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December 2002


  • Primer: Cave Man | Cheese Basics

    Exalted chefs rely on Bernard Antony, an artisan who ages cheeses into magnificent maturity in his caves. Here's a look at his craft and a crash course on cheese basics.
  • Road Trip: Biloxi or Bust

    On a drive along the Gulf Coast's Redneck Riviera, ambitious new restaurants are turning up next to classic seafood joints and fried-chicken spots.
  • Four Perfect Holiday Dishes

  • Holidays: Hanukkah Doughnut Party

    It's a Hanukkah tradition to serve foods cooked in oil—as if anyone needed a reason to devour these fresh, warm, irresistible doughnuts.
  • How to Temper Chocolate

  • Cookbooks: 10 Best Cookbooks of the Year

    For F&W's forthcoming Best of the Best recipe collection, we tested a year's worth of cookbooks to single out the finest.
  • Cooking at Six | Cooking with Children

    Most six-year-olds crave mac and cheese, but Gio Tramonto would rather make spaetzle with chives—with a little help from his mother, star Chicago pastry chef Gale Gand.
  • Editors' Picks: Gift Check

    Here's what the F&W staff is giving this year: extraordinary serving pieces, pantry finds and themed gift baskets——at a discount!
  • Entertaining: In the Papers | Invitations

    The latest in invitations, gift tags and note cards? Ice cream colors, rice paper and quirky illustrations.
  • Family: An Austrian Christmas

    His Viennese grandmother was a terrible cook, yet she made perfect Wiener schnitzel at Christmas. A writer remembers that revelatory dish.
  • Fast Company | Cocktail Party

    Melissa Clark's cocktail parties are as sophisticated as the cookbooks she coauthors with celebrity chefs, but the preparation is much, much quicker. Here she pairs her stylish, no-fuss appetizers with bartender Eben Klemm's ultracreative drinks.
  • A League of Their Own | Community Cookbooks

    Before the days of blockbuster cookbooks, Americans relied on recipe collections from junior leagues and other community groups. An enthusiast explains their appeal, and F&W's Marcia Kiesel creates holiday recipes inspired by seven classics.
  • Awards: Spirits of the Year 2002

    For our third annual Spirits of the Year Awards, we tasted more than 50 new contenders from innovators, traditionalists and everyone in between.
  • Update: Champagne News

    Trends, travel tips, vintage reviews and other notable developments from the sparkling-wine world.
  • The New Classic Cookies | Pierre Hermé's Christmas Cookies

    Brilliant pastry chef Pierre Hermé learned his craft growing up in Alsace, the only part of France with a Christmas cookie tradition. His recipes here reveal both his Alsatian heritage and his maverick vision.
  • Trends: It's a Small World

    From micro bikes to teeny-weeny martinis, tiny is trendy. Here, a look at a few small wonders.
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