| Aug 12, 2012
In the run-up to the London Olympics' closing ceremonies, rumors have swirled that the Spice Girls, Britain's quintessential girls pop group, will reunite for a special performance.
If they do — and promoters have been cagey about it, with no...
| Aug 21, 2012
Q: Many years ago I was dining in a restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. I ordered pressed duck. It was served in a deep fried form about 6 inches in length, 4 inches wide and about an inch or so thick. The vegetables were pressed together with the duck and...
| Mar 28, 2012
The Passover story of the deliverance of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt resonates particularly strongly for people like Wolfgang "Wolfie" Rauner who escaped Nazi persecution for a new life in the United States.
Rauner, 83, arrived here June 21,...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 5:39 AM
For four people
2 c dry cider
½ c honey
½ c pear vinegar
2 pieces star anise
1 bay leaf
1 medium shallot, minced
1 T Dijon mustard
4 T unsalted butter, cold
2 T pickled ginger, chopped or julienned
4 pork chops
Oil for cooking...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Willow manages to be a lot of things all at once.
The Fells Point restaurant, opened in July by the team behind RYE and Stuggy's, shares its name with the graceful weeping willow tree. With gray walls, hanging lanterns and gauzy curtains, Willow's...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:47 AM
What's happening in food and dining around South Florida.
Bistro Bon Marché
3111 N. Surf Road, Hollywood, 954-842-2389, BistroBonMarche.com
A French fusion restaurant using mostly organic ingredients has dramatically renovated the former Oceans...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:54 PM
All that dashing and dancing in the kitchen adds up to a lot of time around the holidays. Anything you can do ahead is bound to help.
That may be enough motivation to make cookie doughs in advance and stash them in the refrigerator, ready to bake....
| Dec 22, 2012
Dear SOS: We recently had a fabulous dinner at Vitaly Paley's new restaurant, Imperial, in Portland, Ore. Everything was truly amazing. The crowning touch was a gingerbread sticky pudding with cold whipped cream. Is there any way the restaurant would part...
| Nov 19, 2012
Homemade Ginger Sugar
2 cups fine granulated white sugar
2 candied ginger cubes
Mix together in a blender until smooth and aromatic.
Vanilla Bean Sugar
2 cups fine granulated raw sugar
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Maple Blueberry Sweet Potatoes
The Clare has its own twist on the traditional sweet potato side dish. "We use nice, tender, baby sweet potatoes sautéed with maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar. Sprinkling in blueberries adds color and...
| Jan 26, 2012
Dear SOS: Milk has the best molasses cookies I've ever had. My entire family adores them, and I would love to be able to make them for my dad on his 66th birthday. Please help? These cookies are out of this world. I need the recipe, before I spend my last...