Saveur May 2015

This magazine is edited for people interested in food. It explores the authentic cuisines of the world, tracks recipes and ingredients to their places of origin and illuminates their history, traditions and local flavors. It includes all aspects of the world of food including eating, cooking and reading. In addition, it contains informative news about the latest in culinary trends, kitchen tips and techniques and a calendar of culinary events.

United States
Bonnier Corporation
6 期号


a picnic at the end of the world

After 849 days, 30,699 miles, 23 border crossings, 14 countries, and the birth of our second daughter, we finally reached the literal end of the road in Argentina’s Lapataia Bay, outside Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. We had started in California, with our trusty 1990 VW Westfalia van, and had initially planned to travel for only a year. But the rewards of slow travel are awesome—we loved being able to follow any intriguing dirt road we wanted to explore. Sure, the motor fell out four times and we spent more hours than we would have liked camping in greasy junkyards, waiting for the van to be repaired. But it was our home, and without it, it wasn’t much of a road trip, was it? When we reached this…

from the saveur test kitchen

Make the Quickest Pickles Ever With a couple of minutes and a handful of ingredients, you can make snappy pickles for sandwiches or a snack I’m all about pickles, but I lack patience—a disappointing combination, particularly when it comes to our delicious homemade ones (see page 33 for recipe), which take 24 hours to pickle. That’s why I’m a devoted quick-pickler. I’ve learned to make them myself with little more than sugar, salt, and the time it takes to put together a sandwich (like the ones in “’Wich Hunt,” page 28). For vegetables with high water content (radishes and cucumbers), toss 8 oz. thinly sliced vegetables with 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt. Ten minutes later, the moisture from the vegetables will create a natural brine. For vegetables with…

destination: detroit

URBAN ODYSSEY Those of us who know and love Detroit consider it a kind of half-finished heaven. We favor its brawny, threadbare aura, its onion-and-mustard-spangled coney dogs, its rambling thoroughfares from a time when Cadillac Eldorados ruled the roads. The city’s lonely Gothic churches, historic Art Deco skyscrapers, and spacious island park are joined by a vast network of urban farms growing all sorts of delicious, fresh things in between swaths of concrete jungle. These farms, together with the city’s new restaurants dispersed in pockets all over town, make an urban road trip the best way to explore Motown. Start your cruise at Anthology Coffee (1401 Vermont St.;, the city’s newest specialty roaster. The warm, airy café is stashed away behind an obscure yet quintessentially New Detroit spot: a co-working space…

an eating adventure in uruguay

I bet you idiots didn’t even know that Jesus Christ was born in Uruguay.” Ignacio Mattos is on a roll, making up facts about his homeland and entertaining us with mock-rhapsodic commentary as we drive directly from Montevideo’s international airport to the first stop on our journey: Bar Arocena, a dusty snack bar near the beach. “There’s much you don’t know about these majestic lands,” Mattos says. Which is indisputable, as the itinerary he’s put together has been light on specifics. The three-day plan consists of a handful of bullet points, with activities ranging from “we could go here” to “maybe we stop at a bar in this area.” About this first stop, though, we are well informed. Mattos has been talking it up since we boarded the plane in New York, where…

the road to abruzzo

Every so often, a car cautiously serpentines down the winding hillside road away from the ancient hamlet of Ofena, in Italy’s Abruzzo region. It’s not the sort of drive you rush: Every downward curve opens onto yet another vista of superabundant grandeur. The views here in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park are of such unrelenting picturesqueness it seems only right that the roadside benches are turned away from the landscape, toward Ofena’s unprepossessing buildings. The locals sitting there appear relieved to be resting their eyes from the ceaselessly breathtaking Apennine postcard unfurling behind them. For at least a thousand years, the local tradition of transumanza —the seasonal movement of flocks of sheep and goats from mountains to grazing pastures and back again—has been practiced up and down…

travel guide: abruzzo

WHERE TO STAY Emidio Pepe Agriturismo Opened two years ago, the seven double rooms and two little apartments here at the legendary Emidio Pepe winery are all furnished in modern continental and classic styles. Wine tastings, cellar visits, and dinners with wine pairings are by reservation. Via Chiesi, 10, Torano Nuovo; La Bandiera It seems that everyone in Abruzzo knows about La Bandiera, widely considered to be the best “fancy” place in the province. The food downstairs is contemporary and stylish, yet rooted in Abruzzan traditions and narrative. The rooms for rent upstairs are nice, clean, and—best of all—more affordable than those in most suitable hotels you’ll find in Italy. Contrada Pastini 4, Civitella Casanova; WHERE TO EAT Sapori di Campagna Just up the hill from Luigi Cataldi Madonna’s vineyards is this family-run country inn.…