo-shay) from Chef Julian Medina, each menu item celebrates the traditions and childhood memories of Medina or one of his team. Medina owns eight Toloache restaurants in New York and the chefs de cuisine or sous

By Ann Abel All across Portugal, people have been counting down to today—the day that terraces (outdoor dining, basically) can reopen after the country’s long winter coronavirus lockdown. There’s no shortage of esplanadas (terraces, rooftops and even sidewalk tables) in this lovely, temperate country, but some of the most beguiling are in

By Larry Olmsted Guided culinary tours are the best way for the traveling foodie to experience pretty much any city in the world. You get to try more different things and learn more than you could by choosing a single place to eat on your own, no matter how good

  By Beverly Stephen Would you like to know which restaurants a prominent chef like Daniel Boulud patronizes both in his home city of New York and elsewhere? If like so many food lovers, you travel to eat, you would be thrilled to know what’s on Boulud’s radar. Or that

By Ann Abel I’ve been reading way too many restaurant obituaries lately. So instead of more obituaries, I’m writing love letters. These ten restaurants came to life for me during the past year. (On top of ten more from some of my favorite professional eaters.) Some opened despite the odds, while others

  By Beverly Stephen Want to dine in a yurt? There’s no need to travel to the steppes of Mongolia.  All you need is an American Express card to reserve a table through Resy in one of 13 notable fine-dining restaurants across the country. Yurt villages are the latest solution

  By Beverly Stephen “Black food matters,” so declares Marcus Samuelsson in his new book The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food.  Note that the title is not “soul food” but rather the “soul of American food.” Samuelsson laments that “many readers may still think that Black

By Brian E. Clark For decades, so the story goes, Paso Robles was a mere pitstop off California’s Highway 101 for wine aficionados on their way to the Napa and Sonoma valleys.  But that began changing about two decades ago, and Paso Robles – which means Passage of the Oaks in Spanish