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

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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.

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What Makes a Story Great?

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

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

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

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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.

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Is Wine Healthy?

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

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

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

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