Gingerbread has Chinese roots, but many countries have made it their own. It improves with age and can be served warm or chilled, plain or iced. Try George Washington's mother's recipe, with rum whipped cream.
Amish Heartland Tours of Berlin, Ohio, lets participants enjoy a home-cooked meal in a private Amish home. Dishes might include roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, oven-fried chicken, pickled beets and home-baked bread with apple butter.
Gastón Acurio, who has restaurants in nine countries, a culinary school and a hit TV show, plans to conquer America by using top-end restaurants to brand Peruvian cuisine before introducing midmarket and quickservice outlets.
Winter squash comes in so many varieties that telling which ones are good for particular recipes can be daunting. Experts say where and how the squash is grown -- rather than the variety -- might be more indicative of flavor.
The old rules about matching wine and food no longer apply, experts say. Red wine can work with fish, white wine with beef tartare and pink wine with pretty much everything, but a few guidelines can maximize the pleasures of the pairings. Video included.