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The James Beard Awards

Are the James Beard Awards the "Oscars of food," as many people believe, or do they conform to Anthony Bourdain's characterization as a "chef shakedown"?

Your Pasta Horoscope

What does your pasta say about you? Here are some theories about what your favorite noodles reveal.

National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day, one of the most significant national holidays, is approaching on February 22.


More and more chefs are turning to Kickstarter to fund their restaurant projects.

High Times At Fast Casual

Chipotle, the "fast casual" Mexican grill, has reported an increase of 30% for the fourth quarter of 2013.

Italian Stallion | Notes on Brunello di Montalcino

Get acquainted with Italy’s power-house red, Brunello di Montalcino.

The Coca-Cola Glass

Riedel, the famous Austrian stemware manufacturer, has released a glass specifically designed to enhance the experience of drinking Coca-Cola.

Chicken Wings & Velveeta

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, there are rumors about possible shortages of our favorite foods.

Now Trending: Cronuts

Hard-to-get Cronuts have spurred a wave of copycat pastries across the country.

Bubbles of Distinction | Champagne for the New Year

Celebrate extraordinary moments with an equally extraordinary bottle of Champagne