When most people think of Christmas feasts, they typically think of a whole roasted ham or duck (or even beef tenderloin).‚ But when you really think about the origins of the holiday, way back to ancient Nazareth and Jerusalem, think about what those folks were eating: most likely falafel, baba gan
After running a string of successful outdoor markets in the suburbs, the Bensidoun family has just opened a year-round, indoor French Market at the Metra station (Oglivie Transportation Center) downtown.‚ I spoke with Sebastien Bensidoun about it, as well as Bob Wislow, from U.S.
Usually when a big-time chef comes through Chicago on a book tour, I'll get a call from the publicist a few weeks ahead of time, and they'll send out a copy for me to read through, so I'm able to do a more informed interview.‚ Well, when Artisan was preparing to send Thomas Keller on the road to pr
Chicago's kosher chef, Laura Frankel, creates elaborate meals at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies in Chicago, but she's also written a new cookbook, "Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes."‚ We talked about an upcoming Hannukah cooking class she's leading, as well as the art of slow cooking.
After 37 years on West Belmont, Gene's Sausage Shop has opened its second location, this time in Lincoln Square, in the legendary former Meyer Delicatessen space.‚ I spoke with Yolanda Luszcz, whose family has spent the past two years overhauling the space to turn it into a true European grocery st
The third annual Pinot Days comes to Chicago this weekend, with wine dinners, private seminars and a grand tasting event at Navy Pier on Saturday, November 14th, from 1 - 5 p.m.‚ I spoke with Co-Founder Lisa Rigisich at Bin Wine Cafe about the annual taste-a-thon.‚ More info on tickets and events