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Food
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am
 Google released a report last year that analyzed what everyone’s cooking, buying and ordering. Google analyzed all the food-related search queries between January 2014 and January 2016. They l
Capital City Senior
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am

Reminiscing on music fandom

 In the 60s, my father was a crew cut-sporting, hippie-hating Nixon supporter. I was a long-haired, Vietnam War-protesting adolescent. The only times we seemed to be able to come together was thr
Food
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00 am

On longevity and politics

 I had a transformative experience recently. I was standing in my late wife Julianne’s teaching kitchen next to my daughter (and fellow IT food columnist) Ashley Meyer and longtime friend Chef
Food
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am

It could happen

 Back in the late 1970s my wife and I used to go out for a steak dinner to a tavern in Virden called Rockenbachs. We were newbie wine connoisseurs at the time and enjoyed drinking Lambrusco, a se
Food
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am

Wooing women with bread

 In the fall of 1971 I was a skinny, pimply-faced, pathologically shy college freshman at the University of Illinois in Urbana. I desired female companionship, but was too timid to ask anyon
Food
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:00 am

Julianne’s last meal

The first anniversary of my wife (and Illinois Times food writer) Julianne’s passing is approaching. When she died, she left me with four decades of memories and two freezers full of homemade soups,
Food
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:00 am
 I have vivid memories of years ago answering a knock on my door the week before Christmas. We were experiencing snow showers and my wife’s friend was standing outside my kitchen door with a st
Food
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:00 am

An outcast earns its place at the table

 In his book Dave Barry’s Bad Habits, humorist Dave Barry describes his mother’s approach to a balanced diet: “For every food she served you that you could stand to eat, she served you anot
Food
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:00 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
Food
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 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

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