| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:22 PM
World-traveling Shallow Thought Wednesday guru John Lindner is back -- and smarter than ever, thanks to all the red meat in his diet. Here's John. LVIs there anything as sweet as vindication? (I’m presuming total world domination skews savory.) When...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:22 PM
For a rainy Thursday morning -- enjoy this new Epicurious roundup post of strange and amusing You Tube vidoes starring Christopher Walken, Julia Child, and the Swedish Chef. I really like this one, with Richard E. Grant, which Epicurious describes......
| May 28, 2013
| 11:19 PM
Citizens of Chicago, food-TV obsessives, our long nightmare is over:
Meet Catherine De Orio.
She's Italian. She's in her mid-30s. She lives in the West Loop. She's married to a lawyer. She has no food allergies. She has a throaty, confiding voice. Her...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:21 PM
The front door stood wide open and Rachel Bertsche could be seen from the street, zooming through the foyer of her Lincoln Park townhouse, a peach Lululemon blur in black tights. I stepped tentatively inside the doorway and reconsidered immediately:...
| Oct 9, 2012
Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe...
| Nov 5, 2013
Q: What's the perfect way to boil eggs? I've tried every tip out there, it seems. Each one promises perfectly boiled eggs that can be shelled easily.
—Lorna Lim Wong, Chicago
A: A great question from a former Tribune colleague – one...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Julia Child offered to teach me to poach an egg. And I declined. I had my reasons; I was in labor. But I regret the opportunity missed.
I know how it's supposed to work: the steaming water, the splash of vinegar, the swirling vortex. Nonetheless, I...
| Jul 14, 2010
July 14 is Bastille Day in France, and it truly is, as the French call it, "La Fete Nationale."
The celebration marks the day in 1789 when angry mobs stormed the notorious Bastille prison in Paris and symbolizes the start of the French Revolution....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Can you recommend an autumn appetizer and drink pairing?
A: Even though summer has not quite ended, I'm already mourning the end of tomato season and the sheer bounty of produce available at the market. But the beauty of the Hudson Valley is its...
| May 25, 2014
Right now, Mr. Average Food Consumer, you are probably asking yourself in between bites of your Moon Pie: Who are these "foodies" I keep hearing about?
An excellent question, which we here at the Get Serious! Culinary Institute of Discriminating Dining,...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The last time an Angeleno won the James Beard Foundation's outstanding chef award — a very big deal — it was 1998, smoking had just been banned in the state's restaurants, and Wolfgang Puck was the awardee. This year, a woman who once was...