WBEZ | pig http://www.wbez.org/tags/pig Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en What's in your purse? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-03/whats-your-purse-106005 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/DSC_0009.JPG" title="" /></div><p>This is a popular women&#39;s blog topic that has always fascinated me. The things the average woman carries around in her purse says a lot about her. I tend to carry a gigantic tote bag with me that doubles as a black hole, so I figured I&#39;d bare myself to the world and let you peek inside my purse to see what are &quot;my essentials.&quot; Don&#39;t judge me! I haven&#39;t cleaned it out in awhile.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/8543224468_27d1b2748e_o.jpg" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">1. A witch</div><div class="image-insert-image ">2. A cup from The Iowa Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies (gotta stay hydrated!)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">3. A sexy math-pun-based thong</div><div class="image-insert-image ">4. A candle (in case of a blackout)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">5. A Harold Baines folder (my method for keeping track of all my Harold-Baines related paperwork)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">6. A microplane, because I&#39;m on this new diet where everything I eat needs to be zested</div><div class="image-insert-image ">7. A female cat&#39;s Christmas outfit (my husband jokes I should buy these in bulk for how quickly I go through them)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">8. A spider</div><div class="image-insert-image ">9. &quot;The Greatest American Hero&quot; box set, The &quot;Star Wars&quot; Christmas Special and &quot;MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate,&quot; in case I&#39;m ever stuck in line or on the bus and need entertainment!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">10. A placeholder and kissing pig cake topper from a pig wedding Steve and I went to a few weeks ago.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">11. Mustache paper clips, for my disorganized hipster friends (you know who you are!)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">12. A scorpion encased in plastic, for when I want to save my table at Starbucks while I go to the bathroom</div><div class="image-insert-image ">13. A DVD that teaches babies sign language, in case I meet a baby and we aren&#39;t able to communicate with each other</div><div class="image-insert-image ">14. Hand lotion</div><div class="image-insert-image ">15. A 20-lb weight. I forgot that was in there!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">16. Bacon soap. I swear by it!</div><div class="image-insert-image ">17. Barley and quinoa, in case I get hungry</div><div class="image-insert-image ">18. Owl (came with the witch)</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Zulkey">@Zulkey</a></em></div></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-03/whats-your-purse-106005 Porkapalooza part 2: going whole hog at Vie http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-04-11/porkapalooza-part-2-going-whole-hog-vie-85000 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/22209191?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;color=c40215" width="500" frameborder="0" height="281"></iframe></p><p>Please don't tell my mom about today's two posts, she'll kill me. This morning we talked about the 2nd Annual <a href="http://baconfestchicago.com/">Baconfest</a> over the weekend, and we mentioned that Nathan Sears from Vie in Western Springs took home the "Golden Rasher" for the best bacon dish. Well yesterday, as Sears was basking in the glory of his porcine victory, he also led an enthusiastic group of about 15 people through his regular series of <a href="http://www.vierestaurant.com/events.html">"Whole Hog"</a> classes at the restaurant.</p><p>I stopped by for awhile to see how the class is constructed, and was surprised to see only two women. The dudes in attendance were all stoked to not only see how a whole pig is taken apart, but they also got a tenderloin Milanese lunch, and will be able to take home sausage, bacon and in about two weeks, some homemade pancetta. See my video above for more details. Nathan's next class is in May (but it's sold out). Check the restaurant's <a href="http://www.vierestaurant.com/events.html">website</a> for details on their future "whole hog" classes.</p></p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-04-11/porkapalooza-part-2-going-whole-hog-vie-85000 Friday Foodie Forecast: Chocolate dine, wine and swine http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-02-04/friday-foodie-forecast-chocolate-dine-wine-and-swine-81726 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/wine-and-chocolate-fountains.