| Jul 13, 2011
Just after settling into our Euro-rustic guest tent at Kinnikinnick Farm, our family gathered around a wooden table as our host, Susan Cleverdon, delivered dinner. Asparagus, fresh from the field, was ready to be steamed. Tender baby greens awaited...
| Nov 17, 2011
If Thanksgiving is the classic American food holiday (or maybe it's the only American food holiday?), pumpkin pie is the classic ending for it. And while you can find all kinds of variations that take the basic pie in different directions — many...
| Nov 10, 2012
Total time: 2½ hours, plus chilling and cooling times
Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield.
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 3½ tablespoons water
2 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons (12 ounces) flour
3/4 cup (1½ sticks) plus...
| Oct 23, 2011
Celebrity clothing brands have become a ubiquitous force in fashion, but this wasn't always the case. A decade ago, attaching a famous name to a mass-market brand was still fairly rare and was seen by some as a last alternative when movie scripts and TV...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:28 PM
When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picked an unlikely target: Whole Foods Market.
Organic foods, by definition, can't knowingly contain...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Even though 2011 was a down year for the housing market, it was an up year for housing events in Hampton Roads.
February through November, southeastern Virginia was the scene of three nationally recognized homes, as well as the Peninsula's own Parade...
| Oct 30, 2012
One of fall's many pleasures is rich, velvety pumpkin soup. Apples add a nice hint of sweetness to this recipe, which is easy to put together.
This comfort soup is satisfying yet low in fat and cholesterol, and high in potassium.
To cut a pumpkin,...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Where does a highly acclaimed Baltimore chef like to escape when she has the opportunity to temporarily hang up her apron? If you are Cindy Wolf, there's no better place than Paris.
As often as possible, Wolf sneaks away to "the world's best food city"...
| Apr 17, 2012
The pop trio Wilson Phillips, comprised of singers Chynna Phillips and Carnie and Wendy Wilson, is back in the limelight, thanks to a new album, "Dedicated," and a reality series, "Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On," airing on the TV Guide Network. For...
| Aug 1, 2011
Each fall Florida seems to spread a giant tablecloth over the length and breadth of the peninsula to be ready to serve up a bounty of food festivals. Here's some of what's on tap, listed chronologically:
-- Sept. 1-30 -- Foodies may wish to savor the...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:00 PM
At the beginning, the goal seems innocent, smart even: a vow to eat more whole grains, or more fruits and vegetables. But healthy eating can turn rigid and confining, wiping out whole categories of food one by one — first anything with additives,...