In Defense of 'Craft'

I started bartending by putting expensive garbage in front of people who didn't care. The craft renaissance was a revelation.
Al Sotack

Inside the Secret Blacksmith Shop That Crafts Knives for Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Blenheim Forge started life as a couple of guys messing around with steel, but quickly became more than a hobby.
Daisy Meager

This Chef Makes Beautiful Knives Out of 7,000-Year-Old Oak

On a farm in West Cork in Ireland, surrounded by a frenzy of pigs, cows, and chickens, is where Fingal Ferguson makes world-class handcrafted chef’s knives.
Lars Eriksen

Why Women Are Leading Korea's Craft Beer Movement

In a country where terrible beer is often trumped by high-proof spirits, there's been little room for a craft beer boom—until now. And it's being led by women.
Maxine Builder
food politics

Tom Colicchio Spoke to Us About Taking the Food Advocacy Fight to Washington

The <i>Top Chef</i> judge and chef/restaurateur is also the cofounder of Food Policy Action, an organization that seeks to hold legislators accountable on votes that have an effect on food and farming.
Alex Swerdloff

Craft Beer in Japan

Host Yuka Uchida explores Tokyo's booming craft beer scene, from passion fruit-infused lagers to hand-pumped black ales to microbrews served in a refurbished shipping container. Yuka and her pal Ogi sample enough beer to earn the title of beer otaku...
Yuka Uchida

Parisians Are Turning On to Australia-Style Breakfasts

Thanks to barista Nico Alary and chef Sarah Mouchot’s vision, Paris café Holybelly can be credited with singlehandedly schooling the city on the simple pleasures of Anglo-Saxon breakfast staples.
Jill Diane Pope
New York

My First Great Cocktail Made No Sense Whatsoever

At 24 years old, my dream came true when I got a job at one of the best cocktail bars in New York, Death + Co. But I had no idea what I was doing when I made my first great cocktail there.
Alex Day