Message in a Barrel Experts can size up a wine long before it goes into the bottle. Lettie Teague picks up some pointers during a barrel tasting with winemaker Helen Turley.
Diamonds are Forever Todd English worships the Red Sox. The Sox worship his food. At a ballpark lunch, Nomar Garciaparra and his teammates say thanks by giving the chef a few pointers on the diamond.
The Tomato Prince Louis-Albert De Broglie rules a tomato kingdom: He grows 514 varieties at his château-hotel in France. A few of the most worthy appear at an extraordinary dinner party in his greenhouse.
The Nantucket Food Network If the well-connected visitors who converge on the island every summer want to eat well, they should hook up with Michael Fahey. He has the best connections of all.
The Edible Flower In his restless search for new flavors, one chef discovers the power of the petal.
Quick Summer Recipes As a journalist who coauthors cookbooks with chefs, Melissa Clark is expert at interpreting restaurant food for the home cook. But her own delicious, user-friendly recipes need no translation.
Minding his Manor Once an Astor estate, Cliveden is now one of England's grandest hotels. An Astor cousin checks in to check out the changes.
Plotting The Perfect Garden A master gardener applies the principles of parterre design to the amazing array of heirloom vegetables at his Pennsylvania retreat. He shares his know-how, and five recipes.