| Apr 14, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Those of us without an Italian grandmother swear by the late Marcella Hazan’s cookbooks.
She is the doyenne of Italian cooking in America, much like Julia Child was the U.S. ambassador for French cuisine.
I remember interviewing Hazan almost...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Birthday cards and thank-you notes aside, I don’t use stamps very much these days.
But on a trip to the local post office, I was delighted to see Limited Edition Celebrity Chefs Forever stamps. I bought two 20-stamp panes. They were released...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 2:05 PM
The Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach has evolved over the past 30 years into one of the better small zoos around. I have many pictures from the former Dreher Park Zoo and even more memories of treks with my daughter to see the chimps, otters, bears,...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 8:37 AM
With shows like "MasterChef Junior" ruling our televisions, children today clearly have a strong grasp of the concept of the "celebrity chef."
Now, thanks to a new biography geared toward younger readers, food-loving kids can also get to know the...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 9:07 AM
AMC is kicking off the second half of the final season of "Mad Men" April 5 and whether you're mad about the end of the long-running show, or just plain mad over "Mad Men" (who isn't?) everyone seems to be celebrating the television series that sparked...
| May 3, 2015
| 4:27 AM
About 25 Annapolis Senior Activity Center members observed Women's History Month by attending a portrayal of Clara Barton by award-winning actress Mary Ann Jung at the center.
Barton's accomplishments include being the first woman to work for the...
| May 1, 2015
| 6:00 AM
In a career that has stretched lithely across seven decades, Julie Newmar, the early blooming classical pianist and dancer who grew up to be TV's first feloniously feline Catwoman, has earned a Tony Award for her first speaking role on Broadway and...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:32 PM
Richard Olney was an American living in France whose cookbooks, notably 1970's "The French Menu Cookbook" and 1974's "Simple French Food," would inspire the birth of what is now called California cuisine, and focus greater attention on the interplay of...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:38 AM
The world loves cookies. "Holiday Cookies," the Chicago Tribune's compilation of more than 100 winning recipes from its annual cookie contest, is a finalist for the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals cookbook awards.
| Mar 9, 2015
| 10:24 AM
Francesca's Restaurant Group is celebrating Women's History Month with menu items honoring inspiring females.
Davanti Enoteca in River North (30 E. Hubbard St., 312-605-5900), Little Italy (1359 W. Taylor St., 312-226-5550) and Western Springs (800...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 10:31 AM
God bless the interwebs and its eternal preservation of knowledge. For all I know, you may be reading this deep into the distant future, long after I've shed this mortal coil. In fact, you're probably not even reading this at all; I'll bet it's being read...