| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Tuesday night's Magnificent Mile opening — or rather re-heating — of the TimeLine Theatre Company's production of "To Master the Art" was, for a number of reasons, quite the celebratory brioche. Here was a cooked-in-Chicago play about the...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:19 PM
Citizens of Chicago, food-TV obsessives, our long nightmare is over:
Meet Catherine De Orio.
She's Italian. She's in her mid-30s. She lives in the West Loop. She's married to a lawyer. She has no food allergies. She has a throaty, confiding voice. Her...
| Nov 5, 2013
Q: What's the perfect way to boil eggs? I've tried every tip out there, it seems. Each one promises perfectly boiled eggs that can be shelled easily.
—Lorna Lim Wong, Chicago
A: A great question from a former Tribune colleague – one...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2012
Food FYI: On the menu -- rat meat...
| Sep 30, 2009
Earlier this year, author J.K. Rowling was given one of France's highest honors when she was inducted into the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee presidential palace. No surprise, I suppose, considering the fact that......
| Jan 12, 2010
Wednesday: For anyone obsessed with French women (and not just what they eat and why they don't get fat), here's an opportunity to meet Debra Ollivier, author of "What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the......
| Dec 12, 2009
Call it the âJulie & Juliaâ effect: Walking out of the theater after seeing the movie with friends, we instantly canceled our dinner reservations, stopped at the grocery and then went to our house to cook. In case you somehow......
| Feb 2, 2010
We're not surprised. But we're plenty glad. Meryl Streep earned an unprecedented 16th Oscar acting nomination Tuesday morning -- a feat no one else, man or woman, has ever achieved -- for channeling food goddess Julia Child in the film......