Reel to Real Kitchens | Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch have gone from designing kitchens for movie sets to designing kitchens for movie stars. They take a break from their present project for Kate Hudson to talk about their inspirations, from antique apothecaries to late-19th-century train stations.
Discovering Deco in Buenos Aires Who knew that the Argentinean capital has a stockpile of bargain-priced Art Deco furniture? A design lover goes shopping.
Poker Night in Napa When they're not making wine, Napa greats Carl Doumani, Bill Harlan, Francis Ford Coppola and Pat Kuleto get together to compete in fierce games of five card draw. Doumani raises the stakes by inviting his pastry-chef daughter, Lissa Doumani, and her husband, chef Hiro Sone, to cook.
Brain Food | Grant Achatz

Grant Achatz could sauté shrimp, but he'd much rather atomize it. Pete Wells visits him in Chicago to preview what may be America's best new restaurant, Alinea.

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Bill's Easy Australian Style | Bill Granger Chef Bill Granger's Sydney restaurants are little cafés adored by locals and celebrities. Now, with the release of his first U.S. cookbook, America is about to discover the sunny, spectacular food of a major culinary talent.
Couscous Chronicles An American living in Morocco tells how he learned to fluff couscous and simmer tagines at Dar Liqama, a new cooking school in an opulent villa near Marrakech surrounded by thousands of palm trees.