| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Three cookbooks by Chicagoans are among the finalists for a prestigious culinary award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
“Prep School,” a book compiling James P. DeWan's cooking method and technique columns that...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The project took five months of planning, 11 days to film and a specially rigged SUV to conceal six puppeteers.
A crew of 100 people shot some scenes in Malibu, Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch, Playa del Rey and Universal City.
This wasn't for a movie or...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Amid the tackles, blocks and hits, the Super Bowl may also be the setting for some sweet competition.
For the first time in years, two different candy advertisers will take the field when Fox broadcasts Super Bowl XLVIII February 2nd from New Jersey's...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:20 AM
I had a voice mail message several weeks ago from a woman who said she had food to donate in conjunction with my Christmas Light Tours, but none of the holiday displays she visited were collecting.
She wanted to know where she could drop off the food....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Three Southern California authors are among the finalists for the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals’ annual cookbook awards.
In the announcement Tuesday morning, Suzanne Goin was honored for “The A.O.C. Cookbook”, Anne...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The Kit Kat bar was just named the most influential candy bar in the world by Time. And something called Chicken Dinner also made the cut.
No, the Chicken Dinner bar doesn't have any actual chicken in it. The official name, Sperry's Chicken Dinner...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Fox has sold all of its TV ad inventory for Super Bowl XLVIII, slated to be played February 2 and broadcast by the 21st Century Fox-owned network from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Now the network is moving to line up clients for other types of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
For Ellen Jansen, 77, a 14-ounce package of kielbasa was the final straw.
"Enraged, that's how I feel! Kielbasa used to be a one-pound package for that price," said Ellen, who is my mother and a discerning consumer. "Do manufacturers think we're stupid?...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Nestle is attempting to cash in on the Super Bowl hype by launching an ad campaign for its new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups during the big game. "The Simpsons" fans will be sorry to hear that so far, Bart, Butterfinger's main mascot, doesn't make an...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maybe a company that sells chocolate bars and hot cocoa was never meant to operate a weight-loss business.
Nestle, the world’s largest food company, has agreed to sell most of its Jenny Craig holdings to a private equity firm for an undisclosed...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The battle of the peanut butter cups is officially on, with Nestle versus Hershey. Nestle plans to release a Butterfinger peanut butter cup next year, starting a whole new candy feud for the world's candy cup connoisseurs to indulge in.
The candy looks...