Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was the potato's ultimate hype man, who legend credits as the originator of the French fry.
We've come a long way from cauldrons full of duck heads to 'animal-style' In-N-Out burgers.
There are some scientific reasons to stir a stew a particular way, and then there are reasons rooted in sexism and superstition.
Dining out in Paris, you learn that the customer is NOT always right.
A feast might include 25 hors d’oeuvres, 15 roasts, and 28 different types of fish, all washed down with 8 bottles of wine. Per person.
William Oliveri thought he'd only work at 228 Bar for a few months, but since 1978, he's stuck around to serve Dali, Sophia Loren, and royalty.
The story of the classic dish starts with King Louis XV's First World problems. A putrid cemetery with 'flesh-eating' soil also makes an appearance.
“There are clients who cry, there are clients who confide in us, who tell us their stories, like a kind of therapy.”
The Parisien, or "jambon-beurre," is just ham and butter on baguette—but its perfect simplicity was under threat for decades.
In his book Food Fights and Culture Wars, Tom Nealon posits questions like: "Did the advent of the dinner party spark the French Revolution?" and "Did lemonade cure the plague?"