Pumpkin not only adds color to our meals but it also adds nutrition. Keep this in mind when planning your desserts for Thanksgiving. In addition to the large amount of vitamin A in this orange vegetable, it is also low in fat and sodium.

More than any other wine, Champagne is associated with festive celebrations. It is difficult to imagine, in these days of global warming, that true Champagne’s existence is due to happenstance, thanks to a mini ice age in the 1600s.

I have always been seduced by beautiful barware. When most children made beelines for toy departments, I loved strolling the glassware departments of Birmingham department stores — especially Loveman’s, which had a glass engraver that affixed one’s monogram to a myriad of old fashioned, mart…

Fall is the time of the year when we start searching for ways to use pumpkin. There’s always pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread. Both of these would be great to serve during the holidays. While researching pumpkin, I couldn't help but think that surely there must be some new ideas that will boost…

Last week, Americans celebrated our national holiday marking the anniversary of our declaration of independence. Next week, on July 14, the French will celebrate their national holiday, Bastille Day, in much the same manner we have just celebrated ours, with speeches, parades and fireworks.

In the not too distant past, vile bottles of Chianti wrapped in straw baskets were Americans’ only exposure to Italian wine. Chianti empties were highly prized by would-be Italian restaurants as decorative candleholders or adornment hung amidst the plastic grapes and vines draping the ceilings.