Reflections

Recollections and personal thoughts on culture, the history of food, and world travel.

Bread in Its Place

Bread in Its Place

Baker Alex Davis explores the past, present, future and flavor of bread and all its multicultural counterparts—each with its own expression of terroir.

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Stumbling Sober

Stumbling Sober

For those who could not or chose not to imbibe alcohol, Martinelli’s apple cider has happily filled the role of a little tipple.

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‘Tis Tamales Season

‘Tis Tamales Season

At Los Angeles' Broken Spanish, Chef Ray Garcia recalls growing up with traditional tamales and today elaborates on the Mexican holiday dish in the kitchen.

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A Hot Bath

A Hot Bath

The familiar flavors of an uncommon dish inspire familial connections across generations and eras.

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Bone Deep: Cold Busters

Bone Deep: Cold Busters

From ancient times to modern day, natural remedies can be found in the form of everyday ingredients—and are especially useful this cold season.

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This Is Paris

This Is Paris

In Paris, France, the magic of the holiday season is illuminated for locals and lingering tourists alike.

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Room for a Crowd

Room for a Crowd

Cookbook author and entertaining enthusiast, Cristina Sciarra, shares tried strategies for taking on a service for a crowd.

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Soundtracking for Success

Soundtracking for Success

Contributor Benjamin Weiss shares his music-obsessed tips for tackling the often overlooked and last minute challenge of creating a holiday party playlist.

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Terroir 2.0

Terroir 2.0

The idea of terroir is an evolving one in today’s food industry. Contributor Carly DeFilippo explores what it means to have a sense of place when it comes to the palate.

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The Missing Masters

The Missing Masters

Throughout history, countless figures have contributed to shaping the culinary landscape we enjoy today—but only a handful get the credit.

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On Household Management

On Household Management

Cookbooks can provide a window into history and culture—and sometimes curious discoveries.

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Prohibition Examined: Chapter II

Prohibition Examined: Chapter II

During the years of Prohibition, many Americans looked to other countries to help satisfy their craving for alcohol and its effects.

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