Ginger and ancho chili put zing into a sweet barbecue sauce for grilled shrimp this Memorial Day, says chef Tom Bivins. He serves the shrimp over grilled vegetables with summer greens and fruit.
Robert Kabakoff, the award-winning chef at suburban Chicago's White Chocolate Grill, has this advice for cooks: Use great ingredients to get great foods. He talks about the artistry of baking, how travel inspires him and his favorite spices.
Ideally, Memorial Day feasts will take place outdoors. If you're not so lucky, Mark Bittman offers a recipe for ribs that are seared, braised and broiled in the oven.
Classic recipes for South American pisco sours and caipirinhas are relatively easy to recreate. Pisco is a grape brandy from Chile and Peru. Cachaca is a Brazilian rum made from sugar cane juice.
Fruit smoothies are good for consumer health, but some dentists worry harm to teeth could offset those benefits. Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of the popular drink.
Drought and global warming pose threats to France's fragile black truffle, according to reports. A kilo of black truffles can cost $1,548.