June 26th, 2018 12:00 PM
Hints for backyard Pitmasters from Gary Wiviott and Amy Mills.
June 19th, 2018 2:00 PM
This is National Pollinator Week, so celebrate by having a little honey.
June 12th, 2018 12:00 PM
On the East Coast, where lobster is plentiful, the lobster roll is a popular preparation, usually just the lobster meat, mayonnaise, parsley, celery (stalks or salt), salt and pepper, mixed together and laid into a lightly toasted, buttered bun that's split on top rather than along the side. It used to be a little challenging to find lobster rolls in the Midwest, but now they're on many menus.
June 1st, 2018 12:30 PM
Recently, I toured the cheese selection at Sugar Beet with Joey Stawski, the resident cheese monger, and Lissa Dysart, who worked at Marion Street Cheese Market and now does marketing for Sugar Beet. Together, we tasted several cheeses that might be a little more expensive but that provide fair value along with more flavor and textural dimension than you'd find in low-cost, lower-quality commodity cheeses.
May 31st, 2018 2:00 PM
A brand new café has opened at the Harlem Ave Metra Station in Berwyn's Depot District. 1890 Café's (7135 W Windsor Ave) vision is to establish a community staple through top quality coffee, excellent service and community engagement. A ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on May 31, 2018. Connect with 1890 Café at 1890cafe.com, on Facebook (@1890cafe) and Instagram (@1890cafe) or via phone at (708) 317-4300. For more information on the 1890 Café ribbon cutting, contact the BDC at (708) 788-8100.
May 30th, 2018 12:00 PM
London is notoriously expensive, but here are a few ways to further minimize expenses without going totally "on the cheap."
May 22nd, 2018 2:00 PM
When you go to Michael's, and they ask if you want it dipped, say "Yes, dripping wet."
May 16th, 2018 12:00 PM
There has long been a dispute over whether the Cuban sandwich was actually created in Cuba. Three American cities are contending for the honor of being the sandwich's point of origin: Ybor City in Tampa, Key West and Miami, all home to many Cuban expatriates, all claiming that the sandwich was invented in their city. My tendency is to believe the Cuban Sandwich was invented in the U.S. The Cubano is heavily loaded, and we Yanks tend to over-do things.
May 9th, 2018 12:00 PM
For ancient peoples, it was all about fertility. If there wasn't enough water, there would be no crops, and whole civilizations would either die in place or move somewhere else. Some of the ancient rock carvings are focused upon honoring the forces that helped food grow and life continue.
May 1st, 2018 12:00 PM
Hand-made tortillas taste like fresh corn, and they're soft and absorbent, making them very good for swabbing up sauce and beans and other typical components of a Mexican meal. When they're fresh, they're pliable in a way that bagged tortillas cannot be, and they fold easily to hold their contents while retaining moisture so essential to a good sandwich (dryness being the great enemy of all sandwiches).
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