Food & Drink

Chef Alice Waters, the owner and executive chef of Chef Panisse, founded the nonprofit Edible Schoolyard 25 years ago. Robin D. Schatz Chef-activist and author Alice Waters is perhaps best known for opening the Berkeley, Calif.-based restaurant Chez Panisse in 1971. As a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, she stressed the importance of simple, sustainable and local
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Chef Simone Zanoni helms Michelin-starred Le George at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. Stéphane de Bourgies Italian-born chef Simone Zanoni is many things. Since September 2016, he’s headed up Michelin-starred Le George at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, the only European hotel decorated with five Michelin stars (across three restaurants). He also recently penned
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Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey Photo. courtesy Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Rye whiskey is quintessentially America’s historic whiskey. During the first half of the 19th century rye was the principal cereal grain grown in the United States. The lack of cold hardy corn varieties meant that, unlike today, corn did not flourish north of the
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NBA Hall of Famer and restaurateur Shaquille O’Neal and Steve Ritchie, President, and CEO of Papa John’s, are seen at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, March 22, 2019, after Papa John’s announced that O’Neal will be joining Papa John’s as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and as an investor in nine Papa
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Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle, cofounders of Sakara Life, release cookbook, Photo Credit: Masha Maltsava Masha Maltsava When organic, plant-based meal delivery program and wellness brand Sakara Life first launched in 2012, açai bowls and chia pudding hadn’t hit mainstream yet, and almond milk had gone from niche to mass product. Fast forward to today, and we’re living in an
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Jamie Evans, The Herb Somm Heather Tafolla There has been much hand-wringing in the wine industry recently about potential downward trends in wine consumption in coming years. Chief among the social currents bringing about this decrease is the availability of legalized recreational marijuana, which is now allowed in 10 states and the District of Columbia.
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Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle, cofounders of Sakara Life, release cookbook, Photo Credit: Masha Maltsava Masha Maltsava When organic, plant-based meal delivery program and wellness brand Sakara Life first launched in 2012, açai bowls and chia pudding hadn’t hit mainstream yet, and almond milk had gone from niche to mass product. Fast forward to today, and we’re living in an
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Left to right: The panel was moderated by Jonathan Kauffman, an editor at the SF Chronicle; and the panelists were Jeff Hanak, partner, Nopa/Nopalito/Lihiliho; Adriano Paganini, Founder, Back of the House Inc.; and Tony Marcell, partner, Wayfare Tavern. Liza B. Zimmerman   San Francisco’s best fine, fast-casual restaurants seem to have it all: quality food, limited wait time
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Chocolate is the reigning Easter favorite Getty Peeps may be iconic, but they’re not as popular as you may think. In a recent RetailMeNot survey, more than half of America, that is, 29 states voted Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs as their favorite Easter candy. The chocolatey treats were followed by Cadbury Eggs in popularity, and Peeps
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Barboursville is one of the pioneering wineries in Virginia, dating to America’s Bicentennial year. Barboursville          Virginia’s earliest and most ardent agronomist, Thomas Jefferson, once said that good wine was “a necessity of life for me … and theonly antidote to the bane of whiskey.” But, while Jefferson did a great many things very well, he
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Irish agtech company Cainthus uses vision technology to improve dairy herd management. Photo credit: Getty Getty Ireland’s multi-generations of dairy farmers know a thing or two about raising dairy cows. Its more than 18,000 dairy farmers tend 1.4 million animals and are recognized globally for productivity and quality. So, it’s no surprise that an Irish
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Château de la Marquetterie, Taittinger Photo courtesy Taittinger It’s not everyday you get to sit down with a managing director of a Champagne house, so when I was invited to meet Damien Le Sueur of Champagne Taittinger in Chicago recently, I jumped at the opportunity. Le Seuer was in town to visit a few accounts
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The Terraced Vineyards in the Judean Hills The Judean Hills Quartet The smell of Mediterranean herbs and the exposed limestone rocks makes one think of beautiful European vineyards. Small plots of vines tucked away between several nature preserves creates an enchanting place where wandering deer munch on the scrubby plants popping up throughout the rugged
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