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February 2003

If you're planning to dine out on February 14, make sure to check out our top picks soon. Tables are going quickly, so don't delay. Our special holiday list includes picks for all major U.S. cities, as well as for London and Paris.

Pheromones are flying and it all got started by a priest. Read the story as you discover a romantic retreat at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans or enjoy the "Romance Packages" offered by numerous resorts in Hawaii. Browse through all of our romantic getaway ideas on our Travel Specials page.

Choose your poison wisely... Or, allow us to recommend fine wines for your Valentine. We have selected an elegant Champagne, a jewel Red, a juicy White and a classic Dessert Wine.


Visit our Winemaker Dinners page to find out about dinners, tastings and other events in more than two dozen top U.S. markets, including the recent addition of Wine Country in California.

Also, visit our Events Calendar for more major culinary events around the country and around the globe.

Opulence, majesty and old-world splendor are the words that come to mind at the award-winning Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong with its panoramic views of the magnificent Victoria Harbour, elegant lobby, and lavishly decorated rooms. It is as if a fairy had accidentally spilled too much gold dust. Read more...

"It's like HBO's smash "Sex and the City" for the cooking set," writes food columnist Lisa Messinger about the fun and witty book Cooking Club: Six Friends Show You How to Bake, Broil, and Bond.

Browse through dozens more in our Cookbook Corner

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