Stories by Michele Kayal

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dates are fast-breakers at Ramadan

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Sameer Sarmast leaves the house each day with his wallet, his keys - and dates.
By Michele Kayal

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer brings another chance to try new vegetables

Farmers markets are back. And that means a whole new chance to make friends with strange and unusual vegetables. Or to rehabilitate some old familiars.
By Michele Kayal

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ice cream flavors go bold

Coming soon to a freezer aisle near you - balsamic vinegar ice cream. Plus, hot sauce ice cream. And maybe even tomato.
By Michele Kayal

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Country music goes culinary

Country music and food - especially Southern food - have long been intertwined, with lyrics about sweet tea, pecan pie and whiskey joining references to mother, country and pickups.
By Michele Kayal

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

There are ways to cut the fat out of the feast

Thanksgiving is the holiday of sanctioned indulgence, but that doesn't mean the meal has to break the bank. Strategic splurging can keep your budget - and your time - under control.
By Michele Kayal

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Brown sugar ties together dinner

The three-dimensional punch of brown sugar boosts other seasonal flavors such as cinnamon, clove, anise and allspice in Thanksgiving recipes.
By Michele Kayal

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Bookshelf: Holiday entertaining help is on the way

When cold weather meets a stubborn economy it's time for a party at home. A bevy of new books on entertaining offers tips, techniques and recipes for elegant meals, glamorous tables, and fetching ...
By Michele Kayal

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007

Thanksgiving time savers

Here are some ideas for from-scratch, easier and easiest versions of holiday must-haves.
By Michele Kayal
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