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-February/2011-02-03/wine-and-chocolate-fountains.jpg" title="" alt="" style="width: 371px; height: 556px;" /></p><p>Now that you&rsquo;ve dug yourself out of the snow, check out some sweet and savory pairings in the week ahead. &nbsp;Whether it's a meet-and-greet with celebrity chefs featuring charitable cocoa-inspired cuisine, or learning more about wine and pig pairings while indulging in chocolate-dipped bacon, there are plenty of enticing events on deck.</p><p><strong>Chocolate for a Cause</strong></p><p>Indulge your chocolate cravings without any of the guilt this Saturday, Feb. 5, as <a href="http://www.frenchpastryschool.com/">The French Pastry School's</a> scholarship foundation will hold its annual gala fundraiser, <a href="http://www.fortheloveofchocolatefoundation.org/">For the Love of Chocolate</a>, at the Chicago Merchandise Mart from 7 pm to 11 pm. Those who partake in the chocolate extravaganza will experience new sweet and savory delights in a feast of chocolate-inspired festivities including:</p><p><em>A Cocoa Cuisine</em> is one of the treats guests can enjoy as they dine on a complete dinner menu prepared by more than 50 celebrity chefs including Rick Bayless, Graham Elliott and Paul Kahan.</p><p><em>The Cocoa Sutra</em> will feature the sweet concoctions of a full chocolate bar, desserts and confections from pastry chefs and chocolatiers of Chicago and beyond. Guests can enjoy live music, belly dancing, body painting, live sugar and chocolate demonstrations showing gravity-defying edible sculptures.</p><p><em>Cocoa Candy Land</em>, where human candy canes, lollipops, jelly beans, and chocolate bars dance among the guests and cocoa cotton candy clouds drift over head, all while Marie Antoinette serves chocolate cake.</p><p>All proceeds support the <a href="http://www.fortheloveofchocolatefoundation.org/">For the Love of Chocolate Foundation</a>, which provides scholarships for qualified students in the full-time programs at The French Pastry School at City Colleges of Chicago. Additionally, reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza next door and receive a 25% discount on two tickets. Tickets to the black-tie event are $200 per person, and can be purchased by calling 312.726.2419. <a href="http://www.merchandisemart.com/">The Merchandise Mart</a> is located at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza. For more details, visit <a href="http://www.fortheloveofchocolatefoundation.org/">www.fortheloveofchocolatefoundation.org</a>.</p><p><strong>Chocolate and Wine at Eno</strong></p><p>Chocolate is also the star subject at <a href="http://www.enowinerooms.com/">ENO</a> at the InterContinental Chicago this Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm, as the wine lounge hosts a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.enowinerooms.com/eno-versity/classes-events">ENO-Versity: </a><em><a href="http://www.enowinerooms.com/eno-versity/classes-events">Chocolate!</a></em> class pairing the two indulgences. Sip and swirl your way to improve your wine knowledge at this interactive and themed monthly class (with different themes running through April) which allows participants to gain a better understanding of a particular wine varietal or vintage. At tonight's class, guests can smell, taste and ask questions about their wine and chocolate experience. With most of the classes led by Senior Wine Director Scott Harney and Wine Director Shara Bauer, ENO-Versity: <em>Chocolate!</em> explores how unusual flavor combinations can actually bring opposite tastes together and make it work. Chocolates in the $25 class include a rosemary caramel and chocolate dipped bacon, while wines include <a href="http://www.corewine.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=12&amp;category_id=10&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=1">Core Wine Co. &ldquo;Candy Core&rdquo;</a> and <a href="http://www.chattercreek.com/">Chatter Creek Syrah</a>. Eno is located at 505 N. Michigan Avenue. To RSVP, call 312-321-8738, and for more information, visit <a href="http://www.enowinerooms.com/">www.enowinerooms.com</a>.</p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Pig and Pinot at The Bristol</strong></p><p>If chocolate-dipped bacon piqued your palate for more pork, and you&rsquo;re still interested in crafty wine pairings, pig and pinot will share the spotlight on Tuesday, Feb. 8 for a demonstration and dinner at <a href="http://www.thebristolchicago.com/">The Bristol</a>. Presented by <a href="http://www.aiwf.org/">The American Institute of Wine &amp; Food</a>, the event is a farm-to-table celebration that begins at 6:30 pm with a butchering demo by Executive Chef Chris Pandel. A four-course whole-hog dinner at this Mediterranean-inspired spot known for its locally sourced and seasonal menu, will be paired with wines from <a href="http://www.copainwines.com/ ">California's Copain Vineyards</a>, chosen by winemaker Wells Guthrie. The menu is still to be determined, but the cost is $90 for AIWF members or $105 for non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 773-862-5555. The Bristol is located at 2152 N. Damen Ave.</p></p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 12:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-02-04/friday-foodie-forecast-chocolate-dine-wine-and-swine-81726