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  • Healthy pasta? Not an oxymoron, Bastianich siblings' cookbook promises

     Healthy pasta? Not an oxymoron, Bastianich siblings' cookbook promises
    You're thinking through your weeknight meals, and you'd like to incorporate at least a few that resemble healthy. But you'd also like an easy, flavorful pasta you know you can whip up quickly. Are these two things compatible? A new cookbook by Joe...
  • Seriously Simple: Potato salad two ways

    Seriously Simple: Potato salad two ways
    At a national potato salad contest I judged last summer, every entrant claimed to have the "best" recipe. After sampling more varieties than I can remember, I came to the obvious conclusion that taste is truly a matter of personal opinion. I couldn't...
  • Getting pizza dough right: a step-by-step primer

     Getting pizza dough right: a step-by-step primer
    Why is there so much crappy pizza out there? I'll tell you why: not enough love. And crappy dough. Now, I can't do much about the love, but I sure can help you with the dough. And if you're dough is good, all you need is some good quality, fresh...
  • Celebrate Mom with a healthy brunch

    Celebrate Mom with a healthy brunch
    My mother and grandmother were two of the most important influences in my life. Both of these strong, loving women always believed in me, and they were the first people who taught me how to cook. Although they are gone now, I still think of them every...
  • Congee gets flavorful kick-start into lunch, dinner menus

    Congee gets flavorful kick-start into lunch, dinner menus
    Congee — it’s not just for breakfast anymore. Chefs are spooning up the comforting rice porridge all kinds of ways at brunch, lunch and dinner too. Take Minh Phan of Porridge and Puffs in Los Angeles. “Although porridge is one of the...
  • Can bitter be beautiful?

    Can bitter be beautiful?
    Once upon a time, you may have wrinkled your nose when a plate of (pick one: Brussels sprouts, Belgian endive, mustard greens, radicchio) arrived at the table. You shunned espresso and Campari. You even steered clear of those craft beers with a bitter...
  • Lost pasta brand sparks Test Kitchen pot-boiler to find best dried spaghetti

    Lost pasta brand sparks Test Kitchen pot-boiler to find best dried spaghetti
    For a busy weekday cook, having a good dried spaghetti in the pantry is about 90% of having dinner made. Dress it with butter and Parmigiano Reggiano, or chopped fresh tomatoes and olive oil, and you have a memorable meal with little more than the time...
  • Lebanese recipes seasoned with stories of a Michigan life

     Lebanese recipes seasoned with stories of a Michigan life
    “Rose Water & Orange Blossoms” (Running Press, $30), the debut cookbook by Maureen Abood, evokes both her Lebanese-American heritage and her life as a cook, writer, photographer and blogger in Michigan. It is an intensely personal book, filled...
  • Outfitting a kitchen for a newbie cook

     Outfitting a kitchen for a newbie cook
    Despite the fact that I've spent a lifetime collecting kitchen gadgets from around the world, I have to say it really doesn't take too much equipment to start your cooking life. Especially if you take advantage of the timesaving options such as precut...
  • HotChocolate chef Mindy Segal has grown wiser, but is no less fiery

    HotChocolate chef Mindy Segal has grown wiser, but is no less fiery
    Nearly every morning for the past 10 years, since opening the Bucktown restaurant HotChocolate, Mindy Segal has stopped by the Map Room at Armitage and Hoyne for a moment of clarity and a cup of coffee. Without many customers at 8 a.m., the place looks...
  • Menu items claim to put the over in 'hangover'

    Menu items claim to put the over in  'hangover'
    While there's no cure (yet) for the morning-after misery that comes from a night of too many drinks, there are a few popular coping mechanisms. One of these is indulging in a comforting, alcohol-absorbing meal during this suffering, which usually...