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Food: Truffles, from the hunt to the table

I get to visit some interesting places when I travel around visiting wineries. Last February, I was in the Spanish region of Somontano. Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, this remote area produces some very finessed wines with everything from gewürztraminer to garnacha (grenache), with many of these vines planted before the Spanish Civil War. 1,272 more words

Urban Expressions

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Recipe for caramel peanut thumbprints

By Alison Ladman

What happens when you take a Snickers bar and flip it inside out? You get these delicious holiday cookies. We took that classic candy bar combination of peanuts, caramel and chocolate and turned them into a thumbprint cookie. 239 more words


The battle of the burgers: Fast and homegrown

Burgers cooked and assembled quickly, making them ready to enjoy with almost no lag time, are not just the domain of the fast food restaurant. 553 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

A year in the death of one man: Thanksgiving Day

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and I’ll be enjoying the holiday with my wife. We haven’t been alone on Thanksgiving Day in a very long time, but it’s okay — we have each other, and somehow going from a crowded house to being alone again seems like a natural progression. 289 more words


Christmas from Trinidad: Black cake involves fruit, booze and time

By Linda Shiue

“I started soaking my fruit two weeks ago,” I bragged to my brother-in-law at Thanksgiving last year.

He glared at me: “Good. You can make a black cake next year, then.” 1,492 more words


Gourmet gifts: What to buy for a cookbook lover in 2014

In the lead-up to the holidays, we love getting into the spirit of the season by perusing cookbooks.

Culled from the scores of books that filled our filing cabinets in 2014, here are our recommendations for those who give — or want to ask for — the gift of recipes. 1,484 more words


KitchenWise: Recipe for eggnog triple play

By Sara Moulton

Eggnog is a funny thing. We crave it for one month a year, then never think about it again.

And when we do crave it, we love to pretend that this sinfully rich drinkable dessert (basically, it’s melted ice cream in a glass) is a perfectly reasonable and festive little pre-dinner aperitif. 1,080 more words