Next: The chef Grant Achatz's new restaurant in Chicago will completely change concepts every three months.

Actresses Stuffing their Faces: A media obsessed with skinny celebrities and big appetites.

Razor Clams: Winter is the peak season for razor clams, which are popping up all over New York menus.

Côtes du Rhônes: Warm weather takes a toll on these well-loved wines.

One Star: "At Bar Basque, Mr. Chodorow has taken a thrilling cuisine and able practitioners of it, and put them in what amounts to a nightclub."

Porsena: This East VIllage pasta restaurant is home to penne with roasted cauliflower and oily bread crumbs, and whipped salt cod.

Cookie Ownership: A legal battle in Belgium erupts over speculoos, a traditional cookie turned into a paste.

Food Stuff: Wild blueberry juice from Maine is at home in a cocktail; the Brazilian candies brigadeiro are a cross between a chocolate truffle and fudge; Whitney's Castleton Crackers are addictive as potato chips.


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