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  • An Appreciation: Marion Cunningham was Fannie Farmer, but with a delicious flair

    An Appreciation: Marion Cunningham was Fannie Farmer, but with a delicious flair
    I had worked with the late cookbook legend Marion Cunningham for several years before I actually met her. She was a columnist for The Times back in the 1990s, and I was one of her editors. Because she lived in the Bay Area, our conversations were mainly...
  • Mini-review City Tavern

    Mini-review City Tavern
    Mini-review: City Tavern 1416 S. Michigan Ave. 312-663-1278 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The backstory: When chef Kendal Duque cooked up the opening menu at Sepia in the West Loop, I wasn’t the only one who was impressed. Diners...
  • River North restaurants with star chefs

    River North restaurants with star chefs
    Frontera Grill/Topolobampo 445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434 These sibling restaurants are the creations of celebrity chef/Mexican cuisine king Rick Bayless, and while Frontera is more rustic and regional in cuisine, Topolo skews toward fine dining. For a...
  • Lime Bar & Grill: 'American With An Italian Flair'

    Lime Bar & Grill: 'American With An Italian Flair'
    There's a new fruit in town, at building No. 14 of Avon's Riverdale Farms plaza. Lime Bar & Grill has taken over the space formerly occupied by Bosc Kitchen & Wine Bar, and the new restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge, is adding new zest to the area with...
  • New England Hotels Luring Guests With Celebrity Chefs And Buzz-Worthy Food

    New England Hotels Luring Guests With Celebrity Chefs And Buzz-Worthy Food
    Celebrity chefs have been winning the hearts, and wallets, of gastronomes far and wide for years as dedicated devotees plan pilgrimages to dine at the hotspots that made them famous. Today, hotels and inns are luring culinary luminaries to lead in-house...
  • Sure bets in Sin City: Vegas restaurants

    Sure bets in Sin City: Vegas restaurants
    LAS VEGAS — Deciding where to dine in Las Vegas is a little like determining where to gamble. Or shop, for that matter. The choices are seemingly limitless. Ten years ago, when an influx of culinary talent first revved up tourists' appetites, the...
  • Dishing about food writing

    Dishing about food writing
    Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
  • Charlie Trotter's restaurant to close in August

    Charlie Trotter's restaurant to close in August
    New Year's Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday. Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed restaurant celebrates...
  • Table Talk: Low Country Kitchen opens in Old Town Mall

    Table Talk: Low Country Kitchen opens in Old Town Mall
    There's a new Carolina cuisine joint in Baltimore. It's called, appropriately enough, Low Country Kitchen — but just try to find it. Unless you had a good reason to be walking past Hannah Williams' new takeout place, you might never see it. It's in...
  • The California Cook: Cookbooks that bring comfort

    The California Cook: Cookbooks that bring comfort
    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...
  • Bryan Voltaggio, Spike Gjerde lend a hand for ailing Rogue 24 chef

    Bryan Voltaggio, Spike Gjerde lend a hand for ailing Rogue 24 chef
    A Washington D.C. restaurant is getting by with a little help from the chef's friends. When R.J. Cooper, the chef/owner of Rogue 24, underwent planned open-heart surgery at Johns Hopkins earlier this week, the Washington D.C. restaurant didn't...