WBEZ | rosca des reyes http://www.wbez.org/tags/rosca-des-reyes Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eat this, drink that: Miracle berries, Epiphany, and more http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-01/eat-drink-miracle-berries-epiphany-and-more-104691 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8345667053/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/roscacarniceriaricardo.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Rosca des reyes at Carniceria Ricardo in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p><strong>Friday, January 4</strong></p><p>WBEZ blogger alum <a href="http://www.markbazer.com/">Mark Bazer</a> hosts the <a href="http://www.theinterviewshowchicago.com/december/">first Interview Show of the new year</a> with very special guest, Moto and iNG chef/owner <a href="https://twitter.com/Homarocantu">Homaro Cantu</a>,&nbsp;at <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/200597-interview-show-hosted-by-mark-chicago/">the Hideout</a>. Cantu&#39;s book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451625588?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=lklchu-20&amp;creativeASIN=1451625588"><em>The Miracle Berry Diet Cookbook</em></a>, has just been released, a project nearly a decade in the making. The so-called miracle berry grows wild in West Africa and transforms flavors, most notably, sour to sweet. Cantu will offer a miracle berry tasting at the show. He&#39;s also teaching a miracle berry cooking class, with a six course &quot;flavor tripping&quot; tasting menu at iNG until Jan. 12, which includes a copy of the book. Admission $8 to the Interview Show; $100 for the miracle berry class.</p><p><strong>Sunday, January 6</strong></p><p>Celebrate Epiphany, also known as <em>Día de Reyes</em>, with a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-01-03/week-food-events-galettes-roscas-and-more-95225">French <em>galette des rois</em> or Mexican <em>rosca de reyes</em></a> from bakeries across Chicagoland, including <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151322722656773&amp;set=a.96655771772.91017.64314031772&amp;type=1">Floriole Cafe &amp; Bakery</a> and all <a href="http://chicagobestcakes.com/locations/">four Bombon locations</a>. Remember to look for the favor inside.</p><p><strong>Monday, January 7</strong></p><p>Slow Food Chicago presents the <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/302750">Quarterly Canning Workshop, featuring sparkling wine and lavender jelly</a>, at <a href="http://www.kendall.edu/">Kendall College</a>. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scratch-Homemade/168715663219447">Scratch Homemade</a> founder Lis David will teach the small-batch hands-on class using regionally-produced sparkling wine and locally-grown lavender. You&#39;ll leave with the knowledge and confidence needed to can at home and a few jars of jelly. Admission $45.</p><p><strong>Wednesday, January 9</strong></p><p><a href="http://soupandbread.net/">Soup &amp; Bread</a>&nbsp;presents this week&#39;s theme &mdash; the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/192059-soup-bread-chicago/">Four Cs: Cumin, coriander, cardamom, cilantro</a>&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;at&nbsp;the Hideout, this week benefitting <a href="http://www.inspirationcorp.org/">Inspiration Corporation</a>. Publican Quality Meats donates bread throughout the season, plus gluten-free loaves courtesy of Rae Lynn Hill,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/thesweetpurveyor">The Sweet Purveyor</a>. Admission FREE, donate what you can and remember <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/7071326897/">Everyone LOVES the Generous</a>.</p></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-01/eat-drink-miracle-berries-epiphany-and-more-104691