Food & Drink

russian food

Back in the USSR

January 24, 2020 7:32 pm

Foraging for mushrooms and the taste of freedom in eastern Europe, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

standing

Standing up to eat is the new line in dining in DC

January 22, 2020 1:26 pm

Who’s footing the bill?

hamburger

Who invented the hamburger?

January 13, 2020 9:17 am

The immigrant origins of the all-American meal

christmas meals

Eggs and hard liquor: Spectator writers serve up their favorite literary meals

December 25, 2019 8:59 am

Our own age has good reason to sigh over the unrepentant enjoyment that mid-20th century America managed so well

cookie dough

Bowl food: childhood memories have inspired a new craze for cookie dough

December 24, 2019 6:50 am

Hundreds of customers can be seen snaking around the block, eagerly awaiting tubs and cones of buttery, sugary batter

duck foie gras

For duck’s sake: New York’s foie gras ban is classic political posturing

December 22, 2019 11:08 am

The ban is about much more than animal rights. It is about punishing the rich. And it has to be, because the animal-rights case has no merit

wine brie

They may take our wine, but they’ll never take our brie-dom

December 4, 2019 8:19 am

Mr Trump, tear down this tariff

college food

The real reason for college food fights

December 2, 2019 2:55 pm

Scarcely a month passes without a food-related scandal causing uproar on campus

distilling spirit

Transparent spirit: craft distilling has come to Washington DC big time

November 27, 2019 5:02 pm

Everything at One Eight Distilling is good. The vodka is somehow bearable. The rye is melt-your-face fantastic

beyond meat

Everyone’s climbing aboard the Beyond Meat gravy train

November 21, 2019 3:07 pm

Welcome to the new meal deal

pax mahle california

California drinking: forgive them their granola

November 20, 2019 6:02 pm

Homer spoke of the ‘wine-dark sea’. He could not, but should, have had a Syrah like this in mind

woke capitalism

What drives woke capitalism?

November 20, 2019 5:31 am

Conservatives should stop believing that business is their ally

chick-fil-a

Chick-fil-A ruffles a few feathers

November 19, 2019 4:49 pm

Conservatives are mad at the chicken restaurant for performing a values U-turn

craft

Craft brewing’s Midwest comeback

November 8, 2019 11:02 am

Emerging breweries seem uninterested in the rapid growth that brought about the downfall of earlier brands

veganism

How veganism became mainstream

November 7, 2019 11:34 am

Once 10 percent of people become vegan, the dynamics of eating change

hendrick's nostalgia

Nostalgia sells — but you have to get it right

November 5, 2019 1:41 pm

For Hendrick’s, we took our cue from the vintage stills used to create the gin

pasta

Pasta, like all good things, should come to an end

October 25, 2019 4:31 pm

Making pasta — really making it — is a kitchen miracle

Don’t be such a chicken about Chick-fil-A

October 24, 2019 9:39 am

A local paper slightly histrionically claimed that the restaurant’s opening had ‘bitterly divided’ the people of Berkshire

mikhaila peterson carnivore

The trouble with the Petersons’ ‘carnivore diet’

October 23, 2019 12:06 pm

Mikhaila Peterson can make you a superhuman! And all for the low, low price of — wait for it — $599 a year

chick-fil-a christian

How the UK canceled Chick-fil-A

October 21, 2019 1:41 pm

The British people will no longer have the chance to taste its chicken and realize how good it is

junk food

Junk food is my American dream

October 21, 2019 12:12 pm

If you are a fat kid, it is an indelible state that can never be escaped much as one might try

smoking

Who else misses smoking in a bar?

October 18, 2019 1:27 pm

Instead of teachers or parents, smokers now hide from busybodies

kin

Hipsters are getting high on an alcohol-free cocktail

October 11, 2019 1:20 pm

Kin has become popular as swatches of America veer towards sinless living and self-care

liquor american alcohol

Why do Americans and Brits write about alcohol so differently?

October 9, 2019 12:31 pm

American drink writing tends to be self-flagellating: the recovering alcoholic’s remembrance of sins past