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Even you can master a restaurant-quality seared pork chop!

by Katie Workman Sometimes restaurant meals really stun you. You experience a dish so amazing you find yourself saying, “Oh, I could never make that at home.” But then you pause for a moment and think, “Or could I?” This happened to me recently. I went to Stephan Pyles’ amazing Dallas restaurant Stampede 66, where […]

Sadly, no recipe for pureed bass in first Vitamix cookbook

by J.M. Hirsch When you speak to Jodi Berg, you find yourself hoping she’ll channel a little bit of Dan Aykroyd. After all, she’s the fourth generation to head her family’s Vitamix company, maker of those super powered blenders prized by home cooks and professional chefs alike for their ability to grind and puree nearly […]

It’s the season for black and orange… Now in a salad

by Melissa d’Arabian Rice salads are a summertime staple, perfect for picnics and al fresco dining. It just makes delicious sense. They are versatile, unfussy and can be served warm, room temp or chilled. Rice salads also are the perfect side dish that can be turned into a main meal just by adding some rotisserie […]

Bridge Oct 6

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder THE CAPTAIN CAN ASK PARTNER’S OPINION Dick Gregory, a civil rights activist, writer and former comedian, said, “When I lost my rifle, the army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the navy the captain goes down with the ship.” This week, we are looking at captaincy during […]

Horoscopes: Oct. 6, 2015

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Stop trying to find a proven model on which to base your project. You’re too unique. The existing models won’t do you justice. This is your chance to be inventive. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You learn when you win; you learn even more when you lose. Therefore, you’re not even sure […]

Parenting: How to reassure a big brother-to-be

Q: My 4-year-old son started school last year. Until last month, he was okay with daily schooling but two weeks back he started crying and disliking school. My wife is pregnant, now in her ninth month. He is scared his mother won’t be home as he returns from school. I started spending more and more […]

Sports on TV for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR Spring Cup Series, The AAA 400, at Dover, Del., NBCSN, 11:30 a.m. Baseball •Colorado at San Francisco, CSNBA, noon •Oakland at Seattle, CSNCA, noon •L.A. Angels at Texas, TBS, noon Basketball WNBA Playoffs •Finals, Game 1, Indiana at Minnesota, Ch. 7, 10, noon Football NFL •N.Y. Jets vs. Miami, at […]

This date in sports history for Oct. 4

Oct. 4 1895 — Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open at the Newport Golf Club in Newport, R.I. Rawlins beats Willie Dunn with a 36-hole total of 173. 1927 — John Longden rides his first official winner, Hugo K. Asher, in Salt Lake City. 1940 — Fritzie Zivic scores a 15-round decision over Henry […]


THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder YOU MUST PAINT A FALSE PICTURE Niels Bohr said, “The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” Yesterday’s column featured a play by declarer to give an opponent a chance to err and cede […]


THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder TRY TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT ANYWAY Ring Lardner, a sports columnist and short story writer who died in 1933, said, “A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too […]

Report: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to be CEO for 2nd time

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter may be about to end its three-month search for a new CEO where it started: with once-ousted co-founder Jack Dorsey running the short-messaging service. Dorsey will be named Twitter’s permanent CEO as early as Thursday morning, according to the technology news site Re/Code. The report Wednesday cited unnamed people. Twitter declined […]

Whole Foods to stop selling products made by inmates

NEW YORK — Whole Foods will stop selling products made using a prison labor program after a protest at one of its stores in Texas. The company said the products should be out of its stores by April 2016, if not sooner. Whole Foods said it has sold tilapia, trout and goat cheese produced through […]

States competing for data centers extend $1.5B in tax breaks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The former limestone mine seemed perfect for a large computer data center. The air was cool. The rock walls provided a defense against natural disasters. And the tunnels bored into a Kansas City hillside had access to abundant electricity and fiber-optic cables. But the mine lacked something important: tax breaks. Without […]

Packed house for Smart & Final opening in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The grand opening of a Smart & Final grocery store brought a packed house to the North Texas Street site where people welcomed the retailer back to Fairfield. Jenell Mesa-Salas, 48, recalled the chain had a store in the city before it closed several years ago, and Mike La Placa, assistant manager at […]

It’s time to get reacquainted with comforting tomato soup

by Katie Workman Do you tend to overlook tomato soup? I do. These days when there is soup on the menu, whether it’s at one of those soup and sandwich joints or any number of restaurants, there usually are plenty of more adventurous items on offer, like Thai lemon grass curry soup or Morrocan lentil […]

This fall, get French onion soup off the stove, onto a grill

When a friend asked me if I could create a hearty fall soup that begins on the grill, at first I was stumped. I love making grilled gazpacho; it’s a regular in my summer rotation. But a cold tomato soup hardly is fit for fall. So I started thinking about my favorite soups, wondering which […]

Bridge Sept 29

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder FROM ESTABLISHMENT TO DISLODGEMENT Thaksin Shinawatra, the prime minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006, said, “I’m very disappointed by the mature-democracy countries. I was ousted by a coup d’etat.” Yesterday, we looked at the Deschapelles Coup. Here is its cousin. South is in three no-trump, and West leads […]

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