| Dec 8, 2014
Cookbooks are more than books for hungry cooks is a point made delightfully clear in a new volume titled "Cookbook Book" (Phaidon, $59.95). Cookbooks can be art, cultural touchstones, life handbooks, flights of fancy, sociological tracts and self-...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:14 AM
There is no getting around food, the fun necessity, the allowable indulgence, the forgivable sin, and more than ever a national pastime. What is travel but going really far out to eat?
Naturally, it is all over television, the programs, like the food,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| 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...