| Apr 6, 2011
| 8:33 AM
Before bread-making machines invaded home kitchens, James Beard and Bernard Clayton, Jr. led cooks in the early '70s to the joy of baking breads the traditional way. Both embraced the bread-baking process, never shunning the enthusiastic kneading of bread...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:47 PM
Oh. So. Close.
Antonia Lofaso thought she had made it through to the finale of Top Chef's all-star season last week when Tiffany Derry was sent home. This, she thought, was going to make up for exiting at the last possible minute in season four.
| Apr 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
Stephanie Izard was named one of the best new chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine Tuesday. The annual list, comprising chefs who have run their restaurants for less than five years, tabbed the former "Top Chef'"winner along with a slew of other...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Charlie Trotter has been named 2012 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. The chef, who has announced plans to close his eponymous restaurant at the end of August, will be honored at the foundation's annual awards — the Oscars of...
| May 7, 2011
Congrats to Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel of the Chicago Reader, whose "Key Ingredient" feature (wherein chefs are challenged to create dishes from a selected exotic ingredient) won the Multimedia Food Feature award at the James Beard Foundation Book,...
| May 9, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Maybe it was the name.
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
| Jul 13, 2011
The challenge: Pick a fun road-trip destination that's no more than a tank of gas away.
My choice: Detroit.
Why? Why not? It's less than 300 miles away. It's home to the Motown Historical Museum, a very cool zoo and beautiful Belle Isle. Next door,...
| Mar 30, 2011
A recent survey by AllRecipes.com found that 75 percent of cooks are eating more healthfully these days. We wondered if that emphasis on health carried over to celebrity chefs and food experts.
So, we contacted three: Meeru Dhalwala, Steven Raichlen...
| Jan 5, 2011
The American menu today is crowded with many cuisines: Italian, Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Ethiopian, Irish, Vietnamese. With so many kinds of cooking, it can be easy to forget what is the most important cuisine of them all, that of Native...
| Dec 23, 2010
Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila ducked into Red Medicine, a new Beverly Hills restaurant, for some modern Vietnamese food the other night, but got nothing to eat. Instead, she was outed and ousted, her party turned away, her picture...
| Jan 12, 2012
At first glance, the story in the local paper seemed to have been written for me: "Decorating With Books." My house is swamped with cookbooks, they're stacked on just about every horizontal surface and, yes, some are even arranged on shelves. So I thought...