This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Jamey Trochtop of Stellina. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Trochtop, is published here.Did your family cook together when you were a child? No, my mom cooked, but we didn't cook together. How old were you when you ... More >>
This is part one of Stephen Fairbanks' Chef's Choice profile of Cassy Vires of Home Wine Kitchen. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Vires, will be posted on Thursday. Jennifer SilverbergHusband-and-wife owners of Home Wine Kitchen, Josh Renbarger and Chef Cassy ... More >>
This is part one of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Casey Shiller of Jilly's Cupcake Bar. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Shiller, will be posted on Friday. Emily WassermanOn a sweltering afternoon during Labor Day weekend, Gut Check stopped ... More >>
Tucked into the row of antique stores and Mexican restaurants on Cherokee Street is the newly opened I Scream Cakes (2641 Cherokee Street, 314-932-5758), where owner Kerry Soraci's artistic vision has influenced everything from a kaleidoscope mural painted on the ceiling to the wacky designs of her ... More >>
A free Cook's Illustrated app? Free? America's Test KitchenChristopher Kimball: bow-tied culinary mogulCook's Illustrated, the flagship magazine of Christopher Kimball's food-media hydra, isn't known for giving it away. Kimball refuses to sell advertising in any of his magazines and cooki ... More >>
Food writer Mark Bittman will appear at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard) on Thursday, October 7, at 7 p.m. Bittman is the author of "The Minimalist" column for the New York Times and such acclaimed cookbooks as How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything V ... More >>
Sidney Street Café (2000 Sidney Street, 314-771-5777) will host "Operation Charcuterie!", a six-course dinner to benefit Operation Food Search, on Tuesday, September 28. This dinner is the culmination of an event organized by Kevin Nashan, owner and executive chef of Sidney Street Café, to incr ... More >>
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Chef Clara Moore of Local Harvest Cafe and Catering; parts two and three will be published tomorrow. Robin WheelerChef Clara Moore is hard to catch. Her duties at Local Harvest Cafe and Catering keep her moving, and the kitchen ... More >>
Robin WheelerLisa Slay, Executive Chef of Remy's Kitchen & Wine BarUnless you moved to St. Louis three hours ago, you know the Slay name, whether from the mayor or from the family of chefs and restaurateurs who have worked in the city for a century. Humble and down-to-earth, chef Lisa Slay of ... More >>
In solidarity with underpaid tomato-pickers, Bon Appétit, Washington University's dining service, will no longer be serving tomato slices or wedges on campus. Bon Appétit recently signed an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a Florida tomato-pickers' union, that it would o ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergThe crew, starting in front, going clockwise, owner/chef Gerard Craft, chef de cuisine Adam Altnether, mixologist Ted Kilgore, cook Nick Blue, pastry chef Mathew Rice and sous chef James Peisker. See a slideshow of photos from Taste by Niche.My review of Taste by Niche ( ... More >>
Robin WheelerAnthony Devoti of Five and Newstead Tower Public House"I think that every food writer should be forced to put their credentials on their write-ups every single week. I don't understand how you can write about what goes on in a kitchen if you haven't worked in a kitchen," Chef Anthon ... More >>
Hedwig von Ebbel, Wikimedia CommonsAs I waddled back to my car last night after the latest Dorm Room dinner at Lafayette Square's 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, the evening air thick with woodsmoke from the grill where Marc Baltes was braising pork shoulder for the next seating, I wondered which ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Julia Child is haunting me.In full disclosure, I invited her in. I just didn't realize that beloved, deceased TV chefs followed roughly the same rules as vampires. Man, that is going to be no good for Mario Batali. That gentleman has stringent minimum garlic req ... More >>
Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) has an epic new article in this weekend's edition of the New York Times magazine in which he tackles the decline of cooking in America and the rise of food-related television programming. Well worth your time. Here's t ... More >>
My feature story "Where's the Beef?", just out today, tells the story of St. Louis' very own Allison Burgess, a vegetarian who was tired of the limited meatless options in restaurants and decided to create her own meat substitute. The result, Match, mimics the flavor and texture of meat and allows c ... More >>
Maplewood wine shop St. Louis Cellars (2640 South Big Bend Boulevard) has opened its new takeout cafe, wine bar and party space, St. Louis Cellars Food & Wine. The cafe is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and features cooking from chef Greg Maggi, most recently of Robust.St. Louis Cellars Food & ... More >>
New York restaurants dominate the major categories at last night's James Beard Awards, the food world's Oscars. (New York Times)Check out the complete list of James Beard Award winners from the foundation's official site (link PDF).A new study finds that the French really do spend more time eating t ... More >>
A sneak peek at the first review of 2009, Bobo Noodle House.
As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Local favorite Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard) is hosting a four-course dinner on New Year's Eve. The cost is $60 per person, not including tax, tip or drinks. Call 314-645-3522 for reservations or more information.The full menu ... More >>
No turkeys allowed
Decadence colors the Washington Avenue loft district Red.
No Reservations is sweet and savory fare. Without the foam.
A St. Louis sommelier strives to be among the best in the world.
Saturday, December 31; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Area businesses give aid
Celeb chef Alton Brown is just here for more food (and he'd like to see you, too)
Clayton Farmer's Market
Nip the Whales!
Martha Stewart meets Indiana Jones
Yia Yia's Euro Café
"St. Louis Cooks and Entertains" -- and you get to sample the results
How St. Louis restaurants are handling the explosion in popularity of ultra-luxe foodstuffs
Published the week of February 9