| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
In the days of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cooking was considered to be among the great cuisines of the world. These days, it is likely to appear on menus featuring Mediterranean food, a mixture of Middle Eastern and Italian.
GG's Bistro in the...
| Mar 14, 2013
In the beginning, it was just the two of them: Falah Tabahi and his wife, Asma, a couple of Jordanian immigrants trying to make a go of a small Middle Eastern restaurant in Skokie called Pita Inn.
Back then, Falah himself cooked all the food —...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
My first thought when I found a garlic scapes dip recipe, which ran in the New York Times several years ago, was this: I bet this dip would be great with homemade pita chips. My second thought was this: Making homemade pita chips means cleaning my big...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:26 PM
More than 100 art and craft booths will be at Arts in the Park, which runs Saturday and June 16 at Melgaard Park. The booths will offer a variety of wares from exhibitors from at least 12 states.
There will also be 18 food booths to satisfy people&...
| May 29, 2013
Want to reduce calories before the summer bathing suit season but still enjoy foods that satisfy hunger and please your taste buds?
Eat your salad first, as the main dish, filling up on the lower-calorie, healthier-for-you vegetables before you're...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The proliferating sizzle of grilled doner kebabs and scent of baked borek are heady signs of the growing number of Turkish restaurants in Southern California.
In Orange County, Doner G in Anaheim is expanding into Irvine. Another branch of Canoga Park's...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Gluten-free has become a serious eating choice for many, not only those diagnosed with celiac disease but also people who are sensitive to wheat products. There are many books out on the subject. What sets "Weeknight Gluten-Free" apart from the others...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:03 PM
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Her nephew likes fruit. Her brother likes eggs. And so Guadalupe Gonzales, a ninth-grader at Panorama High School in Los Angeles, put the two ingredients together in a dish that was...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Kouzina at the National Hellenic Museum
333 S. Halsted
1558 North Milwaukee Avenue
To read more about the restaurant:
| May 28, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Victoria Shanta Retelny
To purchase a copy of the book:
The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods
Spicy Tomato and Olive Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 cup black olives,...
| May 13, 2012
| 3:56 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I began my "Great Old Broad"...