| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Staring at Rick Bayless chopping greens — and, let's face it, most of the ticket buyers at “Cascabel” are paying the big bucks to stare at the famous Chicago chef en personne and eat his delicious Mexican-inspired vittles — it...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:43 PM
President Obama revealed the first family's snack favorites during a recent appearance at a White House event promoting healthy eating and attended by school children from across the country. Can you guess his?
"My big thing, chips and guacamole,''...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Carlos Alferez, managing partner of Frontera Grill, acknowledges that he was apprehensive when Groupon approached him about testing a new deal the online discounter wanted to offer.
The James Beard Award-winning Mexican restaurant, founded by Chicago...
| Aug 31, 2014
If it's a cliche to say you will know a people by the food they eat, then that's a cliche I joyously embrace. When the Tribune posted me to Mexico as a foreign correspondent in 1994, I greedily ate my way to as deep an understanding of the country as I...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:25 AM
We reported this last week, but it's worth a reminder: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for the Charlie Trotter Tribute dinner on Sept. 27.
The dinner, part of the Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet weekend, will feature such chefs as Rick Bayless,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Am I the only person in the world who has felt a passionate rush from a perfect mouthful of food? I didn't think so. Because for me, and maybe you, the line between food and sex is blurred beyond recognition.
Let's start at the beginning — my...
| Sep 26, 2013
From the crowing roosters to the pigs in the pen, Spence Farm at first glance might be mistaken as just another farm camp for city slickers. Barns, tents, chore schedules, grills, cots and coolers are ready for campers to spend two days in the country,...
| Mar 14, 2013
The conversation crackled after Wednesday night's Chicago Forward program on the future of the arts in Chicago.
“I thought this was an especially auspicious panel with views you don’t often hear,” Tribune arts critic and co-moderator...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The National Hockey League Stanley Cup Finals kicked off last night in Chicago, pitting the Blackhawks against the Boston Bruins in a best-of-seven battle on the ice. And this series looks to be a nail-biter, given the three-overtime opening game...
| 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...