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Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 12:00 am
Loneth Soares isn't just the manager of Springfield's only Indian restaurant. She feels somewhat like an ambassador for the country. Since opening Gateway to India in 2001, she has learned that part
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 12:00 am
When Capisce? Ristorante Italiano opened its doors in May, it already enjoyed a built-in advantage: a panoramic view of Springfield no area restaurant could match. Even its manager acknowledges the re
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 12:00 am
Becoming a chef changed Sean Keeley's perception of the pumpkin. Most people think of the orange, round member of the gourd family as something to carve as a Halloween decoration. Its meaty inter
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003 12:00 am
This year's Illinois State Fair is just a memory; the cows, carnival rides and concessions won't be back until August. But if you didn't get your fill, a new downtown restaurant offers a chance to rel
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003 12:00 am

Cody Brooks started as a dishwasher

Luke "Cody" Brooks is like a lot of chefs. He is passionate about food and talks about his latest creations with the enthusiasm of a new parent. But Brooks never attended a culinary class. In fact,
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 12:00 am

Two stops on the Mother Road

There are plenty of places in town to get a couple of eggs, a cheeseburger, or a cup of coffee. But only on Historic Route 66 can you get your food served by a racecar driver who likes to show off his
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003 12:00 am
Two Olives and a Pepper, a restaurant owned by Marsha Smole-Christy and her fiance Dean Brogdon, has more than 50 items on its Italian-inspired menu. Besides sandwiches, soups, and salads, an array of
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 12:00 am

Budget director finds second career in the kitchen

John Crain bakes every day. He bakes scones, rolls, and all sorts of bread--white and wheat and sourdough and cranberry walnut. Yet he's still amazed by the simple magic formula: a bowl of milk, flour

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