| May 17, 2011
Q: I love New Zealand sauvignon blanc but am getting bored. Can you recommend some other whites?
—Deborah Brill, Highland Park, Ill.
A: There are so many possibilities out there I want to name everything I can think of. So I tapped some of my wine...
| May 31, 2011
As Tara Hoffman gears up for her 20th high school reunion this summer, she's looking forward less to memory lane than to shedding the snobby reputation that got her voted "most likely to marry the next Donald Trump."
Now a working mother of two with a...
| Mar 1, 2011
For Val Walker, practical wisdom was born in a moment of fire and fury. During a bleak time post-divorce, she snapped when she accidentally burned herself, dropped a frying pan of grease and flung the spatula against the wall.
Amid the mess, her friend...
| Jul 19, 2011
Q: What wines can you drink with asparagus?
—Jennifer M. Roberts-Rindskopf, Westerville, Ohio
A: Asparagus and wine, oy! Asparagus can make an ill-chosen wine taste too sweet or metallic. I remember once conducting a wine pairing with asparagus...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 10:38 AM
A dinner featuring only sustainably produced American food and wine is being set for President Obama at a fundraising dinner Thursday at mk, according to a press release from the restaurant. Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams are planning a multi-...
| May 19, 2011
| 8:45 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Anna Belknap was born in Damariscotta, Maine, on this date in 1972. This birthday gal has portrayed Lindsay Monroe Messer on "CSI: NY" since 2005. Belknap had previously been a regular on the short-lived series "Medical...
| Feb 28, 2011
You use seat belts, right?
Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
| Feb 20, 2011
I owe a debt of gratitude to Portland, Maine, brewery Allagash, and so, probably, do you.
In even the most middling bars, where there is little or nothing worth drinking on tap, there is often Allagash White — that brewery's crisp and mildly...
| Apr 6, 2011
Any preschooler could name the country's most well-known dessert sandwich — the one with the vanilla cream nestled between crisp chocolate cookies.
But there's so much more to dessert sandwiches than the humble (but lovable) Oreo: Think fun-...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 3:09 PM
D'Anjou Pear with Farmstead Goat Cheese Fennel, Black Walnuts, and White Balsamic
Poached Maine Lobster
Orange Glaze Carrots and Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Wine: DuMol Chardonnay "Russian River" 2008 (California)
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:30 AM
At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...