Courting lifelong friendship with the Tuesday Tennis Club

Courting lifelong friendship with the Tuesday Tennis Club

For nearly 40 years, my mom has enjoyed her Tuesday Tennis Club. Save for a brave sub or two, she has been, through all these years, its only female member. She is also the shortest, oldest and feistiest. Her secret weapon is consistency, and, at 76-years old, she still covers the court maddeningly well, returning [...]

How many Kostelniks does it take to screw up an Italian Christmas cake?

Mario Bartali raves about the Italian cakes he sells at his cleverly named Chicago restaurant, Eataly. The Bauli description does sound heavenly with phrases like "irresistible fragrance," "amazingly fresh," "extraordinary," and "a magical moment." Also, I think my sister Jenny may have been influenced by the pretty purple packaging when she picked up Il Pandoro [...]