| Dec 5, 2009
I was feeling a little down yesterday afternoon until Midnight Sun Sam sent me a link to this video. I'm posting it here as a great way to start the weekend and as an antidote to the weather forecast.......
| Nov 4, 2010
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......
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:14 AM
There is no getting around food, the fun necessity, the allowable indulgence, the forgivable sin, and more than ever a national pastime. What is travel but going really far out to eat?
Naturally, it is all over television, the programs, like the food,...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:26 AM
When it comes to our collective palates, it's not a white bread world anymore. It's more like a flaxseed/multigrain/no-preservative/artisan-style roll.
However you slice it, it's clear that many of us have become foodies over the years. Everyone has...
| Jul 1, 2009
Nothing quite says 4th of July -- and American independence from unreasonable taxation and those intrusive federal regulations -- like a chicken with a beer can stuck up its behind, roasting silently over wood charcoal.
Cynics may call it a...
| Oct 21, 2014
Q: I'm looking for anything in a Cajun grocery line.
--Joe Lempa, Forest View, Il.
A: As you know, there are online sources from which to order all sorts of Cajun food products. It's an easy, convenient way to get what you need. But I do understand...