| May 27, 2012
| 2:47 PM
In Beijing, the culinary icon is Peking duck, a dish as old as the Ming Dynasty.
BEIJING — Chicago has its hot dogs; Philadelphia adores its cheesesteaks. In Beijing, the culinary icon is Peking duck, a dish as old as the Ming Dynasty.
| Jan 12, 2011
It's that time of year when the bills arrive and we vow to cut back. (Ditto when we step on the bathroom scale.) But how, we wonder.
The solution rang clear after a recent Sunday leisurely spent replenishing the freezer basics: homemade broth. Rich...
| Jan 12, 2011
Some specialty ingredients, such as prosciutto, the Italian cured ham, can be quite expensive, demanding consideration when we buy them. Which is why a recent shopping blunder left me feeling quite foolish.
For a braised pork recipe, I needed a few...
| Dec 23, 2010
As a cook, I am prone to enthusiasms and sometimes, perhaps more often than occasionally, they can be a bit excessive. I readily admit that. But, please, trust me on this one: Frozen gougères are the best thing I've discovered this year. No, really....
| Feb 7, 2011
| 9:15 AM
I care about the cost of the food I buy. They don't call me The Frugalista for nothing. But I also care about feeding my family a healthful diet, and about being socially responsible with my shopping.
All these concerns come to a head with one food:...
| Dec 16, 2010
It happens to the best of us every year. From Thanksgiving till New Year's, we navigate through endless nutritional land mines: cookie swaps and bottomless candy bowls; office potlucks with the requisite starchy crock-pot comfort foods; cocktail parties...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 12:05 PM
You don't have to look far to find environmental allergy triggers. In fact, nearly all of them can be found inside your home. Fortunately, they're relatively easy to lessen or banish. Follow these tips from allergy specialists to allergy-proof your abode....
| Feb 24, 2011
Baby artichoke gratin
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 to 10
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| Aug 3, 2011
| 10:56 AM
With hundreds of portable reusable water bottles on the market, choosing one depends on what you need it for (a workout, cycling, desk duty), how you sip (via straw, spout, etc.) and whether you like glass, stainless steel or plastic.
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:46 PM
There are zillions of tips floating around about how to lose weight, boost your metabolism and stay healthy. We polled registered dietitians and nutritionists to find their top 10:
Eat breakfast: In order to gain weight, Japanese sumo wrestlers don't eat...
| Feb 23, 2011
Nearly two months into the new year, we've been good — eating boneless, skinless chicken to help control calories, fat and portion size. But man, oh man, we're often left craving flavor. Especially when company's coming. So let's take a look at...