| Jan 31, 2013
After a 2012 season in which Next presented the ethereal flavors of El Bulli, the seafood-centric family food of Sicily and the infinite subtleties of Japanese kaiseki, chef Dave Beran and company are getting assertive in 2013. "The Hunt," Next's...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Forget the simple quiche, fruit salad and cheese Danish that once fueled home-cooked Sunday brunches. Nobody cooks anymore. Too few of us entertain.
That's too bad, because I like nothing more than starting off the week with a Bloody Mary, good...
| Feb 6, 2013
When cooking with wine (in the food, not merely in the cook), longtime pairing advice had it to "Serve the same wine that you use in the recipe." Something about mirroring flavors, I suppose, but not always a wise suggestion, especially when, as in this...
| Jan 19, 2013
Some 30 years after Wolfgang Puck introduced a wood-burning oven and his sophisticated pizza at the original Spago, we're enjoying a pizza renaissance. And many of the newer pizzerie and restaurants are turning out pies better than typical neighborhood...
| Jan 19, 2013
When you talk to Texas expatriates about the food they miss most from home, after a few grumbly sentences about Los Angeles chili, and barbecue, and coffee-shop chicken-fried steak, it comes down to the queso every time. I am not one of those writers...
| Jan 23, 2013
Born and bred in southern China, Fanny Go did not grow up eating egg rolls.
Family meals in her part of Guangdong province were dominated by rice, greens, preserved vegetables and morsels of meat.
But ever since she and her late husband Tom decided to...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Like the phoenix, Prego Ristorante has risen from the ashes eight months after a devastating kitchen fire closed the restaurant. Chef Ugo Allesina and his staff seem very happy to be back, and so were we.
The lovely main dining area appears to be...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Picking out the perfect Valentine’s gift for your sweetie is easy. You can never go wrong with roses, chocolate, diamonds or a new fragrance.
They say food is the way to a man’s heart, but ladies have to eat, too. Either way, impress your...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:15 PM
After experiencing the deep freeze of last week, this weekend's sunshine was so welcome. On Sunday morning I sat in my outdoor patio swing and finished up an epic 3,435-page book I had been reading for some time. The book, simply called "New York," had...
| Jun 12, 2013
Forget the tie and the socks this Father's Day. Give the Big D what he really hungers for. Go primal with our three B's: beef, bacon and bourbon.
Unlike mom, who usually finds herself corsaged and cosseted at some cutesy Sunday brunch, dad has one...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
1 round steak
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 cup warm water
2 tsp ginger
1/3 cup Frank’s hot sauce
1/3 cup worchester sauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 celery stalks
1 large pack mushrooms
4 cloves garlic
2 tbls corn...