making sheerma in Lucknow

In India, Lucknow food meets Awadhi history

Outside a busy Lucknow restaurant, two men work in harmony atop what appears to be a small room, but is in fact an enormous...

“No Passport Required” for this Manhattan food walk

A boutique coffee roaster for morning espresso? The best rugelach in New York?  The Indian snack food that has gone nationwide from a tiny...
Preamar Supper Club

Fine dining in a Porto supper club

One of our most delightful dining experiences in a great while was an introduction to Guilherme Valinhas and Caroline Kerber, both professionally trained chefs,...
cuscos

Making and tasting cuscos in Bragança, Portugal

“Keep rolling the dough!” Guilhermina exclaimed. “Faster, in a circle like this,“ she said, leaning over the wooden trough to demonstrate. She paused, wiped...
GranMonte Winery

“New Latitude” wine in Asoke Valley, Thailand

“Wow!” exclaimed the sommelier as he popped the cork on the bottle of sparkling wine we were about to share with our table mates....
Lisbon wine region

Quinta do Gradil celebrates the grape harvest season

A couple of weeks ago, Tom and I took a break from all the Port Wine Day goings-on in Porto and the Douro and...
Real Companhia Velha 1756

17.56 Museum & Enoteca in Porto, Portugal

"This is a project that we had been dreaming about for years, if not decades,” said Pedro Silva Reis, Chairman of Real Companhia Velha...

Olive oil on the gourmet table in Vila Real, Portugal

Three bottles of extra virgin olive oil graced each table at the University of Trás-os-Montes’ Panoramic Restaurant in Vila Real, Portugal. The occasion—dinner themed...
Ramadan treats, Fez, Morocco

Breaking the fast–around the Ramadan table

  “Can you please come into the kitchen for a minute?” our friend asked, smiling. “My wife and daughter need a taster.” Ah, that’s cool,...
Wine O’Clock on a Windstar yacht

Wine O’Clock on a Windstar yacht

Start with an alkaline-rich terroir…employ sur-lie aging and bâtonnage…follow with malolactic acid conversion, et voilà! A chardonnay, dense and complex, its minerality preserved, and...
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