A Taste of Japan via Chef David Bouley

In our current travel issue, Nancy Matsumoto takes us behind the polished oak counter and into the kitchen at Brushstroke, Chef David Bouley’s foray into the art of Japanese kaiseki. This intensely seasonal, small-plate dining dates back to the 16th century, having evolved out of the tea ceremony.

Artisanal sodas

IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: Artisan-Minded Sodas Go Beyond the Basic

We food lovers have abandoned squishy pre-sliced sandwich bread for crusty, yeasty loaves of sourdough and passed on saccharine supermarket yogurt for the gloriously decadent creamline stuff found at the Greenmarket. So why should we settle for drab colas and over sweetened ginger ales with only aromas of the pungent root? Thanks to artisan-minded soda makers, we don’t have to.

Last Minute Gifts? Try Apps, Beer, Bacon

Chances are high most of you still need to snap up a few things for Mom and Dad to put under the Hanukah tree–heck, we still need to snap up all of them–and years of holiday procrastination has taught us some valuable last minute gifting skills. Here’s a few of our favorite go-to food gifts when time is tight: