Flavors Of Madagascar Portraits of five indispensable seasonings that took root on this remote African island.
Miami Vice A surreal tour of the libidinous Miami Beach restaurant scene starts with "aphrodisiac cuisine" and ends up in B.E.D.
Elixirs: High On Sugar Everyone's high on sugar (even health nuts) as exotic varieties appear on kitchen counters and beauty counters.
Caribbean Idyll Charter the Ocean Kestrel and you get a skipper to sail you anywhere, a girl Friday to bring you rum punch and a chef to feed your fantasies.
Sweet Reunion A star pastry chef goes home to Oahu with a food-writer pal and returns to San Francisco with ideas for great new desserts.
Learning from Tahiti On a Polynesian cruise with two French chefs, a food innocent becomes a gastronome.
Souvenir Wines Some travelers come home with snapshots, others return with an unquenchable desire for a newly discovered wine.
Hamptons Uncorked Until recently, Long Island's East End grew only potatoes and million-dollar mansions. Now it has first-rate wineries, like Wölffer estate.
Undiscovered Italy A writer goes in search of bitter honey and other specialties of Sardinia, an island so isolated it calls the rest of Italy "The Continent."
Balinese Nights To introduce customers to Indonesian culture, a shop in L.A. throws dinner parties complete with gamelan music and gado gado.
Smart Kitchens The appliance industry has been dreaming up some amazing machines: mixers that can tell flour from sugar, coffeemakers that can talk, ovens that can do almost anything. It may sound like science fiction, but they'll all be in stores within a year.
Simply Australian Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia's best ingredients--just what one cook needs for five quick recipes.
Rum's New Punch Suddenly, mojitos are outselling martinis as Americans rediscover the spirit of the islands. With eight cocktail recipes.