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Understanding nutrition labelsupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 07:27:00

Do you know what to look for in a nutrition label? Susan Hendricks reports in today's Health Minute.

5 habits of highly successful dietersupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 07:27:00

Eat less, exercise more. That's the recipe for losing weight, and we all know it by heart. So if we want to get slimmer, and we know the formula, then why can't we do it?

USDA issues new rules for school mealsupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 13:51:00

School meals will have to offer fruits and vegetables to students every day under standards issued by the United States Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.

Brut or sweet? Spain gets electronic 'tongue' to taste cavaupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:07:00

Scientists in Spain say they have developed an electronic "tongue" that can identify different types of the Spanish sparkling wine cava -- a task more usually left to the skilled palate of the sommelier. Heidi Montag Meets Jake Pavelka and Danielle Staub on Famous Foodupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 16:30:00

Watch a clip of the new reality show about celebrities opening a restaurant

Dive deep for these five getawaysupdated: Tue May 31 2011 21:34:00

Instead of getting away from it all, go underneath it, and escape to some of the world's unique underwater restaurants and hotels.

Attack of the snack is spreadingupdated: Thu May 27 2010 17:37:00

Next time a snack attack strikes, restaurants have a battle plan.

Tots at upper-echelon restaurants?updated: Thu May 13 2010 12:22:00

First, it was babies in bars. Now, children in fine-dining restaurants are feeding a raging debate.

Restaurants' table turnover tricks boost businessupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 10:46:00

Next time you find yourself at a boisterous bistro shouting at your dinner companions over the plat du jour, it might be the result of a restaurant up-sell.

World's 50 best restaurants list releasedupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 15:17:00

Danish cuisine reigns supreme, according to some of the planet's most prominent eaters.

Does stunt fare muddy restaurant brand?updated: Tue Apr 27 2010 08:32:00

When it comes to fast food, the big chains can't help going over the top. The Menu at Heidi Klum's VIP Fashion Dinner!updated: Fri Dec 18 2009 19:08:00

The supermodel and pals Demi Moore and Rachel Zoe celebrate designer Roland Mouret's new line with champagne and crème brûlée

My dating deal breakersupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 16:39:00

Liz Lemon, the self-professed relationship neurotic character on "30 Rock" recently became famous for her book on deal breakers.

Restaurant critics struggle to stay anonymousupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 09:21:00

They arrive cloaked in secrecy, often using fictitious names and sometimes donning disguises.

Restaurant critics' secretsupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 09:21:00

Critics can make or break a restaurant. CNN's Susan Candiotti is unmasking their secrets.

FSB: Foodie feasts straight from the farmupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 10:43:00

I'm standing with 140 other ravenous diners outside a pigpen on Devil's Gulch Ranch, about 30 miles north of San Francisco, looking at an exhausted 350-pound sow named Penelope. She's resting, having given birth to seven five-pound piglets a few hours earlier.

'My Girl' star Anna Chlumsky all grown up in acting comebackupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 11:24:00

She broke your heart and won rave reviews as the earnest kid in the coming-of-age drama "My Girl." And then, a few years later, Anna Chlumsky had her own heart broken -- by Hollywood. Whatever Happened to My Girl's Anna Chlumsky?updated: Mon Jul 27 2009 18:59:00

How a chance encounter at a nail salon helped bring the child star back to the big screen

Five ways passengers are getting even with cruise linesupdated: Fri May 01 2009 10:55:00

Cruising isn't what it used to be. Just ask Steve Roberts, who recently sailed from Costa Maya, Mexico, to Nassau, Bahamas on the Carnival Glory.

Chef keeps it simpleupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 09:59:00

Former White House chef David MacFarlane talks about his new restaurant. CNN's Chris Welch reports.

Ex-White House chef cooks up economy-friendly fareupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 09:59:00

David and Christina Macfarlane always dreamed of opening a restaurant. And with David's background as a White House chef, they certainly have the in-house culinary ability.

Upscale restaurants rolling out dining dealsupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 13:22:00

Americans hungry for feel-good fine dining are reaping the benefits of the struggling economy.

Fortune: Another round?updated: Wed Mar 11 2009 15:12:00

Professional golfers and hackers alike try all sorts of unusual things to avoid the dreaded three-putt: cross-handed grips, staggered stances, elongated putters. Jayson Woodbridge has his own trick. He swings with one hand.

Dream trip: Conquer a Forbidden Cityupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 08:11:00

Welcome to a secret world. For nearly 500 years, the Forbidden City's fortified walls and 170-foot-wide moat protected the Chinese imperial family from fires, invaders, and nosy Europeans.

