IllinoisTimes - Food - Julianne Glatz Wed, 25 Nov 15 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Turkey bone gumbo Turkey bone gumbo
 This is the third column in four weeks that I’ll have written about the food and people of Southern Louisiana. The first two were in response to culinary news: the passing of Paul Prudhomme, w...]]>
Not-so-sweet pumpkin preparations Not-so-sweet pumpkin preparations
 For most of my life, my family’s Thanksgiving menu was set in stone. With the exception of cranberries, much, if not all, of it came from our own garden/farm: potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, l...]]>
Prudhomme recipes Prudhomme recipes
Last week I wrote about Paul Prudhomme, the chef who first brought Cajun cooking to America’s forefront. Below are three of my most favorite Prudhomme recipes.This is what Prudhomme made at Chicago�...]]>
Paul Prudhomme, in memoriam Paul Prudhomme, in memoriam
Emeril Lagasse may be a more familiar household name these days. But it was another chef who introduced Cajun cuisine to America, creating a popularity that still exists: Paul Prudhomme, who passed aw...]]>
Slow Food Springfield St. Louis brewery tour Slow Food Springfield St. Louis brewery tour
 For as long as I can remember, St. Louis has been a beer town. And for most of that time, St. Louis was a one-brewery town. Anheuser-Busch ruled the roost; even sighting a Miller High Life – t...]]>
Make your own sausage Make your own sausage
 “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” –John Godfrey SaxeNineteenth century American poet/lawyer Saxe’s quip is still commonly used,...]]>
Drinking shrubs Drinking shrubs
 Would you like to drink a shrub? I’m not talking about drinking bushes you might have in your yard, but a class of sweet/sour beverages that is centuries old. But shrubs are enjoying a renaiss...]]>
Pâté à choux - One dough, many possibilities Pâté à choux - One dough, many possibilities
 It’s used to make one of the most traditional and delectable complements for wine but has many other guises both savory and sweet; probably the best known to Americans are cream puffs and écl...]]>
Midwest supper clubs Midwest supper clubs
 Supper clubs. They’re a blast from the past that are struggling to compete with national chain restaurants even as they’re experiencing a renaissance with a resurgence of customers that love...]]>
Olives Olives
 I’m addicted to farmers markets. (Is there a 12-step program for that?) Season allowing, they’re high on my must-visit list wherever I travel. In Mediterranean countries the most fascinating...]]>
Summer melting into autumn desserts Summer melting into autumn desserts
 Seasonal desserts have always been warm weather milestones. In spring, there’s rhubarb pie – so delicious that rhubarb itself was called “pie plant” in earlier times. And, of course, str...]]>
Ratatouille Ratatouille
 Ratatouille got me my first new kitchen floor. I’m not talking about the 2007 Disney movie but the classic French vegetable stew (pronounced ra-ta-TOO-ee) that gave the movie its name. We’d...]]>
Midweek meals Midweek meals
 “I know you’re not an elitist,” my husband, Peter, said. “But do you ever worry that you come across that way to readers?” Peter’s question arose from a conversation he’d had with...]]>
Savory pancakes Savory pancakes
 Savory: (sā'væ-rē)(In the world of cuisine) food belonging to the category that is salty and spicy rather than sweet. [i.e. not sweet]Both of these recipes can be a delicious main course or...]]>
Fair or foul farmers markets - Why it’s important to keep on coming Fair or foul farmers markets - Why it’s important to keep on coming
 It’s a scene that remains crystal clear from my produce farm (aka truck garden) days.It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was stormy that entire summer. Most fields had to be replanted...]]>
Chicken, local Chicken, local
 “Hi, Mom! Hey, how much do chicken wings cost at the store? Some guys are coming over tonight to play cards, and I want to make hot wings. I’m going to have to get them at the groc...]]>
Contrast Contrast
 In June I ate a multi-course meal at Niche, one of St. Louis’ most highly acclaimed and innovative restaurants. Each course was beautifully presented, some components having been delicately pl...]]>
National Farmers Market Week National Farmers Market Week
 “This is incredible,” I said to Lindsay Record. Record has long been a driving force in the Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA), a primary proponent of local, sustainable farming. I’d call...]]>
Here’s what’s new about new potatoes Here’s what’s new about new potatoes
 Have you ever eaten new potatoes – potatoes with skins so thin they scrub off easily with a vegetable brush, with flesh so lusciously creamy it’s almost decadent? You might be surprised to l...]]>
Sauces for summer Sauces for summer
 Summer is a time for sauces that are fresh and light and don’t require lots of time standing over a hot stove. (I’m designating BBQ sauce as a separate category.) The first four recipes call...]]>
Cold comfort, Spanish style Cold comfort, Spanish style
 Some call it liquid salad. That’s understandable, but there’s a lot more to gazpacho than a glass of V8, though you might never know it from some of the gazpachos that show up on summer menu...]]>
Fourth of July fried chicken Fourth of July fried chicken
 The delectable smell of frying chicken got me out of bed early every Fourth of July. Well, that and the M-80 firecracker (made to simulate artillery fire) my mild-mannered grandmother threw outs...]]>
Brothers and coconut candy Brothers and coconut candy
 My mind was on Jamaica when writing last week’s column for reasons that had nothing to do with its most famous dish: my new grandson, Peter. Although Peter was born in the United States, his b...]]>
A real jerk A real jerk
 Jerk. Even the name is fun – it could have been created by fast-food marketers trying to come up with a product name appealing to adolescents. Jerk originated centuries ago in Jamaica when mar...]]>
Summer lunches for kids, part two Summer lunches for kids, part two
 “There’s never anything to eat in this house!”The above comment was made by all three of my kids at various points, and it never failed to irritate and befuddle me. Nothing to eat? Serious...]]>
Summer lunches for kids Summer lunches for kids
 Recently I was asked if I had any suggestions for kids’ lunches during the summer. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked that question and probably won’t be the last. But without infor...]]>
Strawberry party Strawberry party
 “For the last two weeks, we have had a continual round of strawberry parties….. This last week we gave a strawberry company of about seventy.” – From a letter written on June 26, 1859, b...]]>
In love with lettuce In love with lettuce
 The lovely young lettuces of late spring/early summer are gorgeous enough to be ornamentals; some so beautiful they’re worthy of floral arrangements. Green lettuces range from palest celadon,...]]>
Grilling vegetables, a guide Grilling vegetables, a guide
 The grilling season is – finally! – upon us. While grilling proteins such as meats, poultry and fish utilize varying levels of skill, grilling vegetables to perfection requires more finesse....]]>
The spears of spring The spears of spring
 Yes, I know that asparagus is available in groceries these days pretty much year round, but it’s still something best enjoyed in spring, just plucked as it shoots from the earth in nearby fiel...]]>