IllinoisTimes - Food - Julianne Glatz http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-55-1-food-julianne-glatz.html Mon, 01 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Being there - Recalling Nixon, being with John Malkovich and a grand party http://illinoistimes.com/article-14343-being-there.html Being there - Recalling Nixon, being with John Malkovich and a grand party
 The passage of the Civil Right’s Act 50 summers ago has gotten lots of media attention this year, and rightly so. But there’s been little – at least that I’ve heard – of the 40th anniv...]]>
Tropical treats http://illinoistimes.com/article-14309-tropical-treats.html Tropical treats
 Most of my summer desserts focus on seasonal fruits at their succulently flavorful peak: berries, melons, peaches, nectarines and plums bought at farmers markets and roadside stands. But tropica...]]>
Family fair memories http://illinoistimes.com/article-14280-family-fair-memories.html Family fair memories
It was the lodestone of my childhood summers. The Illinois State Fair was something I looked forward to almost as soon as the previous year’s fair ended. But after our annual Fourth of July picnic,...]]>
More recipes for my visiting veg-heads http://illinoistimes.com/article-14251-more-recipes-for-my-visiting-veg-heads.html More recipes for my visiting veg-heads
 It’s been a wonderful few days with my visiting veg-heads, oldest daughter Anne and grandson Robbie. Their visit is half over, and already I’m thinking about how much I’ll miss them. Truth...]]>
Vegetarian dishes for summer visitors http://illinoistimes.com/article-14217-vegetarian-dishes-for-summer-visitors.html Vegetarian dishes for summer visitors
 By the time you read this, they’ll be here, my oldest daughter, Anne, and 3 1/2-year-old grandson Robbie. Since Robbie came into our lives, we’ve visited back and forth frequently. But for t...]]>
Saving summer’s bounty http://illinoistimes.com/article-14186-saving-summer%25E2%2580%2599s-bounty.html Saving summer’s bounty
 Not so long ago, almost every family – rich and poor, country and city dwellers – preserved much of their own food. From late summer until first frost, kitchens were even more a beehive of a...]]>
Sweet on sweet corn http://illinoistimes.com/article-14159-sweet-on-sweet-corn.html Sweet on sweet corn
 Are there any sights, sounds and smells more evocative of a Midwest summer than those of fresh corn on the cob waiting to be shucked? The leaves are still crisp and green; the aroma’s corny an...]]>
Easy peasy pie for the Fourth of July http://illinoistimes.com/article-14134-easy-peasy-pie-for-the-fourth-of-july.html Easy peasy pie for the Fourth of July
 Back when I gave cooking classes, one of the most popular was “Demystifying Pie.” While it explored different fillings from savory to sweet, the main emphasis was the crust: pie pastry, aka...]]>
Cheap food I: illegal immigrants http://illinoistimes.com/article-14108-cheap-food-i-illegal-immigrants.html Cheap food I: illegal immigrants
 “It kills me that the folks who freak out over ‘illegal immigrants streaming over the border to steal American jobs’ are often the same folks who love $0.99 boxes of strawberries …. Don�...]]>
A squid by any other name - What’s in a name? http://illinoistimes.com/article-14080-a-squid-by-any-other-name.html A squid by any other name - What’s in a name?
 They’re cheap. They’re ecologically sustainable. They’re über-nutritious: low in calories, but high in protein, antioxidant minerals and several B vitamins. They take only minutes – som...]]>
A fresh Mexican summer feast http://illinoistimes.com/article-14024-a-fresh-mexican-summer-feast.html A fresh Mexican summer feast
 This menu bursts with bright flavors showcasing seasonal summer vegetables. The tangy orange-based chicken marinade hails from the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The chicken can be eaten in pieces or...]]>
Schutte headed for Aspen – again! http://illinoistimes.com/article-14000-schutte-headed-for-aspen-%25E2%2580%2593-again_.html Schutte headed for Aspen – again!
