Peek into big chefs’ home cooking

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant empire spans the globe. Todd English has won four James Beard Foundation awards. Ferran Adria deploys advanced chemistry in turning meat to foam and salt to...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Where’s the salt?

No need for a salt shaker on the Thanksgiving table: Unless you really cooked from scratch, there’s lots of sodium already hidden in the menu. Stealth sodium can do a number on your blood pressure....

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Food pantry wish list includes rice, tuna

The season of giving has started, with schools, churches and businesses kicking off food drives that have become annual holiday traditions. But many food banks are asking donors to think twice...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Corn Bread and Wild Rice Dressing

Notes: This recipe is a two-step process that begins with a traditional corn bread. This dressing is best when cooked in a casserole dish, rather than inside the turkey. For corn bread: 1 cup corn...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Answers to your T-day questions

First-time Thanksgiving cooks have no reason for pre-Turkey Day jitters. There are more help lines, live, interactive stand-by chefs and Internet sites to walk you through every twist and turn from...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Traditional Sausage, Sage and Bread Stuffing

Ingredients: 1 cup chopped onion1 cup chopped celery4 tablespoons butter½ pound lean pork sausage or Italian sausage, hot or sweet½ to 1 tsp salt, according to taste 4 to 5 cups densely textured,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie

Ingredients: 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate2 tablespoons melted butter3 eggs½ cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla¾ cup dark Karo syrup¾ cup chopped pecans1 unbaked pie shellMethod: Preheat oven to 375 F....

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Geek out with new gadgets

Cooking with iPads and other tablet computers is on the rise. But what if a slip of the saute pan leaves that $500 gadget Wi-Fried?Enter the growing market of wraps, stands and shields designed to...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Grasshopper pie as holiday cookie

Grasshopper pie – a cookie crumb pie crust filled with mint chocolate chip ice cream and topped with fudge – is a diner classic. To transform this into a cookie, we flavored a chewy chocolate...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Books for the family foodie

Everybody knows at least one – a pretentious foodie who insists on froo-froo ingredients, laborious techniques and over-the-top dishes.Well, this year they’re out of luck. Because 2011 was a year...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Wine gifting tips for novices

Trendy, tasty and one-size-fits-all, wine is a versatile holiday gift, whether you’re on your way to a house-warming or looking for something for the in-laws. But navigating the world of wine can...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Casting call for chefs

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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