| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:20 AM
WHEN THAT FIRST COLD RAINY FALL DAY ROLLS AROUND and you find yourself yearning to put a pot of soup on the stove, this soup is the answer. It’s the perfect use for the final baskets of tomatoes from your garden or the farmers market, and a great...
| Feb 10, 2011
My paternal bloodline brims with soup: barley stews studded with black mushrooms and opaque as porridge; the thin tomato broth of our Polish Christmas Eve vigil, swimming with dumplings no bigger than a bird's eye; and the plain, milky, peasant...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:20 AM
Bluegrass has posted its Valentine's Day menu. The February menu is up and running, too, at the South Baltimore restaurant.
Ray Kumm's Valentine's menu begins with an amuse bouche and canapes before launching into the meal proper. Appetizer choices...
| Jan 22, 2012
Pot au feu means pot on the fire. The sort that sits on the back burner all day, bubbling. The French farm wife, puttering around her handsome, rustic kitchen, might toss in the spare turnip, sack of potatoes, marrowbone, pig knuckle, hunk of beef, string...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Holidays can be a hassle for everyone, even the pros. The difference is the pros all have worked out little tricks -- what the French call trucs -- to make feasts like Christmas dinner a little saner. These tips are so simple you can easily adopt them...
| Dec 3, 2009
| 4:22 AM
We're in the home stretch of this season of Top Chef, loyal readers. Justine and Liz will be sad to have their Wednesday nights free, but until the winner's declared, we'll still be watching.We had a lot of time to......
| Dec 17, 2008
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Note: Adapted from Craig Strong, chef de cuisine at the Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa.
3 cups heavy cream
2 whole star anise
2 pounds turnips
4 pounds potatoes
1 teaspoon salt, divided
| Jan 28, 2009
One of the best dinners that you can make with the vegetables you probably already have on hand doesn't even require a pot of boiling water. Just a pot of simmering water.
It's rustic, beautiful vegetable soup, and if you think that means a pull-out-...
| Jul 5, 2007
First impressions: Jockey Wok 'n' Rolls, located in a homely Hoffman Estates strip mall, has perhaps the most unfortunate name for a local Asian restaurant alongside Ukrainian Village's Takie Outit and Lakeview's Ping Pong. Kitschy name aside, it has...
| Nov 6, 2008
| 4:48 PM
Total time: 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes standing time
Note: From Christian Shaffer.
2or 3 medium turnips, peeled
2or 3 medium rutabagas, peeled
1/2 medium red onion, quartered
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
| May 7, 2008
IN SOUTHERN California, where we enjoy lively, vibrant farmers markets year-round, on every day of the week, in almost every neighborhood, deciding what's for dinner can, perhaps even should, be less about careful planning than serendipity. Maybe...