| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:31 PM
He's best known for his roles on Broadway and of course on TV, but actor Bryan Batt is also a gifted interior designer. At his shop Hazelnut, Bryan has some great ideas for setting the perfect tablescape for your next party!
"Wherever you get your...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — What does the third-best beer bar in the world look like? It looks like a lot of other bars.
HopCat, stationed on a corner in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., has a long, curving wood bar packed with drinkers, beer placards on...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:41 PM
People love cupcakes, so it shouldn't have been a surprise that this year's Herald-Mail Cupcake Contest exceeded the contest's splashy debut last year.
But with 32 entries and a rainbow of decorations, colors and flavors, judges spent a challenging two...
| Feb 10, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. — Is it possible for an Angeleno to leave home and find love in a region where sunshine is merely a rumor and 50 shades of gray are a daily atmospheric reality?
It's helpful if the pursuit of that bliss involves a white-hot...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Forget the simple quiche, fruit salad and cheese Danish that once fueled home-cooked Sunday brunches. Nobody cooks anymore. Too few of us entertain.
That's too bad, because I like nothing more than starting off the week with a Bloody Mary, good...
| Jan 18, 2013
What's not to like about a restaurant that requires you to ride an elevator to a rooftop dining room?
There we were, in the lobby of the Miami Culinary Institute in downtown Miami, where a charming woman corralled us into a car and set us on our way...
| Dec 15, 2012
Isaiah Berlin, in his famous essay, once divided thinkers into two groups: hedgehogs, who know one big thing, and foxes, who know many things. Proust and Shakespeare. Separating writers into one camp or another has long been a sport of undergraduate...
| Dec 1, 2012
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Jessica Koslow makes jams, marmalades, chutneys and fruit...
| Dec 7, 2012
Especially during holidays, plan your parties to keep prep work minimal but the presentation impressive.
Plan menu with mix of make-ahead and fresh prep recipes
Instead of a full bar, which...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 11:05 AM
As Salvatore Romano, the closeted art director at the turbulent Sterling Cooper ad agency in the TV series "Mad Men," Bryan Batt struck out — his character, cruelly compromised by a client, was fired partway through the third season of the much-...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 4:33 PM
This week's cover article is from Master Class chef Nancy Silverton. The topic? Chocolate. She writes: In my life as a pastry chef, I've always held fast to the belief that there are certain flavors — specifically coffee, lemon and......