| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Saveur magazine founder and celebrated food writer Colman Andrews visits Mystic's Oyster Club Nov. 11 for an author dinner at 6 p.m. The event features a four-course dinner with Andrews and readings and discussion from his latest release, "The Country...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Are you hosting a party this holiday season? Let the library help with ideas for planning, preparing and throwing an unforgettable gathering.
"The Butler Speaks" by Charles MacPherson is a guide to stylish entertaining and etiquette ideas to help you...
| Oct 25, 2013
One of my colleagues aptly described the original Black Bean Deli in Winter Park as a small bus-station waiting room with great food.
The new Black Bean Deli east of downtown Orlando is pure urban chic with a hint of Crate & Barrel.
Both restaurants set...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:00 PM
MADISON, Wis. — Driving six hours round trip for a one-day visit to a farmers market might seem foolish, especially when there are plenty of decent ones in the Chicago area.
But the Saturday Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison, Wis., not only...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:36 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS -- James Beard Award nominee and New York Times bestseller, Tracie McMillan, author of "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table," will be the guest the first farm-to-table dinner...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Anyone who's bitten into a ripe apricot, peach or plum understands the juicy scents of summer. But today's perfumers have created fragrances that make fruity essences available all year long.
Fancy an olfactory plate of ripe figs? L'Artisan's Figuier...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Salt & Straw ice cream at Joan's: Beginning Friday, Joan's on Third will serve Salt & Straw ice cream by the scoop. Salt & Straw of Portland, Ore., was named one of Saveur’s favorite ice creams, a Sunset magazine "Best of the West" selection, a...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...
| Mar 14, 2013
There is no shortage of decent Mexican restaurants in the western suburbs, but far too many of them play down to their audiences, falling back on the standard Mexican and even Tex-Mex dishes that everybody prepares.
Today we look at two west suburban...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 10:29 AM
In the crowded marketplace of new cookbooks, a stamp of approval from a group like the International Association of Culinary Professionals sure can help an author stand out.
But more important for the home cook, that imprimatur from the IACP, an...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Lonely Planet's "Food Lover's Guide to the World" ($39.99) is not the sort of book one tosses in a carry-on or backpack along with a toothbrush and passport. It measures roughly 9 by 11 inches and weighs more than 3 pounds.
Yet it's a must-have for...