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Chicagoans: Are you ready to be won over by gourmet macaroons?

I admit it. I am usually partial to macarons – the French cookies made with egg whites, sugar and ground almonds, and filled with ganache, buttercream or jam. I love the unique flavor combinations you can find at Chicago bakeries and patisseries. When I want a small, gourmet, flavorful treat, it’s usually a macaron –... Read more »

Chicago's Phoenix Bean: Getting to Know Jenny Yang

I had the pleasure of meeting Jenny Yang, owner of Phoenix Bean, at a French fall market in Chicago last year. And, as crazy as it may sound, some of the biggest buzz at the artisan goods and gourmet food event was for the amazing array of fresh tofu and soy milk products sampled there... Read more »