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Dive Right In

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2003
The names are enough to make me veer from my itinerary: Pete's Eats; Junior's Ribs, Real Estate and Ammo; Grandpa's Cheese Barn; Annie's Dutch Diner -- Live Bait and Entertainment in the Rear! (ahem  

Love Feast

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Recently a girlfriend asked for advice on preparing a simple yet "potent" meal for a man she'd been lusting after for several weeks. "I don't want to merely get him liquored up and sloppy. I want to  

Cover Story: Oh, George, Where Art Thou?

Hunting for the Hollywood hunk in his hometown

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2003
I've never been enchanted by celebrity. Perhaps it was the summers spent with my showbusiness stepfather witnessing diva meltdowns in the nudist-camp-from-hell backstage. Or maybe it was the t  

Diner: Food for Thought

Art Museum, Library cafes offer pleasant, affordable fare

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Until recently, few museums were viewed as a destination for dining. I've admired some old masters such as the elegant cafe in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the upscale cafeteria in the Nat  

Diner: Fruity Little Darlings

A damn good pie is about as close as you can get to heaven on earth

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2003
In my version of heaven, it is an endless summer, and everyone gets to eat pie for every meal. Butterscotch pie, coconut cream pie, chicken pot pie, custard pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, lemo  

Diner: Haunting Menu

Mason eatery was too good to keep from the general public

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2003
I 'm an urban patriot, dedicated to the vitality of our city. I'm more allergic to than incompatible with super-sized suburbia, and I feel congested and anxious among the homogeny and Humvees, so I  

Food books for those who aren't chefs

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Good Reading You don't have to be a total food geek to appreciate the many wonderful books written on the art of gastronomy. (Of course, some might argue that using the words "art" and "gastronom  

Diner: Woman in the Kitchen

Or How I Became One of the Boys

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2003
"A chef! That's not a career, kitten; it's not even a real job for a girl. How many female chefs have you ever heard of?" It was 1974 and I had called my father to tell him I was being offer  

Diner: Soul of the Chef

Experiencing an evening at Jean-Robert's table in the kitchen

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Great parties always end up in the kitchen. The kitchen is an extraordinary atmosphere, the soul of the home intensified by a wide range of sensorial experience. It is warmth and mother, exotic f  

Behind Every Critic Is a Mother

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Since I've been in the culinary profession most of my adult life, people naturally assume I was raised in a household where a lineage of culinary genes resides. "Your mother must be a fabulous cook,