| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Alexis Stewart, daughter of domestic goddess Martha Stewart, says life growing up with mom was far from idyllic. In a new book, Stewart's daughter details alleged privations and how she was affected by her mother's neuroses for perfection.
| Sep 14, 2010
| 3:28 PM
Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup fever has settled over the city. Here are books for the NHL hockey fan's nightstand:
"Tropic of Hockey: My Search for the Game in Unlikely Places"
By Dave Bidini
The Lyons Press, 312 pages$24.95
After opting to watch...
| Jan 19, 2011
Cupcakes are whimsical, easy to serve and may be more cost-effective than the traditional multitiered wedding cake. They can also reflect the bridal couple's personalities and tastes — which is why they're so popular.
"Each tier (of a cupcake...
| Mar 2, 2011
He has built a 20-foot-tall skyscraper of chocolate in New York, a 22-foot-tall chocolate Christmas tree in Hong Kong and a 1,250-pound chocolate cake on "The Martha Stewart Show."
And now chef Alain Roby's latest foray into extreme sweetness is a life-...
| Dec 16, 2010
The holidays had an accent at our house. My mother, an inspired cook, filtered American tradition through her French sensibility. It's there in the photos of our first few years in the States — a crisp-skinned goose on the Thanksgiving table, and at...
| Jan 19, 2011
The long, sweet history of the wedding cake is a mix of traditions, dreams and changing tastes. So it's no surprise that cupcakes are playing a major role in the latest version of this multitiered, frosting-swirled world.
Call it Wedding Cake 2.0....
| Mar 15, 2011
Even the most casual of drinkers likely has a bottle of Angostura bitters stashed somewhere in the kitchen.
But celery bitters? Blackstrap? Mexican mole? Memphis barbecue?
They're all out there, as are bitters meant to conjure specific drinks (Tiki),...
| Nov 21, 2010
A Short History of Private Life
Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95
"At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:18 PM
Ellen Slaby has things to do. She is a director of marketing for a publisher, cares for her elderly parents, sits on a charity board and has season tickets for the Red Sox. Yet, she throws several dinner parties each month.
"People are afraid to have a...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 11:45 AM
As our Jamison Hensley reported, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco married longtime girlfriend Dana Grady over the weekend at a "low-key" ceremony in Philadelphia. We also learned from Jamison that the Flaccos are registered at Macy’s and Crate and...
| Mar 20, 2011
As the zeitgeist in fashion moves further away from cookie-cutter, trend-driven dressing, the concept of über-creative personal style as the height of modern chic is also pervading the bridal industry.
That's why the new bridal headpieces designed by L....