Features

Best Restaurant Dishes of 2007 Throughout the year, F&W editors travel nationwide in search of great restaurants and chefs. Here, their 10 most extraordinary food discoveries, from Tennessee to Oregon.
A Cooking Adventure at a Mexico Spa Novelist Vendela Vida liked eating healthy but had no idea how to cook that way—or any way, for that matter. But a visit to the new cooking school at Mexico’s celebrated Rancho La Puerta spa turned into a culinary epiphany.
Des Moines, IA F&W’s roundup of the best restaurants in Des Moines, from a café at the Richard Meier-designed Des Moines Art Center to one housed in an old Victorian mansion. For more great restaurants, check out our guide to the best places to eat in the country.
Cookbooks for the Food Cognoscenti More highbrow than how-to, these 10 chefs’ books from Italy, Spain, France, England and beyond are the current must-reads for the food-obsessed.
Champagne for the Holidays Food & Wine's Ray Isle picks five of the best brut Champagnes on the market and gives tips for holiday entertaining.
How to Experience Sonoma like an Ultra-VIP Ten friends hang out with Screaming Eagle’s winemaker, indulge in a blowout private lunch at Chalk Hill Estate and otherwise live the Sonoma fantasy, courtesy of bespoke travel planner Beautiful Places.
The Chef, the Blogger and Their Great Tahoe Weekend When food blogger Pim Techamuanvivit goes to Lake Tahoe with her boyfriend, the wildly talented chef David Kinch, the cooking is as much fun as the skiing—and distinctly less likely to result in a wipeout.
Houseguest Recipe Handbook Guests at breakfast. Guests at lunch. Guests at dinner. Repeat. For holiday hosts who love to feed family and friends morning, noon and night, chef Tom Valenti suggests a way to do it with aplomb: by preparing dishes that can be made well in advance.
The Big, Easy Christmas Even with four sons under the age of 12, two new restaurants and a singular commitment to revitalizing his home city of New Orleans, star chef John Besh finds time to create a fantastic Christmas dinner of semitraditional Southern dishes for family and friends.
Gifts We Love to Give F&W editors share their favorite recipes for irresistible homemade holiday gifts— and promise these presents won’t sit untouched on the shelf until next year.
Stores with Class Three new tableware shops are not only importing unusual objects from around the world, they’re also offering cooking demonstrations, tea tastings and more.
Ode to the One-Pot Dinner Party Just after World War II, Cecil Virgilia Cole proudly served her cheap and easy chili to guests. Here, her granddaughter Sara Dickerman considers the demise of the one-pot dinner party.
Best Southern-Style Food Gifts Georgia chef Hugh Acheson shares his secret sources for down-home holiday gifts.