Archive for February 2012

Rick Bayless told me how to cook salmon

Rick Bayless told me how to cook salmon
Last year, I didn’t have the nerve to say a word to him. But last Saturday night at the frenzied-but-fabulous For the Love of Chocolate gala, we arrived early before the hordes descended on Rick Bayless. I got a chance to talk to him and asked him what is the best way for a home cook... Read more »

Don't miss this Saturday night party

Don't miss this Saturday night party
That’s right. One of the most fabulous parties of the year–especially for sugar fans–is taking place this Saturday night. It’s the black-tie affair fete: For the Love of Chocolate. The gala promises luscious food–both sweet and savory–from dozens of top chefs, including Rick Bayless, Paurl Virant, Graham Elliot and Paul Kahan. Expect chocolate-themed rooms such as... Read more »

The best Tres Leches cake is in...Glencoe?

The best Tres Leches cake is in...Glencoe?
Odd as it may seem, I just indulged in the best Tres Leches cake ever in a hamburger restaurant in Glencoe. But it wasn’t just any burger place. It was Everest Burger, which features gourmet burgers–everything from hamburgers made with beef from grass-fed cows to wild salmon burgers to veggie burgers. The buns are made from... Read more »
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Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse for Valentine's Day

 Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse for Valentine's Day
Hey, Valentine’s Day is almost here. Want to fool your special someone into thinking you’re a gourmet cook? Here’s your opportunity. Honestly, it just doesn’t get any easier than this. Not  unless you buy a box of candy from Fanny May or Godiva.  But you wouldn’t score nearly as many points. Plus, you’d probably have to... Read more »