10 things to say to keep the peaceupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 14:31:00

So many big arguments begin with small comments. How many times have you started a conversation on friendly terms, then wound up in some kind of dispute that you didn't anticipate?

Sample a Swedish seafood smorgasbordupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 10:36:00

Local produce, fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients form the foundation of Malmo's exciting culinary scene.

French restaurants hit by economic gloomupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 10:12:00

The global economic downturn is taking its toll on gastronomic traditions in France where 3,000 eateries are reported to have gone bust in the first quarter of this year alone.

Plush Tennessee farm a treat for familiesupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 11:31:00

I'd all but given up on resort vacations for my family. I just couldn't take the food. As the editor of Food & Wine magazine, I've grown accustomed to culinary adventures pretty much every day. But resort meals, with their overcooked pasta and tasteless chicken, managed to fall short of even my lowest expectations.

The dish on Charlotteupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 11:18:00

Nibble your way through Charlotte, North Carolina, and you'll taste the New South. Shining on the Piedmont with a modern skyline and brimming with emerging restaurants, this is a city that savors the fresh and the new.

FSB: Wine marketing goes high-techupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 09:55:00

There is perhaps no better example of the democratization of wine marketing than Gary Vaynerchuk. His almost-daily, 25-minute video rants about the subject, Wine Library TV, boast 60,000 viewers, who post an astonishing 300 to 500 comments per episode.

Nine cool jobs that pay wellupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 08:53:00

Of course there is more to life than being cool -- at least that's what our parents said when nobody would invite us to parties in high school.

Fortune: Unions protest Aramark on Wall Streetupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 16:08:00

With complaints about wages, health care and food quality, an organized labor campaign against food-service giant Aramark came to New York this week to target Goldman Sachs, Warburg Pincus and CCMP Capital - three of the firms that took the company private in 2006 in an $8.1 billion deal.

CNNMoney: McDonalds weathers public criticismupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 03:12:00

It wasn't so long ago that the McDonald's fast-food empire looked as stale as a burger left under a heat lamp too long.

Virginia's secret retreatupdated: Sun Sep 02 2007 23:24:00

There's a stillness that permeates the streets -- and the water -- in Irvington, Virginia. The glasslike surface of Carter's Creek is so calm you can't help but touch it to see if you'll cause a ripple. The scent of warm, dry grass fills the air. Colors appear softer. It feels almost magical. Putting a Cap on Wine Corksupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 12:00:00

Screwcapped wines are quickly gaining popularity, and it's got cork producers coming up with new ways to stay on top Justin Timberlake Recommends 'Pulled Pork' at New Restaurantupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 11:33:00

Justin Timberlake brought some Southern heat to New York City Wednesday night by celebrating the grand opening of his new restaurant, Southern Hospitality. The Champ Is Hereupdated: Tue May 08 2007 08:58:00

Welcome to the NBA Finals. The league has thoughtfully fast-tracked its premier event to end the drama a month earlier than usual. Lord knows it's not to beat the heat (or, for that matter, the Heat, which is already beat), because this potential championship series is being contested in the high-mercury venues of Phoenix and San Antonio. But given the level of play in Sunday's opener between the Suns and the Spurs, it sure seems as if the eventual champion will come out of their Western Conference semifinal.

Get a three-star meal at a two-digit priceupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 11:44:00

Do you have a long list of restaurants you'd like to try but consistently pass over for fear of eating up your car payment or your child's college tuition?

FSB: Fine dining for fishupdated: Tue Mar 20 2007 11:10:00

The best new flies and lures, made and field-tested by entrepreneurs.

Eat like a local: Melbourneupdated: Wed Feb 07 2007 11:01:00

The vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia, is rich in cultural life and good food. Budget Travel highlights a handful of memorable eateries.

Fortune: Road Warriorupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 00:01:00

Eleventh-generation glassmaker Maximilian Riedel may have an antique pedigree, but he is a thoroughly modern man. Two years ago he created a sensation with his stemless “O” series glasses—a 21st-c...

Jefferson's Virginia: America's hottest new wine countryupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 13:25:00

"Think of the world's great travel destinations," says Luca Paschina, wine maker at Barboursville Vineyards near Charlottesville. "Each has history, landscape, food and wine. That's the beauty of Virginia. It has all these things."

Fortune: Wine shouldn't be workupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 14:09:00

Why is it that wine has a singular ability to reduce otherwise worldly men and women to insecure, stuttering naifs--or worse, swaggering poseurs? It's mystifying, frankly. But as chef Mario Batali ...

