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Famed chef Jacques Pepin cooks scallop dishes at his Madison home for The Day

Chef Jacques Pépin tests the temperature of a scallop as he does a cooking video at his home in Madison. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

“My goal usually is to make whatever I do as simple as possible and fresh,” he says.

CALENDAR


New ‘worry-free’ streaming site offers safe content for kids

The TV streaming world, it seems, becomes more crowded by the day. But amid all this head-spinning traffic, where can parents be assured that their kids are tuning into age-appropriate content? It might make sense to try...


The Weather Channel embracing more climate change coverage

The Atlanta-based Weather Channel said it’s committed to tackling climate change with more vigor than it ever has. In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nora Zimmett, The Weather Channel’s chief content...

COLUMNS

When unbridled optimism loses its luster

July is when all that unbridled optimism of the spring, all that garden planning and vacation planning, those books to read and projects to start, seem to wither under a hot sun.

Many birds go for two broods per season

The air was as heavy as it was thick. Magnificent dark clouds rose high from the west, but there was not a drop of rain or the slightest breeze. The calm was surreal and made me uneasy. An eerie orange glow hung over my land where the birds...

DEAR ABBY

Reader claims many obituaries are missing key information

DEAR ABBY: This may seem inconsequential, but there seems to be a growing trend of omitting a woman's maiden name in obituaries. As someone in my 70s, I read the obits more often, but I know I have missed opportunities to send...

Roommates get snippy over canine care

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are newlyweds and share an apartment with another couple because we ran into financial difficulties, and this was our only option. The problem is the other couple has two dogs they expect us to take...

Sister's proselytizing impacts man's social life

DEAR ABBY: I have a much older sister who has become very religious. Most of her life decisions are based on her faith, so conversations tend to develop into faith-oriented topics and justifications. I don't initiate these...

Wife can't convey uncertainty of pregnancy to husband

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for eight years, married for two. We recently started discussing having a family. I have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and it may be difficult for me to get pregnant. I suffered...

Woman continues to hide ex's double life

DEAR ABBY: I broke up with my boyfriend a few months ago, but I'm still having a difficult time getting over him. I discovered he was responding to sexual messages from men and sending them pictures of himself, including his body...

Adult son resists rent demands from parents

DEAR ABBY: Should a 23-year-old son pay room and board even though he spends little time at home and eats out often? He doesn't do laundry or help around the house. His argument is, we shouldn't take money so he can save and buy...

Man still depends on ex-wife for everyday needs

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend, "John," for a year and a half. He had been divorced for two years after a 20-year marriage when we got together. He told me he and his ex, "Jessica," were still good friends. I thought it...

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