| Nov 21, 2010
A Short History of Private Life
Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95
"At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 7:31 AM
Daily: 11:45 a.m., dinner.
Monday: 1 p.m., Scrabble; 1:15 p.m., pool tournament.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., exercise class; 1 p.m., whist; 2:30 p.m., ladies chorus; 6:30 p.m., singles' pool.
Wednesday: 9 a.m., Vets coffee; 9 a.m., Wii bowling; 9:30 a.m.,...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 5:45 PM
Celebrating the New Year in Las Vegas fashion, AOC will have a buffet and an Elvis look-alike. The first seating offers a four-course prix-fixe menu that includes wood-oven-baked cannelloni and petrale sole with caramelized endive. $75,...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 10:00 PM
Q: Is there any way to make Yorkshire pudding in the same oven as the roast beef? It is only at Christmas that I feel the need for two ovens.
--Curtis Tuckey, Chicago
A: Relax. Yorkshire pudding needs to bake from 20 to 55 minutes depending on the...
| Dec 23, 2010
At Salt's Cure, an endearing new WeHo restaurant, the server brings out a wooden board with a few of the cured and smoked items we've chosen from the day's short printed menu. There's a deep red, thinly sliced duck ham that seems to concentrate the rich...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Best reason to go: I wanted my daughter to taste the foods I grew up with, but don't serve anymore because they are too heavy or fattening, such as kreplach (dumplings filled with ground meat), potato knishes, hot pastrami and kasha varnishkes (bowtie...
| May 2, 2011
| 8:00 AM
In April we gave folks 30 sandwiches for 30 days, some of the best the area has to offer. But Chicago is a big place and we could do 365 days of sandwiches if we wanted to.
So here's a few more of personal favorites that didn't make the original list...
| May 6, 2011
| 1:30 AM
REDFIELD - When we want a quick lunch at home or need to pack lunches, wouldn't it be nice to have a sandwich already made that you can just grab and eat?
You can make that happen by making a batch of sandwiches ahead of time and freezing them...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:24 PM
After 249 episodes, "Good Eats" is no more.
Alton Brown called an end to his instructional half-hour show yesterday, announcing it to fans as his first post on Twitter:
"G.E. fans, I've decided to cut the half hour series at 249 eps. There will be 3...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 5:25 PM
Christmas day was magical for me because I spent it with my 7-year-old granddaughter, Catherine, and her four-year-old brother, Ryan.
Santa was the man of the hour, which began at 5 a.m. because the kidlets just couldn't sleep any longer. They crept...
| Jul 8, 2010
I like listener Victoria's bevie!!!
Here is my fantasy brown-bag lunch for your enjoyment:
Baggie #1: rare roast beef with aged Swiss cheese on a French baugette, with lettuce, onion and German stone-ground mustard.
Baggie #2: a bag of large black...