Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 03:57 pm
It’s time again to wrap up some of the things I wrote about during 2011. Though I usually do it chronologically, this time around I have to start with the overwhelming reader response to my Oct....
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 02:55 am
Pity the poor pear. Each autumn, apples get all the attention. It’s just not fair. Sure, pears show up in cooking publications, but they always seem to take a back seat to apples. That’s a...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 06:29 pm
Barack Obama isn’t the only one who’s been celebrating a half-century birthday recently. Clay’s Popeye Barbeque’s 50th anniversary is this year. That’s a long time for an...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:30 am
More than 100 years ago, Illinois was the fourth largest wine-producing state in the nation. Now the Treasury Department holds Illinois responsible for just a fraction of the 40 million gallons bottle...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 04:37 pm

Central Illinois Food Bank tackles hunger with healthier food

From floor to ceiling, the Central Illinois Food Bank’s 25,000-square-foot warehouse on the east side of Springfield is packed with donations, ranging from traditional items like juice boxes, ce...
Thursday, April 8, 2010 06:19 am

The rich history of food and fun at Stevie's Latin Village

Thin wisps of smoke from the guests’ cigarettes lazily spiral upward and hang as if suspended from the ceiling. The ceiling itself, as well as the walls, are inscribed with caricatures of regula...
Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 06:06 am
Wednesday, watch as Man vs. Food’s Adam Richman eschews “chili” for chilLi the Springfield way. In the Springfield-based episode, taped in July, Richman visits Springfield favorites. ...


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