Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:01 am
 “Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flakeOf the crea...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:01 am

Copper Pot Cooking Studio open house is March 6

In the process of going through my mother’s things after her death a month ago, a thought kept popping into my head: “I am nowhere near as interesting as my parents are.” That was until my fathe...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:01 am

As time for cooking disappears, Blue Apron appears

 Cooking skills were once passed on from generation to generation through the oral tradition. The post-war years saw an increase in women working outside the home and an increasing reliance on co...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:01 am

Fat Tuesday means gumbo

 I recently lost my wife (and Illinois Times food columnist), Julianne Glatz. When one loses his best friend of 45 years, the mother of his children, the Nana of his grandchildren, a tremendous v...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:23 am
“What I really miss are crispy things, chewy things,” sighs my sister-in-law. “Things like pizza or pancakes. Kris is a former model. Now in her 50s, she’s still drop-dead gorg...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 08:49 am
Serving grilled protein as a salad component has become commonplace lately. More often than not, though, it’s an afterthought or at best an add-on as in: “Caesar Salad…..Add a grill...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am
For many Americans, ham is the traditional centerpiece of their Easter dinner. In other homes – ours included – it’s roast leg of lamb. Lamb’s natural association with spring m...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 02:54 am
They’re gone. Kaput. Fini. When the Hostess corporation, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho’s, announced last November that it was filing for bankruptcy and closing its factories, the...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 02:55 am
I’ve said it before: I like giving holiday food gifts that aren’t sweet. Not because I don’t like sweets – or getting them, for that matter. But it’s nice to give somethi...

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