| Jul 11, 2013
Branford —- Chef Roy Ip lays a side of halibut the length of a pant leg on the counter and gently runs his powerful hands over the snowy flesh, probing for stray pin bones.
Suddenly, Ip leans in close, his nose less than inch from the fillet,...
| Jun 17, 2013
That's a good point! (No it isn't.)
I'd be happy to join the team! (I'd rather be eaten by wart hogs.)
Your cake is delicious! (Thanks for the food poisoning, Julia Child.)
These are but a few examples of the lies we tell at work. Most aren't...
| Jul 11, 2013
Sub out the restaurant name, and the tales of woe are the same at a hundred other places. A longtime family-run restaurant buckling under the weight of the economy, as it pursues every course to stay above water.
It's a familiar story. This time, the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:24 PM
In today’s food-fascinated culture, home-style cooking often gets a 21st-century interpretation — meatloaf with mango ketchup, for example, or a BLT with avocado mayo. That’s not the case at the Schnecksville Diner.
Here there is...
| Jul 7, 2013
In the annals of celebrity, chefs are relative newcomers. Some date stars of the kitchen back to Bartolomeo Scappi, Renaissance chef to Pope Pius IV, or at least to the 19th-century Frenchman Marie-Antoine Careme of grand cuisine fame. When Julia Child...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
For a generation or two, legions of ambitious youth who had something to say and wanted to make a mark on the world learned to play the guitar or drums and set off to become a musician or at least a rock star. Then independent films lured America's young....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Caitlyn E. Wilson had a little fun during her valedictorian address Friday afternoon — although some of her Smithsburg High School classmates had asked her to give “the short version” and “hide her crazy.”
“I feel like...
| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
Neighborhoods and good food. Home.
Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?
Since I am a cookbook writer, I have met Julia Child, and would love to see her again.
What's the worst question...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:33 AM
"To Master the Art," William Brown and Doug Frew's biographical drama about the life and work of the famed culinary icon Julia Child, is to have a reprise commercial engagement at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago this fall.
The piece, which stars Karen...
| Feb 27, 2013
Pies always made me nervous. Didn't matter if they were deep-dish or mile-high. And you could call them whatever: quiche, tart or galette. It's the crust and the making of it that always stopped me cold. I would avoid recipes calling for pie dough, or I'd...
| Apr 6, 2013
Ever since I picked up my first Elizabeth David book, I've been enamored of her prose recipe style. And by that I mean recipes written in a minimalist way, not in numbered steps, almost as a narrative. No long reel of ingredients. A few sentences or...