Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:01 am
 Lately I really just want to hit the pause button on life, on the world – hole up in my house for several days straight, and make yummy food. Decadent food, holiday food. Unfortunately, no suc...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:01 am
 Many of us dream of hosting a Rockwell-esque Thanksgiving. Happy children playing board games as they patiently await dinner, contented guests allowing the host to calmly finish up the meal, gla...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:01 am

Hearty, tasty, nutritious and easy

 My father was of Austro-Hungarian descent so when I was a kid growing up in the 50s and 60s, we enjoyed goulash the way folks around here enjoy chili. Goulash is a beef stew seasoned with carawa...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:01 am
 There is a certain type of satisfaction that comes from cooking a pot of beans from scratch. I always catch myself meditatively stirring at some point in the process, once again amazed that a $1...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:01 am

Halloween enthusiasm gone amok

 There comes a point when creativity and enthusiasm go too far. This week’s recipe, reprinted from an article written by my late wife, Julianne Glatz, in 2014, is an example of something that m...
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 12:01 am

Recipes for America’s favorite cucurbit

  America has been a bit obsessed with all things pumpkin since Starbucks debuted their Pumpkin Spice latte in 2003. Since then pumpkin spice flavor has found its way into everything from be...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:01 am

Making Siu Mai: easy Chinese dumplings

 If you ever get into a food discussion with my children, ask them to tell you about the time their mother (and longtime Illinois Times food writer) Julianne took them to a dim sum restaurant and...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:01 am

We can raise money without sacrificing health

 It’s fundraising season again. Kids are returning home from school with cookie dough and popcorn order forms, and churches and community groups are gearing up for their annual holiday bake sal...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:01 am

Kimchi 101

 It’s smelly, spicy, scary-looking and quite possibly the world’s healthiest food. It hisses and foams when you open its jar. It is revered by Koreans and reviled by many Americans. Kimchi �...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:01 am

The Ark of Taste highlights heritage foods

 Consumers today seem to have more choices at the grocery store than ever before. My great-grandmother would have marveled at the red strawberries available in grocery stores in the middle of win...

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