In South L.A. 44 percent of children live in poverty, 17 percent in extreme poverty. Hunger in this country is an important topic that can be over looked in the food world but Chef Roy Choi gave a talk he called, “A Gateway to Feed Hunger: The Promise of Street Food” at this year’s MAD […]Read More Chef Roy Choi Talks Hunger and Food Insecurity at This Year’s MAD Symposium
Whether you are a fan of Valentine’s Day or not it is a good excuse to get out and eat some good food and enjoy some good company. Or stay in and invite a date or friends over and share some food and drink. In fact, none of this requires a holiday to do but […]Read More What To Eat/Drink/Do/Make on Valentine’s Day/Fat Tuesday
It’s that time again; Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off on February 1st and will run through February 10th. You don’t have to join anything just-show up, however, reservations are strongly recommended, as this is a very popular week. The prix fixe menus start at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner. Here is a handy […]Read More Chicago Restaurant Week Starts Feb 1st!
Food trends are like fashion trends to me, some are good, some are bad and some are just ridiculous. Out this year: Bacon-flavored chocolate Gazpacho Sliders Got that? According to the National Restaurant Association, sourcing and sustainability will be what consumers are going to look for and value in 2013. This of course would fall […]Read More Hold That Mini-Burger: Restaurants Forecast Food For 2013 : The Salt : NPR
I have some fond memories of celebrations that involved Franzia so I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for boxed wine. The upside of boxed wine becoming trendy is the bar for quality has been raised. The integrity of the wine will depend, however, on the storage temperature. NPR points out: “Perhaps the […]Read More Boxed Wine, It’s All About The Temp: The Salt : NPR
Anthony Bourdain hosts the new show on PBS that will focus on going “inside” the mind of David Chang of Momofuku fame. “The Mind of a Chef is a reinvention of a travel-cooking show,” says Bourdain. “This season we go inside the kitchen, the world, and the mind of chef David Chang. This show is […]Read More The Mind of a Chef (Preview) Coming to PBS Nov. 9, 2012
Be apart of Chicago’s first Craft Spirit Week! The week will include tastings and events with the mid-week feature of the Independent Spirits Expo on October 3rd. Their mission: Real spirits is real taste, and the ever-growing community of craft distillers and craft drinkers is privvy to experience these spirits like never before! Through tastings, […]Read More Craft Spirit Week Chicago – Celebrating the Art of Fine Spirits | Oct 1st – 6th