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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:00 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
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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:00 am
 My two favorite avocations are music and cooking; I have found that camping at music festivals in Bertha Bus, my mobile kitchen, gives me the perfect opportunity to enjoy both. Over the years, a
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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 am

How one man brought fresh salmon to Illinois

 Fish can be a beneficial component of a healthy diet. Fish are the major sources of long-chain omega-3 fats, are high in protein and low in saturated fat. Evidence suggests that eating fish or t
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Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:00 am
 It seems that of late my life’s journey has been taking some pretty unexpected turns. The latest fork in the road has me rolling down a hilly two-lane highway in Bertha Bus, my kitchen on whee
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 am
 A week after my wife, Julianne, died, I received an invitation to have lunch from her editor at Illinois Times, Fletcher Farrar. It was at this meeting that he brought up the possibility of my d
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Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:00 am

In a backroom attached to a convenience store, a young chef offers promising taste adventures

 I slow my car to 25 mph as I drive into New Berlin. I’m on a mission to check out rumors about a young chef who is serving amazing food in the back of a gas station.I first heard the buzz abou
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am

Vegetable-packed and protein-rich nutrition

Every year Food & Wine magazine devotes its July issue to the “Best New Chefs in America.” This prestigious list is the result of a months-long selection process based on nominations from food
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:00 am

My dining adventures from around the world

 My most memorable dining experiences have ranged from the bizarre to the sublime. When I travel, I try to seek out and immerse myself in the local food and music culture. What makes a meal memor
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Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:00 am
 Of all the plants in my vegetable garden, I have a special fondness for Swiss chard. Unlike asparagus, which makes an early spring appearance and then quietly goes to seed, or Brussels sprouts,
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Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 am

Branch out with Korean barbecue

 Some people are security seekers. I have friends who always drink the same brand of beer or wine and order the same familiar foods such as steak, fried chicken or cheeseburgers. Other people are

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