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
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 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 Beverly Stephen Photos courtesy of Le District After a solemn and sobering visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan, a snack could be in order. What could be more restorative than steak frites and a glass of hearty red? So why not go to France? Or at
By Marian Betancourt Wherever you live in this small country of just over a million people, you are near the birch and pine tree forest stretching to the sun and covering more than half the country. That forest is wired, by the way, because this is a land of sophisticated
Interview by Everett Potter The writer Alexander Lobrano has lived in Paris for three decades and his latest book, Hungry for France, is a culinary love letter to his adopted country. It’s much more than a logical follow up to his earlier book, Hungry for Paris (which was just
By Larry Olmsted America’s love affair with barbecue has never burned hotter than right now – and the opening of new specialty barbecue restaurants where you’d least expect them is fanning the fire. Not too many years ago if you wanted truly great barbecue, it usually meant traveling to one
Interview By Everett Potter On July 30, 2011, chefs, farmers and backyard barbecue fans will celebrate Canada’s bounty by cooking, eating and raising a glass at Food Day Canada. This is a nationwide event that was created by culinary activist, educator, and writer Anita Stewart. For more than 25