| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:01 PM
On Thursday, October 9, acclaimed chef Rick Bayless will share with Blue Sky Innovation how he has stayed true to his vision as he has built a restaurant, food and media empire. Bayless joins the Chicago Tribune’s Colin McMahon at the National...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Barbara Tropp helped interpret Chinese food for the American home cook through two esteemed cookbooks, classes and a successful, nationally renowned San Francisco restaurant called China Moon Cafe. She also worked to improve conditions for women in the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SOCIETY IS unity in diversity." -- George Herbert Mead
I WAS really looking for a woman-in-jeopardy quote, but I couldn't find one.
Over the weekend I went to see "No Good Deed," the new thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. (She is the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Julia Child dispatched millions of hungry Americans into the kitchen with a cheery "bon appetit!" The U.S. Postal Service is surely banking on those same fans trooping down to their local post offices to buy the new Julia Child postage stamps.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:46 AM
When Marcella Hazan died a year ago at age 89, Christiane Amanpour described her to CNN viewers as "one remarkable woman" who "set the dining room table, and the tastes, for millions of Italian food lovers." Hazan did so by vigorously extolling —...
| Aug 27, 2014
The boss plopped "The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom," on my desk and growled, "Gimme 300 words."
"Yes, Boss," I whimpered back.
Having consumed inordinate amounts of those cooking and restaurant-rehab shows larding TV and the Web,...
| Aug 12, 2014
Tyler Anderson can't divulge the outcome of his recent appearance on the Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay." But he will say he's "very happy" with the way he cooked.
Flay's most recent competition show is sort of a cross between the network's...
| Aug 8, 2014
The following activities will be offered at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road. Information: 410-222-1922:
Scrabble Challenge your brain by playing Scrabble, 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. New participants are welcome....
| Jul 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Who needs important facts about food when you can spend your time with the weird stuff? For example:
BOY, OH BOY!
Perhaps, like me, you believed that Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was similar to Betty Crocker, a fictional figure created by an advertising firm....
| 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:...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I'd like to rip her throat out!"
This is what the great Meryl Streep supposedly said -- all in good actorish fun -- when Madonna's tireless campaign to play the lead in the movie "Evita" came to pass in 1997.
But that might be the only role Miss Streep...