| Jul 19, 2011
| 7:27 AM
It’s high season for farmers markets here. Raspberries, apricots, peaches, blackberries are there now; cukes and corn on the way. But if you can’t remember exactly when sweet corn’s going to arrive or tart cherries are going to be...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm.
Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven.
All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Michael Jordan's Steak House (not the same concept as the Michael Jordan's Restaurant that closed a dozen years ago) will open this summer in the InterContinental Chicago (525 N. Michigan Ave.), reports Melissa Harris on the Tribune's Breaking Business...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:53 AM
It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least.
In 1973, when I started...
| Aug 19, 2011
Bankrate.com recently released a list of the top 10 states for foreclosure based on June numbers. Many on the list aren't a surprise, but a few — such as Idaho — are.
Other states on the list were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan,...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 3:17 PM
In our country, if a little of something is good, then a lot of it must be better. And so it has become with many of our wines from (especially) California and Washington.
In our country, if a little of something is good, then a lot of it must be better....
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:32 AM
The standard spare tire may someday be a thing of the past.
Weight and space considerations, automotive styling and wireless communications are pushing some auto makers to put run-flat tires on their products as standard equipment. Or to provide the...
| Mar 6, 2011
Not everything has to be complicated, says Todd Leopold, co-owner and founder of Leopold Bros. distillery.
That doesn't mean there isn't a place for libations such as wine or whiskey, he says. But to fully appreciate them requires that people know,...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 9:15 AM
I care about the cost of the food I buy. They don't call me The Frugalista for nothing. But I also care about feeding my family a healthful diet, and about being socially responsible with my shopping.
All these concerns come to a head with one food:...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition.
BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...
| Feb 26, 2011
"Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe has listed his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $2.2 million.
The Mediterranean main house and guesthouse have 2,000 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A stone hot...