| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:38 AM
It's nearly that time of year again — party time. The season for holidays and company and get-togethers that also mean doing something a little extra special, such as shining up the silver, washing the good china, ironing the tablecloth and trying...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
An autopsy is scheduled today for famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, whose unexpected death at 54 on Tuesday shocked both the city and the food world. Trotter was considered by many to be a pioneer in both food and wine, having single-handedly made...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Vince Lombardi was at Northern State University's Gerber Hall on Thursday afternoon - actually, two of him - as well as John Lennon and the Cookie Monster.
Students in Gayle Bortnem's social studies methods class gave reports on important figures and...
| Nov 1, 2013
Vince Lombardi was at Northern State University's Gerber Hall on Thursday afternoon — actually, two of him — as well as John Lennon and the Cookie Monster.
Students in Gayle Bortnem's social studies methods class gave reports on important...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
By Susan Russo for Oneforthetable.com
Two weeks residing in an 18th-century Provencal farmhouse owned by a world-renown cookbook author and former restaurant critic who enthusiastically teaches you to how to cook, enjoy fine wine, and find satisfaction...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Chicago's storefront theaters operate on very low budgets. They typically put together a season, or several seasons, on a budget far less than a single Broadway play. Yet, time and again, the artists who work within those confines ensure that audiences...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Everybody knows that when you go anywhere near Santa Barbara, you are supposed to pull off the freeway and stop by La Super Rica, because Julia Child used to go there (which is an odd criterion by which to choose a taqueria, come to think of it), and...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:30 PM
As Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" enters its second weekend of sold-out multiplexes across the country, it's becoming the cinematic event of the year. The space epic may not break the same box office records that "Titanic" did in 1997, but in some ways it's...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:27 AM
America has shifted from a country in which TV viewers once had weekly appointments with favorite shows — sort of like a pre-scheduled session with a therapist — to a country in which followers of TV programs engage in all-night binges —...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:15 AM
As an instructor, the late Marcella Hazan, who died Sunday at her home in Florida, was nothing if not rigorous. In fact, she could be downright dogmatic, particularly when it came to what she considered to be travesties against her beloved Italian...