A Guide to Summer Eating and Entertaining

From tiki cocktails to portable fireplaces, boozy pickles and beyond

The season of summer entertaining is upon those of us in the northern hemisphere, and with that our consumption (and decorating) habits change. With our guide to summer entertaining and eating, we’ve selected food and food-related items that can help to punch up any party—even if it’s a party of one. There are homewares with personality, as well as a camping tool and cocktail book …

Interview: Chef Edward Lee

Louisville's rising chef on the cross-cultural appeal of smoke and pickles

by Stephen J. Pulvirent You might remember Chef Edward Lee from his stint on Top Chef Texas, but that’s hardly the most interesting thing about him. The Brooklyn-born chef actually honed his skills in some tough New York kitchens before a road trip to the Kentucky Derby in 2001 ultimately led Lee to find his culinary home in Louisville and move there a year later. …

Interview: Stu Waters of Stu’s Pickles

The vinegar freak tells us how he adds a briny punch to a classic Bloody Mary

by Madison Kahn Stu Waters loves pickles. The Midwesterner started experimenting with food in college and upon graduating, decided to leave his philosophy degree behind for a culinary education. Waters quickly found his niche in fermentation and a romance with pickles ensued. Claiming pickles are “half art, half science,” Waters improvised with various recipes for years until he found what he feels is the ultimate …