| Dec 12, 2013
Coherence is overrated. That's the conclusion I draw from Beatrix, an agreeable hodgepodge of a restaurant that opened six months ago in River North and has been doing brisk business ever since.
Focus? Fuggedaboutit. This Lettuce Entertain You...
| Nov 9, 2013
Making charcuterie is all the rage among restaurant chefs, but with the exception of a few hardy adventurers, the urge to cure hams and sausages hasn't yet quite caught on with home cooks.
That's understandable. It's not something you can just up and...
| Sep 18, 2013
I'm always drawn to a place that cooks with wood — for pizza, steak, chicken — anything. During recent trips to Chile and Peru, the aroma of wood cooking fires captivated our culinary imaginations. A wood-fired rotisserie filled with golden...
| Oct 30, 2013
"When we have visitors to our winery," says Christopher Howell, winemaker and general manager at Cain Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley, Calif., "I remind them of the most basic thing: that wine comes from grapes, that grapes grow in vineyards and that...
| Dec 1, 2013
For more than a half-century, Sister Therese Mary Martinez — Sister Mary to her many friends — has worked to help the Mexican-American community in the northwest suburbs.
She has assisted newcomers in finding housing, dealing with...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Jesse Bracamontes is one of the legions of Sriracha hot sauce fans who squirts the bright red paste of peppers, garlic and spices on all manner of foods: pizza, take-out Chinese and even a plain bowl of noodles.
But when the pungent Sriracha smell wafts...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Production of Sriracha can continue at an Irwindale factory, at least for now, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.
Judge Robert H. O'Brien denied the city of Irwindale's request for a temporary restraining order and set a...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It makes for an unlikely combination: some of Hollywood's biggest stars rubbing up against relative obscurities from the international festival circuit. Yet that's exactly what happens each year at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which has...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Dec 14, 2013
Christmas breakfasts are meals of tradition in my family. Dinner, the rest of them pretty much let me play around however I want. But breakfast has to follow a certain script. Still, there are traditions, and then there are traditions.
A couple of years...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain -- Germany's Pandora is co-producing "Two Gun Shots," the feature comeback from Martin Rejtman, one of the founders of the so-called New Argentine Cinema, whose 1992 debut, "Rapado," had a large impact on directors such as Pablo...