Why Charleston’s Food Scene Is Stronger Than Ever Right Now

When a city falls for a chef’s cooking, it’s easy to forget the dining experience is a temporary sensation. Though chef Sean Brock’s efforts both in and out of the kitchen helped raise Charleston’s profile to that of a global dining destination, the announcement last summer that Brock was officially taking a step back–or severing […]

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski on Netflix, Social Media, and Opening a Restaurant

Antoni Porowski might be best known as one of the five friendly hosts on Netflix’s Queer Eye, the effervescent update to the reality program encouraging everyday people across the country to live their best lives. As the culinary expert of the quintet, Porowski has expanded his role as the cast chef and parlayed that into […]

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Wants to Redefine Cookbooks Through Audiobooks

Numerous think pieces and hot takes have already dissected how podcasts have eaten the world in the past few years. (At least since the 2014 debut of Serial.) The audiobook–though a medium that has long existed digitally, as well as in CD- and cassette tape-form–arguably has not necessarily caught on with readers in the same […]

This $150 Eight-Course Tasting Menu Pairs Food With Art

Steven Devereaux Greene, executive chef at Herons at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, a peaceful and secluded boutique property just north of Raleigh, N.C., is fond of saying that any new idea has probably been done before. But last year, when the James Beard Award semifinalist conceived what is now known locally as “the Art […]

Fauna in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe Is Serving Classic Dishes Better Than Anywhere Else

Chef David Castro Hussong of Fauna, the two-year-old restaurant tucked into Bruma, a resort in Baja California’s wine country, bristles when people compare his spot to some of the big names in the industry. “It’s not Pujol,” he says, of Enrique Olvera’s seminal Mexico City restaurant. “It’s not the French Laundry of the Valle de […]

Alain Ducasse Steps Into Specialty Coffee With New Paris Tasting Room and Roastery

The scene is eminently familiar: a sleek zinc bar behind which a trio of servers sporting pressed aprons move swiftly in coffee choreography: dialing in, adjusting the grind, grinding the beans, tamping the ground coffee and extracting the shot. Clients sit, rapt, on orange leather-coated barstools and lean over the counter to make small talk […]

Acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller on Defining Fine Dining and Eating ‘Local’

The lines between fine dining and casual dining have become increasingly blurred over the last several years, as more restaurants do away with white tablecloths, one of the hallmarks of fine dining, while places that might have seemed like a neighborhood spot are increasingly charging upwards of $30 just to start. Enter TAK Room, a […]

This Remote Ranch in Wyoming Should Be Your Next All-Inclusive Luxury Vacation

The rugged landscape of Wyoming is a haven for vacationers seeking a taste of the great outdoors. But a soon-to-open retreat is poised to position the state as one of America’s most notable destinations for food-focused travelers. The Farm at Brush Creek, scheduled to open this July, is pushing the boundaries of what amenities guests […]

How Nashville Is Becoming an Inclusive Magnet for Women Chefs and Restaurant Owners

When chef Maneet Chauhan, also of Chopped and Iron Chef fame, was deciding where to open her restaurant, she chose Nashville. That was partially because of Margot McCormick and Deb Paquette, two female chefs and entrepreneurs who raised the culinary bar in Nashville. “When I came here, it was easy to see who were the […]

The Women-Owned Restaurants in Nashville You Should Know About

When chef Maneet Chauhan picked Nashville to open her own restaurant, post-TV stardom from Food Network’s Iron Chef, she picked Nashville because, in her view, all of the food pioneers there were women. With that in mind, here is a rundown on the 10 essential women-led restaurants in Music City. This list includes a cross-section […]