All quiet on the Navarro Coast updated: Thu May 04 2006 10:42:00

Springtime on Northern California's Navarro Coast is not for the restless -- it's for those content to nurture the senses and renew the spirit. Along this remote edge of Northern California, the ocean fills the horizon and mossy cliffs crumble into the sea.

Business 2.0: 15 Tips for a Better Business Tripupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

There's just no getting around it. Between deals that must be done, conferences that can't be missed, and blue-chip clients who demand personal attention, traveling seems to be the one constant in ...

CNNMoney: Eating out: What you'll pay in 15 citiesupdated: Thu Dec 22 2005 08:37:00

NEW YORK ( - 'Tis the season to overeat and to overspend on all those meals out with friends and family.

Money Magazine: 05 Couples Travelupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 16:40:00

and pamper yourself with an unforgettable weekend in New York City. Or you can spend a full week kicking back at one of the plush resorts that dot the American West. Either option will set you back the same $5,000. The first one delivers more anything-can-happen excitement and variety. The second promises more of the one thing children don't add to your life: free time. --DONNA ROSATO AND KATE ASHFORD ...

Inn love: 12 lodging favoritesupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 10:42:00

The travels of Coastal Living staffers lead to accommodations that run the gamut in style and service. Read on for a dozen of their latest finds.

Business 2.0: How to Order Wine Like a Proupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

You're at a nice restaurant in a strange city with a group of important clients. The waiter circles around and decides to hand you, of all people, the wine list. While you can fake it at the the tw...

Money Magazine: 05 Couples Travelupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

If you have children at home, you know that hitting the road without them is the only way to have a true vacation. So go ahead, take the in-laws up on their offer to watch the kids for a few days a...

CNNMoney: Study: Fast service can be a turn offupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 07:24:00

Extra-quick service is great when you're starving and can't wait another minute to bite into the filet mignon. Other than that, a new study says restaurants risk losing customers if they rush them through their casual dining experience.

FSB: Secrets of Sin Cityupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

On its surface Las Vegas seems to offer a lot of variety. Within a few blocks you can be in New York City, Paris, Cairo, or Venice. Yet most of the big hotels are owned by a decreasing number of co...

Money Magazine: Is There A Sommelier In The House?updated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

Unless you know a lot about grapes, trips to the local wine shop can be unsatisfying: lots of bottles you don't recognize, a few you do, and confusing price ranges. Having a sommelier at your side-...

Timeless turns: Falls Creek, Australia updated: Wed Feb 16 2005 09:52:00

Show what a thoughtful and creative parent you are: Head Down Under to keep everyone content.

FSB: Kitchen Goddessesupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

Over the past few decades, as women have made strides toward equality in almost every professional field, progress has been surprisingly slow among restaurant owners and chefs. This year just one-f...

Money Magazine: Reading Between the Winesupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

You walk into an upscale restaurant, and the waiter drops a tome as thick as a college biology textbook onto your table. Like that long-forgotten text, it's filled with foreign words and strange co...

Fortune: Moonshine, Part 2 A blind sampling of 20 wines shows that biodynamics works. But how? (This, by the way, is why updated: Mon Aug 23 2004 00:01:00

In our last issue we reported on biodynamics, a radical viticultural method whose proponents claim it produces superior wines by combining elements of astrology and homeopathy with organic grape gr...

Business 2.0: Fruity, With Lush Margins Vintners scoffed when Nickel & Nickel debuted $125 wines in a recession. But Napa Valley is toastiupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

California's wine country, it turns out, was hit just as hard by the economic downturn as the rest of the world. Prices for some of the most coveted brands plummeted by a third, and profits of high...

CNNMoney: Lessons of a $63,000 bar tabupdated: Tue May 25 2004 16:17:00

A few years ago in London, six City bankers, celebrating their good fortune to be City bankers, dined at the restaurant Petrus, a lavish place with a wine list to make a French king drool.

Fortune: Table For Mr. Bigfootupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 00:01:00

If you were to put together an A to Z of power in America, you could argue about whether it starts with Ashcroft or Aaahnold, but there is every reason to think that it should end with Tim and Nina...

Money Magazine: Best Buys: Strategies for saving on funupdated: Wed Sep 03 2003 11:20:00

Seasonal pricing is often the key to getting the best deals in the fun category.

Money Magazine: The Better Half Where are the best buys in wine these days? More often than not, the Southern Hemisphereupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

In more than 20 years as a professional eater, I have sampled (read: drunk) enough wine to irrigate an artichoke field in California. Back in the early 1980s, restaurant wine lists were largely con...

Business 2.0: Target Thinks Outside the Box Wine With interactive displays and its own sommelier, the discount retailer tries to make wine sn0updated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

When Wal-Mart launched its own wine label--Alcott Ridge Vineyards, produced by E&J Gallo--in 2000, wine buffs answered with a chorus of snickers about the new "white trashfandel" and "nasti spumant...

