Category: Cookbooks

Mariano's Bannockburn: A sneak peek

Mariano's Bannockburn: A sneak peek
“I only eat sushi from Mariano’s – for real it is our family fave” …Amanda Puck Mariano’s will open its Bannockburn supermarket at 6:00 am, on Tuesday, October 10. From the outside, the store looks like many of the other suburban Mariano’s but inside the new market will reflect the community and has added some offerings... Read more »

Best cookbooks of 2016: James Beard Foundation nominees

Best cookbooks of 2016: James Beard Foundation nominees
As you probably know, the James Beard Foundation has, once again, chosen Chicago for their annual awards ceremony that will take place on May 1st at the Lyric Opera House. Leading up to the ceremony, the foundation holds a number of events naming nominees as well as award winners in various categories. Today they rolled... Read more »

Essential Emeril cookbook: kicks it up another notch

Essential Emeril cookbook: kicks it up another notch
Thumbing through “Essential Emeril” Emeril Lasgasse’s recently published cookbook, I saw his essential gumbos, roux and grits but what I wasn’t expecting were his spring rolls, Hawaiian-style poke and his Bahamian-style ceviche. Not unlike stars of the music world such as the Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift–their fans want to hear their new songs but... Read more »
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Brodo bone broth cookbook: lose weight, feel great

Brodo bone broth cookbook: lose weight, feel great
Instead of lining up for a doughnut at Doughnut Vault or caramel corn at Garretts how about lining up for something healthy like a steaming hot cup of bone broth. Bone broth? That dirty dishwater colored thin liquid that my grandmother used to make? Well you could say that–at least sort of. Except now bone... Read more »

Tacos: a book by acclaimed chef Alex Stupak

Tacos: a book by acclaimed chef Alex Stupak
A just published cookbook, Tacos: Recipes and Provocations by acclaimed chef Alex Stupak and food writer Jordana Rothman explores the world of tacos…beyond Taco Bell and food trucks. The NYC chef learned the ropes at some of the top restaurants in the country including working as a pastry chef for Grant Achatz at Chicago’s 3-star Alinea before... Read more »

Hey Kroger, please don't mess with my Mariano's

From all outward appearances, it was business as usual at the Ravenswood Mariano’s (1800 W Lawrence Ave.) after yesterday’s big announcement that Kroger would be buying the Wisconsin-based Roundy food chain who is parent to Chicago’s popular Mariano’s stores as well as a much larger chain of Pick ’n Save stores–mostly in Wisconsin. Roundy’s, headquartered... Read more »
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Thanksgiving Secret: Make It Ahead Roast Turkey

Thanksgiving Secret: Make It Ahead Roast Turkey
Is it too early to start preparing Thanksgiving dinner? With the big day only three weeks from tomorrow, the answer is NO. It is not too early to get cooking. Getting everything organized and done in time for Thanksgiving can be daunting and stressful to say the least. But it doesn’t have to be. According... Read more »