| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:40 AM
The U.S. Postal Service has just come out with limited edition celebrity chef stamps — and those celebrity chefs do not include Guy Fieri or Giada De Laurentiis. Not even Bobby Flay or Wolfgang Puck.
We’re talking dead celebrity chefs,...
| 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.
| 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 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 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....
| 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,...
| May 7, 2014
| 9:59 AM
"Behind the Curtain" is a blog that gives theater and arts folks an insider's look at the cultural scene in Connecticut -- and beyond. Driven by a vast number of inside sources and the knowledge that sometimes the most exciting dramas happen off stage,...
| 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:...
| 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...