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October 2000


  • Panini Power

    Five recipes for the grilled sandwiches adored everywhere from Milan to Seattle.
  • Piedmont on Top

    The premier wine region of Italy is the pinnacle of both innovation and tradition.
  • Rationalist Man

    The Italian Rationalists are back, thanks to one passionate collector-turned-dealer with an eye for great modernist design.
  • Restaurant News

    Notes from around the country: steak houses, dining-room face-lifts and umpteen wines by the glass.
  • Richard Meier's Dolce Vita

    Lunch at the architect's Hamptons farmhouse means a celebration of the sweet life he enjoys while building a church outside Rome.
  • Roman Holiday

    An inn with a restaurant and a farm re-creates Italy--in Mendocino.
  • Self-Portrait with Spaghetti

    A brief memoir of an ongoing love affair with Italian restaurants.
  • French Revolution

    Even as Italian grapes gain worldwide acclaim, Italian winemakers are looking to France for new ideas.
  • Ideal Antipasto Wines

    Mario Batali and Michael Chiarello compete to make the best first courses. They both win.
  • Kitchen Confidential

    Sharing some war stories from the renovation front lines.
  • Majolica Mecca

    American importer Carol LeWitt, the owner of Ceramica, takes us on a tour of Deruta, Italy, to meet the masters of Majolica.
  • Marco Degrazia's Starpower

    Marco de Grazia has turned some of Italy's finest winemakers into cult stars. Here he pairs a few favorite discoveries with a delicious Florentine menu.
  • Chianti for Beginners

    What's new in Italy's most famous wine region? F & W wine editor Lettie Teague gets some answers from an expert.
  • Ciao, Champagne

    Italy's traditional Proseccos and new-guard spumantes want to give French sparkling wines the boot.
  • Fan Club

    Everyone has a favorite Italian restaurant. Ask and they'll tell you about it.
  • First Families

    How the Gallos, the Mondavis and other pioneering clans shaped the history of California wine.
  • American Wine Awards 2000

  • Beyond Shiraz

    Maverick Australian winemakers are discovering the wonders of Italy's great grapes.
  • Wine Lover's Italy

    A region-by-region guide.
  • Teachers' Pet Tricks

    The secret to beautifully cooked pasta and other insider tips from renowned Italian culinary instructors.
  • The Antipasto Challenge

    Mario Batali and Michael Chiarello compete to make the best first courses. They both win.
  • The Wine Wizard

    Riccardo Cotarella, nicknamed "the Wizard," is the winemaker of themoment both at home in Italy and, believe it or not, in France.
  • Travel Coach

    If you want to watch an olive pressing in Sicily or attend a mock wedding in Tuscany, these tour designers will arrange it.
  • Meet the Press

    How the author learned to love his grandfather's 150-pound wine press.
  • My Daughter, the Chef

    A mother who prides herself on her kitchen prowess learns to step back and leave it to the pro.
  • Netting a Table

    A traveler's guide to the best restaurant advice on the Web.


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