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September 2011

Features

  • Sicilian Wine from Mount Etna

    Volcanic eruptions, wildly unpredictable weather, steep slopes: Mount Etna is an insane place to produce wine. But its winemakers have an intensity to match its extremes.
  • Food as Art: The New Food Visionaries

    Painters, illustrators and other visual artists are joining the ranks of the food-obsessed. Some document the intensity of a chef's life; others express a childlike joy in culinary adventure and the fun of playing with food. Here, some of the best—plus an exclusive Marvel comic strip starring Spider-Man and F&W's own Test Kitchen superheroes.
  • Gastronaut: How to Make Sushi with Morimoto

    Making maki rolls requires just three things: high-quality ingredients, a bamboo mat and practice.
  • Jeff Martin: Sketching Kitchens

    The Australian artist uses ink and paint to convey the energy and emotion behind the scenes at the world's top restaurants.
  • Chardonnay Wine: A Delicious Value

    There's plenty of cheap, bad Chardonnay in the world, but F&W's Ray Isle finds more than a dozen delicious values, in both bottles and boxes.
  • Editor's Letter

  • Summer Party Food

    Tomatoes in every color, beautiful farmstead eggs, stupendous corn: Here, F&W showcases the best of the handpicked and handcrafted in summer party recipes by our outstanding Test Kitchen cooks.
  • The Hungry Crowd: Sabrina Buell

    The newest member of Food & Wine's food-obsessed fraternity: an olive oil-loving art curator who belongs to Napa's most famous wine family.
  • They Draw & Cook

    With the website They Draw & Cook, a brother-sister artist duo gives fellow illustrators around the globe a place to share their favorite everyday dishes—even fried calf brains.
  • Todd Selby: Shooting the Chef's Life

    Determined to better understand the chefs he reveres, the NYC photographer captures unguarded moments at the stove and at home.
  • Top Chef Top 10: Tony Mantuano

    The Chicago-based chef and restaurateur champions Italy, both at at his flagship, Spiaggia, and on Top Chef Masters. But he tells Kate Krader that among his 10 obsessions are Chinese dumplings in chile oil.
  • Trendspotting: The New Food Artists

    Impressionism, Cubism, Minimalism... Food-ism? The creative ferment bringing together winemakers, cooks and artists is producing stunning paintings, mixed-media desserts and eye-catching wine bottles.
  • Marvel Superheroes' Cookbook and More Comics

    Illustrators are depicting chefs, wine pros and, in an F&W exclusive, our own Test Kitchen cooks—as superheroes. Take that, Green Goblin!
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