| Dec 31, 2009
It's New Year's Eve, the weather's been spotty, and if you're watching this, chances are you're planning a nice, quiet evening in. So for this Roni Recommends, here are some of my favorite picks from the year that you can catch at home tonight, in the...
| Jan 18, 2010
| 8:30 AM
BEVERLY HILLS -- The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron on Sunday, raising the "Titanic" filmmaker's prospects for another Academy Awards triumph.
It was a repeat...
| Jan 18, 2010
| 11:32 AM
In accepting his best director Golden Globe for ``Avatar,'' which also was named the best dramatic film of 2009, James Cameron expressed surprise that the honor did not go to his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, who helmed the critically acclaimed ``The Hurt...
| Jul 14, 2010
July 14 is Bastille Day in France, and it truly is, as the French call it, "La Fete Nationale."
The celebration marks the day in 1789 when angry mobs stormed the notorious Bastille prison in Paris and symbolizes the start of the French Revolution....
| Jul 16, 2010
| 9:02 AM
July 14 was Bastille Day in France, a holiday that is truly, as the French say, "La Fete Nationale." It's a perfectly good excuse to throw a party this week, even if it may be a little spur-of-the-moment. At the very least celebrate with French wines...
| Jan 31, 2010
Until recently, the closest thing I'd come to a cooking class was watching the demo station at Trader Joe's. After seeing "Julie & Julia," I felt inspired to get in touch with my inner Julia Child. But who has the time and money to fly to Paris and...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 6:41 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow....
| Feb 24, 2010
Art Smith is having quite a winter.
He turns 50 on March 1 — the same day he celebrates Common Threads' fifth annual World Festival fundraiser at Soldier Field, which boasts (for $250 a ticket) dishes prepared by Rick Bayless, David Burke, Tyler...
| Mar 14, 2010
As an American native living in France, I happily accepted when a Parisian hostess invited me to dinner and proposed that each guest bring a traditional dish. I decided to make my first cheesecake. I telephoned a small but renowned American food shop in...
| Jan 27, 2010
Like many divine personalities, Mary Kitchen has a past shrouded in mystery. No one really knows if the goddess of corned beef hash is based on a real person or not, and why the name was chosen. Though Hormel Foods is marking the 61st anniversary of the...
| 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...