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The introduction to the 2014 edition of Roadfood by Jane and Michael Stern.
We underestimate the radish in the U.S.
Whip up this easy garlic paste on the weekend and dip into it all week long.
Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine of The Perennial Plate learn about mate in Argentina from Guayaki's Alex Pryor.
For Diana Henry, author of A Change of Appetite, eating healthy isn't about what you can't eat -- it's about eating the foods you love anyway.
"In order for it to grow around the world, it needs to be bred by plant breeders down to lower altitude," says journalist Lisa Hamilton. "The trouble is that those seeds -- that genetic diversity -- are owned by the people of the Andes."
Some say one man's vision is responsible for putting chardonnay on tables across America: Jess Stonestreet Jackson of the Kendall-Jackson wine empire. Edward Humes is the author of the Jackson biography A Man and His Mountain.
In the kitchen there are unwritten rules we follow. But what's the science behind these rules? Tim Cebula, senior food editor at Cooking Light and co-author of "Why You Dredge, Rest, Pulse, and Process," explains.
In Fictitious Dishes, designer, writer and amateur table-setter Dinah Fried brings 50 food moments from literature to life.
Maya Angelou stands high on my list of extraordinary people: teacher, mother, poet, playwright, professor, San Francisco's first black cable car conductor -- and a woman who really cooks.
Ray Isle, executive wine editor of Food & Wine Magazine, talks about the past, present -- and future of the wine bottle. "It's a fascinating moment of possible paradigm shift," Isle says.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, the managing culinary director of Serious Eats, explains the bay leaf.
Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman, authors of Fried & True, traveled the country in search of the best fried chicken recipes.
In Iran the preparation of rice is an art form. Louisa Shafia, author of The New Persian Kitchen, explains the different approach to cooking rice.
Chris Tidmarsh and Jan Pilarski co-founded Green Bridge Growers, an urban farming venture in South Bend, Indiana, that provides skill-matched employment for young adults on the autism spectrum.
When to use marinades versus dry rubs, how not to catch skewers on fire and why grilling times should be used only as a guide. Follow Lynne's 10-step grilling primer to avoid misadventure.
Flavorful meat is the first step to a great hamburger.
Eric Prince, a research fisheries biologist, says areas of the ocean with very little oxygen are endangering our most important food fish.
Donna Hay, author of Fresh and Light, is Australia's one-woman food, publishing and lifestyle powerhouse. Her design sense influences food publications worldwide.
In her cooking classes at Purple Kale Kitchenworks in Brooklyn, New York, chef Ronna Welsh teaches sustainable and creative ways of wasting less.
After ABC anchor Dan Harris had a panic attack on live national TV in front of 5 million people, he turned to meditation. The author of 10% Happier discovered meditation might help you eat less and enjoy your food more.
It is the time of year to step up and give a nod to parents of every stripe. We want to hear your family tales and cook the recipes that link you to your family table.
It is the time of year to step up and give a nod to parents of every stripe. We want to hear your family tales and cook the recipes that link you to your family table.
Chef April Bloomfield explains the difference between a sous chef and a stage, and why she sometimes refers to herself as a cook.
Some of the most noted jazz and blues artists performed on the chitlin' circuit, or at even smaller juke joints in the woods. Frederick Douglass Opie, professor of history and foodways at Babson College, explains the connection between Southern food and music on the chitlin' circuit.