| Feb 23, 2012
The 5-inch round of cheese was slightly orange, as it should have been, I guess. I cut it in half and, hoping I wouldn't end up in the hospital, I spread the creamy cheese on some bread. Hey, this was good! It tasted like … Camembert?
This was the...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:17 AM
A number of years ago a serious chef, baker and food writer named Beth Hensperger got an assignment from her publisher: A slow-cooker cookbook.
She declined. More than once. Vehemently.
"I was like, 'Oh my God … It doesn't fit in with my style...
| Jun 30, 2011
The trouble with writing about food is that I don't especially like thinking about food. The source is usually something uncomfortable, especially if you eat like I do (cheeseburgers for breakfast, duh). I'd much rather stick my head in the sand, like the...
| Jul 6, 2011
Jeff Smedstad joined the Coast Guard at 17 (and got cook's training); cooked in Scottsdale, Ariz.; traveled Mexico and studied cooking with Susana Trilling in Oaxaca; and was a chef at an Atlanta restaurant when a friend called from Sedona, Ariz. "He said...
| 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,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 11:19 AM
“I want to have the best restaurant in the country. I want to obtain that third Michelin star.”
If it isn’t clear chef Curtis Duffy wants to be uttered in the same breath as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and his former boss Grant...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
You know that feeling of clarity that hits you on vacation, that moment when you decide you should just move to wherever you're visiting — sell the house, lose the job, relocate to where you're comfortable and happy right now, before you can...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:40 PM
The Paula Deen-Anthony Bourdain feud spilled over into this week. Deen talked about it on the Today show. Eater National has a recap and update. A reader reminded me of the comments about Deen that Bourdain made during his May 2010 appearance at...
| Aug 27, 2011
A driving trip across southern Indiana and its rolling hills, forests, limestone bluffs and quaint small towns doesn't mean you need to banish your hunger with fast food or bland diner fare. You can, indeed, feed your inner foodie.
All it takes is a stop...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 12:34 PM
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Many of the waterfront mansions are shuttered for the season, and there are few yachts at the private docks along the Intracoastal. The theater season doesn't start until late October, concerts and art exhibits at the Society...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:20 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bartender Cris Dehlavi is making a mint julep at Mouton, a Short North arts district hot spot that specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails.
Across the street, people are milling around a White Castle, one of the fast-food dives...