| Dec 16, 2012
Your face says it all: You are starting to panic. Don't. If you're shopping for a traveler, you might just find the answer to your gift-giving conundrum in these pages. Our team of travelers has tested items large and small, pricey and affordable, and...
| May 12, 2011
Mexican-French fusion isn't a new concept in Chicago -- Carlos Gaytan does it rather well at Mexique, and even the newly opened Fogon in River West crosses the Atlantic for a dish or two -- but credit chef/owner Yanitzin Sanchez (chef Yanni to her fans)...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Baltimore County Restaurant Week starts on Thursday, with some 40 restaurants participating in what amounts to a free-for-all. Restaurants can fix the price for their promotional menus, for lunch or dinner, at $10, $15, $20, $25, $30 or $35 for one,...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 6:47 PM
In celebration of "Pacific Standard Time," the regional art program showcasing Southern California's contribution to art from 1945 to 1980, Tiffany & Co. at South Coast Plaza, led by group director Michael Botsko, has joined forces with major arts...
| Oct 25, 2011
Q: Are all pumpkins edible? I have this wonderful pumpkin soup in a pumpkin recipe from Saveur magazine. It calls for a 7-inch Cinderella pumpkin, but if I cannot find that, I want to know if I would be safe with any other pumpkin.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:14 AM
Editor's note: We are thrilled to welcome Mary Alice of Charm City Cakes as our recapper for the new season of "Top Chef Masters." We think it's a sin that she doesn't have her own Wikipedia page. But she does have a fan page. Take it away, Mary.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:50 PM
A couple of restaurant concepts have come and gone in the historic Hinsdale Theater in downtown Hinsdale, but the newest try might be a hit.
Opening Saturday is Cine (29 E. First St., Hinsdale, 630-590-5655) and I have a couple of reasons to be...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Can't crimp? The pros at the Crisco Pie Hotline are back to serve up expert pie-baking advice, recipes and tips year round and for extended hours during the Thanksgiving season.
I like this one. The InSinkErator site has a good page on how to repair a...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2011
Amelia Morris is the 29-year-old author of Bon Appetempt, a local blog that tests recipes from major publications and documents the results. When she's not cooking in her cozy West Hollywood kitchen, she's working at Heath Ceramics and spending time......