Business 2.0: How To Succeed In 2003 THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FROM THE BEST IN THEIR FIELDSupdated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

What do you do when you come to a fork in the road? Simple: You ask for directions. And you try to ask someone who not only has been down that way before but has succeeded beyond all expectation. T...

Fortune: A Zagat Survey For Everythingupdated: Mon Mar 04 2002 00:01:00

News item: Nina and Tim Zagat, the husband-and-wife publishers of the eponymous restaurant and hotel guides, announced in early February that they would produce other rating books. First up is The ...

FSB: Paris' Global Buffet In the city that gastronomes call heaven, some four-star alternatives to French food.updated: Thu Nov 01 2001 00:01:00

Wine or no wine, there is a limit to how much magret de canard and boeuf bourguignon any one person can eat. Certainly, there are citizens of La Republique who would rather face the guillotine than...

Fortune: The Playlistupdated: Mon Oct 29 2001 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: Dining Dealsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2001 00:01:00

With recent market gyrations, you might be feeling a little frugal when it comes to dining out. But that doesn't mean you have to resort to Big Macs. America's Best Meal Deals ($10.95), a new guide...

FSB: Feed Your Fantasy Want the recipe for a gastronomic good time? Take a culinary vacation and indulge your inner chef.updated: Sun Apr 01 2001 00:01:00

Used to be, people fantasized about quitting their day jobs to become the next Barbra Streisand or Reggie Jackson. Belting show tunes or home runs may still tempt some, but these days the trendiest...

Fortune: The Airport Gourmets... Keeping Tabs On Euromania... The Great Givebackupdated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

Go Global, Eat Local: When George Chen began looking for new space to open his third Bay Area restaurant, he wanted a location that could really help his business take off. But when developers at S...

FSB: Live Wireupdated: Fri Dec 01 2000 00:01:00

The Airport Gourmets

Fortune: Flashes in the Pan In San Francisco a new restaurant opens each week. Mark Gimein tells which ones will last.updated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

Tom Stoppard recently explained to the New York Times that when his plays start their U.S. runs in San Francisco, his real competition isn't other theaters, it's restaurants. Now, thanks to the exp...

FSB: Chef For Hire Host's new recipe: a pro who makes house callsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

I knew I was on to something when homemade pasta with caramelized onions and a walnut sauce emerged from my kitchen. My guests were rhapsodizing about the foie gras bread pudding barely minutes aft...

Fortune: Holding the Future In Your Palm: We're Getting Closerupdated: Mon Jan 24 2000 00:01:00

I'm not a geek, although I sometimes go around disguised as one. I typically carry three radios: a pager, a cell phone, and a wireless personal digital assistant. I also subscribe to a voice-contro...

FSB: Still Hungry After All These Years From the station wagon to the Web with Tim and Nina Zagatupdated: Wed Dec 01 1999 00:01:00

You see it everywhere these days: the pocket-width, burgundy restaurant survey that is commonly mispronounced "ZAG-itz" (correctly called "Zuh-GAT"). The restaurant review books began as a hobby fo...

Money Magazine: Send It Back When you eat out, don't be afraid to demand your rights.updated: Fri Oct 01 1999 00:01:00

In early August, I was out to dinner with my husband and two other couples at a trendy place on Long Island. We'd had a good time, and an even better meal, and we were busily scraping up the last c...

Fortune: Some Like It Hotupdated: Mon Mar 02 1998 00:01:00

One sure-fire cure for the winter blahs is to send your taste buds scorching into the stratosphere. While the spots below draw spicy inspiration from different corners of the globe, each one makes ...

Fortune: Slopeside Fine Diningupdated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

Few things pique the appetite like skiing. But after a day full of double black diamonds, it's nice to dig in to something more civilized than a burger. These western outposts offer high-end dining...


Where do you reserve a table the next time you want an exceptional meal prepared by one of the most talented chefs in your area? For many discerning diners, today's choice ticket is often the local...

Fortune: HIGH-END SEAFOODupdated: Mon Sep 08 1997 00:01:00

As summer ends and the local clam shack shutters for the season, there's no more excuse for stuffing yourself with batter-fried fish. At the spots below--rated among the very finest by Zagat Survey...

Fortune: DINING UNDER THE OPEN SKYupdated: Mon May 26 1997 00:01:00

Nothing heralds spring like sidewalk cafes filled with smartly clad urban folk sipping pink drinks from behind designer shades--or better still, a sign in a restaurant window proclaiming THE TERRAC...

