| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's been well over a decade since Anthony Bourdain, former executive chef of Manhattan's Les Halles and author of bestselling memoir "Kitchen Confidential," became a TV star. With his Travel Channel series "No Reservations" and "The Layover," Food...
| Aug 7, 2014
Tete Charcuterie, as the name suggests, is the four-month-old West Loop restaurant that specializes in grinding meats and reassembling them into tubular/loaf form. From this kitchen comes two of my favorite dishes I've tasted all year, but both take a...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Tipping seems like a simple transaction between two parties. You eat at a restaurant, you experience good service, and in a show of gratitude you voluntarily leave the server a bonus $5 gratuity, a monetary pat on the back for a job well done.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Burgers, Bourbon and Beer
Publican Quality Meats 825 W. Fulton Market 312-445-8977
Chef Lee Wolen of the Michelin-starred restaurant Boka creates a signature veggie burger with date aioli, pickled cauliflower, harissa and arugula that will...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The high-performance Corvette Z06 is back for 2015 with an entry-level price not horribly inflated compared to the previous-generation Z06, and that's a welcome surprise for those waiting to buy one. The new 650-horsepower Z06 is the most-powerful...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Heading for Sonoma? Here's a great idea. Starting Monday, when you buy a bottle of wine at any of 60-plus Dry Creek Valley wineries, you'll get a voucher good for complimentary corkage at a participating restaurant in the Healdsburg area.
| Aug 27, 2014
The boss plopped "The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom," on my desk and growled, "Gimme 300 words."
"Yes, Boss," I whimpered back.
Having consumed inordinate amounts of those cooking and restaurant-rehab shows larding TV and the Web,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
After a recent screening of "The Hundred-Foot Journey," a moviegoer turned to me and asked if I had ever tasted sea urchin.
The prickly purple pincushion plays a pivotal role in this elaborate and engaging food tale. The roe, or the inner belly, is...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Q: I have moved to a desert climate — dry air, no snow, lots of rain during monsoons. I have heard that Michelin tires wear out quickly in this type of climate.
Is this so? Either way, can you recommend a good desert tire for a Chrysler minivan?...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:49 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chenin Blanc, the most widely planted grape in South Africa, is a varietal once considered by some to be "cheap and cheerful quaff," but it is now gaining an appreciation around the globe.
South African Chenin Blanc has found its way...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:45 AM
MUENSTER Germany (Reuters) - Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.
The reaction is understandable, given most people regard the...