| Jun 17, 2010
| 4:22 AM
It's time for the premiere of Top Chef D.C., which, as you can tell by the title was filmed just down the road. What you can't tell from the title, but know if you've been paying attention here or......
| Mar 9, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Can you correctly pronounce the top-ten mispronounced foodie words? Give it a shot Bruschetta Gnocchi (pictured) Gyro Huitlacoche Pouilly-Fuisse Mole Paczki Pho Prosciutto Sake Go to The Stew for the correct answers....
| Feb 4, 2010
Through an open doorway on Melrose Avenue, up a few steps, is a secret garden with walls washed in burnt orange and tall wooden planter boxes filled with pretty lettuces, feathery fennel, carrots, chard and lemon grass. There, Chardonnay and Zinfandel...
| Dec 16, 2009
On a recent weekend night, the excitement at the new Firenze Osteria is palpable. It's three-deep at the bar, air-kisses galore, the "ciao, ciaos" and "buona seras" coming fast and heavy. Tablecloths are whisked off tables and silverware and glasses...
| Dec 2, 2009
| 4:32 PM
There's a corner restaurant at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue on the upper-Upper East Side in New York that always reminds me of having lunch with a best friend. It's Sfoglia, with its wood floors, carefully mismatched tables and chairs,......
| Nov 19, 2009
There are at least a couple of ways to deal with the fact that you have yet to plan Thanksgiving dinner: reservations at any of the dozens of restaurants that will be celebrating the holiday, or takeout.
In addition to the listings below, check your...
| Sep 4, 2009
| 10:14 AM
2 cups whole milk ricotta
1/2 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano
pinch of grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
drizzle of truffle oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour...
| Sep 3, 2009
The Westin Imagine Orlando sits alone on the Universal Drive side of the Orange County Convention Center, cut off from the wild ride of International Drive. As such, its upscale restaurant -- Fiorella's Cucina Toscana -- is often overlooked as a dining...
| Aug 6, 2009
One is tempted to view 10-week-old Nightwood in terms of 10-year-old Lula, the now-legendary Logan Square restaurant to which Nightwood is the long-awaited sequel.
But that might be a disservice to both restaurants. Lula was a process; Nightwood was a...
| Jul 9, 2009
Recipe: Spring vegetable stew with herbed ricotta gnocchi
Total time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Note: This gnocchi recipe is adapted from one by Lidia Bastianich. Drain the ricotta in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before making the gnocchi,...
| Jul 8, 2009
Every couple of years I feel that siren call to go up and spend some time in Napa Valley. For most of us, this was our first wine country experience, as exotic as anything discovered later in Burgundy or Piedmont. Who can forget the smudged violet of...