If you're both a wine lover and a person of modest means, like so many of us, you may well drink at least a little (and maybe occasionally a lot) of wine each day, and you probably don't pay all that much per glass or bottle. There are just too many other things to spend money on, and while wine is... Read more
Life, it has been said, is too short to drink bad wine. Absolutely true. But serious wine-lovers realize something that might be lost on more casual drinkers: There is no absolute relationship between wine price and wine quality. A $100 bottle may or may not be better than a $20 one, but it almost... Read more
Last year, we began the long process of selecting the first ten honorees for the first-ever Daily Meal Hall of Fame. First, we asked a select number of members of The Daily Meal Council — mostly writers and journalists (as opposed to chefs, who might themselves be considered for the honor) — to... Read more
Coffee is, for most of us, an essential part of life. We grope for the coffee maker before our eyes are even open in the morning. We empty the office coffee pot three or four times a day. We spend so much time at Starbucks that the baristas write our names on three dozen cups first thing Monday... Read more
With the help of The Daily Meal Council, we have selected ten key figures in the history of food to honor this year in our Hall of Fame. This is why Fernand Point, arguably the most important French restaurateur of the 20th century, belongs on the roster.
Fernand Point (1897–1955) was a chef, a... Read more
An overcast afternoon in late March. A quick impromptu lunch with a co-worker at a restaurant a few blocks up the street. A restaurant that will be changing hands in a few days, but that has no aroma of decline about it. True, the spacious, high-ceilinged dining room is only a quarter full, and the... Read more
We have long honored the illustrious among us — our heroes of war and sports, our great artists, our distinguished politicians — by ensconcing them in various pantheons both formal and informal. The term "hall of fame" was first used, in its German form — Ruhmeshalle — for a literal hall, a Doric... Read more
How soon after it opens should a new restaurant be reviewed? That's the question posed by Amanda Cohen, the much admired chef–proprietor of the Manhattan vegetarian/vegan restaurant Dirt Candy, in the latest installment of her Eater.com column, Dispatches from Dirt Candy.
"These days," she writes... Read more