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  • Marion Cunningham dies at 90; icon of American cooking

    Marion Cunningham dies at 90; icon of American cooking
    Marion Cunningham's crusade to preserve the nightly supper hour came of her concern that without it children would never learn table manners or the give and take of dinner conversation. Not only that, she worried that such traditional American dishes as roast chicken, iceberg lettuce salad and strawberry shortcake would become endangered species.
  • An Appreciation: Marion Cunningham was Fannie Farmer, but with a delicious flair

    An Appreciation: Marion Cunningham was Fannie Farmer, but with a delicious flair
    I had worked with the late cookbook legend Marion Cunningham for several years before I actually met her. She was a columnist for The Times back in the 1990s, and I was one of her editors. Because she lived in the Bay Area, our conversations were mainly...

    Behind the scenes at the Beard Awards

     
    The James Beard Restaurant Awards in New York felt like the Oscars, complete with paparazzi. There was no red carpet, but Wolfgang Puck, David Chang of Momofuku and Matt Molina of Osteria Mozza got the star treatment.

    [Updated] 5 Questions for Scott Conant

     
    Scott Conant is chef-owner of the Scarpetta restaurant in the Montage Beverly Hills. He's also a judge on the Food Network show "Top Chef" and a host on the show "24 Hour Restaurant Battle."

    Front row at the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

     
    A few surprises on the 'World's 50 Best Restaurants' list