Three French winemakers testified at the Manhattan trial of Rudy Kurniawan, a 37-year-old wine collector and dealer who is charged with flooding the grand cru market with counterfeit bottles of Bordeaux and Burgundy between 2002 and 2012.
In the battle of French vs. US coffee, the mug of joe may finally be gaining on the famous 'petit café.' Where McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts once prevailed most US cities now have coffee shops equipped with espresso machines and skilled baristas -- and that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Sitting at a table under a dazzling crystal chandelier, in the heart of the New York Palace Hotel, acclaimed chef Michel Richard, 65, reigns over his new restaurant, Villard Michel Richard, as if he was born there...
As he prepares for the launch of his fifth cook book highlighting recipes from his beloved New York Restaurant, Daniel, Chef Daniel Boulud muses on balancing his heavy celebrity chef media obligations with hands-on hours in the kitchen.