| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Your dog romps on the same bed and dines at the same table as you do. So what separates you from your beloved pet? If you've ever wondered that question, the Chicago Humanities Festival hopes to enlighten you with its 24th annual fall festival line-up....
| Oct 22, 2013
Q: Can you freeze guacamole?
—Claudia Perry, Evanston
A: Yes, but you shouldn't. That's what two experts told me.
"Technically you can freeze guacamole. But I don't recommend it," writes Rick Bayless, the celebrity chef, Chicago restaurateur,...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
Neighborhoods and good food. Home.
Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?
Since I am a cookbook writer, I have met Julia Child, and would love to see her again.
What's the worst question...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company said Thursday it raised $1.1 million at its annual gala last Saturday — for its artistic, educational and community programming.
Items at the live auction including opening-night tickets to the upcoming Broadway...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Over the past 25 years or so, two surging art forms have elevated cultural Chicago on the global stage: theater and fine dining. Is this coincidence or correlation?
I mean no disrespect to dancers, musicians or rockers, nor architects, painters, poets...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Recently, I was invited to a friend’s house in Patzcuaro (Michoacan), Mexico, and we spent the week madly cooking. The market there was so fantastic -- fat yellow chickens, fresh chayote, baby jicama, a rainbow of fresh and dried chiles, heaps of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:30 AM
I’ve made Rick Bayless’ recipe for "Shrimp in Simple Green Almond Sauce" from his "Mexico: One Plate at a Time" cookbook a couple of times, but this past weekend I found the perfect match when I opened a bottle of E. Guigal's Condrieu.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Bastille Day Brunch: In celebration of Bastille Day, the French independence holiday, Church & State Bistro is offering a La Jour de la Bastille brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 14. The traditional French menu includes oysters, foie de volaille...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Want to know what kind of fish is on your plate? So do Mario Batali, Rick Bayless, Thomas Keller and a who’s who list of major chefs who are taking a stand against seafood fraud.
More than 500 restaurant owners, culinary industry leaders and chefs-...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:57 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
There's a good chance that the white tuna sashimi served up at your favorite Manhattan sushi joint isn't white tuna at all.
Instead, 94% of the fish labeled as white tuna in New York turned out to be...
| Sep 29, 2012
With the economy still not entirely recovered, restaurants — and very good ones at that — are betting on happy hour deals to get customers in the door. I like to call it tapas hour, when you can get small bites and cocktails at attractive...