New American, Seafood

FrontRunners November 2014: LEISURE

The writer Thomas Wolfe asserted in the title of his posthumous novel that you can’t go home again. Bret Lopez, however, might disagree. The grandson of prominent Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer chief of production J. J. Cohn spent time at the country home of his grandfather, who in 1942 acquired just under 200 acres in Rutherford, Calif. Cohn […]

Food for Thought June 2014: American Appetites

From the briny perfection of May River oysters to the cutting-edge cuisine of California’s top chefs, food festivals from coast to coast are celebrating American regional cooking. The best of them feature marquee culinary talent, exciting local ingredients, and deep culinary traditions—yet maintain an intimate scale that lets visitors truly get to know the food […]

Leisure: Locals Only

“Have you seen the List?” That is the question on the lips of five dozen farmers gathered for the third growers’ symposium organized by James Babian. A chef on the Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island for more than 15 years, Babian is a big reason many of these farmers can stay in business. For […]