Best Gifts of the Year Here are six of our favorite new cookbooks and the gifts they inspire, from a snouted Italian "Piggy" glass pitcher to Southern-style biscuits.
A Sweet Holiday Potluck No one at Baked can take time off at Christmas: The brilliant little Brooklyn, New York, bakery is too busy. So the owners and their staff have a fantastic holiday potluck.
A Chef's Incredible Winter Picnic When Boston chef Ken Oringer cuts down his Christmas tree, he turns the outing into a party, bringing along a caravan of friends, lots of great wine and cider and a portable grill for making warm Cuban sandwiches.
Lesson in French Cookies with Francois Payard and Jason Wu Jason Wu succeeded in designing a gown for the First Lady. His next goal: learn to make macarons.
Kelly Wearstler's Top Kitchen Designs The multi-talented decorator and Top Design judge is renowned for her Hollywood-style hotel spaces, but F&W's Jen Murphy deems her home kitchens just as dramatic.
How You Eat Reveals Who You Are Writer Alberto Manguel connects his lifelong passions for food and books and describes some legendary novelists who expressed their world views in their appetites, rapturously devouring everything or taking careful little bites.
The Carnivore's Dilemma The country's top butchers share their finest recipes, and F&W reveals the best gifts for any serious carnivoreincluding lessons on how to carve a cow.
How to Throw a Great Wine & Cheese Party Two friends who are obsessed with cheese and wine transformed themselves into the Cheesewhizzes, the duo behind some of Napa's best parties. Here, their pairing ideas.
Supercharged Breakfast Recipes Restaurateur Marisa May runs around all day and night in (very) high heels. She stays energized with healthy breakfasts like the Italian-inspired ones here.
Holiday Wine Problem Solver After gathering lots of holiday wine questions via Twitter, Facebook and old-fashioned letters, F&W's Ray Isle supplies the answersincluding the best wine to pair with latkes.
Where to Go Next: 10 Best Restaurant Dishes $12 and Under Who says a hot dog can't be a revelatory dining experience? Here, the year's best and most democratically priced restaurant dishes.