Philippe van Leemputten

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White Truffles 2013: More Product, More Better... Less Expensive!

<i>2013 Alba white truffles arrive in New York</i><p>Gastronomes are well aware of the deadly upward spiral of the Alba white truffle, the jewel of Italian gastronomy. Priced at under $1000 a lb. within my memory (which seemed expensive then!), this very special tuber has climbed over the years...past $1500, …

Yes, Organic Can Cost More. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It's Worth It

What if you knew the government and certain businesses were messing with your brain? Well, they are. As Ellen Ruppel Shell writes in her book <i>Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture</i>, governments and some big businesses know that most people get the same buzz from a good discount as they get from …

A Global Look at Drinking Trends

Since its creation, alcohol has been the liquid fuel for demise, debauchery, elation and celebration. In ancient times, alcohol was utilized as a panacea or for religious ritual, but its uses have changed to meet the needs of our modern pleasure-seeking society, see: Oktoberfest, Napa Valley and …

Alcohol

What Chefs Drink at Home

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Bartenders may handle booze all day (and night) but we know quite a few chefs who can drink 'em under the table. This new series features chefs from around the country. We'll ask them about their favorite spirits, the bars they frequent, and more. Got drinking-related questions for …

Sneak Peek: New Dishes at Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Parts Unknown's Copenhagen Episode: Just the One-Liners

On last night's episode of <i>Parts Unknown</i>, <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> traveled to a city that is a little more on the beaten path than some of his other recent destinations: <b>Copenhagen, Denmark</b>. But, as Bourdain made clear, the episode is not so much about the city as it is about <b>René Redzepi</b>, his world-class …

The Best New Restaurants in America, 2013

<i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><b>There is just too much.</b> There are just too many exciting phenomena happening in the world of American dining right now. Fabulous Peruvian food, a German wurst palace, lots of shrimp and grits, the continued onslaught of Italian. Cronuts. To try to ascribe a …

Food & Dining