| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:17 AM
First impression: While it seems every Mexican fast casual restaurant calls its food "fresh," I still think too much of what they serve is made in some central kitchen far far away. But if you peak into the kitchen at Salsa Fiesta, you can actually...
| Jan 6, 2013
It's persimmon season — though not for much longer. If you act quickly, you can still pick up the sweet, delicious fruit at your local market.
Typically available October through January, persimmons are prized for their sweet, mellow flavor. They...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:15 AM
1392 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, (203) 698-9033
The homemade flatbread, warm, tender and charred by the grill, is the first indication there's good stuff going on in Bistro Latino's kitchen. The space formerly occupied by...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:49 AM
The pastry chef: Josh Gripper, 31
The restaurant: The Dutch, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3111, TheDutchMiami.com
Holiday memory: "When I think of food at Christmas, I want my grandmother's sweet potato pie. As a kid, my mother would always...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:49 AM
The restaurant: 32 East, 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-276-7868, 32East.com
Holiday memory: "The flavor of Christmas for me is pork. My Cuban parents started cooking very early in the day. Dad always made a pig in a box. That was just the...
| Dec 13, 2012
Hemingway daiquiri: History shows that Ernest Hemingway had a fondness for booze, and one of his favorite beverages to order in Cuban bars was the papa doble: a double-size frozen cherry-lime daiquiri since dubbed the Hemingway daiquiri in his honor....
| May 21, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department. Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets.
These reports are designed to give you an idea of what residents and police are...
| May 22, 2013
You'll often hear it suggested to "match the spiciness of Asian cooking with the spiciness of gewurztraminer," a grape that gets its name from the German "gewurz," or "spicy." But its original name, traminer aromatico, is Italian loosely translated into...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:34 PM
This time of year, bars and restaurants start putting away the dark spirits to make room for light, citrus-flavored drinks, depriving drinkers of hearty cocktails. Pinon Grill in Boca Raton, however, has rolled out its summer vodka drink along with a...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Maddy's Food Truck
Griot: a French word for the traveling poets, musicians and storytellers of West African. Griot: a Haitian dish of morsels of tender, spicy, fried pork. I haven't yet figured out how these two meanings are...
| May 15, 2013
Pho (say: fuh), that mesmerizing Vietnamese beef soup, takes time. Even Nancie McDermott's superb recipe in her "Quick & Easy Vietnamese" (Chronicle) — itself an express version — requires first making a broth with a pound of round steak.
| May 14, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When Fat Rice's owners chef Abraham Conlon and general manager Adrienne Lo bring Spring to the tables of their West Diversey restaurant, it's seasoned with their family histories. Conlon traces his to Portugal, via Lowell, Mass.; Chicago-born Lo to China....