| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Though going grain-free is a popular diet trend, grains--especially in their whole form--provide a significant portion of important nutrients in the diet.
You've likely noticed the proliferation of books, websites and specialty foods aimed at helping...
| 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 9, 2014
When you think of the pioneers of the organic, "simple food" movement, perhaps the first two names that come to mind are Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl. Waters is the co-founder of the legendary Chez Panisse, one of the earliest American fine-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...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:28 AM
If you didn’t make it to any of the many wine festivals scheduled for May in nearby wine country, here’s one celebrating none other than cookbook writer extraordinaire Julia Child on the weekend of June 6 to 8.
The tall Californian who...
| 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,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol, home to inspiring statues of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Ronald Reagan.
And Lucille Ball?
A group seeking to increase the number of women represented in the Capitol's collection of statues includes the red-...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:30 AM
It's hard to believe that only 50 years have passed since Julia Child set foot on the new continent of American Foodlandia. And yet in that short period, it seems we've already seen the full cycle of colonial development: discovery, exploration,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Q: My wife and I were at Burt & Max's and thoroughly enjoyed their Bacon-wrapped meatloaf. A great comfort food that may not be too hard for me to make given my meager cooking skills. Can you get and publish their recipe? — Jerry Harmatz, Boca Raton...