| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:11 PM
The way you prepare your food can be just as important as what food you eat. Is there any point in eating broccoli, for example, if you cook the life out of its natural carcinogen killers? On the other hand, some foods, such as tomatoes, may offer more...
| Dec 2, 2010
A hand-held smoker that looks like a toy pistol, a blender that heats or cools while it whizzes your soup or smoothie, professional immersion blenders, dehydrators, whipping siphons, induction burners, sous-vide machines and vacuum sealers.
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Across the country, markets and roadside stands are swelling with fresh fruits and vegetables like cherries, berries, rhubarb, corn, spinach and more. Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables usually means maximum flavor for minimum cost.
| Feb 9, 2011
We delved back into the Tribune recipe archives for this mousse-like cheesecake from the '50s. If you have some left over after building the na-PIE-leons, just chill it in a bowl and save for later — it doesn't need to be baked. You'll need 3- by 3-...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Dutch baby pancakes are not your average breakfast fair. For one thing, they are roughly the size of dinner plates, and a single pancake can be shared among a table of friends. They also get puffed and crispy around the edges while retaining a pancake-...
| May 5, 2012
Most of us are too plump and are overly fond of snacks, fast food — and food in general. So why did two lean young women who dine on smoothies and organic fruits and vegetables (how unimpeachable does that sound) seek help cleaning up their act?...
| Aug 5, 2011
Though Chicago and other cities have long reported that lead levels in their water meet federal standards, regulators and scientists worry testing methods used for two decades could significantly underestimate consumers' exposure to the toxic metal....
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:42 AM
A few slices of veggie pizza from that new restaurant you tried last night, a hunk of lasagna or eggplant parmesan from Saturday's potluck, and that chili you simmered on Sunday need not languish in your refrigerator.
All are candidates for another...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Many Americans make meals out of leftovers from their meals. And while everyone knows to refrigerate perishables, not everyone is taking all the proper steps to ensure the next-day food is safe, according to the Institute of Food Technologists, a...
| May 5, 2011
In a downtown parking lot sits one of the most impressive things that Jamie Oliver, the chef-activist-TV personality, has brought to Los Angeles for his "Food Revolution" television show: a red-and-khaki-striped big rig tricked out as a traveling...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Guests at an Ocean City hotel have been voluntarily relocated after three people who stayed there were hospitalized with Legionnaire's disease, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The three people developed the form of...