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May 2003

Reminder: Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11. It's time to make brunch reservations, and we've made the process a bit easier by putting together lists of our picks for where to brunch in 20 major U.S. cities. Browse our recommendations, and call to secure a table now!

Not sure where to find a specific cookbook review or our tasting notes on wines of a certain varietal? Check out our new advanced search page, which enables you to search for anything within our family of sites (,,,,

Also, you can now search for restaurant by rating in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Treat your Mom to a top-notch pampering session or perhaps an entire spa vacation this Mother's Day! The following lists the most exclusive, luxurious spas around the country as well as Mexico, Central America and Canada.

Read our recommendations on how to spend 72 hours in Nice, and you, too, will be able to enjoy this illustrious, sun and olive oil drenched capital of the French Riviera.

Don't miss our 72-Hour Vacations for Budapest, Amsterdam and dozens of other destinations.

Über-toque Jacques Pépin, whom Julia Child has called "the best chef in America," owes it all to his Mom and Charles de Gaulle, who took him as his personal chef... Pépin's memoir is written with such a degree of charm and tangibility, it is a book we cannot put down!

Show your Mom you care this Mother's Day by gracing the day with one of these careful selections of Champagnes, Rosés, whites, reds and dessert wines...

Highlights of the numerous food and wine events this month include the Nantucket Wine Festival (May 13-18), the Paso Robles Wine Festival (May 16-18), and several Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation fundraisers (dates vary) across the U.S. Check out all May events.


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