WBEZ | Vosges http://www.wbez.org/tags/vosges Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Something You Should Eat: Cake and cookie mixes from Vosges http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/something-you-should-eat-cake-and-cookie-mixes-vosges <p><p><iframe height="281" frameborder="0" width="500" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16836931?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;color=c40215"></iframe><a href="http://vimeo.com/16836931"><br /></a></p><p>We've all been guilty of baking something from a box at one point or another. &nbsp;I have to admit, I made my fair share of Duncan Hines while in college, and as a result of having kids, I've worked from the back of a Nestle's Tollhouse package on more than one occasion. &nbsp;But Katrina Markoff is taking the concept of boxed mixes to a new level. &nbsp;The Founder of Vosges Haut Chocolat has moved way past the exotic truffle part of her business, and has just released a <a href="http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/category/new_baking_mix">series of exquisite dry mixes</a> for chocolate cakes, chocolate-bacon-chip pancakes, even some serious chocolate chip cookies. &nbsp;Nothing is artificial, cacao is well into the 70-80% range and all you need to do is add butter or cream in most cases.</p></p> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 13:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/something-you-should-eat-cake-and-cookie-mixes-vosges Friday Foodie Forecast: Halloween Treats http://www.wbez.org/dolinsky/2010/10/friday-foodie-forecast-halloween-treats/40432 <p><p>Who says that Halloween sweets are only for kids? In honor of the upcoming holiday, satisfy your sweet tooth with a pastry from the Halloween Pastry Market in Logan Square, learn about chocolate and confectionery production at the &quot;Sweet Home Chicago&quot; exhibit, or do some grown-up trick-or-treating in the form of a chocolate tasting at Vosges.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 304px;" src="http://www.thebakedescape.com/i/creations/chocolate-pecan-pie.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><!--break-->Logan Square Kitchen's Halloween Pastry Market</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">On Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31, <a href="http://www.logansquarekitchen.com/">Logan Square Kitchen</a> will showcase treats from small-batch pastry artisans as part of its Halloween Pastry Market. The market will feature special Halloween creations from vendors such as <a href="http://www.macaronchicago.com/">Macaron Chicago</a>, <a href="http://www.saltedcaramel.net/">Salted Caramel</a>, <a href="http://www.nicecreamchicago.com/Site/nice_cream_chicago.html">Nice Cream</a> and many more, and attendees can purchase sweets to take home. The market will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days at the Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N. Milwaukee Avenue, and admission is free for children and $1 for adults. (Note: the last pastry market they did - before Valentine's Day - was a huge hit, so get there early).</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Sweet Home Chicago: A Lecture on Chocolate and Confectionery Production in Chicago</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Learn about chocolate and confectionery production and technology in Chicago from Beth Kimmerle on Friday, October 29 at 4 p.m. Kimmerle, the author of <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Candy: The Sweet History</span> and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Chocolate: The Sweet History</span>, is also the curator of the &quot;Sweet Home Chicago&quot; exhibit in the John Crerar Library, which is currently on display. The lecture will take place in the Kathleen A. Zar Room of the John Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis Avenue, and admission is free.</p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>An Evening of Deviant Delicacies at Vosges</strong></p> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter"><dl> </dl></div> <p>Celebrate Halloween in haute style on Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m. at <a href="http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/">Vosges Haute-Chocolat</a> for a masquerade and chocolate tasting. Taste a variety of chocolates paired with special libations, and be sure to dress up in the costume contest for your chance to win private chocolate and wine pairing. Admission to the event is $30, and attendees will receive 10% off all purchases made during the event. To RSVP, call (773) 296-9866. Vosges is located at 951 W. Armitage.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em>- Samantha Rollins</em></p></p> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/dolinsky/2010/10/friday-foodie-forecast-halloween-treats/40432 Tidbits: Avec re-opening, Vosges ORD, 'Meals' at Macy http://www.wbez.org/dolinsky/2010/10/a-few-inside-tidbits-avec-re-opening-vosges-ord-meals-at-macy/39851 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2010-October/2010-10-26/avec.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><a rel="attachment wp-att-39853" href="/dolinsky/2010/10/a-few-inside-tidbits-avec-re-opening-vosges-ord-meals-at-macy/39851 /avec"><img height="600" width="400" class="size-full wp-image-39853" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//avec.jpg" alt="" /></a></p><p style="text-align: left;">Pending city permit approval, Avec is slated to open next Thursday or Friday, the 21st or 22nd.&nbsp; There aren't going to be a ton of obvious changes, mainly some internal alterations involving the vent for the hood.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a rel="attachment wp-att-39854" href="/dolinsky/2010/10/a-few-inside-tidbits-avec-re-opening-vosges-ord-meals-at-macy/39851 /local_ohare"><img height="208" width="274" class="size-full wp-image-39854" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//local_ohare.jpg" alt="" /></a></p><p>Katrina Markoff tells me that she's about to open up another kiosk of her Vosges chocolates, this one inside Terminal 3 at ORD, near the split inside the hallways for American Airlines. She already has one in United's Terminal 1, and continues to operate retail stores in New York City, Las Vegas, and her flagship on Armitage and Sheffield. &quot;Should be done by the first part of next week. We're just waiting on some final paperwork,&quot; she said.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a rel="attachment wp-att-39857" href="/dolinsky/2010/10/a-few-inside-tidbits-avec-re-opening-vosges-ord-meals-at-macy/39851 /prioloflanigan3"><img height="350" width="233" title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2010-October/2010-10-26/PrioloFlanigan3.jpg" /><br /></a></p><p>If dinner service seems a little slow tonight, it's probably because your chef is at Macy's.&nbsp; More than 70 of the nation's top chefs (mostly from Chicago) will be cooking up a storm for Meals on Wheels tonight, taking over the entire 9th floor - as opposed to previous years on the 7th floor, where guests had to squeeze in around a tighter perimeter in the food court.&nbsp; Tickets are just about sold out for the $300 sit-down, but there are still tickets available for the $100 walk-around tasting/drinking/dancing/casino.</p></p> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/dolinsky/2010/10/a-few-inside-tidbits-avec-re-opening-vosges-ord-meals-at-macy/39851