Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Are Wine Ratings Flawed?

Two recent papers in the Journal of Wine Economics say that wine ratings vary too widely to be meaningful, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Smart Approach to Stockmaking

Andreas Viestad from the Washington Post offers a smarter approach to stockmaking. He says browning, baking, and straining is all there is to it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tokyo is City with Most Three-Star Michelin Eateries

The Michelin Guide gave top billing to 11 restaurants in Tokyo, making it the city with the most three-star eateries. French restaurants took three of the 11 three-star slots.

Tokyo has a total of 261 stars, more than any of the cities Michelin covers in 23 nations. New York has four three-star restaurants.

Michelin & Cie., the world’s largest tiremaker, has been publishing its restaurant and hotel guides since 1900, at the start of the automotive era. Distributed for free until 1920, the guide was originally meant for chauffeurs and included tips on using and repairing tires.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The LA Times on Life After Gourmet

Russ Parsons at the LA Times tells us why the fall of Gourmet magazine is indicative of a larger trend toward narrowcasting - focusing in on a small but enthusiastic audience.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Some Favorites from Down Under

Australia's food culture is influenced by German, Italian, Greek, Asian and South African immigrant communities. Ari Weinzweig at Atlantic Monthly tells us about six Australian foods to try, including Anzac biscuits, Joseph La Casetta Aged Vinegar, and curries made by Charmaine Solomon.