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How JJ Johnson Beat 2020

As early as January, the chef was in danger of losing FieldTrip. Now, he has two more restaurants opening later this month.

Nik Sharma Has a Winning Formula for Flavor

Scientist-turned-cookbook author Nik Sharma talks with Julia Turshen about emotion, research, and his favorite condiments.

I’m a Bar Manager, and COVID-19 Has Permanently Altered My Sense of Taste

Seven months after testing positive, aged spirits still taste totally off to me—almost like pineapple made of cardboard.

Alexander Smalls Hosts the Best Dinner Parties in New York

At his Harlem residence, renowned chef and author Alexander Smalls entertains like no one else—even when “entertaining” means gathering guests on the stoop outside for cocktails and pie at a social distance.

Chef Alexander Smalls’ Dinner Party Playlist

The co-owner of Minton’s, a jazz supper club in Harlem, and the former chef/owner of New York City restaurants Café Beulah, Sweet Ophelia's, Shoebox Cafe, and The Cecil, shares his favorite tunes to listen to while entertaining.

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Guy Fieri Loves Guy Fieri Memes and Dips of All Kinds

The mayor of Flavortown chatted with Food & Wine about cooking in quarantine, the future of the restaurant industry, and the line between a dip and a casserole.

Help Out-of-Work Cooks by Supporting Their Side Hustles

Unemployed restaurant workers are making some of the most interesting food in the country right now—popping-up in closed restaurants, posting on Instagram for purchase, or delivering meals from a home kitchen.