John Stewart

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May 1, 2018 @ Whole Story
We’ve developed a line of limited edition botanical treats and drinks that capture the subtle aromatics and sweetness of geranium, hibiscus, lavender and more in buttery shortbread cookies, creamy gelatos, even lemonades and granola.
April 9, 2018 @ Whole Story
We’re sharing some quick time-saving spring cleaning tips that’ll help you get to the things you really love to do.
March 12, 2018 @ Whole Story
Here are five ways to get your pie on!
February 6, 2018 @ Whole Story
Celebrate National Pizza Day with tasty toppings and a sale!
January 18, 2018 @ Whole Story
If you’re a cheese lover, then National Cheese Lover’s Day is the day to let your cheese flag fly!
December 9, 2016 @ Whole Story
Twelve delectable cheeses. Each one carefully curated by our Global Cheese Buyer. Whether you’re putting together a cheese board, hosting a brunch or craving a nibble while curling up with a good book, these twelve selections will make delicious additions to your holiday traditions.
June 16, 2015 @ Whole Story
Many cheesemongers believe the greatest cheeses in the world are made with sheep’s milk, and rightfully so. The buttery richness of sheep’s milk is perfectly suited to the cheesemaking process, creating cheeses that are often sweet, nutty and deliciously complex.
April 24, 2015 @ Whole Story
Many Rosé wines of the past were one-dimensional and sweet, but today, winemakers are rediscovering the beauty at the intersection of complexity and approachability, using bold, big grapes like grenache, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and malbec to produce elegant chilled charmers. Now is the time to get reacquainted with Rosé.
March 30, 2015 @ Whole Story
Wines from Portugal include delicious new blends and unique varietals of undeniable elegance, delight and incredible value. It’s time these wines get the attention they deserve!
March 27, 2015 @ Whole Story
We’re proud of the cheesemakers who are committed to doing great things for the earth. Come celebrate five of them with us at the next Cheese Nights.
December 28, 2014 @ Whole Story
As we become more aware of how food-friendly sparkling wines are, we’re ordering them with our meals, with appetizers and at after-work happy hours. Still, nothing says “Holidays!” like a glass of beautiful, energetic, effervescent sparkling wine. Check out our tips for choosing the right one for you. `3
December 2, 2014 @ Whole Story
Pining for Alpine cheeses? Come to our free Cheese Nights on Tuesday, December 9.
November 9, 2014 @ Whole Story
Many flavors populate a Thanksgiving table that lend themselves to particularly tasty pairings. So it’s a perfect opportunity to try something new!
November 4, 2014 @ Whole Story
From taste and texture to a few of our favorite cheeses, here is an easy guide to building a better cheese board.
October 26, 2014 @ Whole Story
Searching for the perfect gift for a wine lover? A subscription to Wine Club by Whole Foods Market has you covered by shipping six carefully curated, hard-to-find wines right to their doorstep.
September 16, 2014 @ Whole Story
The beautiful winemaking country of New Zealand is producing wines of equal beauty. Discover our wine picks from there and how you could win a trip to this amazing place!
September 8, 2014 @ Whole Story
Simple. Sublime. A textural masterpiece. From college hotplates to 5-star kitchens, few foods offer such a combination of approachability, ease of preparation and sheer unadulterated yumminess. The GCS is a joy to make and devour. Here are some basic guidelines for perfect grilled cheese sandwiches every time.
September 3, 2014 @ Whole Story
Adding heat to cheese — one of the most celebratory and delicious ways to enjoy the dairy world’s crown jewel. This season’s Cheese Nights, Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm, will feature a unique selection of cheeses and the delectable things that happen when the heat is turned up a notch. Or two.



John grew up in Iran, Norway, Indonesia and other points Middle East, not realizing how this fact schooled his palate in the ways of adventurous eating until he moved back stateside in the 90s and couldn’t find decent labneh. His years in the world of marketing and launching food and wine brands have fired his passion for discovering that new flavor, intriguing texture or soon-to-be-hot varietal. Getting to share his gastro-viticultural knowledge with Whole Foods Market readers makes him very happy indeed. A few more ingredients for his happiness recipe: kayaking, playing the drums, getting into the zone in the kitchen, and being a husband and dad in Austin, Texas.