Pink slime—the infamous ammonia-treated ground beef, rejected by fast food restaurants including McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell—is back in the news this week, with reports that the USDA is planning to buy 7 million pounds for the National School Lunch Program.Try to digest that for a bit the
Elk lasagna, antelope burgers laced with blue cheese and spinach, BBQ beaver: These were among the highlights at this year's annual Wild Game Dinner at the Harvard Sportsman's Club in pastoral McHenry County.That l
Did you know this is the week of not only the quadrennial Leap Day but also the first day of meteorlogical spring? Me neither, on the latter, until my friend, Illinois Master Gardener Catherine Lambrecht told me.
Last Saturday morning, at 7:07 a.m., I learned chubs were back at Calumet Fisheries. At that moment, my day—perhaps my year—changed. It's been seven months since the James Beard award-winning so-called fish shack has had the elusive little golden fishes in house.
Last week, a provacative, food-and-drink-focused, major art exhibit opened in our city—and yet, in a town where ideas for restaurants make news, only a few in our culinary community are aware of its existence, much less significance.I admit, I didn't even begin to understand the breadth and depth ei
Did you get your Baconfest Chicago 2012 tickets today? Yes? I'll see you there! No? They're sold out! Demand rivals Next vs. El Bulli. But Bacon Nation, do not despair! Watch the official BFC Facebook page for ticket giveaways, including your chance to enter the Amateur Bacon Cook-off.