Slow Food, High Gear

A new university in Italy aims to elevate gastronomy to an academic discipline—and put its students through a humbling workout.

The Magic Brewing Machine

Cool new coffeemakers bring out the deeper pleasures of a light roast.

The Art of Aging Well

A cult destination in London has revolutionized cheesemaking, winning converts as far afield as Vermont.

The Secret of the Irish Scone

At Camp Bread, in San Francisco, a baker rehabilitates one of the most frequently abused members of the pastry family.

The Rise of the Sardine

Will Cannery Row’s signature fish transcend its humble reputation to become a chef’s staple? It should.

The Supermarket of the Future

An exciting new Italian bazaar makes Whole Foods look like the A&P—and it’s coming to America.

Never a Dull Moment

What to look for when buying knives

Letters to the editor

Fat City

Banning trans fats probably makes sense from a public-health standpoint—but will the doughnut survive?

Northern Comfort

The best way to make rice pudding is always your grandmother’s.

Dumbing Down Wine

Chain stores threaten to destroy independent wineshops— and your chances of finding interesting wine

Five California Wines From Wally's

Where Sous Vide is (Sometimes Hidden) on the Menu

Out of the Frying Pan

Dinner cooked in plastic bags may sound more like airplane food than haute cuisine—but today, thanks to a cutting-edge culinary technique, it’s both

Salmon Time

Our correspondent ventures to Alaska to learn when to eat wild salmon—and how to find it even when it’s not in season

The Five Main Pacific Salmon

And how they taste

Wine Therapy

What makes the wines of San Patrignano so distinctive? It’s not just the grapes

The American Version

Five Noteworthy Sangioveses


The future of shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables

Zins Online

A few choice wines for summer, and where to find them

A Southern Picnic

Iced tea and what to serve with it

Sweet Tea

Can one of the world’s oldest drinks help solve one of this country’s newest problems—the sugar epidemic? Two idealistic entrepreneurs think so

Madrid Fusion

The pleasures and perils of the Spanish gastronomic avant-garde

Five Chefs Under the Influence

U.S. restaurants at the crest of the Spanish new wave


Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more


Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.


What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world



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