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Francois Pope and wife Antoinette Pope of Chicago and the Creative Cookery School in 1953

Francois Pope and wife Antoinette Pope of Chicago and the Creative Cookery School in 1953

Francois Pope and wife Antoinette Pope of Chicago shown here in 1953, headed the Creative Cookery School in 1953.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Pope's 'Creative Cookery' and tasty turkey reason to be thankful

FROM the FARM: Pope's 'Creative Cookery' and tasty turkey reason to be thankful

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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2013's best books to get you thinking about food

2013's best books to get you thinking about food

Let's all stop being coy and fess up, shall we? The truth is, even those of us who work with cookbooks, write about cookbooks, collect cookbooks.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Anne Willan's latest cookbook traces history of recipes and menus

Anne Willan's latest cookbook traces history of recipes and menus

Here we peruse four centuries of gastronomy including the heavily spiced sauces of medieval times, the massive roasts of King Louis XIV and the elegant 18th century chilled desserts.

March 20, 2013 12:00 am
Finding the tastiest choices for food book gifts

Finding the tastiest choices for food book gifts

It's that time of year again, when retailers deck their halls, radio stations relentlessly jingle and cookbooks go forth and multiply.

November 21, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Ask yourself: What would Nathan Myhrvold gift?

Ask yourself: What would Nathan Myhrvold gift?

Anybody can giftwrap a matching apron and oven mitts. But if you really want to impress the foodie in your life, give the gift of kitchen tech.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am
Cookbooks are perfect to add to the holiday list

Cookbooks are perfect to add to the holiday list

As a food writer and someone who just loves to eat, I’m often asked what the new best cookbooks are. But for that type of recommendation, going beyond the personal, I turn to my New York friends in the cookbook publishing business. Based on their responses, here are my suggestions for some o…

November 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Readers fond of Phil Smidt's recipes and memories

FROM the FARM: Readers fond of Phil Smidt's recipes and memories

Even though last month marked the fifth anniversary since our region's beloved Phil Smidt's restaurant closed, memories of the menu live on with Times readers.

November 07, 2012 12:00 am
Toasting Julia Child's 100th Birthday: Culinary queen still inspires and instills the spirit of cooking up fun

Toasting Julia Child's 100th Birthday: Culinary queen still inspires and instills the spirit of cooking up fun

Joanne Urschel, of Valparaiso, has been busy for months planning a party with her friends. Like so many fans and food enthusiasts from around the world, Urschel wants to raise a glass to honor the favorite kitchen great of the last century — Julia Child.

August 14, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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'From the Farm' celebrates a decade of down-home recipe sharing

'From the Farm' celebrates a decade of down-home recipe sharing

When you love your work, 10 years slips by fast.

May 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Minnie Pearl recipe request reflects Sunday's folksy fun for column's 10th anniversary

OFFBEAT: Minnie Pearl recipe request reflects Sunday's folksy fun for column's 10th anniversary

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 30, 2012 12:00 am
2011 Valparaiso High School Iron Chef Contest Winners

2011 Valparaiso High School Iron Chef Contest Winners

Valparaiso High School teacher Debbie Shaffer (left) and students Jeannie Nolan, 18, Clarisse Fletcher, 17, Derek Hill, 18, (behind) and Jacob Hammer, 16 celebrate their win for the 2001 VHS Iron Chef Contest with autographed cookbook presented by Times Columnist Philip Potempa.

June 08, 2011 12:00 am
Farm Friends

Farm Friends

Actress Dawn Wells, who played farm girl Mary Ann Summers on the CBS series "Gilligan's Island," is shown with Times Columnist Philip Potempa in Chicago in this March 2010 photo, swapping copies of their popular cookbooks, as well as sporting one of Wells' custom "Mary Ann" homemade ragdolls.

November 24, 2010 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Waitress Rosie's hubby Al, and his love of desserts, will be missed

FROM the FARM: Waitress Rosie's hubby Al, and his love of desserts, will be missed

Phil Potempa's weekly farm recipe column.

October 06, 2010 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Farm town's barbershop businesses become cut-throat

FROM the FARM: Farm town's barbershop businesses become cut-throat

Phil Potempa's weekly farm recipe column.

September 15, 2010 12:00 am

Foodie Finds

The first reader (excluding Times employees) to call (219) 933-3365 at 10:30 a.m. Thursday will win the featured item. Those having received a Foodie Finds in the past year are ineligible. Prizes not claimed within one week of notification are forfeited.

July 21, 2010 12:00 am

Foodie Finds

The first reader (excluding Times employees) to call (219) 933-3365 at 10:30 a.m. Thursday will win the featured item. Those having received a Foodie Finds in the past year are ineligible. Prizes not claimed within one week of notification are forfeited. Last week's winner was Jill Taylor of…

July 07, 2010 12:00 am
Bite into these recipes inspired by 'Twilight'

Bite into these recipes inspired by 'Twilight'

Pick up those knives and forks! Author Gina Meyers is tempting home cooks to sink their teeth into recipes inspired by the popular "Twilight" movies.

June 30, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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