September microbrews, music and eating experiences as the season takes shape

September microbrews, music and eating experiences as the season takes shape

Fall is the perfect season at the Livery with its line-up of microbrews and music and a look ahead at River Rendezvous and Motown kicks off th…

August 28, 2014 10:00 am

Perfect Pairings takes on Thai theme

Perfect Pairings takes on Thai theme

Horseshoe Casino's recent Perfect Pairings event on Aug. 21 starred a variety of Thai flavors.

August 28, 2014 1:00 am

A lucky color: Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa embraces its hue with fame, fortune and fun

A lucky color: Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa embraces its hue with fame, fortune and fun

The management and staff at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa are happy to say their entertainment oasis, on the shores of blue and beautiful La…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: WGN Radio celebrates 90 years as farmer favorite

FROM the FARM: WGN Radio celebrates 90 years as farmer favorite

WLS AM in Chicago launched on April 12, 1924, started and owned by Sears-Roebuck and Company to target the lucrative farming market.

August 27, 2014 2:00 am

Celebrity Kitchen: Cirque Shanghai performer shares pork recipe

Celebrity Kitchen: Cirque Shanghai performer shares pork recipe

Wang Tao showcases precise circus feats but he's also a talented cook.

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

An easy 2-step process to get more from veggies

An easy 2-step process to get more from veggies

Want to get the most out of your late summer tomatoes and eggplants? Try the simple two-step prep we use for these easy crostini.

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Food Bites

Halfway to St. Patty's Day

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Banishing the blues with healthy blueberry muffins

Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year.

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Routine surgery takes scary turn

It is Sunday evening around 9 p.m. All is quieting down here at the Eicher homestead. Tomorrow looks like a busy day and this column needs to …

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Japanese rice updates the tired old stuffed pepper

Japanese rice updates the tired old stuffed pepper

Here's the thing about baked stuffed peppers... Plenty of people hate them. And when you consider the classic approach to this dish, it's hard…

August 27, 2014 1:00 am

Holiday fixin's: What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and hot dogs

Holiday fixin's: What to serve with your Labor Day burgers and hot dogs

Burgers. Dogs. Steaks. Maybe some sausages. We know you've got the grilling part of your Labor Day cookout covered. So rather than mess with t…

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

Farming is hip in New England.

August 26, 2014 12:28 pm

Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche

Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche

1 1/2 cups egg substitute

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Chef Rick Bayless finds a woman who understands him and wine, cheese in Douglas

Chef Rick Bayless finds a woman who understands him and wine, cheese in Douglas

A few words about Cascabel on stage at the Goodman through August 31st and the first annual Cheese Monger Games in Douglas on Saturday.---Pat …

August 21, 2014 10:00 am

Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy

Trisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy

Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling musici…

August 21, 2014 1:00 am

Anniversaries in the restaurant spotlight

Celebrating Glenwood Oaks

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Let's get one thing clear: I am not proud of this recipe.

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Wedding invitations and soft pretzels abound

Canning season is in full swing. This past week we canned hot peppers (Serrano), dill pickles and salsa. I have a lot more tomatoes that need …

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Old-world tradition stars in Bucharest

Old-world tradition stars in Bucharest

There's no better place in Bucharest for food or a cold drink than Caru cu Bere, a fabled restaurant in the Old City that has been serving col…

August 20, 2014 1:00 am

Culinary magic in 'Cascabel': Chicago chef Rick Bayless delivers flavor, pizzazz on stage

Culinary magic in 'Cascabel': Chicago chef Rick Bayless delivers flavor, pizzazz on stage

Mexican food fans in Chicago and around the world long have believed Rick Bayless exhibits a wizardry of sorts in creating standout, artistic recipes.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Lebanese family recipes have a rich tradition

FROM the FARM: Lebanese family recipes have a rich tradition

In the 12 years I've written this recipe column and three cookbooks, I don't believe I've ever featured any true Lebanese recipe specialties.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Back to school also means back to lunch duty

Back to school also means back to lunch duty

Ready for another 180?

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

When we think "hot off the grill," we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts!

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Those darn zucchini! There's an army of them occupying your garden right now and each one is as big as a blimp.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Want new wine choices? Look back to the Old World

Want new wine choices? Look back to the Old World

Fancy some furmint? How about a nice glass of grillo? If you've never heard of either, chances are you will. Wine lists are getting a makeover…

August 19, 2014 2:04 pm

Sassy Xoco Wicker Park plys Mexican comfort food with an edge

Sassy Xoco Wicker Park plys Mexican comfort food with an edge

It would be easy for Chicago diners to take for granted how good they have it.

