| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
We were opening Christmas gifts last year when my much better half dropped a package on my lap -- a cold, heavy package. Curious (and suddenly chilly), I opened it. Bacon. Six pounds of artisan bacon, ranging from thick-cut hickory-smoked to jalapeņo-...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:17 AM
"Ham vs. lamb" may not rise to the level of theological debate, but when it comes to Easter dinner, the issue can divide celebrants into zealous partisan camps.
Whose meat reigns supreme? We put the question to two passionate chefs.
"You know ham...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey.
After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The cocktail is well past a comeback.
Tom Collins, Bloody Mary, Brandy Alexander, Gin Rickey, Harvey Wallbanger, Pink Lady and that little tart Hot Toddy have taken their place at the bar, and they show no signs of giving up their seats.
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:51 AM
My original introduction for this article was going to be something along the lines of: "Salami, no matter how you slice it, goes great with wines, particularly Italian barberas." But how you slice it does matter a lot, at least to me. I want my salami...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Active work and total preparation time: 20 minutes
1 pound lean ground lamb
1 recipe Sephardic charoset
Freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon oil
* Combine lamb, charoset and salt and pepper to taste in large bowl. Knead into ball, divide into 8...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Of all the wines that work well with cold weather at the top of the list must be port. The history of port alone is a winter's tale, a story best told at the fire-lit hearth.
Port is the only wine to have been invented by mistake and political intrigue....
| Jun 28, 2013
Let's face it. Airport travel is unavoidably stressful. By the time you park, lug and check your bags and proceed shoeless through long security lines, you're ready for a drink. And that's even before any dreaded DELAYED or CANCELLED messages flash on the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Many beer drinkers equate pilsners with the watery, bland beers of the American mega-brewers, but thankfully craft breweries are producing flavorful and approachable examples that do justice to the long history of pilsners.
The refreshing qualities of...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
14917 Lyons Road, Suite 114, west of Delray Beach, 561-404-1347, ShulaBurger.com
An offshoot of its steak-house chain, this fast-casual concept's fourth branch — its first in Palm Beach County — has opened in the new Delray...
| Apr 7, 2013
Vodka needs an image makeover. It has been kicked to the curb in bartending corners, where its nuances have been undermined by its definition as a colorless, odorless and tasteless spirit.
"It's as though there is a boycott against vodka by the craft...