Archive for November 2014

Chicago-area chefs demonstrate globally inspired dishes at 2014 Fall French Market

On Saturday, Chef Tim Kirker of <a href="www,=.bistrotzinc.com">Bistrot Zinc</a> got the morning started off right with the perfect brunch dish - Almond Cake with Macerated Berries.
This weekend, thousands of people came to shop, eat and create à la française at the 10th annual Lycée Français de Chicago Fall French Market, which took place Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 9. The French  fête boasted more than 75 vendors selling specialty and artisan goods. Shoppers didn’t need to worry about running out of energy... Read more »

Reflecting on the fall of the Berlin Wall - 25 years later from a CTA train station in Chicago

Today, on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I reflect on its rise and fall from an unlikely spot – a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train station. Recently, I learned that a portion of the Berlin Wall is here in Chicago, just inside the Western Ave. CTA train station. Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood,... Read more »

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago - November 8 and 9

Here is the Raising World Citizens list of the top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend – November 7, 8 and 9. 1. Lycée Francais de Chicago Fall French Market Lycée Francais de Chicago 550 W. Irving Park (Buena Park) Saturday, November 8, 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, November 9, 11 am... Read more »
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Global desserts: Spanish churros

The other weekend, my husband and I lured our sons out of the warm comfort of their beds with one singular temptation – churros. We had our sights set on spending the afternoon in Pilsen, taking advantage of the Chicago neighborhood’s annual art gallery walk. But, before we did, we knew we had to make sure our two young sons... Read more »

"Shelfies": Have you jumped on the Instagram trend?

Have you heard of (or taken) a “shelfie?” I hadn’t until recently, but I’m intrigued by the concept. While a “selfie” is a “self portrait” that captures your presence at a particular place or at a specific moment of time, a “shelfie” showcases the stuff you have displayed on your shelf. And, both are primarily shared on Instagram and other... Read more »