Archive for August 2011

What the Barefoot Contessa 'fessed up

What the Barefoot Contessa 'fessed up
  I just picked up Ina Garten’s book “Barefoot Contessa, How Easy Is That?”  In case you don’t know Garten, she is a cookbook author and host of the popular TV show “Barefoot Contessa” on Food Network. Garten, otherwise known as the Barefoot Contessa, uses the phrase “How easy is that?” a lot on the show... Read more »

See Chicago's hottest pastry chefs in action

See Chicago's hottest pastry chefs in action
Want to know how the pros do it? Now you catch the pastry chefs from some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants do their thing– and get a taste of their luscious goodies. Check out the lineup at Bloomingdale’s Medinah Temple location in the 1st floor demo kitchen: NoMI Executive Pastry Chef Meg Galus  &  Executive Chef deCuisine... Read more »

Why Wheaton College was named as having the best campus food

According to the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review survey of “The Best 376 Colleges,” Illinois’ own Wheaton College has the best campus food in the country. Sugar Buzz Chicago found out some reasons why: The chefs at Wheaton are committed to local, responsible sourcing, scratch- cooking and healthy preparation methods. They cook everything from scratch... Read more »
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The latest dessert trend done healthier: Frozen Banana Pops

The latest dessert trend done healthier: Frozen Banana Pops
Cake pops are a hot dessert trend, according to the “Cooking with the Stars” issue of People, out last March. Michelle Damico,  PR professional, fabulous cook and former WXRT news reporter, tweaked the trend a bit, coming  up with this simple–yet simply delicious, summertime treat: Frozen Banana Lollipops. The pops are the perfect size for... Read more »

Sarah Levy to compete on Food Network Challenge

Sarah Levy to compete on Food Network Challenge
You can catch Chicago pastry chef, Sarah Levy, of Sarah’s Pastries and Candies, on Food Network Challenge, Sunday August 21 at 7 p.m. Levy and her cake decorating partner, Sunny Lee , will be creating a 3-foot tall moving dinosaur cake. A viewing party to benefit the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids Foundation will take place at Mastro’s... Read more »