A new app lets you book prime meal reservations—for a price
Manhattan gastronomes can attest that snagging a reservation at one of the city’s top restaurants is harder than you’d expect these days. With prime seats being booked close to a month in advance, the competition is cutthroat and one’s luck often boils down to a matter of mere minutes.
The UNICHEF cookbook gives you great recipes while also giving back
What’s better than a cookbook of recipes and personal stories from famed chefs like Marcus Samuelsson, David Chang and Wolfgang Puck? How about if buying that cookbook helped to provide children around the world with health care, clean water, nutrition and more.
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Is the rustic, recycled, borderline ridiculous farm-to-table trend finally over? DuJour forecasts a return to fancy foods and fine dining
It seems like every time you go out to a nice dinner these days, there’s an egg on your plate. You’ll find them on pizza. On pasta. On sandwiches after noon. On steak. Sometimes, it’s from a brand name chicken: Niman Ranch or Spruce Farms. And sometimes, god help us ... More
A DuJour meat and greet with Toro chef Jamie Bissonnette
Jamie Bissonnette’s not your average chef, so it’s not too surprising that his first cookbook, The Charcuterie Cookbook: Exceptional Cured Meats to Make and Serve at Home, isn’t so run of the mill either.
What Bissonnette, the peripatetic chef at Toro (New York and Boston) and Coppa (Boston), is offering readers ... More
Dr. Mark Hyman on the scary effects of this sweet stuff
The safety and happiness of the world’s children is of the utmost importance—that’s why the organization Healthy Child Healthy World makes it its sole purpose to protect them in every way possible. In the case of its second annual summer benefit, that was done through a bit of education. The event's keynote ... More
Check out a Toronto bakery’s gilded cupcake creation
Just as you thought the cupcake craze had finally crumbled, Le Dolci Bakery in Toronto presents what is thought to be the most expensive cupcake in the world, boasting a price tag of $900. The gourmet shop whipped up the sweet and sugary delight as a custom order ... More
A juicer, knife sharpener and wine server that’ll make you mad for metallic
Kitchens are filled with appliances that live tucked away behind closed cabinet doors—like that silly immersion blender, or the rice cooker you so ambitiously bought years ago after a fleeting moment of culinary inspiration. Here’s an idea: invest in something that’s beautiful enough to keep on your counter and you ... More
Get inspired to make everything from fresh pasta and mozzarella to slow-cooked barbecue, delicately frosted cupcakes and more at cooking classes around the country
Tommy Lasagna, New York City
Pasta master and cheese expert Thomas Mosera teaches students how to make mozzarella or pasta from scratch during 90-minute cooking classes at his Gramercy restaurant. At the end of each session, students take home their creations, along with valuable notes and recipes that they can make ... More
Our favorite places to sleep, eat and—most importantly—drink in Sonoma, Napa and Carmel Valley
There’s really no such thing as a bad time of year to explore California’s wine country, but we’ll let you in on a little secret: the best time to go is during harvest. From mid-August to October, the region is ripe with activity, and so too are the vines as their gorgeous grape clusters ... More
The most unique gourmet food delivery services across the U.S.
Sending flowers is a nice way to thank a Hamptons hostess or wish your dad a happy birthday, but sending gourmet charcuterie? Now that’s a delivery that will elicit more than just polite thanks. That's the genius of curated cuisine packaged and shipped in less time than it would take to ... More