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Food Trends 2015: What’s Hot, What’s Not?

Food Trends 2015: What’s Hot, What’s Not?
Perhaps Andrew Greeley was on to something back in 1865 when he penned the words, “go west young man” since that’s the direction that you must head to get a legal taste of one of 2015′s food trends (that is putting a whole new spin on grass fed). Good-bye wheat, hello almond flour, good-bye milk,... Read more »

Ina Garten “Make It Ahead” Cookbook Makes Thanksgiving Easy

Ina Garten “Make It Ahead” Cookbook Makes Thanksgiving Easy
So maybe you didn’t get an invite to Ina Garten’s East Hampton digs for Thanksgiving dinner. No worries, her just-published cookbook, MAKE IT AHEAD: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (Clarkson Potter/Publishers; $35)—her ninth—makes it easy for you to pull off your own Thanksgiving celebration in style. Ina shares her secrets for the biggest cooking day of... Read more »

Weber Grill Restaurant: The Thrill of the Grill

Weber Grill Restaurant: The Thrill of the Grill
If you’re a fan of grilled food, the Weber Grill restaurant makes it oh, so easy to enjoy the real thing year-round. Not say’n that grilling season is over for the year as I’ve been known to shovel a path through some pretty deep white stuff to get to my grill—but there is a simpler... Read more »
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Chez Moi: A Culinary Tour of France in Chicago

Chez Moi: A Culinary Tour of France in Chicago
Chez Moi, an intimate French bistro in Lincoln Park transports guests to France in Chicago via their authentic menu, wine pairings and trappings–from the twinkling lights and dark wooden beams to the French posters and wall art. The name, Chez Moi, literally translates to “My Place.” The chef and co-owner Dominique Tougne, who began cooking... Read more »

Food Network Star Ingrid Hoffmann On: Keeping Fit Without Dieting

Food Network Star Ingrid Hoffmann On: Keeping Fit Without Dieting
Food Network star Ingrid Hoffmann was in Chicago Saturday for the hot, hot, hot 1st Annual Food Network in Concert at Ravinia–a day and night celebration of food and music. The red hot event featured the enticing combo of the “rock stars” of food and music in concert on multiple music stages, cooking demos, wine... Read more »

Mac and Cheese Festival 2014: 50 Chicago Chefs Compete for the Golden Noodle

Mac and Cheese Festival 2014: 50 Chicago Chefs Compete for the Golden Noodle
The first annual Mac and Cheese Festival will pit some of Chicago’s top chefs and restaurants against each other to see who can walk away with “The Golden Noodle.”  The October 4th event, at the UIC Forum, features all you can swallow from the participating restaurants plus five drink tickets for craft beer, wine and... Read more »
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Food Network in Concert at Ravinia: Eat, Drink and Rock

Food Network in Concert at Ravinia: Eat, Drink and Rock
The first-ever Food Network in Concert comes to Ravinia Festival for a full day of eating, drinking and rocking with more than 50 of the country’s top chefs plus headline performers including seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer on Saturday, September 20th. The pairing of food, wine and music make this early fall festival the perfect... Read more »

Do-Rite Donuts: Fried Chicken And Donuts Come Together in Streeterville

Do-Rite Donuts: Fried Chicken And Donuts Come Together in Streeterville
Do-Rite Donuts is doing it right at their new Streeterville locale that opened Friday at 233 E. Erie St.  The new digs, Do-Rite Donuts and Chicken, has added fried chicken sandwiches to its menu (this location only). The fried donuts and chicken combo–sure to touch the hearts (and souls) of Chicago’s comfort food junkies–offers the... Read more »

Chicago's Best Summer Food Festivals

Chicago's Best Summer Food Festivals
It’s summertime in Chicago and the eating is easy with the city’s jam-packed calendar of food festivals from now until the snow flies–or you know what freezes over (that would be Chicago). Explore the real Chicago through its stomach at the free admission Taste of Chicago, the many ethnic neighborhood festivals or the brand new... Read more »
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Paczki Day: Discover the Ten Secrets to Delightful Paczki

1. The winning combination is the mother-daughter team of Stasia Hawryszczuk  and Dobra Bielinski, partners who started the Delightful Pastries business 16 years ago and have been "on a roll" ever since. Photo credit: Show Me Chicago
The perfect paczki which will be on tables everywhere come Paczki Day (Fat Tuesday), March 4, are an indulgence worth pursuing.  First off, one must be aware that there are paczki (pronounced: “punch-key” or “poanch-key”) and then there are so-called paczki that are flat jelly-filled doughnut wannabes. Yesterday, we had the opportunity to learn about... Read more »
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