Food & Drink

The Food Issue



It's a matter of sustenance, of course, but the proposition here, in our second annual food issue, is that food can be something more, a matter of self-definition, a matter of heart and soul. And that's the case whether you're contemplating the possibilities of the lowly potato or preparing for a meal by unpacking shopping bags of "dark-as-night" mussels and equally enticing ingredients. We're going to take you into the kitchens with pros and people who serve themselves and their friends like pros. We'll down coneys with popular blogger Uncle Grambo and get a taste of the great culinary divide in America. That's in addition to our regular food features, including, this week, a visit to an old favorite of a local restaurant and some choice oenophilic advice. Be our guest, dig in, drink up. —W. Kim Heron


Party by the bagful
by Rebecca Mazzei
When the chef comes to your house.

Beans and nothingness
by Dan DeMaggio
Someday he’ll have a restaurant, but for now …

Going Moo
by Eve Doster
The Rastelli sisters offer another reason to be a vegetarian in Detroit.

Coney Island High
by Johnny Loftus

Talking coney fluffing and civic pride with Uncle Grambo.

Boho cookin’
by Michael Jackman
Change your ways, free up change.

The great divide
by Erin Eisinger Katrincic and Kate Muth
Piece of cake or easy as pie? You decide.

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