| Dec 6, 2012
Life in the trenches is pretty intense in 2012 — if it's Burberry's trenches.
Burberry's new five-story store in Chicago, its signature check crisscrossing the exterior, has earned instant, if unofficial, landmark status. Before that, Burberry...
| Dec 11, 2012
Q: I have been cooking beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce from the Dec. 3, 2003, Trib for several years. My question is: Could I make it up to the point where I make the sauce then refrigerate it? Then, prior to serving, bring to room temp and finish it...
| Apr 2, 2013
Q: Since milk and cream are ultra-pasteurized I am having a hard time making ricotta and Greek cheese. Do you have any suggestions or do you know where I can purchase pasteurized (not ultra) milk or cream? I know raw milk is not sold in the U.S. I hope...
| Dec 25, 2012
The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence.
Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
| Aug 28, 2012
Q: I was scouring Google and the web for my favorite banana bread recipe that I think my husband accidentally threw in the trash. I won't make another banana bread without it!
The recipe made one loaf and the pan was coated in sugar and cinnamon —...
| Jan 22, 2013
Q: I found a recipe that called for Mexican Oregano is this different than the Italian Oregano that I have in my spice rack?
—Andrew Maselli, Chicago
A: Yes, the two are different plants and each oregano has its own "personality," according to...
| Apr 10, 2013
— First lady Michelle Obama, visiting Chicago on Wednesday for a discussion with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and civic leaders on ways to combat youth violence, will stop afterward at Harper High School, whose students have often been casualties in recent...
| Mar 10, 2013
Long before the state of Illinois figured out how to make big money from gambling, mobsters devised "a 50 million dollar a year business in nickels and dimes," as the Tribune reported in 1950.
Called "policy" — the game took bets for as little...
| Dec 18, 2012
Q: I have a co-worker and dear friend who seems to have met Mr. Might-Be-Right. The parents have all met and are completely copacetic. This is their first Christmas together and she wants to get him a few impressive things. He's a member of a wine-tasting...
| May 24, 2013
Q: Where do they pull pulled pork from?
—Sal Spadafora, Hoboken, N.J.
A: Pulled pork is pulled from the pork shoulder.
The shoulder can be divided into two basic parts. Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart call them the "Boston butt" and...
| Nov 27, 2012
Q: I understand that slicing an apple seems like a simple task, but I would like to read about the most efficient way to slice an apple around its core in one of your columns. Also if you wouldn't mind explaining to me the most efficient way to slice a...
| Jul 23, 2013
Q: I looked my Scandinavian Rye Bread recipe recently and was shocked to find it missing. I started making it in the early 80's and expect that it might have run in the Tribune as early as the late 70's.
--Keira MacVicar, Vancouver, British...