 Two years ago, I wrote about Stan Schutte, the central Illinois farmer whose heritage breed Tamworth pig won the national Cochon 555 competition against other regional winners in cities all arou...]]>
Horseradish Festival http://illinoistimes.com/article-13971-horseradish-festival.html Horseradish Festival
 Some folks say Small Town America is dying. And in some cases, that’s true. But other small towns, such Homer, Illinois, have found ways to celebrate their uniqueness. For Homer, it’s their...]]>
Homer Soda Company http://illinoistimes.com/article-13930-homer-soda-company.html Homer Soda Company
 Regular readers of this space know that I’ve railed against the American habit of constant soda consumption more than once. But truthfully I like soda. I like it a lot. If it weren’t for the...]]>
Pie plant pie http://illinoistimes.com/article-13899-pie-plant-pie.html Pie plant pie
 It’s a family favorite, especially for my mom and me. In fact, it’s such a favorite that if my husband, Peter, is making Mother’s Day brunch or dinner for us at home, mom or I will make a...]]>
Foraging spring flowers http://illinoistimes.com/article-13815-foraging-spring-flowers.html Foraging spring flowers
 Every year of my life, violets have appeared on our dinner table. Occasionally they show up in a vase, but far more often we use them as a garnish for salads and spring vegetables, especially as...]]>
Crazy for cornbread http://illinoistimes.com/article-13789-crazy-for-cornbread.html Crazy for cornbread
 It’s more American than apple pie. The English brought apple pie to American shores. Native Americans taught the earliest European immigrants to parch, grind and mix corn with boiling water, a...]]>
Easters past http://illinoistimes.com/article-13761-easters-past.html Easters past
 What a difference a couple of years make! In 2012 Easter fell on the seventh of April. It was a glorious weekend, undoubtedly our best Easter ever. The most wonderful thing about it was the marr...]]>
Curry party http://illinoistimes.com/article-13721-curry-party.html Curry party
 “Hey, let’s have a curry party!” Greg Hurt said.Peter and I looked at each other and smiled. We didn’t know what a curry party was, but it was sure to be fun and have delicious food.In t...]]>
Reading recipes http://illinoistimes.com/article-13690-reading-recipes.html Reading recipes
 It’s one of my biggest fears, something that sometimes even keeps me awake at night: Writing recipes that are inaccurate, incomplete or incomprehensibly worded.When I started teaching cooking...]]>
All hail, kale http://illinoistimes.com/article-13659-all-hail-kale.html All hail, kale
 Suddenly it seems as if kale is everywhere. The sturdy-leaved member of the Brassica vegetable family, which includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collard greens and others, is showi...]]>
Flour power http://illinoistimes.com/article-13640-flour-power.html Flour power
 For years I’ve been asked why I always specify unbleached all-purpose white flour in my recipes. And for years, my answer has been the same, “Yes, you can substitute bleached for unbleached ...]]>
Guinness goodness http://illinoistimes.com/article-13613-guinness-goodness.html Guinness goodness
 Will ye be havin’ a pint or two of Guinness to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day come Monday?If so, you won’t be alone. No other libation or comestible is as closely associated with Ireland as the...]]>
German feast http://illinoistimes.com/article-13558-german-feast.html German feast
 We served sauerbraten at our first dinner party as a married couple. But we didn’t know it would be so explosive, providing the evening’s entertainment, as well as its entrée. Peter had bee...]]>
Cooking with beer http://illinoistimes.com/article-13532-cooking-with-beer.html Cooking with beer
 It’s one of the oldest beverages in the world – almost certainly the oldest alcoholic beverage. There are references to it in some of the earliest writings discovered in ancient Sumeria and...]]>
Cold days, warm desserts http://illinoistimes.com/article-13503-cold-days-warm-desserts.html Cold days, warm desserts
 These are homey desserts, comforting sweets best served warm and perfect ways to counter end-of-winter blues. Two are cherished family recipes; the other a recent find.     I stum...]]>
Cabin fever crazy http://illinoistimes.com/article-13468-cabin-fever-crazy.html Cabin fever crazy
 As I write this, the temperature is minus 1 degree. But the forecast high for Feb. 13, the day this Illinois Times comes out, is 41 degrees. That’s the warmest it will have been for ages, and...]]>
Luxury for little money http://illinoistimes.com/article-13449-luxury-for-little-money.html Luxury for little money
 Sure, you can go out on Valentine’s Day – millions do. And if you have kids at home and can send them to their grandparents or to a movie with a babysitter, it’s probably the best way to h...]]>
Making it from scratch http://illinoistimes.com/article-13415-making-it-from-scratch.html Making it from scratch
 “The Art of Hand-Tossed Pizza! The All New Hand-Tossed Pizza! Pizza Will Never Be the Same!” –Slogans from a national pizza chain’s newest ad campaignI thought of those slogans as I was...]]>
Olive oil http://illinoistimes.com/article-13401-olive-oil.html Olive oil
 Consider the olive. The olive tree has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years, starting in the eastern Mediterranean. Trees can live and bear fruit for as long as 1,000 years. The Greek word...]]>