Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Ezekiel Emanuel is director of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and heads the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Pears: Fall's Other Fruit

    It's not just apples that are in season now. The author surveys a range of varieties--and picks a favorite.

  • Apple Dessert, Two Ways

    With fall fruit at its peak, the author offers recipes for pie and a crisp and shows how to make them your own.

  • Recipe: Apple Crisp

    In addition to apple pie I really like to make apple crisp. It's a lot easier and in my view just as tasty, although typically there are fewer "oohs" and "ahhs" at the meal when you bring it out.

  • In NYC, a Hot Table Disappoints

    Minetta Tavern is so popular, diners make reservations two months in advance. Why it's not worth the wait.

  • A Guide to Fall Apples

    Farmer's markets are bursting with the fruit this season. The author and friends taste a range of varieties, from Jonagold to Honeycrisp.

  • Is "Organic Dessert" an Oxymoron?

    The author is chastised for ordering dessert at an organic restaurant, on the grounds that it's unhealthy.

  • Sweet Surprise: Discovering Currants

    Currants once couldn't be cultivated in parts of the U.S. A risotto makes the author realize what he was missing.

  • The Downside of a Fancy Dinner

    Just two things wrong with black-tie dinners: the food and the clothes. But there's always the company.

  • Taste Testing Non-Alcoholic Drinks

    The author reviews the newest addition to chef Charlie Trotter's menu: non-alcoholic cocktails.

  • When Does Writing Ruin a Meal?

    The author wonders if he crossed a line when he blogged about eating dinner with a celebrity friend and considers what experiences--if any--authors should refrain from writing about. Is anything ever "off the record" in the Internet age?

  • When Good Restaurants Go Bad

    When a favorite restaurant falls short on expectations, it can be extremely disappointing. CityZen was once the best restaurant in Washington, D.C. How did it lose its mojo? A loyal fan gives Eric Ziebold's spot another shot.

  • Religious or Secular, Pray Before Meals

    Feeling sated was a rarity for most people in human history. So why not feel grateful that you can eat for the pleasure of taste? Take a moment to give thanks for your meal--you'll enhance the food and the communal experience.

  • Yunnan: My New Favorite Tea

    Tea is hot these days. But it's more than a political prop. Yunnan leaves in China are intense, but with delicate, smoky flavors. And they inspire the author to look for tea that's just as good here.

  • Does "Local" Have to Mean Mediocre?

    Take Founding Farmers, a hip locavore spot in D.C., for example. The eco-friendly ethos is great; the food is not. Can't we get a great restaurant that pleases both LEED and Michelin?

  • Merguez: Who Does it Better, NYC or D.C.?

    The North African sausage of ground beef and lamb is hot right now, popping up on menus -- it might even be this year's passion fruit. But which culinary capital does it better, New York or Washington? In a by-no-means scientific taste-test, the two cities duke it out.

  • Fancy Ham Next to Zabar's? Oy!

    Who, you might ask, had the brilliant idea of opening a food store and restaurant dedicated to selling salumi on the Upper West Side of New York in the midst of the second worst recession in a century? The Ambassador of Italian cuisine and a top Hollywood designer.

  • Laugh, Cry, Eat Quail, and Souffle

    Helping a friend cope with family illness, the sophisticated comfort food at Braeburn, in New York's West Village, is just what the doctor ordered. The amazing therapeutic power of a good dining experience is not to be underestimated.

  • Dining in DC with Larry David

    Can you imagine dining with Larry David? It's a lot like watching his show -- sometimes hilarious, sometimes meshugenah, always full of surprises. At DC's Blue Duck Tavern, his demands about red meat and cream sauce alone had the waiters reeling.

  • Whose Right to Die?

    America should think again before pressing ahead with the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia


Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.


Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.


Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air



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