When Fernand Point died in 1955, the noted food writer Joseph Wechsberg wrote that Point was widely "recognized as the master cuisinier of the twentieth century. No one challenged his supremacy." He characterized Point's style as "refined simplicity," describing an intense focus on presenting foods at the peak of their flavors. Point's recipe for fresh fava bean soup is my favorite example of his "refined simplicity," and this is the recipe in its entirety. Get the full recipe.
Try this delicious dish whenever the opportunity for a picnic strikes. Much of it can be prepared ahead, and it's a particularly good recipe for mid to late spring when fresh local asparagus is at it's peak in markets. Get the full recipe.
Rhoda's is a small café that could be called a mix of Mexican-Meets-Soul-Food. Rhoda runs the place herself and says she spends half her time cooking and half praying
Stories vary about how tamales became so popular in this region but, whatever the reason, Rhoda's are the best. Your order is served in a coffee can, 12 tamales per can, without eating utensils! You simply open up the tamale and use a saltine cracker to scoop out the delicious filling. Jane says it's perfect.
Rhoda's Famous Hot Tamales
714 Saint Mary Street
Lake Village, AR
The Final Exam: Peter's Wine Quiz
Can you turn someone who is nearly clueless into an instant wine expert? Food & Wine magazine's Lettie Teague thought you could and set out to prove it with her student, famous film critic Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. We'll hear Lettie's side then Peter weighs in with a rebuttal. Take a look at The Final Exam: Peter's Wine Quiz to find out how much you know!
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