We just don't do it. We don't drink wine at lunch, at least not in any regular way.
Even when we dine in restaurants with kitchens that turn out carefully prepared, sophisticated food that begs for wine accompaniment, we ...Read more
Cookbook of the week: "Hawker Fare: Stories and Recipes From a Refugee Chef's Isan Thai and Lao Roots" by James Syhabout with John Birdsall (Ecco, $39.99)
Most chefs with Michelin-starred restaurants, plus a classical ...Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The news from Austin shook the Texas barbecue world to -- well, to the bone.
In an adoring Esquire magazine profile of new-age Texas barbecue king Aaron Franklin, Franklin coughs up the truth: "I don'...Read more
DURHAM, N.C. -- "You can't order the tarantula today," the man behind the counter at Bull City Burger and Brewery said to the front of the lunch rush line.
Yes, Thursday's tarantula burger was already spoken for, claimed ...Read more
Chocolate is what we eat when we're stressed. In other words, chocolate shouldn't cause stress.
But it can when the grocery shelves hold not only our beloved semisweet chips, but chocolate labeled bittersweet, milk, white...Read more
Perhaps if you spend much time on Instagram or surfing the web, you've already heard of them.
"The Cookies" -- officially dubbed the Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread cookies -- have become something of a viral...Read more
While you can readily buy dried or canned chickpeas at your local supermarket, fresh chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, aren't so common a find. Similar to fava beans and English peas, fresh chickpeas grow on vines ...Read more
The grizzly cubs by the side of our bus are oblivious to our presence, as are the caribou (did you know their antlers grow an inch a day in summer?), moose calves and Dall sheep that are so close we can count the rings on ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- It might break some your budgets to buy a Tesla, but renting one is a different story.
A company called Tesloop, based in Culver City, Calif., launched a new service in San Diego this week that lets consumers...Read more
For a company nearly left for dead two years ago, Mitsubishi is showing a lot of life.
The Outlander plug-in hybrid on sale now introduces a hot new technology to the compact SUV segment that's taking the market by storm....Read more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A pair of self-driving shuttle buses should begin motoring around Ann Arbor this spring in an ambitious test of the new technology with the University of Michigan.
The electrically powered, 15-seat ...Read more
Q: How many price quotes should I get in refinancing my mortgage?
A: Get as many valid quotes as possible. Two or three valid ones help; 10 phony ones are worthless, or worse. Valid price quotes must meet three major ...Read more
Q: If a member of a social club (dance, tennis, karate, etc.) within our Condo Association gets hurt or does something that causes an injury to one of its members or guests, can the Condo be held responsible? -- Bob
A: ...Read more
I know exactly what day it was because I got up very early to be among the first to know Punxsutawney Phil's prediction for how many weeks of winter were still ahead. As I was waiting for the live coverage to begin, I got ...Read more
Thindulgent Sandwich Cookies are more indulgent than thinning (each cookie has more calories, fat and saturated fat than an Oreo), but they are decidedly worth the extravagance. The delicate cookie part is caramel flavored...Read more
A recent story in the Washington Post reported on a sad trend: All over the country, German restaurants are going out of business.
This news is especially troubling because Germans still make up the largest ancestry group...Read more
Chicken again? It's a phrase often repeated. Sure there are the standards: chicken on the grill, chicken in a stir fry, chicken with cream of mushroom soup.
I am always looking for new ways to prepare chicken. Boneless, ...Read more
If the Kia Soul and Toyota Prius Prime had a baby, it'd be something like the Kia Niro plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The compact crossover hybrid launched last year gets a plug for 2018, as well as a much larger motor ...Read more
Interested buyers can own a piece of presidential history in Greenwich, where a mansion President Donald Trump lived in with wife Ivana in the 1980s is back on the market with an asking price of $45 million.
Trump bought ...Read more
As we all strive to get our hands on every native milkweed for our states and to the ultimate benefit of the Monarch butterfly I thought I might plug its use for the other guys. Your first thought might be I'm talking ...Read more