| Apr 25, 2013
There are many things I don't understand about the restaurant business. I don't see why small plates are "shareable." I don't get the appeal of communal tables. And I don't understand why Storefront Company isn't crowded all the time.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:42 PM
It's probably no surprise that a 90-seat neighborhood restaurant is packed on a Saturday night. But on a Wednesday night? In late April?
Even more surprising is that Timo this month celebrates its 10th anniversary. If you want to see a successful...
| Apr 28, 2013
The first few times I cooked polenta, I followed recipes that called for endless stirring, and as much as I enjoyed the result, I wasn't keen on making polenta very often.
All that changed when I tried the technique described below, which requires...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
In my Spreecast with organic gardener Christy Wilhelmi, author of the new book "Gardening for Geeks," I learned a lot: that white mildew can be treated with lactic acid, that you should never buy tall vegetable seedlings at the nursery and that...
| Apr 13, 2013
The best thing I've made with Parmesan broth recently was a kind of cross between a stew and a pasta that paired goat cheese ravioli and spring vegetables. I used asparagus tips and sugar snap peas for this recipe, but I've also made similar dishes with...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You just can't keep a good cannibal down.
More than three decades after he first murdered and chomped his way to pop culture infamy, sophisticated serial murderer Hannibal Lecter is back, alive and well-fed. And although he has gone from the big...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Springtime may be the time for our first taste of just out-of-the-garden asparagus, peas and fava beans. Sweet strawberries seem to pop up in markets everywhere. What I am particularly aware of is the spectacular array of colorful citrus that I see in...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The calendar may say spring, but my thermometer definitely says winter. This morning, the red line of mercury (or whatever it is they put inside thermometers these days) only made it up to the mid 20s. Talk about depressing.
This year, I am especially...
| Mar 24, 2013
The fledgling bird fixes her eyes on the horizon, draws a beakful of air and jumps.
The fledgling girl fixes her eyes on the horizon, draws a deep breath and sighs. So many speed bumps. Waiting nearly 16 years, enduring 30 hours of classroom drivers'...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:44 PM
When people ask me why I eat locally, at the top of my long-winded answer is that I believe local food can taste better. Locally grown produce is more likely to be fresher and small farmers generally focus on quality over quantity. Though I will be done...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:14 PM
For the month of June, I am only buying food that has never left a 100-mile radius of my house and, for the most part, it has been pretty great. The produce tastes delicious, I constantly meet people passionate about food, and I am stepping out of my...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Wine is a favorite hobby for biz figures from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Drew Barrymore to Pixar's John Lasseter, and now a theater chain known for its beer and snacks is embracing wine as a way to commemorate classic films and grow the indie exhib's...