| Jan 2, 2010
| 12:05 AM
Note: Almost every Thai restaurant in Southern California serves one version or another of this soup from our intern Jet Tila. And no wonder: The combination of coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce and lemon grass from the stock is sweet and fragrant....
| Jan 5, 2010
| 6:43 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
2 quarts of water
1 onion (with brown peel)
1/2 celery root, medium size
4 carrots, medium size
2 parsnips, medium size...
| Jan 14, 2010
While nothing stops a cold in its tracks, some of Grandma's remedies really do have the power to make you feel better.
You're sick. Your head is squeezed, your nose locked up and your stomach uneasy.
The bad news: There's still no quick cure for the...
| Jan 26, 2010
The results are in, and Kenny and Ziggy's Deli in The Galleria serve up the best cup o'noodles in town.
Over the weekend nearly 1,500 amateur chicken soup connoisseurs along with a handful of Houston's super chefs weighed in at the 9th annual Chicken...
| Feb 14, 2010
It's one thing to open up your favorite picture story book and start reading.
It's quite another to pretend you're inside, playing alongside the characters and experiencing some of the events depicted in its pages.
That's what a lot of kids are doing,...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 3:51 PM
Today's Birthday (02/27/12). You play a prominent role in the group. Direct traffic. Accept well-earned compliments. Step into greater leadership this year (which includes saying "no" sometimes). Attract influential friends. Expand your circle while...
| Mar 24, 2011
A foodie rite of passage here in Los Angeles is to walk the pupusa mile: that stretch of Beverly Boulevard where Koreatown's northeastern fringe pans to a scramble of auto services, a hostess club or two, and Central American restaurants and bakeries....
| Feb 15, 2010
| 8:18 PM
Considering that his last film was a cult horror-comedy about a girl with a toothed vagina (2007’s Teeth), writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein’s latest effort, Happy Tears, feels comparatively mainstream. But only comparatively. Happy...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:53 AM
It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least.
In 1973, when I started...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 3:57 AM
I never got around to posting my grocery spending last week, so this week we'll look at two weeks of trying to feed a family of five (well) on $100 a week in Chicago. But first: After my last grocery budget post, a friend sent this question:
| Mar 29, 2011
| 8:26 PM
Question: I'm worried about nuclear fallout from Japan, not for our two children but our two dogs and two cats. In fact, at this moment I'm buying potassium iodide for my family online. Should I also give this to our pets? — B.D., Seattle