IllinoisTimes - Food - Julianne Glatz http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-55-1-food-julianne-glatz.html Thu, 03 Sep 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Midweek meals http://illinoistimes.com/article-16075-midweek-meals.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16063-savory-pancakes.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16033-fair-or-foul-farmers-markets.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15990-chicken-local.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15964-contrast.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15931-national-farmers-market-week.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15897-here%25E2%2580%2599s-what%25E2%2580%2599s-new-about-new-potatoes.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15865-sauces-for-summer.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15852-cold-comfort-spanish-style.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15805-fourth-of-july-fried-chicken.html 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 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...]]>