Sometimes, I just get a hankering for curry. Stewed chunks of meat, simmering in a paste of spices, plenty of onion, garlic and hot pepper and served over fluffy rice—mmmmm, now that’s flavor-packed comfort food.

In Germany, where summer takes its sweet time heating up, Eva brings the flavors of sunshine into her kitchen with a chevre and sweet pepper salad. Try it for yourself!

It’s amazing what can come out of your produce drawer when you approach it with the attitude of NO FEAR. Here’s a salad that may not necessarily claim any particular cultural lineage, but nevertheless will imbue you with full zest for life.

A basket full of charcuterie is perfect for a romantic picnic or an afternoon getaway with the girlfriends. With a little planning, it can even be an urban escape in the middle of a city during a busy workday. Any way you slice, it’s a perfect excuse to take a spin through your local cheese and wine shops to test their wares.

Fresh, citrusy and perfect with a sprinkle of dill, grilled salmon is just the thing for a lazy summer night. Perfect after an afternoon of playing in the sprinkler.

Who doesn't need a sweet frozen treat on the Fourth of July? Particularly when it's paired up with a sparkling wine. Get the pairings here. Oh yeah, and the recipe.

Looking for a summer white? Look no further than Argentina's Torrontés. It's a white wine grape variety with peach and apricot aromas and flavors. We've got the A-B-Cs on this wine. Get 'em here.

Today’s kids think they’re the center of the universe, and if some of them are yours, no doubt you need a breather. That’s where the importance of wine comes into play. We've paired up with EmmaleeElizabeth to bring you some fabulous appetizers and wines to match. Time to kick back and relax.

It’s probably the best excuse to drink before 1 p.m. there is. But you really don’t need an excuse to have a summer brunch—especially if you’re craving an egg dish or some buttery scones. Johanna Puelston shares her rundown of brunch tips, drinks and recipes. Get ready to indulge.

Whitney Stewart doesn’t have an ounce of Italian blood in her, but she tries to cook as if she had grown up with a gaggle of siblings in some provincial town in the south of Italy. This salad is one of her creations, invented during one of those longing moments.