IllinoisTimes - Food - Julianne Glatz http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-55-1-food-julianne-glatz.html Wed, 01 Jul 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Brothers and coconut candy http://illinoistimes.com/article-15783-brothers-and-coconut-candy.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15728-a-real-jerk.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15610-summer-lunches-for-kids-part-two.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15574-summer-lunches-for-kids.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15540-strawberry-party.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15516-in-love-with-lettuce.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15475-grilling-vegetables-a-guide.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15445-the-spears-of-spring.html 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...]]>
Judith and Julia http://illinoistimes.com/article-15415-judith-and-julia.html Judith and Julia
 She’s as legendary in publishing circles as her most celebrated culinary author. It’s not an exaggeration to say that without Judith Jones, an editor at Knopf, Julia Child may not have becom...]]>
If music be the food of love… http://illinoistimes.com/article-15382-if-music-be-the-food-of-love%25E2%2580%25A6.html If music be the food of love…
 Choral music and churches are, if not inseparable, at least closely related. Student glee clubs and show choirs have widened the gap somewhat. Even the big orchestral choral works more often tha...]]>
Slow Food morel dinner http://illinoistimes.com/article-15354-slow-food-morel-dinner.html Slow Food morel dinner
Spring and morels. For mushroom aficionados the two are inseparable. For the last five years, morel mushrooms have also been linked locally to Springfield’s Slow Food chapter, thanks to their annual...]]>
Ravioli http://illinoistimes.com/article-15314-ravioli.html Ravioli
 “What’s your favorite cuisine?” It’s a question I’m frequently asked – and one I’m never comfortable answering. Do I really have to choose? My answer at any given moment may depend...]]>
Ham or lamb? http://illinoistimes.com/article-15282-ham-or-lamb.html Ham or lamb?
 I couldn’t find statistics, but apparently ham is the centerpiece of most American Easter dinners; lamb is also traditional, though less so. My family has always been firmly in lamb’s camp. ...]]>
Eggs for dinner http://illinoistimes.com/article-15255-eggs-for-dinner.html Eggs for dinner
 Americans primarily think of eggs as something appropriate for breakfast and, on weekends, brunch. That’s changed a bit recently: fried or sunny-side-up eggs have been showing up as burger, st...]]>
1950s food fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-15236-1950s-food-fun.html 1950s food fun
 Reading Judith Jones’ newest book, Love Me, Feed Me, inspired me to reread her memoir, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food. Jones, an editor at Knopf Publishing, was responsible for recognizing Ju...]]>
The hills are still alive http://illinoistimes.com/article-15200-the-hills-are-still-alive.html The hills are still alive
 This month marks the 50th anniversary of an extraordinary number of notable events. There were the three historical Selma-to-Montgomery marches in Alabama. An outgrowth of the Selma Voting Right...]]>
Sprout into spring http://illinoistimes.com/article-15168-sprout-into-spring.html Sprout into spring
Locally grown ones are available throughout the year, even in darkest, coldest winter. And it’s also possible to grow your own all year long. Sprouts. They are simply the first growth of seeds. Ther...]]>
Surviving winter’s end http://illinoistimes.com/article-15152-surviving-winter%25E2%2580%2599s-end.html Surviving winter’s end
 Enough, already!I am officially sick of winter. Living in a place that has changing seasons is actually something I prize. That even includes winter. True, I don’t get quite as excited as I di...]]>
Reading recipes http://illinoistimes.com/article-15110-reading-recipes.html Reading recipes
 When my husband, Peter, was a college freshman, he and a friend developed a shared longing for liver and onions. The friend had an apartment, so they decided to make themselves a liver-and-onion...]]>
An appetite for love http://illinoistimes.com/article-15082-an-appetite-for-love.html An appetite for love
From Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel:Tita’s blood (which got into the sauce when she pricked herself on the roses) and Pedro’s roses proved quite an explosive combination. …when Pedr...]]>
Alzina http://illinoistimes.com/article-15060-alzina.html Alzina
 She’s been called “The Greatest Cajun Cook Alive” – not least by people with the expertise to say so. A documentary has been made about her, magazine articles written, other media have f...]]>
A bowl of super snacks - New England vs. Seattle http://illinoistimes.com/article-15048-a-bowl-of-super-snacks.html A bowl of super snacks - New England vs. Seattle
For New England:Nothing says “New England” more than lobster. This is a less expensive, delicious way to put lobster on your Super Bowl menu.    Potted lobster1 1/2-2 c. finely minc...]]>
My New Year’s resolution: No more healthy, sort of http://illinoistimes.com/article-15013-my-new-year%25E2%2580%2599s-resolution-no-more-healthy-sort-of.html My New Year’s resolution: No more healthy, sort of
 This column started out as a rant. For a while now, I’ve wanted to bang my head against a wall almost every time I hear the adjective “healthy.” So I decided my 2015 New Year’s resolutio...]]>
Custom Cup Coffee http://illinoistimes.com/article-14968-custom-cup-coffee.html Custom Cup Coffee
 Brent and Kendra Boesdorfer are passionate about coffee: its endless nuances of flavor that depend on location, terroir (soil), altitude; as well as growing, harvesting, processing and roasting...]]>
Low carb feast http://illinoistimes.com/article-14934-low-carb-feast.html Low carb feast
 Well, it’s that time again. After all the holiday feasting, many folks (myself included) want to counter the effect of all those cookies, eggnog and other indulgences.Over the years I’ve bec...]]>
'Downton Abbey' http://illinoistimes.com/article-14915-downton-abbey.html 'Downton Abbey'
 I’m not ashamed to admit it: I’m hooked on “Downton Abbey”. “They should have called it Downton crack,” said my daughter Ashley, a fellow enthusiast. “Downton Abbey”, which appea...]]>
Take a break with some simple soups http://illinoistimes.com/article-14888-take-a-break-with-some-simple-soups.html Take a break with some simple soups
 The days before New Year’s Eve can be a respite from holiday excess. Not always, especially when families are frequently scattered and celebrations occur not on exact dates, but when it’s po...]]>
Christmas puddings http://illinoistimes.com/article-14840-christmas-puddings.html Christmas puddings
 “Hallo! A great deal of steam! The pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastry-cook’s next door to each other, wi...]]>
Books for kid cooks http://illinoistimes.com/article-14814-books-for-kid-cooks.html Books for kid cooks
 Say what you will about the Food Network (and I can say plenty), the cable channel has gotten many children interested in cooking. I just hope that some kids are able to look beyond the glitz an...]]>
Christmas yeast breads http://illinoistimes.com/article-14786-christmas-yeast-breads.html Christmas yeast breads
 Variations can be found worldwide, although they’re most common in Europe. And it’s a safe bet that the roots of those found in other parts of the planet are from there, too. Holiday yeast b...]]>