Travelog | Fado, sardines and the Age of Exploration: A visit to Lisbon

Have you ever heard a song so tender and soulful it brought you to tears, even though you couldn’t understand a word? That’s how I feel about fado, a

Chickpea crepes boast flavor and nutrition

I’ve always loved crepes, those elegant, paper-thin French pancakes. They’re great containers for any filling and — as long as you have the proper pan —

Food & Beverage | Mayo, wings, butter: ‘Fake milk’ is the latest food fight

Is “fake milk” spoiling the dairy industry’s image? Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the almond, soy and rice “milks” they say are masquerading as the

Food & Beverage | Meatballs are a hearty dish for a late-winter dinner

After the Mona Lisa, Italy’s most beloved and enduring gift to world culture might be the meatball. But talk to any two Italian cooks about which

Food & Beverage | Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

  From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices

Food & Beverage | Cheesy Baked Grits a deeply satisfying staple

A kind of carbo-licious porridge made from dried and coarsely ground corn, grits are to Southern cuisine what potatoes are to Northern cuisine — a deeply

The Sicilian Emblem

Nero d’Avola has for years been, by some distance, the single most important and widely planted red variety from the island of Sicily. Nero d’Avola literally means “black

Food & Beverage | Sole Meuniere: Improving on Perfection

Julia Child was able to remember the single most decisive moment in her life with photographic clarity. It was her first bite of her first meal

Food & Beverage | Famous San Francisco baseball bar to close, future uncertain

San Francisco is girding for a legal showdown over one of its most beloved and now shuttering institutions: a baseball memorabilia bar in tourist-heavy Union Square named for

Food & Beverage | Booze tourism: Kentucky bourbon trail buzzing with one million visits

Forget the bottle, a record number of people are experiencing Kentucky bourbon from the barrel, touring distilleries where they can sniff, sip and see whiskey crafted from the

Food & Beverage | Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia’s Bega

Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos. Mondelez International Inc.

Food & Beverage | Cheesier pizzas rescue dairy prices as Americans drink less milk

Americans love their cheese, but maybe not as much as dairy farmers do. Even after people cut back on milk use for decades - a

Food & Beverage | Drunken monkeys and the evolution of boozing

Nothing rings in the New Year like a solution of bubbling, neurotoxic ethanol. Humanity’s longstanding relationship with alcohol poses an evolutionary puzzle: Surely natural selection would weed out

Food & Beverage | What the world’s top chefs like to eat at home

The world’s greatest chefs are just like us: They don’t like to take their work home with them. When it comes to home cooking, it turns

Food & Beverage | When fat equals flavor, USD260 steaks get Japan diet makeover

Seikou Sekimura is betting that aficionados of  Japan’s Wagyu beef - one of the world’s most-expensive meats - are ready for a diet version of the fat-laden, melt-in-your-mouth delicacy.

Food & Beverage | Ready for breaded cutlets of a different kind? Cauliflower!

  Let's say that one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat healthier and lose some weight. Join the crowd, right? In practice, what we