WBEZ | Taste of the Nation http://www.wbez.org/tags/taste-nation Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Better to give than receive: Win tickets to Taste of the Nation http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-08/better-give-receive-win-tickets-taste-nation-101408 <p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/totnmotobomb.jpg" style="height: 399px; width: 600px; " title="Moto pastry chef Ben Roche lights edible wick on chocolate Acme Bomb at Taste of the Nation 2011 (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p style="text-align: left; ">Share Our Strength&#39;s <a href="http://ce.strength.org/chicago">Taste of the Nation</a> returns next Wednesday, August 8 to Navy Pier&#39;s Grand Ballroom (nearly next door to WBEZ) with the crème de la crème of Chicago&#39;s chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers &mdash; and we&#39;re giving away two tickets!</p><p style="text-align: left; ">But there&#39;s a catch.</p><p style="text-align: left; "><a href="http://strength.org/about/">Share Our Strength</a> is national non-profit working to end child hunger in America by 2015 &mdash; that&#39;s three years. SOS works with others, on a national to individual level, as seen with each person who will donate their time and talent to serve food and drink at TOTN.</p><p style="text-align: left; ">In that spirit, of working together to achieve a greater goal, here&#39;s how to win tickets to the event: Nominate someone else for their good works in food.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/totngrandballroom.jpg" style="height: 398px; width: 600px; " title="Taste of the Nation 2011 at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">What do we mean by good works in food? WBEZ&#39;s own Natalie Moore <a href="http://www.wbez.org/sections/religion/lupe-fiasco-feeds-chicagoans-food-deserts-101358">reports</a> that hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco is feeding 100 people a day in Chicago food deserts during Ramadan. <em>Afternoon Shift&#39;s</em> Steve Edwards <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/afternoon-shift-episode-120-standing-101411">spoke</a> with&nbsp;Rami Nashashibi of IMAN (<a href="http://www.imancentral.org/">Inner-City Muslim Action Network</a>) about their ongoing campaign to improve both food quality and race relations at the neighborhood corner store.</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">Who do you know who&#39;s doing good work in food, big or small?&nbsp;Most importantly, what are they doing? Nominate them in the comments below and I&#39;ll pick a winner on Monday.</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">I&#39;m hoping to hear about some inspiring people and their work. I&#39;m hoping, in this way, we all win.</div></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/totnmotochocolate.jpg" style="height: 399px; width: 600px; " title="Moto chocolate Acme Bomb with marshmallow wick and liquid graham cracker center (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></div></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-08/better-give-receive-win-tickets-taste-nation-101408 Caption Contest: Winner gets tickets to Taste of the Nation http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-08-08/caption-contest-winner-gets-tickets-taste-nation-90257 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-August/2011-08-08/AP5606080173.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Taste of the Nation returns to Chicago this Wednesday with a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-06-29/taste-nation-returns-chicago-88493">huge blowout at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom</a>. The idea is that they have some of Chicago's best chefs cook food for you. It's all to benefit <a href="http://www.strength.org/">Share Our Strength</a>, which is a group that takes on childhood hunger. They've raised (nearly) $3 million for the cause since 1988.&nbsp;</p><p>Tickets are pretty expensive. Do you want to go? WBEZ has a few pairs of tickets to giveaway and since Dolinsky has moved on, I thought I'd give them away right here. I know it's probably weird to get free tickets to a charity event, but get em and then buy two extra raffle tickets. There. Clear conscience.</p><p>But I can't just give them away to the first person to comment. It's gotta be bigger than that, right? So usually I give away Car Talk mugs for my caption contests, but this seems like a better prize. This post is giving away ONE pair of tickets (two tickets).</p><p>Okay - caption this. I'll pick a winner at end of day. I found this on AP a while back:&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-August/2011-08-08/AP5606080173.jpg" title="" width="512" height="409"></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-08-08/caption-contest-winner-gets-tickets-taste-nation-90257