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December 1999


  • Genie in a Bottle

    Grappas are worth appreciating, not just for their taste but for their looks.
  • Glass Houses

    One oenophile throws stones at wine snobs who drink only from the "right" glassware
  • Hara Viner | Gift-basket guru

  • Hawaiian Surf and Turf

    Pro-surfer-turned-chef Raphael Lunetta is making waves at his L.A. restaurant, Jiraffe. On vacation in Hawaii, he heads for the beach with his board--and eight great recipes.
  • Hostess Gifts

    Our columnist shares her tips for memorable presents. Walkie-talkies, anyone?
  • John Down | Chocolate Craftsman

  • Kidding Around

    New epicurean choices for the fish-sticks set
  • Dan Philips | Mail-order whiz

  • 20 Wines for 2000

    If millennium fever leaves you cold, these unheralded New Year's Eve wines will fire you up
  • A Gadget Wish List

    FOOD & WINE experts name their indispensable kitchen tools
  • A Quick Italian Feast

    A complete menu from crostini to panettone in about three hours
  • A Victorian Christmas

    A Minnesota chef who left the city for small-town life invites family and friends to a christmas feast in his 1884 home
  • An Haute Spa

    Merlot body wraps and healthy spa cuisine might not transform a reporter into a sylph, but a visit to Bordeaux's Caudalíe has its own rewards
  • Argentine Dream

    With Caruso on the stereo and beef on the grill, the winemaking Catena family toasts Argentina and the surprise success of the Malbec grape
  • Baked Pasta Tips

    Tips for turning tossed pasta into baked:
  • Bay Watch

    After a short lull, the San Francisco restaurant scene is grabbing attention again.
  • Book Smart

    A bibliophile reviews the season's best selections
  • Vintage Editions

    The best wine books of the year, for experts and dummies, for giving and keeping
  • The London Scene

    After hearing endless hype about London, one exasperated insider separates the truly spectacular from the overrated
  • The Pasta Plan

    A master chef shares his easy strategy for feeding unexpected guests.
  • The Winter Garden | Winter Salads

    No lettuce? No problem. With ingredients like celery, beans and beets, winter salads are the answer
  • New Cowboy Cuisine

    In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, elk osso buco and coq au vin are winning over the Mangy Moose crowd


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