| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Terry Stafford grew up in Chatham, Va., before bringing her Southern lifestyle to Abingdon some 28 years ago. Of her dream house, she proudly remarks, "Everybody who comes into this house says it should be in Southern Living magazine."
That was her plan...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:04 AM
As far as television is concerned, there's something just irresistibly funny about dads who cook. Well, we beg to differ. Here are five TV dads who knew their way around the kitchen, to a greater or lesser extent.
Walter White from "Breaking Bad": We...
| 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 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 13, 2014
| 11:22 AM
If you were eating at fine South Florida restaurants in the late 1980s and early '90s, you don't need an introduction to chefs Allen Susser, Norman Van Aken, Douglas Rodriguez or Mark Militello. As members of the Mango Gang,...
| 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 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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-...