Stephanie Izard wasn’t like other kids.When the future Top Chef-winner and owner/executive chef of the West Loop restaurant Girl and the Goat went shopping with her parents, she would walk right past the toy store.
WBEZ’s food blogger Louisa Chu is just back from a trip to Japan’s east coast, the area hit by a devastating tsunami and nuclear disaster nearly a year ago. She tells Worldview how the area’s restaurants and food industry are recovering.
The 2012 Farm Bill has now opened up for debate by Congress after the bi-partisan super committee failed to reach an agreement on how to make allocated cuts to reduce the federal budget deficit. The Farm Bill began as legislation to protect farmers against risks such as drought.
France has long been a country with a reputation for some of the best food in the world. But in recent years, many critics have argued that French cuisine has lost its way.Today, there's a new generation of food-lovers hoping to reclaim France's place at the top table.
It looked like some Chicagoans would soon have more places to get groceries: A Wal-Mart Express opened in Lakeview in late November and the city approved a Mariano’s Fresh Market in Greektown at Halsted and Monroe Streets; the chain could also open another spot in Ravenswood.