| Jun 13, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Worried you won't be able to savor the Escoffier-inspired food of "1906 Paris" at Grant Achatz's Next restaurant? Take a deep breath: You can now turn to the long-dead French chef for direction as John Wiley & Sons issues a new edition of the classic...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:10 PM
I have too many cookbooks. My four Ikea bookcases are stuffed, with books piled on top of them. More books are stacked on my coffee tables and on the floor. What am I to do?
That's why a San Francisco Chronicle story by Amanda Gold called "Recipe for...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:10 PM
It was mid-June, and we were awash in the seasonal gloom when a box arrived at the editorial offices of the Coastline Pilot. Inside the box, nestled in brown and gold packing material, was an 18-karat gold wiener.
It also happened to be the week that...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 4:07 PM
It’s a long way from Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck outside London, to Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., at least in miles, even via plane. But it’s not far at all if you travel conceptually, via lines of food...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:18 AM
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter
5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life
6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour
6:30 - 9 a.m. The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan
9 - 11 a.m. Dean Richards
10:35 a.m. Dean visits with Jennifer Hudson about how...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Cindy Hutson stood in cockpit of the charter boat Priority off Islamorada Tuesday, taking instruction from captain A.J. Stewart on the finer points of detecting the bite of the yellowtail snapper.
"You don't feel the bite; you see it," Stewart told her....
| May 13, 2012
| 3:56 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I began my "Great Old Broad"...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| May 9, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Mel Brooks' savvy producer Max Bialystock would never have closed down a hit show. But in Chicago, it happens all the time.
The Goodman Theatre production of David Mamet's "Race" sold out its final weeks of performances, yet the show still closed with...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:52 AM
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — If you believe the glossy travel magazines, Santa Barbara drips money, and any visitor had better be ready to have their wallet leak all over the place, too. Touted as "the American Riviera," it's up there with Palm Beach,...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:56 PM
After 42 years, the old El Cid taco place near Congress Theater in Logan Square is being reinvented.
Owner Jose Gonzales, who was born and raised in Cuba, bought out his business partners to pursue a new venture close to his heart: Paladar (2115 N....