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December 2005


  • Pampering With a Clean Conscience

    The sumptuous El Monte Sagrado resort in Taos, New Mexico, indulges guests with environmentally sensitive spa treatments and delicious food.
  • Top Digital Buys

    An iPod boom box, a bargain camcorder and other innovations for the gadget hound.
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts of Good Taste

    Our editors hunted down the most spectacular holiday gifts in a range of prices. We also snagged special discounts exclusively for F&W readers—just look for the red "deal" labels.
  • Indian Takeout - Learning Punjabi Fast

  • Chocolate

    America's most exciting chocolate innovators share their best recipes for indulgent holiday gifts.
  • Dispatch From an F&W Editor On the Road - Beirut

    From: Salma Abdelnour
    Subject: Beirut
  • Hanukkah - A Latke-Vodka Party

    At her whimsically updated Hanukkah bash, Brooklyn-raised chef Rachel Klein astounds her New England artist friends with wasabi cream–topped sweet-potato latkes and an array of terrific new vodkas.
  • Wine Travel - Bad Boy of Bordeaux

    Rich and restless Bernard Magrez is shaking up Bordeaux with his iconoclastic "micro-cuvées." Peter Hellman pays the renegade a visit.
  • Best New Resorts for the Food-Obsessed

    Sage-roasted rabbit in Provence, fiery fish curry in Sri Lanka: The best new resort restaurants offer spectacular dishes like these in some of the most beautiful spots in the world.
  • Michael Mina's Luxurious Christmas Weekend

    On Christmas Eve, star San Francisco chef Michael Mina and his family have a sleepover at the Westin St. Francis hotel, site of his eponymous restaurant, before heading home for a magnificent Christmas dinner.
  • Must-Have Books of 2005

    F&W sorted through hundreds of books to find the 19 spectacular ones here—all perfect for the passionate cook, wine lover or reader.
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