| Feb 28, 2010
Even if I don't eat Velveeta, you couldn't call me a dedicated foodie; I just like eating good food. So, every so often, I treat myself to a little culinary tour to sample special treats .
"Food makes sense to everyone," says "epicurean concierge" Lisa...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 4:24 PM
“Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs. And what’s wrong with that? I’d like to know.” Thirty-four years after Paul McCartney released “Silly Love Songs” with his post-Beatles band Wings, love remains...
| Apr 24, 2011
It's spring, and probably the most welcomed of the season's animals is the bunny — specifically, the chocolate bunny. No mass-produced creatures, these bunnies are made and sold by small, independent chocolatiers and chocolate shops. Grab your...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 8:00 AM
So apparently, there’s some big wedding happening later this week.
Which has us Stew folks thinking: What’s the most memorable food or drink experience you've ever had at a wedding?
No doubt we’ve all had our share of lukewarm, buffet-...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 9:43 AM
The Tidewater Inn, 949 Boston Post Road, Madison, offers two Valentine's Day packages through February: "Love Beyond Measure Valentine Escape" and "Sweethearts Valentine Escape."
Split champagne, truffles, chocolate-covered strawberries and a...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 11:06 AM
Chocolate is a staple of Valentine's Day. For traditional gifts, try Bridgewater Chocolate, 12 LaSalle Road, West Hartford, which offers several options. A Valentine Assortment with toffees, turtles, peanut butter and Belgian chocolates in a red box...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Today is New Year's Eve. In China and some other countries in Southeast Asia, tomorrow — Thursday, Feb. 3 — is the first day in the new year.
Chinese families get together to exchange gifts, wear red-trimmed clothes, decorate with red and...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 4:46 AM
UPDATE: I walked through 20 inches of snow and found a copy of the Tribune at Jewel-Osco (as well as five boxes of free pasta) today, so here are the ad highlights for Dominick's (a pretty good week) and Jewel-Osco (well, at least there's free pasta)....
| Feb 3, 2011
New Orleans - Have you picked up sweets for your sweetheart? Blue Frog Chocolates in Uptown has some tasty ideas that are perfect for Valentine's Day.
Chocolate covered strawberries inside a festive martini glass helps make the gift last beyond a few...
| Feb 10, 2011
In years past, Yvan Valentin crafted elaborate mousse-filled meringue cakes for Frank Sinatra, built a towering croquembouche (a cream puff pyramid decorated with pulled sugar) for Jane Fonda and Ted Turner's wedding and constructed a chocolate replica of...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Should it be an extra-special day or should you be treated special every day? Two Pulse correspondents took their sides.
A special holiday
Should Valentine’s Day be a day that your significant other treats you especially well, or should you...