| Nov 10, 2014
Felipe Rojas-Lombardi did not invent quinoa, of course, but he gets much of the credit for introducing it to North Americans. The Peruvian-born chef, honored in September with a Celebrity Chefs stamp from the United States Postal Service, did much to...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Originality is undetected plagiarism." -- William Inge
OH, PLEASE -- wasn't the feature film "Bewitched" enough bad news for fans of the old TV series, which starred Elizabeth Montgomery? (Nicole Kidman looked lost and her co-stars, Will Ferrell and...
| Oct 21, 2014
Q: I'm looking for anything in a Cajun grocery line.
--Joe Lempa, Forest View, Il.
A: As you know, there are online sources from which to order all sorts of Cajun food products. It's an easy, convenient way to get what you need. But I do understand...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Culinary capers headline November's mouthwatering menu, from the Taste of Tulalip in Washington state and Wailea Restaurant Week on Maui to the Giant Omelette Celebration in Louisiana. Seasonal festivities get underway too, adding spice to a potpourri...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:40 AM
The U.S. Postal Service has just come out with limited edition celebrity chef stamps — and those celebrity chefs do not include Guy Fieri or Giada De Laurentiis. Not even Bobby Flay or Wolfgang Puck.
We’re talking dead celebrity chefs,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:01 PM
On Thursday, October 9, acclaimed chef Rick Bayless will share with Blue Sky Innovation how he has stayed true to his vision as he has built a restaurant, food and media empire. Bayless joins the Chicago Tribune’s Colin McMahon at the National...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Barbara Tropp helped interpret Chinese food for the American home cook through two esteemed cookbooks, classes and a successful, nationally renowned San Francisco restaurant called China Moon Cafe. She also worked to improve conditions for women in the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SOCIETY IS unity in diversity." -- George Herbert Mead
I WAS really looking for a woman-in-jeopardy quote, but I couldn't find one.
Over the weekend I went to see "No Good Deed," the new thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. (She is the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Julia Child dispatched millions of hungry Americans into the kitchen with a cheery "bon appetit!" The U.S. Postal Service is surely banking on those same fans trooping down to their local post offices to buy the new Julia Child postage stamps.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:46 AM
When Marcella Hazan died a year ago at age 89, Christiane Amanpour described her to CNN viewers as "one remarkable woman" who "set the dining room table, and the tastes, for millions of Italian food lovers." Hazan did so by vigorously extolling —...
| Aug 27, 2014
The boss plopped "The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom," on my desk and growled, "Gimme 300 words."
"Yes, Boss," I whimpered back.
Having consumed inordinate amounts of those cooking and restaurant-rehab shows larding TV and the Web,...