| Oct 28, 2009
| 4:32 AM
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups rock. No question. And a whole lot of campers rightly appreciate a good s'more now and then. But then, these are desserts or snacks or treats or whatever you want to call them, not meals. Not......
| Nov 12, 2008
What I am about to explain could get me barred from the Lincoln and Holland tunnels or any other routes into Manhattan. But as a baker who loves bagels and all the things that can go on them, I am duty-bound to dispel urban legends and to tell you that...
| Sep 30, 2009
It's the cake that has fueled hundreds of thousands of birthdays, weddings and office parties across Los Angeles.
You've probably had it: two layers of soft yellow sponge cake that sandwich a filling of fresh strawberries and fluffy whipped cream,...
| Aug 13, 2009
Michele Perchonok sat contemplating a shrink-wrapped brick of freeze-dried mac and cheese just outside the test kitchen at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
The dish has been served countless times on the space shuttle and International Space Station. When...
| Jul 22, 2009
Lisa Lillien considers the bowl of cocktail wieners simmered in a quick-fix barbecue sauce as if she were appraising a fine wine.
First, she swirls -- to evaluate the richness. Then, she sniffs. Tasting a spoonful of the sauce, she nods approvingly. Then...
| Sep 5, 2009
Nancy Talbot, who co-founded a women's clothing store with her husband in 1947 that catered to a "country club" set and oversaw its growth into a catalog powerhouse and retail chain, has died. She was 89.
Talbot died Sunday from complications of...
| Mar 20, 2009
In the fight against obesity, parents are shoving vending machines out of schools and state governments are falling over each other trying to legislate trans fats out of restaurants. Hank Cardello, a former food industry executive with Coca-Cola and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
SEATTLE (AP) - Voters in Washington state have rejected a ballot measure requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
The campaign over Initiative 522 drew millions of dollars from out of state and was one of the costliest initiative...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:05 AM
The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Monday, Nov. 11:
Most of us accept that we live in a world where food is no longer just grown, it is engineered. Even scarier, much of our food is bio-engineered and not grown, but...
| Nov 3, 2013
"If each of all of the races which have subsisted in the vast Middle West could contribute one dish to one great Midwestern cauldron, it is certain that we'd have therein a most foreign and gigantic stew."
This piece first ran in...
| Oct 23, 2013
Is there a Midwestern cuisine?
As an outsider — as a non-native to the Midwest who has lived in the Midwest for years, and who is still surprised that red barns are not just for children's books, and whose Yankee grandfather referred to everything...