story and photography by Pete Martin Let’s face it: many people are easily overwhelmed when choosing a wine. Most wine stores have a daunting selection that can challenge even a seasoned wine drinker. Nathan Luginbill, a certified sommelier, and his business...
by Jonathan Ammons photography by Eli Warren Do you ever pass a jar on the shelf in the grocery store, and wonder just what it is that makes pine nuts worth their weight in gold? These little explosions of flavor can...
by Stephanie Burnette recipes by Chef Shawn Kelly photography by Forest Clonts Midday dining seems surmountable with time and quality recipes at hand. We asked Fork and Plough’s Chef Shawn Kelly to jump in on our latest preoccupation: brunch planned around beer....
/ by Jonathan Ammons  / photo by Christopher Joy It is a fruit as quirky as its name, and one that has been criminally underutilized for centuries, the kumquat. Hailing from southeast Asia, the Chinese name for the tart ball...
/ by Stephanie Burnette / recipes by Chef Philip Bollhoefer / Photography and styling by  Chelsea Lane Photography There is no reason not to cook duck at home. It’s poultry, something most of us excel at cooking in our kitchens. If...
/ by Lynn Greenlaw   / photography by Chelsey Ashford Book discussion groups such as the one I belong to have been popular for quite a long time.  Ours is called the Random Readers and it has been in existence for...
/ Story and photography by Pete Martin James Bond still loves a martini. And, “Mad Men” reminded us just how distinguished the drink is, although the three-martini lunches of the era are mostly a distant memory. The traditional martini, which...
/ story and photography by Forrest Clonts I can’t pinpoint the moment when biscuits magically appeared in my life; they’ve just always been a part of my lexicon. My most distinct memory is Great Aunt Lottie mixing fresh batches of biscuits...
/ photography by Forrest Clonts Let’s start with this: you’re gonna need more fruit. Lemonade does not come together with the three or four errant yellow orbs rolling about your produce drawer. For a good sized pitcher, which will comfortably hold...
/ by Pete Martin We Americans are an impatient bunch. So, when researching this article, it was no surprise that 80% to 90% of wines are consumed within 48 hours of purchase. That’s fine, because most wines are sold ready...