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French Chefs in America
Sep 30, 2011

French Chefs in America

The origins of modern American cuisine intertwine deeply with French roots. The passion for fine French food in the United States is stronger than ever. A special report on the history, the people and the development of la cuisine Française on this side of the Atlantic. Plus: Exclusive recipes that bring it home, with wine matching advice.

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Cover Stories

The King of New York

The King of New York

Superchef Daniel Boulud stands at the pinnacle of French chefs in the United States. The place of …
Sep 30, 2011
Top Chefs In Two Worlds

Top Chefs In Two Worlds

A handful of France-based chefs who are superstars at home, and in many cases elsewhere around the …
Sep 30, 2011
Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse

While superchef Alain Ducasse had made many trips to the United States, he began frequenting New …
Sep 30, 2011
Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire, a leading chef in France for 40-plus years, dismisses the notion of some sort of …
Sep 30, 2011
Joël Robuchon

Joël Robuchon

Credited with helping to steer French cooking away from nouvelle cuisine toward a more ingredient-f…
Sep 30, 2011
Guy Savoy

Guy Savoy

Chef Guy Savoy's ultraluxe outpost in Las Vegas recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, and has …
Sep 30, 2011
Destination America: Georges Perrier

Destination America: Georges Perrier

Though a classicist at heart, the 68-year-old Georges Perrier, owner of Le Bec-Fin and its …
Sep 30, 2011
Hubert Keller

Hubert Keller

More than many French-born chefs plying their trade in the United States, superchef Hubert Keller, …
Sep 30, 2011
Jean Joho

Jean Joho

When he came to the United States for the first time, to reopen Maxim's restaurant in Chicago in …
Sep 30, 2011
George Mavrothalassitis

George Mavrothalassitis

Considering his Greek last name, one might not expect that George Mavrothalassitis was born in …
Sep 30, 2011
Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert

The path from French cooking in France to French cooking in America was much smoother for Eric …
Sep 30, 2011
David Féau

David Féau

You might say that chef David Féau's culinary career has had three stages: his family; his …
Sep 30, 2011
Old World Food On the New World Table

Old World Food On the New World Table

Today, other cuisines are more likely to show up on celebrated menus, especially those from Asia, …
Sep 30, 2011
French Food in America

French Food in America

Seven French superchefs’ who shared their savory recipes and wine matches with Wine Spectator to …
Sep 30, 2011
Born in France Cooking in America

Born in France Cooking in America

The 11 French chefs profiled in the following Wine Spectator report all work in America and do the …
Sep 30, 2011

Tasting Reports

Racy Thoroughbreds

Racy Thoroughbreds

Fans of pure-tasting white Burgundy should prepare to stock up. The best wines of the recently …
Sep 30, 2011

Features

Around the World of Wine

Around the World of Wine

Wine Spectator brings you three book reviews on Finger Lakes History, California Portraits and …
Sep 30, 2011

Grapevine

Vinexpo 2011: A Global Perspective

Vinexpo 2011: A Global Perspective

During the five days of tastings, deal-making, networking, seminars and lavish parties that marked …
Sep 30, 2011
Deal Watch

Deal Watch

French insurance company Mutuelle d'Assurances du Corps de Santé Français (MACSF) acquired Château …
Sep 30, 2011
Châteaus Show Off New Cellars

Châteaus Show Off New Cellars

Two of Bordeaux's bigger names unveiled new cellars while tens of thousands of visitors were in …
Sep 30, 2011
The Archetypal French Cheese

The Archetypal French Cheese

It's unfortunate that over the past few decades, Brie, the cow's milk cheese from Ile-de-France in …
Sep 30, 2011
Let Them Eat Bonbons

Let Them Eat Bonbons

The French were not the first to bring chocolate to the Old World, but once they got ahold of it, …
Sep 30, 2011
Bordeaux 2010 Sticker Shock

Bordeaux 2010 Sticker Shock

It may be impossible to crown a "best vintage ever" in Bordeaux, but it is easy to name the …
Sep 30, 2011
Absinthe-Minded Mixing

Absinthe-Minded Mixing

A marble column topped with a statuette of Napoleon sits proudly on the bar at Brooklyn's Maison …
Sep 30, 2011
Austin’s New Hot Spots

Austin’s New Hot Spots

Texas' laid-back state capital, tucked on the banks of the Colorado River at the foot of Hill …
Sep 30, 2011
A Winemaker’s Downtown Loft

A Winemaker’s Downtown Loft

"Everyone is always in the kitchen," says Piero Incisa della Rochetta, owner of Argentina's Pinot …
Sep 30, 2011
Mosel Bridge Divides

Mosel Bridge Divides

Germany's Mosel river valley produces some of the most celebrated expressions of Riesling in the …
Sep 30, 2011
Washington Faces Freeze Aftermath

Washington Faces Freeze Aftermath

That sound coming from the Pacific Northwest is the collective exhale of Washington vintners …
Sep 30, 2011
World Wine Crime

World Wine Crime

Winemaking is a millennia-old occupation. Unfortunately, so is crime. And wine and crime continue …
Sep 30, 2011

Departments

Chicken Liver Salad With Rosé

Chicken Liver Salad With Rosé

Bruno Davaillon may be the strongest proof of the persistence of French cuisine in America. He was …
Sep 30, 2011
Great Early or Great Late

Great Early or Great Late

When you stop and think about it, there are really only three things that can happen to a wine as …
Sep 30, 2011
The 10-Year Rule

The 10-Year Rule

It may seem paradoxical-hell, it is paradoxical-but Wine Spectator 's Matt Kramer has now come to …
Sep 30, 2011
Letters

Letters

Sep 30, 2011
Partners in Pleasure

Partners in Pleasure

Each year, our September issue is devoted to food, wine's great partner on the table. And each …
Sep 30, 2011

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

2011 VIDEO CONTEST—CHOOSE THE WINNER Original wine videos have been pouring in to Wine Spectator’s fourth annual contest. (Entries accepted until Aug. 31, 2011.) Now you be the judge: Finalists will be posted on WineSpectator.com on Sept. 12, and you can vote for your favorite. The first-place winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Wine Experience, and the top video will be revealed on Sept. 20.

LABOR DAY ENTERTAINING Make your end-of-summer bash a success with our great recipes and picks of highly rated wines to match.

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