| Nov 21, 2008
American children with food allergies are suffering life-threatening--and completely avoidable--reactions because manufacturers mislabel their products and regulators fail to police store shelves, a Tribune investigation has found.
In effect, children...
| Jun 3, 2009
"Eat fish," the advice so frequently offered by health experts, sounds simple. In practice, it isn't.
When you step up to the seafood counter, you come with an array of priorities that don't always dovetail: promoting heart health, sidestepping...
| Jul 7, 2008
At the Whole Foods Market in El Segundo, two women stand scanning a refrigerator case filled with packages of gluten-free food -- carrot cake, rice flour bread, scones, ginger cookies, pecan pie and chocolate chip muffins.
Judy Beckett, a retired...
| Feb 24, 2010
Americans have high expectations for duck. We want duck that is rich, roasted and moist, with honey-brown skin done to a crisp. And when we order duck in a restaurant, we want all the mouthwatering characteristics that reflect a labor of love. Yet the...
| Mar 4, 2010
| 3:06 PM
A classic dish
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus chilling time
Note: Adapted from a recipe from Square One Dining in Hollywood, Calif. Whole-loaf brioche is available at Trader Joe's and Breadbar (pain de mie); it also can be ordered at...
| Aug 11, 2010
More than 135 cooking schools offer classes for home cooks to culinary professionals at venues across the city and suburbs. Some instructors will even come to your home to teach you and your friends the basics.
What's new? The College of DuPage is...
| Apr 3, 2010
In a java-loving world dominated by Starbucks and flavored with local roasters ranging from Metropolis and Casteel to Stewarts and PapaNicholas, Zell has carved a niche for Intelligentsia based on his coffee — and coffee-drinking —...
| Mar 19, 2008
Come this way, up the garden steps and into a backyard where the patio is canopied by an old avocado tree. Take a seat in the mild yellow light of the resurgent sun, and fill a plate from a buffet of brunch dishes as spring-like as they are appetizing and...
| Mar 15, 2010
| 1:46 PM
How many great desserts can you think of that aren't made with flour, baking powder or even dairy products?
The answer is: However many great desserts a Jewish kosher cook can serve for Passover meals while still following the dietary laws for this...
| Nov 12, 2008
NEWBERG, Ore.--No one back in the 1960s, especially the experts down in sunny California, thought wine grapes could grow this far north in the Willamette Valley's cool climate. It took a loose band of young viticultural pioneers to prove them wrong....
| Feb 18, 2008
FIVE years ago I made the most difficult, painful decision of my life. I converted from a carnivore to a vegetarian.
A bit of back story. I moved to L.A. in 1992 after growing up in Nebraska, where beef is sacrosanct. Enough Nebraskans are consumed...
| Apr 21, 2008
In the March 17 Health section, Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon wrote about cinnamon to improve insulin sensitivity. I have type 2 diabetes. After reading the article, I went looking for a water-based cinnamon extract. I have been unable to find any...