| Aug 4, 2010
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
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......
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2009
The new film Julie & Julia is more than a look at two women, separated by half a century, who both find joy in cooking the same French recipes.
It made me hunger for the days when blogging was pure.
The movie, which has been called the first major...
| 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....
| Feb 9, 2010
Maybe you've shoveled too much snow by now, or tried to walk or drive down too many clogged side streets by now -- or worried too much about three feet of snow on your flat roof by now -- to appreciate the pace-reducing power of a big storm. But I still...
| Jun 17, 2013
That's a good point! (No it isn't.)
I'd be happy to join the team! (I'd rather be eaten by wart hogs.)
Your cake is delicious! (Thanks for the food poisoning, Julia Child.)
These are but a few examples of the lies we tell at work. Most aren't...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:33 AM
"To Master the Art," William Brown and Doug Frew's biographical drama about the life and work of the famed culinary icon Julia Child, is to have a reprise commercial engagement at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago this fall.
The piece, which stars Karen...
| 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...