Posts in category "Events! Celebs! And Chefs! Oh My!"

A Vegetarian's Mac & Cheese Fest

This past Saturday, the first official Mac & Cheese Fest in Chicago surely delivered for this vegetarian. I rolled out of there stuffed to the gills, barely coherent and yearning to pass out on my couch…..kinda like that uncomfortable and painfully stuffed feeling you have after Thanksgiving dinner. When I had bought my ticket, I... Read more »

Beer Pairing Tips from Stella Artois

Beer Pairing Tips from Stella Artois
Beer pairings…. The moment I heard this, the first thoughts of foods that most people might think would go with beer came to mind are pizza, pretzels, nachos, pub food….more beer. But I didn’t think it’s actually possible to pair beer with real meals to create a truly culinary and tasting experience. Then again, that... Read more »

Pancakes on Wheels? Babycakes, It's Chicago's Newest Food Truck!

Pancakes on Wheels? Babycakes, It's Chicago's Newest Food Truck!
They say when looking for something, sometimes it’s right at home and even under your very own nose. That literally was the case when I stumbled across the topic for this post. There have been multiple evenings that I have returned home to my upstairs unit from a rigorous and grueling workout to the fragrant... Read more »
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Chef Takashi Yagihashi's Noodles are Made for Slurping

Chef Takashi Yagihashi's Noodles are Made for Slurping
Ramen noodles often tend to get a bad rap, namely due to the fact that the ramen found in the aisles of our local grocery stores are a far cry from the real thing….and probably also a far cry from anything that we should be ingesting for any nutritional purpose. Who doesn’t remember the college... Read more »

Iron Chef Cat Cora Serves Up a Derby Good Time in Louisville

Iron Chef Cat Cora Serves Up a Derby Good Time in Louisville
There are few people who have the unique opportunity to shadow the likes of someone with the stature of Iron Chef Cat Cora for nearly a day and a half, especially on the eve of launching her new show on Bravo this week called “Around the World in 80 Plates.” Having said that, I am... Read more »
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