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Thursday, April 22, 2010 06:04 am
I’m somewhat ambivalent about Earth Day. It’s not that celebrating the earth is a bad idea. But one day a year – or even one week – hardly seems adequate. After all, humans are...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 02:03 am

No celebrity chef does more to promote healthy food

Jamie Oliver is a man with a mission. In the rarified world of today’s celebrity chefs, some have attained their status because they’ve earned it with in-depth knowledge, innovative or aut...
Thursday, April 1, 2010 06:14 am
I’ve eaten them in Chicago. I’ve eaten them in New York and Boston and St. Louis. I’ve eaten them made with white truffle oil, smoked chilies, avocado, bacon and horseradish, tuna, a...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 02:54 am
The humidity hung around us like a wet blanket. It had rained for days, and more rain was predicted for later, but right now it was merely a threat – or promise, depending on how you looked at i...
Thursday, March 18, 2010 01:02 am
It was Dick and Helen Adorjan’s first time abroad: a trip to London to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. But for the Adorjans it also became a journey of discovery – a discovery of...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 01:02 am
Recent signs of spring are more welcome than usual this year. This winter has been tough, not because of any single blizzard or cold snap, but because it just seemed relentless. Still, remembering the...
Thursday, March 4, 2010 10:00 am

Food as an expression of solidarity

It’s almost impossible to comprehend the devastation in Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. But then, unless you’ve been there, it’s almost impossible to conceive conditions in Haiti...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 04:12 pm
Is drinking soda a sin? More to the point: Is soda a sin in the same league as tobacco and alcohol, two things that are highly taxed specifically because they’re deemed sinful? In light of curre...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 04:24 pm
In 1984, Arizona’s prison system instituted an unusual punishment for its most recalcitrant inmates. When the news broke, many were outraged. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit, ...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 07:24 am
My first was at the U of I campus town in Champaign back in the ’70s. The place was Zorba’s, a dark and dingy dive that smelled of stale beer and broiling meat. It was my first gyro. Waiti...

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