Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Meet your kitchen assistant: The food processor

I have no regrets about taking a kitchen shortcut where I can. Sure, you can find a gadget for almost any task these days – oh, apple slicer, why did I buy you? – but the best investments are multitaskers that earn their keep in terms of money spent and kitchen real estate.

Food & Drink

Cooking for 2: Skillet pizza is quick and easy

Serve this Southwestern skillet pizza right from the pan. It’s a quick and easy vegetarian dish. Skillet cooking is very much a part of Southwestern cuisine. This unusual supper cooks the pasta and sauce together in one pan, so the pasta absorbs the sauce flavors.

Food & Drink

How to cook the best pork chops, through thick and thin

There is a kind of endless feedback loop in cooking that I have found myself stuck in on multiple occasions. If there’s an ingredient I haven’t worked with a lot, I’m afraid to work with it. Being afraid to cook it means I won’t cook it, and so it goes. For me, pork is just one of those things.

Take a walk through the new presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte.

Kathleen Purvis and the Ritz-Carlton's Jessica Swannie take a walk through the suite: Four flat-screen TVs, a dining room and kitchen, private exercise room and, oooh, a soaking tub.