Fortune: SOFT-SHELL CRABSupdated: Mon May 12 1997 00:01:00

For lazy crustacean lovers, now's the time to head to the local fishmonger. This month soft-shell crabs hit the shores for their annual four- to five-month run in restaurants like Zagat's picks bel...

Fortune: REVOLVING RESTAURANTSupdated: Mon Apr 14 1997 00:01:00

In the Zagat Survey, some restaurants are known for their "Rainbow Factor," named for New York City's Rainbow Room--spots where the rating for decor far outclasses that of the food. Few places have...


Imagine a betoqued, heavily accented chef presenting an haute five-course feast--and eschewing his excellent wine cellar for beer. Try very hard, because it's becoming a common image in serious res...

Fortune: NOT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSupdated: Mon Dec 09 1996 00:01:00

All of us have scenes of Christmastime dining etched in our minds. For me, it's sitting under the towering tree at the Walnut Room at Marshall Field's in Chicago eating a grilled-cheese sandwich wi...


So you've landed the vice presidency, you're spending tons of your company's money at the bistro of the moment, and the maitre d' still sniffs and seats you near the busboy. Now what? For those of ...


Washington will be buzzing in the months ahead with talk about balancing the budget, cutting back government outlays, and pruning federal programs, but here's a prediction: Until Congress dramatica...


As a general rule, entrepreneurs don't have much in common. Some drive pickup trucks, others Maseratis. Some treat their employees like kin, others like kindling. But all are alike in an important ...

Money Magazine: AMERICA'S FINEST RESTAURANT TOWNSupdated: Thu Jul 01 1993 00:01:00

For those travelers who want to follow their palates around the U.S. this summer, the most delectable roads lead to New York City. Says who? None less than the country's leading restaurant critics ...

Fortune: GIMME SERVICEupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

Delivering sloppy service is always shortsighted. According to Forum Corp., a Boston-based consulting firm, the typical consumer tells nine people about a bad experience before he or she ever tells...

Money Magazine: AMERICA'S FINEST RESTAURANT TOWNS MONEY ranks the 15 greatest eating-out cities and guides you to their top tables. The best of updated: Sun Jul 01 1990 00:01:00

Not long ago the U.S. food map was a variation on the celebrated New Yorker magazine cover: a huge, deliciously detailed Manhattan filled the foreground, set off by a hinterland of boring plains. T...

Money Magazine: How To get your Money's worth at an Expensive Restaurant JUST FOLLOW THIS FAMOUS FOOD CRITIC'S 20 RULES WHEN YOU EAT OUT.updated: Sun Apr 01 1990 00:01:00

A FRIEND OF MINE WAS AT A RESTAUrant in Little Italy once when the owner, beaming with pride, stopped by his table and whispered, ''This is a very exciting night for us because the New York Times f...

Money Magazine: Rating the Buzzless Beers Our experts find no-alcohol brews surprisingly acceptable. Two imported entries win by a head.updated: Mon Aug 01 1988 00:01:00

The heat is equatorial, your gullet is a mini-Sahara and you'd give your right Reebok for an ice-cold beer. But you have a meeting right after lunch, and you'd rather not show up sudsy-brained. So ...

Money Magazine: The Six Rudest Restaurants in America MONEY nominates the most insufferable, where gratuitous putdowns and uppity tabs are the hupdated: Thu Oct 01 1987 00:01:00

Jules Kabat was delighted. The maitre d' at the Ivy, one of the haughtiest of haute cuisine hangouts in Los Angeles, had seen fit to seat Kabat, a local lawyer, and his three companions next to the...

Fortune: SQUARE MEALS FOR A SUNDAY NIGHT Grabbing a head start on the week's business? These restaurants can get you going in a good moodupdated: Mon Apr 27 1987 00:01:00

For the traveling business person, Sunday night is the loneliest night of the week. What is more dispiriting than arriving in a strange place only to find the downtown streets empty and the best re...

Fortune: A GUIDE TO RESTAURANT GUIDES More are on the shelves than ever. Some are useful, some are fun to read, but only a few are both.updated: Mon Oct 13 1986 00:01:00

A glance into any well-stocked bookstore these days suggests that restaurant guidebooks are no less a growth industry than the restaurant business. At least 150 guides are in print, ranging from id...

Fortune: AIRPORT FOOD TAKES OFF Thanks to new and upgraded restaurants, hangar hunger need not be a terminal affliction.updated: Mon Aug 18 1986 00:01:00

Airport dining, like English cuisine, is no longer necessarily a contradiction in terms. As airports play host to ever larger hordes of travelers, many marooned by flight delays and most more criti...

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