| Nov 11, 2013
It's a cool and rainy November morning when I arrive at Ina's, the Randolph Street restaurant that since 2001 has offered so much more than delicious food. Owner Ina Pinkney, "The Breakfast Queen" herself, greets me at the door with the most welcoming...
| Jul 7, 2013
In the annals of celebrity, chefs are relative newcomers. Some date stars of the kitchen back to Bartolomeo Scappi, Renaissance chef to Pope Pius IV, or at least to the 19th-century Frenchman Marie-Antoine Careme of grand cuisine fame. When Julia Child...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Sep 14, 2012
Dear Amy: Recently my boyfriend moved to a town a couple of hours away to attend college, while I'm left in our hometown to complete my senior year of high school. We're planning on trying out a long-distance relationship for now.
I was supposed to...
| Jun 20, 2012
Julia Child would have been 100 on Aug. 15, and though the beloved star of television's "The French Chef" died in 2004, she is clearly not forgotten. Alfred A. Knopf, Child's longtime publisher, is whooping it up on social media with a centenary...
| Jun 27, 2012
No question about it, Julia Child managed to find love and success and a career and cook a mess of really yummy food. And do it on her terms, too.
That's the teachable message for kids of all ages in "Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child"...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2012
Robert Mondavi was to California wine what Julia Child was to French food in the United States. He turned on generations of thirsty North Americans to the possibilities wine has to offer. And while it took a movie starring Meryl Streep to make Child a...