| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Hartford's TheaterWorks presents the world premiere of "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," a stage adaptation based on the best-selling memoir by Giulia Melucci.
Rob Ruggiero directs the stage adaptation written by Jacques Lamarre. The show, which...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Mario Batali is not living well on $31 a week for food, not well at all.
"I'm f****** starving" the celebrity chef and television host told the Associated Press. Batali and his family are trimming their weekly food budget to protest possible...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:25 PM
No need to stash the Sambuca.
The Newport Beach Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to allow Pizzeria Mozza to keep its alcohol permit.
One of the commissioners had appealed the original permit for celebrity chef Mario Batali's new eatery,...
| May 21, 2012
Trick yourself into losing weight. From using chopsticks to added milk to green tea, author Eileen Daspin shares her weight loss advice.
New York women are surrounded by more four-star restaurants than any other city on the planet, not to mention a...
| Jun 15, 2012
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Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef."...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Marina Marchese is a sommelier in the true sense of the word. She studied the principles of "terroir," the unique combination of geographic location, climate, soil and temperature, in Italy. She believes in single-sourcing. Her specialty is the pairing of...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Beginning with almost Dickensian roots, working in his parents Felice and Lidia’s Italian restaurant in Queens, washing dishes, cleaning the sidewalk, and touring the jungle-like meat markets of the Bronx, Joe Bastianich’s life charts a...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Zabaglione, la crema italiana, se trata de un postre cuya preparación es simple, pero que tiene un gran sabor.
Por lo general prefiero las cosas saladas a las dulces, pero por el zabaglione hago una excepción; es el rey de las cremas.
| Aug 4, 2011
Lazy days of summer? Not for restaurateurs. A torrent of new openings in Fairfield County reminds us how hot our local dining scene is.
The biggest buzz is the opening of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's Tarry Lodge Enoteca Pizzeria (30 Charles St.,...
| Apr 25, 2010
In spite of its wild popularity and critical acclaim, and hence the large crowds that usually keep me out of restaurants that are wildly popular and critically acclaimed, the Purple Pig is where I was sitting one recent night awaiting the arrival of...
| Apr 3, 2010
In a java-loving world dominated by Starbucks and flavored with local roasters ranging from Metropolis and Casteel to Stewarts and PapaNicholas, Zell has carved a niche for Intelligentsia based on his coffee — and coffee-drinking —...
| Jan 1, 2010
White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford knows about all about cooking under pressure. After all, she cooks for the leader of the free world. (First under George W. Bush, now under Barack Obama.)
So she said she wasn't all that unnerved by...