April 18, 2007...
From today's Chicago Tribune - Good Eating
Food's many facets explored at conference
...the Good Eating staff provides team coverage of the recently completed International Association of Culinary Professionals annual conference, which took place at the Hilton Chicago last week.
...Bill Daley explains that this noble and often-glorious white Burgundy should not be confused with the inferior, 'fake' versions being produced in California. Tasting notes are included.
Sharing the flavors of Greek immigration
...in this special to the Tribune, Nancy Maes previews Nourishing Culture: Greek Immigrants and Food in Chicago
, a new exhibit at the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center.
A sweet and savory tour of Sicily
...in this special to the Tribune, Susan Taylor becomes yet another journalist in praise of Andersonville's new Sicilian bakery, Pasticceria Natalina.
Celebrating our foodways
...Renee Enna provides a quick glimpse inside the newly-published The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink
, edited by Andrew F. Smith.
From picky eater to culinary whiz-kid
...in this special to the Tribune, Christina Biggs profiles The Kids Table
, "a creative cooking spot for parents and children in Bucktown," which is the brainchild of Elena Marre.
That's one hot chihuahua
...Charles Leroux reports from Tucson on the Sonoran Hot Dog, a relatively new dog on the scene, which is an import from the Mexican state of Sonora, located south of Arizona. Mr. Leroux's describes them as ". . . basically a beef frank wrapped in bacon and grilled to allow the bacon fat to flavor the frank. It is nestled into a pocket cut in a soft, locally made roll, then covered in chopped tomatoes and onions, pinto beans, mustard, mayonnaise and jalapeno sauce. Add-ons include canned mushrooms, shredded cheese, grilled jalapenos."
From today's Chicago Sun Times - Food
LTH'er Mike Nagrant has a new, weekly feature in the Sun-Times (which actually runs on Tuesdays). It's called 'Five for Frying' and in it, each week Mr. Nagrant will pose 5 questions to a local chef of note. This week's inaugural installment is entitled Dishes from Heaven
and features chef Alexander Cheswick of May Street Market.
...Sandy Thorn Clark visits with the Chicago cast of The Color Purple
, who "revel in the restorative power of down-home cooking."
Punk rock pastries strive for perfection
...Sandy Thorn Clark visits Bleeding Heart Bakery in Ukrainian Village and profiles its owner, Michelle Garcia.
Keeping it green
...with Earth Day just around the corner, Sandra Guy visits with a few local restaurant-industry folks, like Rick Bayless, who are doing their best to keep it green. And in this related piece, Denise I. O'Neal provides a brief list of a few, scheduled Earth Day food activities: Activities set the scene for going green
So what's Doug gonna do with 30 pounds of frozen foie gras?
...Lisa Donovan reports that Doug Sohn is contemplating a few possibilities.
...a brief report on what Ambria has planned between now and its final day, June 30.
Smith's new book gets 'Back to the Family'
...Sandy Thorn Clark interviews Art Smith and files a brief review of his new book: Back to the Family: Food Tastes Better Shared with Ones You Love
Tastings around town
...previews of upcoming events at Corner Cooks, Kit Kat Lounge and Rivers.
From today's Daily Herald - Food
Let us help you make your farmers market blossom
...food editor Deborah Pankey urges readers to submit information about their favorite farmers markets to the Daily Herald.
Wisconsin chef uses local specialties to create extraordinary food
...in this week's installment of Chef du Jour
, Mike Michaelson profiles Scott Commings Jr, executive chef at The Geneva Inn, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
[url=http://www.dailyherald.com/food/story.asp?id=303433&rec=fdclasses0418[w]Food and wine classes[/url]...a comprehensive listing of upcoming area food events, tastings and classes; broken out by day.
From the April 17 edition of NewCity Chicago
's Food & Drink
A Taste of Texas
...Jenny B. Davis reports that a Texas classic, Shiner Bock, has finally made it to the Chicago market.
Hungering for more
...the ubiquitous Mike Nagrant reports on some remarkably poor service received last Saturday at Las Tablas in Lincoln Park.
Updates from some Chicago media outlets, which do not 'go to press' on Wednesday mornings, will be added to this thread as they become available.
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