One of the city's largest childhood hunger relief efforts is gearing up for another big-time fundraiser. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has raised nearly $3 million in Chicago, and will continue that effort August 10th.
I've really had a thing for Swedish food lately (yesterday's post made that pretty obvious), and it can't be because I'm working my way through the Stieg Larsson trilogy (just saw the preview for the English language version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" the other night, starring Daniel Craig
This time of year is just murder on people with special requests, allergies and gluten-intolerance. There are backyard barbecues, graduation lunches and wedding showers, not to mention menus full of pasta, starch and flour.
I've been getting a lot of email requests lately, asking how people can throw their own pig roast. I just realized with July 4th weekend ahead, everyone wants to have their own "Pig & Pinot" party like I've been doing the past five years. Your prayers are answered today, loyal reader.