January 18, 2017

Though students at The Culinary Institute of America face a seemingly endless to-do list, central to their course work is recipe and menu development. At the CIA, food is life, and even the best-managed restaurant is nothing without flavorful, exciting, and innovative recipes.

A recent standout is…

Bruschetta: Three ways for a satisfying main dish

January 18, 2017

There are few dishes more elemental and satisfying than bruschetta. A mainstay at many Italian restaurants, it's an appetizer comprising slices of grilled bread adorned with any number of toppings.

I like to make bruschetta on my stovetop grill at home during the colder months. It's a winning…

Snow can cause us to be a little crazy

January 15, 2017

It began as a cold rain that turned to sleet and then finally fluffy flakes of snow. Although we didn’t get close to the predicted four to six inches, the first wintry mix of the season still worked its magic — or madness, depending on your point of view.

It defies logic why students…

Overrrated or not, Streep's speech hits nerve

January 12, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Actress Meryl Streep earned a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes Sunday and in accepting, turned the spotlight away from herself.

She defended Hollywood and journalists, honored the late Carrie Fisher and took shots at President-elect Donald Trump, without…