The health of a nation's chicken industry can actually be an economic indicator of sorts. The government of Uzbekistan is forcing its civil servants to accept payment in the form of chickens.Joshua Foust has an article pondering the issue in the Atlantic.
The Chicago institution is finally working on a book, due out next spring, and this time it's collaborative. Doug's says it's seeking "stories, photos, memories, drawings, poems...anything that can go in a book."
Paul Kahan has been one of the top chefs in Chicago for years now. His dining empire covers a lot of ground from refined (Blackbird) to chic (avec) to indulgent (Publican) to opulent (The Violet Hour) to bare basics (Big Star). But Monday he'll have the chance to reach a new level, and win one of the highest honors in the food world.
Marilyn Wilkinson of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board introduces their donation of Wisconsin cheese paired with Illinois wines to the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's fifth annual symposium, "Road Food: Exploring the Midwest One Bite at a Time."