August 14, 2014 1:47 pm

Total Recall: Outdoor spaces in August and the last good blueberry weekend

Total Recall: Outdoor spaces in August and the last good blueberry weekend

Sawyer Home and Garden Center in Michigan has made it official. This is the last weekend to get truly excellent blueberries, in case you don’t…

August 14, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Giuseppe's wins praise for authentic Italian recipes

Giuseppe's wins praise for authentic Italian recipes

Joe Belmonte and his family have the recipe for superb Italian fare and they're serving it at Giuseppe's Restaurant in Schererville.

August 14, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad

Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad

Labor Day, summer's last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check!

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

10 fresh ways to dress corn on the cob

10 fresh ways to dress corn on the cob

It's hard to improve on the delicious simplicity of summer perfect corn on the cob slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt.

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

A shaved salsa that needs no tomatoes, no chopping

A shaved salsa that needs no tomatoes, no chopping

We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn't.

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

Lovina's Amish Kitchen: A wedding with sweet nothings

August is well underway, and 2014 is more than half gone. Time just goes faster and faster. It is just amazing how the years go one after anot…

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

Gin shakes things up with aged, new products

Gin shakes things up with aged, new products

For a French cognac expert, Alexandre Gabriel has some interesting things to say about gin.

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

Today is my 44th birthday, but rather than writing about my birthday party celebrations, today's column highlights this special day by sharing…

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cakewalk to Oz: Students lend a wizard's touch to dessert creations

Cakewalk to Oz: Students lend a wizard's touch to dessert creations

The merry, magical land of Oz came to life at one of Chicago's iconic hotels.

August 12, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Lowfat recipe: Sautéed Boneless Pork Chops with Tomato-Sage Pan Sauce

Lowfat recipe: Sautéed Boneless Pork Chops with Tomato-Sage Pan Sauce

2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage, divided

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Eating your way along the Lake Michigan shore this week

Eating your way along the Lake Michigan shore this week

Fourth year for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) tour and farm-to-table dinner on Saturday; ongoing dining specials at Blue Chip and an a…

August 07, 2014 10:00 am

Combining a meal and show: Options abound in the area

Whether you're taking in an outdoor concert this season or heading to one of the local or Chicagoland theaters for a favorite play, you may wa…

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Food Bites

Bennett-Curtis House events

August 06, 2014 1:00 am

Sangria, roasted peppers make entertaining easy

Sangria, roasted peppers make entertaining easy

When it comes to summer entertaining, it's not hard to impress. But it's easy to get yourself in over your head trying to do so.

August 06, 2014 1:00 am

Corn adds sunny side to dinner omelet with salmon

Corn adds sunny side to dinner omelet with salmon

For the first couple weeks of corn season, my family is content to eat plain old corn on the cob day after day. And why not? It's perfect as is.

August 06, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: Reader recalls Jim Nabors in second 'Farm' cookbook

FROM the FARM: Reader recalls Jim Nabors in second 'Farm' cookbook

A few month ago, after I wrote about the 10th anniversary of my original "From the Farm" cookbook, readers started asking about the second coo…

August 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Scooping up sweet flavors: Jodi's Italian Ice Factory delivers unique creations

Scooping up sweet flavors: Jodi's Italian Ice Factory delivers unique creations

Jodi and Brian Tillman have the recipe for love and a superb Italian ice.

August 05, 2014 11:00 pm Video Photos

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CHICKEN IN WINE SAUCE

CHICKEN IN WINE SAUCE

Ingredients

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Family continues on at farmers markets

Family continues on at farmers markets

Mary Brubach's Saturday mornings in the summer have been the same since as long as she can remember.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

A weekend of feasts finale on Sunday at Bartlett's BBQ event

A weekend of feasts finale on Sunday at Bartlett's BBQ event

Feast fests begin in LaPorte County on Friday night with free popcorn with a movie and an opening reception at the Lubeznik Center and barbecu…

July 31, 2014 10:00 am

Family restaurants in region offer quick bites, favorite dishes

Family restaurants in region offer quick bites, favorite dishes

If you're looking for a place to dine that has something for family members of all ages, why not visit a traditional family restaurant.

July 31, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Slices of sweetness: Watermelon still a top summer treat

Slices of sweetness: Watermelon still a top summer treat

It's crisp, sweet and refreshing. Watermelon remains a favorite seasonal treat for adults and children.

July 30, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Food Bites

Day in the Country

July 30, 2014 1:00 am

Young actress caught up in cooking craft

Young actress caught up in cooking craft

Avery Moss never minds stepping into the kitchen to create special treats for friends and family.

July 30, 2014 1:00 am

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