| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Working for a food magazine, your life pretty much revolves around eating and drinking. Not as much as people might think, but more than the average person in America. I am more of an oenophile than a foodie, but I know great food when...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Two concurrent noteworthy items from the world of Chicago pastry chefs: First comes news that Thomas Raquel is departing South Loop’s Acadia for New York. He will be taking over as executive pastry chef at Le Bernardin, the renowned seafood-...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Are you sick of searching through crowd-sourced hotel reviews while trying to figure out if the bed will be good enough? A solution is here.
What it does: TripExpert assigns a hotel a score based on reviews in 20-plus...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:45 PM
On a recent afternoon, in the pristine kitchen of Mélisse restaurant in Santa Monica, chef and owner Josiah Citrin demonstrates how to make a tuna tartar tower he created years ago when the restaurant first opened. He looks slightly disheveled, with his...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I'll always remember one of the early moments in my career, when I thought I just might be successful as a chef. Barely in my 20s, I was working in the kitchen of Raymond Thuilier at the Michelin three-star L'Oustau de Baumaniere in Provence. One day, the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Fans of the Jon Favreau film "Chef" will be happy to learn "The Hundred-Foot Journey," which comes out in theaters Aug. 8, will deliver the same hunger pangs caused by a film rife with close-up shots of luscious grilled and roast meats, silky sauces and...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:10 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS
From LAX, Air France and Air Tahiti Nui offer nonstop service to Paris, and Delta, United, Lufthansa, Air Canada, KLM, British and Swiss offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares from $1,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The silliest story making headlines lately involves the International Drive developer who has announced plans for a "seven-star" hotel.
It reminds me of asking a 4-year-old how many pieces of candy they would like to eat — and the toddler...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Some weeks ago, with equal parts eagerness and terror, I joined Eater.com's newly minted national restaurant critic Bill Addison for dinner. Actually, dinners, plural. We ate 23 dishes with wine pairings at three high-end Chicago restaurants over a span...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:50 PM
True story: A teenager saw me with Matthea Harvey's new book of poems as I sat with it in a café and asked if she could look at it. She was the scowly sort, angry tattoo on her shoulder, who I thought was going to ask me if I had a cigarette; not,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:20 PM
A world without cubicles is just one of the benefits awaiting the holder of a Hospitality Management degree. Those in this career can ply their trade in hotels, restaurants, senior living communities, corporate facilities, casinos and even palaces and...