| Jan 29, 2013
Split pea soup was a favorite during my college days -- inexpensive, filling and straightforward to prepare. I liked to add smoked bacon and lots of carrots. I may not be a college girl anymore, but I still feel the same way about split soup -- it's a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:57 AM
"I am a child stuck between two countries," says 15-year-old Fang "Jenni" Lee in the insightful new documentary "Somewhere Between." Adopted at age 5 and raised in Berkeley, Calif., she is one of roughly 80,000 girls who have come to the U.S. since...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Hai Ky Pho Ga, which opened just a few weeks ago, brings Vietnamese cuisine to the commercial corridor of MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township. The restaurant features an extensive menu of exotic-sounding dishes, many of them more recognizable than...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Please keep your forks out of my broccoli, I said to my teenage son and daughter while we enjoyed a family meal in a restaurant. They grinned at me and proceeded to steal the dark green vegetables from my plate.
We need to review some...
| Jan 16, 2013
In the crowded world of legumes, we may ignore lentils in the rush to buy red kidney beans for chili, navy beans for ham-flavored soup, black beans, pinto beans, split peas and more.
That's too bad. A smart cook learns to love lentils for their variety...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 12:34 AM
HOLTVILLE — Returning for its fourth consecutive year, the Holtville Music Festival will take place Feb. 2, but with a few important changes: This year’s music fest will take place at Barbara Worth Resort, will be a free, family-friendly event...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Recipe by: Randall Spencer, Blue Ridge Mountain Catering
2.5 lb Mussels in shells, cleaned & scrubbed
2 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
1 ea Onion, finely chopped
2 ea Garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 ea Leeks, thinly sliced
| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:05 PM
I don’t much like cooking with ground meat. It’s supereasy, of course. Just toss in the skillet and brown, then proceed with spices, sauces, chopped vegetables, etc. But for a weeknight supper, I’d rather saute some chicken or cook...
| Jan 17, 2013
Some people don't have room for an expansive garden. Others don't have the time. Lia Leendertz and Mark Diacono have solved both problems with "The Speedy Vegetable Garden" (Timber Press).
Their 208-page book gives readers step-by-step instructions on...
| Jan 16, 2013
Mario Batali is the award-winning chef behind 24 restaurants including Eataly, Del Posto and his flagship Greenwich Village enoteca, Babbo. In the coming year, Mario will use this twice-monthly column to answer questions submitted via social media and...
| Jan 30, 2013
There's nothing more traditional than serving a big pot of chili when a bunch of friends come over to watch a big game like the Super Bowl. Sometimes, though, I like to try something different. Last year I surprised my husband and friends with meatball...