| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Ina Garten looks out from center stage at a live presentation, she sees an audience of hundreds of eager faces, hungry to share an in-person experience with the food star known as "The Barefoot Contessa."
Garten, who comes to Hartford's Bushnell...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:41 PM
1. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25). Nick is the No. 1 suspect in his beautiful wife's disappearance, but could this golden boy really have killed his beloved? Last week: 1
2. "The Inn at Rose Harbor" by Debbie Macomber...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Wine, Women & Mark
Most of our current members have been with the club since the beginning, a little more than seven years ago. We have one faithful male member, hence the title of our book club. We are in Darien.
We meet once a month at a member's...
| Sep 13, 2012
To purchase a copy of the book:
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Lake Villa Library
1001 E. Grand Avenue
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:28 PM
For some, a spatula and a pan are merely decorative objects in the kitchen.
Katie Averill wants to change that and help people ditch the takeout and learn how to cook.
Averill, a Laguna Beach resident who has nearly 20 years of experience opening top...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2011
Julia Child's wartime spell in the Office of Strategic Services has always seemed the most intriguing chapter in the story of her evolution from the cocoon of her staid, soft-shoe Pasadena upbringing into the iconic French chef who revolutionized American...
| May 20, 2012
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
Free Press, 339 pp., $27
Ask your average Food Network viewer or Yelp poster about Craig Claiborne and you're likely to be met with a blank look and a "Who?"
How fleeting is fame in the food world....
| Dec 17, 2011
| 7:21 PM
With her first book on stitchery, needlework instructor Erica Wilson revived a craft and helped invent a publishing category.
Her 1962 hardcover book, "Crewel Embroidery," both popularized the pursuit and helped transform her into "America's first lady...
| Mar 6, 2011
In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition."
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:07 PM
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Nora Ephron, who cast an acerbic eye on relationships, metropolitan living and aging in essays, books, plays and hit movies including "Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally..."...
| Feb 10, 2011
When Rene Verdon became the first professional chef to work in the White House, in 1961, dining with the president was given an early 1800s spin: Outside caterers were replaced by an in-house operation that harked back to Thomas Jefferson's day....