| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The shocking death of famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter brought out fond remembrances from the food world as news of the 54-year-old's passing spread nationwide.
Trotter had recently closed his eponymous Chicago restaurant and had announced he...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:58 PM
"MasterChef Junior" (Fox, Friday). This small-fry-ification of "MasterChef," hosted as in the grown-up version by Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, ends its first season (of what I hope will be many) this week, with a semifinals-to-finals...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:45 PM
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| Oct 9, 2013
Mollie Katzen believes "vegetarian" should be used as an adjective rather than a noun.
"I like to avoid the labels that keep people in different camps," says the Berkeley, Calif.-based cookbook author, whose 1977 "Moosewood Cookbook" served as a Rosetta...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:00 PM
If it takes a "MasterChef" winner to know one, then put your money on Luca.
We asked the last season's winner, food blogger and new cookbook author Christine Ha in advance of tonight's live finale on Fox for her prediction, and for a glimpse at how life...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Oh, dear. This is looking more and more like a Krissi Vs. Natasha death match. Which wouldn't be a bad thing if, you know, if ended in both of their... eliminations.
Who is the patron saint of cooking? Can we pray to him (or her) on behalf of Luca and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:01 AM
"Ladies and gentlemen, Grahamwich has left the building."
And with that statement, chef Graham Elliot announced the closing of his imaginative sandwich shop, which quietly closed its doors on Aug. 5.
"We played our last set this past weekend at...
| Aug 1, 2013
445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434
Mexican cuisine king Rick Bayless presides over these sibling restaurants that share an entrance and bar; Topolo skews toward fine dining, while Frontera is more rustic and regional. For a taste...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame have announced their 2013 inductees: Paul Kahan, whose restaurants include Avec, Blackbird and The Publican; Rich Melman, founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises; and pastry chef Alain Roby, who owns...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
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| Apr 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
Stephanie Izard was named one of the best new chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine Tuesday. The annual list, comprising chefs who have run their restaurants for less than five years, tabbed the former "Top Chef'"winner along with a slew of other...