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Gourmet Food and Cooking

Lists and Tips for the Gourmand

Love to cook and try out new gadgets and gourmet foods? We do, too. Here you will find our latest must-haves and must-knows, from cookbooks and kitchenware to healthy foods to reviews of coffee, tea, cooking utensils and more.


Chef Kostow celebrates Napa Valley with his first cookbook, A New Napa Cuisine

KOSTOW'S COOKBOOK
A New Napa Cuisine Cookbook
If you’re enchanted by The Napa Valley, or a fan of Christopher Kostow’s work at The Restaurant at Meadowood, then you’re in luck. His first cookbook, A New Napa Cuisine, beautifully explores both Kostow’s journey as a chef, and the ever-developing valley.

Learn more about Kostow's debut cookbook

Make informed seafood choices with GAYOT's helpful guide

EAT OCEAN-FRIENDLY
Sustainable Seafood
There's a lot of fish in the sea, but not all should end up on your plate! Learn which kinds of seafood were caught using sustainable practices.

Find out how to buy environmentally friendly fish

Figs are good for your health and your waistline, too (image by Flickr user Lynn Pennington)

FALLING FOR FIGS
The Health Benefits of Figs
Get the skinny on these fall fruits that provide an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants.

Discover even more beneficial qualities

Top 5 Tips for a Perfect Steak

WELL DONE
Top 5 Tips for a Perfect Steak
Want to learn how to cook a perfect steak? Strip House executive chef John Schenk shares five hot tips, from what kind of oil to use to what kind of cut to buy for grilling.

Cook steak like a pro!

Find out why the avocado is known as a nutrient booster

THE NUTRIENT BOOSTER
The Health Benefits of Avocados
We love avocados for their their rich, creamy texture and myriad health benefits. Find out why this potent superfruit is also known as a nutrient booster.

The advantages of avocados

Learn what Certified Humane and other meat terms really stand for

MEAT MATTERS
Bone Up on Meat Labeling
There's a lot more to beef than just the cow. We've compiled a handy reference guide for various meat industry terms, to help you know exactly what you're buying the next time you head to the butcher.

A guide to meat terminology


There's a lot of fish in the sea, but not all should end up on your plate! Learn which kinds of seafood were caught using sustainable practices.

A staple in Indian cuisine, this flavorful spice aids in digestion and detoxifies the body. Discover all of the health benefits of cardamom.