| May 5, 2010
The family crepe tradition started after the parents spent a week in New York attending a family wedding. They enjoyed fancy, filled crepes at the wedding brunch and were instantly hooked on the delicate French pancakes. The search for a suitable crepe...
| Apr 11, 2010
1. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson ($15.95)
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95)
3. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15)
4. Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14)
5. The Last Song by Nicholas...
| Jun 9, 2010
Imagine the day your doctor hands you a recipe instead of a prescription.
Or what if hospitals were equipped with teaching kitchens where patients could trade in their hospital gowns for aprons before being discharged.
That's the vision of Dr. David...
| Jun 10, 2010
America's TV screens these days serve up drama, gallons of tears, rage, scary scenarios, comedy, humans crunching odd critters, bleeped-bits and you-gotta-be-kidding moments.
And that's just on the food and cooking shows.
Our television appetite seems...
| Mar 23, 2011
Jessica Harper is an actress, writer, singer, songwriter and now the author of a new cookbook for people who don't always experience the joy of cooking.
With more than 100 simple recipes as well as comical recollections of the frustrations of cooking...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Book Club
In January: We celebrated our 11th anniversary.
We have discussed: Nearly 80 books.
Our group: Ranges in age from 40s to 80s and includes women and men with a wide mix of careers.
We don't: Get off target...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:00 AM
We may be living in the golden age of food television. Twenty years ago, you had to wait for Julia Child and a few others every week on PBS. Today, it's such a hot commodity that ABC is canceling soap operas and replacing them with a foodie version of...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Hoyne Book Club
Our book club started: With two neighbors who shared books, then thought it would be fun to include other women on our block.
Once or twice a year: We have a field trip pairing a theme of a book with an outing. For example, the group...
| Nov 14, 2010
I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections
Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95
It's good to be Nora Ephron.
When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 6:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto
With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we really...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 2:41 PM
One thing to know about our club: The Glenbard North Teachers' Book Club started as an after-school bridge club, but 22 years ago we changed our focus from playing cards to discussing books. We meet once a month and enjoy a potluck dinner based on the...