| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Often thought of as a niche southern tradition, the groom’s cake has become increasingly popular everywhere – Prince William even chose an elegantly decorated but unconventional biscuit cake for 2011’s royal wedding.
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:20 AM
Hungry couples looking for an innovative twist on wedding grub needn’t look further than their own busy street corner.
The growing popularity of food trucks have hooked a nation, spawning a reality TV series on Food Network and a still-booming...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Scene: Monday afternoon, Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. A girl at a kiosk sells smartphone cases to no one in particular. A man sells plush dolls at a free-standing cart to no one in particular. Two teens walk out of Spencer Gifts, giggling. The food...
| Aug 30, 2014
Beef chuck is a marvelous thing. It can be turned into hamburger or pot roast or one of the tenderest of steaks depending on how this cut, the forequarter of a steer, is broken down — and marketed.
Take the flat iron, the best known and most...
| Aug 2, 2014
Alton Brown is a guy you may want to cook like but do you want to dress like him, too? Well, apparently enough men — or those who shop for them — do. A company specializing in men's fashion accessories has just released a second limited...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Visitors this summer to the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library might be surprised to discover corn, broccoli and heirloom tomatoes sprouting just outside the library's entrance.
Stephanie Girardi, a longtime circulation clerk and supervisor at the...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 12:51 PM
So many cookbooks these days approach food with an air of solemnity. Dishes are arranged like art projects. Techniques are explored in scientific detail. Ethical ramifications are expounded upon. This is all good. But you know what? Sometimes food just...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Customers of Towson's artisan bakery La Cakerie could easily mistake their surroundings for an enlarged dollhouse kitchen; high-pitched strains of pop music bounce off pink walls and the aroma of baking cake batter wafts through the air.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Sweet T's Bakery and Cake Studio will soon offer events as the newest downtown Arlington Heights bakery.
Tea time for children, birthday parties, baking classes and decorating workshops are forthcoming, said owner Tammy Montesinos. Fondant cake...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"RICE IS an explanation for everything!"
That's adventurer/chef Anthony Bourdain talking to Smithsonian magazine for July.
Bourdain tells writer Ron Rosenbaum that "Any rice culture is beautiful. It's super-intricate. Just the irrigation systems, the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Rodney Henry is picking up and moving to Texas.
Henry, the founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies and former contestant on “Food Network Star,” has sold his house and is moving to Austin, where he's been living part-time over the past four...