WBEZ | Food52 http://www.wbez.org/tags/food52 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en This week, in food events: Next: Childhood launches http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2011-10-19/week-food-events-next-childhood-launches-93301 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-19/mariagesfrerestea.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-19/mariagesfrerestea.jpg" title="" width="600" height="399"></p><p><strong>The biggest news in Chicago food today</strong><span class="st">—for some</span><span class="st">—was that <a href="http://www.nextrestaurant.com">Next</a>: Childhood tickets went on sale just after midnight. At 12:26 a.m., the restaurant posted the announcement on their <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Next-Restaurant/114693845229862?sk=wall">Facebook</a> page. As of this morning they sold out the three month run, which begins Sunday.</span></p><p><strong>If you're stuck in the storm tonight anywhere near Logan Square</strong> get yourself to <a href="http://revbrew.com/">Revolution Brewing</a> for the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270530206310661">WBEZ Member Meet Up</a>. You'll find not only shelter and friends, but if you're a member, the first round's on Rev Brew. Yet another benefit of <a href="http://services.chicagopublicmedia.org/site/PageNavigator/ACTIVE%20PAGES%20IN%20USE/Pledge_Portal">membership</a>!</p><p>T<strong>omorrow, <a href="http://www.food52.com/">Food52</a>'s <a href="http://www.food52.com/home/about_merrill">Merrill Stubbs</a> will be in town</strong> for the <a href="http://www.food52.com/blog/2612_party_time">release</a> of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Food52-Cookbook-Winning-Recipes-Exceptional/dp/006188720X?tag=food52-20">The Food52 Cookbook: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional Home Cooks</a>. At 1 p.m. Merrill will be at the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108716785905133#%21/event.php?eid=108716785905133">Sur La Table in Naperville</a> doing a cooking demo and signing. At 6 p.m., she heads up to <a href="http://www.tabulatua.com/tabula/product.asp?s%5Fid=0&amp;pf%5Fid=PAAAIADGGJKDKNFO">Tablua Tua in Lincoln Park</a> for potluck party.</p><p>I wish I could be two places at once<span class="st">, </span>because I'll miss Merrill; <strong>also tomorrow night, I'll finally meet Hank Shaw</strong><span class="st">—</span>the James Beard award-winning food blogger, <a href="http://honest-food.net/">Hunter Angler Gardener Cook</a><span class="st">—at his <a href="http://www.vierestaurant.com/">book dinner at Vie</a>.</span> Hank's on a cross-country hunting, gathering, and cooking road trip for his new book, <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hunt-gather-cook-hank-shaw/1100228566?ean=9781605293202&amp;itm=1&amp;usri=hunt%2bgather%2bcook%2bfinding%2bthe%2bforgotten%2bfeast&amp;cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-sKeKUk6WDnY-_-10:1">Hunt Gather Cook</a>.</p><p><strong>On Sunday, Next: Childhood does premiere for dinner</strong>, but my I'll have my <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascinator">fascinator</a> on for tea at the <a href="http://www.greatermidwestfoodways.com/index.php/page/HighTeaBerthaPalmer.html">Greater Midwest Foodways Tea with Bertha Palmer</a> herself<span class="st"> (as channelled by historical actress and author <a href="http://www.lesliegoddard.info/">Leslie Goddard</a></span><span class="st">). We'll have </span><span class="st">tea sandwiches; scones with clotted cream and jam; apple-rhubarb pie; petits fours; and of course, proper tea service. There will also be an food auction featuring concord grape pie and the infamous <a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/THE-PALMER-HOUSE-BROWNIE-50027879">Palmer House Brownies</a> made by Greater Midwest Foodways co-founder (and <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2011-10-11/first-rule-mushroom-club-93031">mushroom friend</a>) <a href="http://www.wbez.org/content-categories/95970">Catherine Lambrecht</a>, a blue ribbon-winning pie queen.</span></p><p>Cathy reminded me that Bertha Palmer is often credited with having invented the brownie. According to culinary historians like Cathy, Bertha did not. The recipe existed before Mrs. Palmer, but she may have simply popularized it. However, there is a apricot-glazed, walnut-studded brownie that is said to have been created at the Palmer House in her honor or by her direction. A <a href="http://www.lockwoodrestaurant.com/food_dessert.aspx">version</a> is still served at hotel's restaurant Lockwood.</p><p><span class="st">The <a href="http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-10-23/high-tea-bertha-honor%C3%A9-palmer">tea</a> will be recorded by</span> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/amplified">Chicago Amplified</a>, but really, clotted cream has to be experienced first-hand.</p></p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2011-10-19/week-food-events-next-childhood-launches-93301