January 18, 2017

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Lopez says NBC’s version of “Bye Bye Birdie” will bring the musical back to its stage roots.

The story was somewhat “watered down” in the 1963 movie in which Janet Leigh played the role originated by Chita Rivera on Broadway in 1960, Lopez told a TV critics’ meeting…

Try meatballs bursting with flavors of Southeast Asia

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…