IllinoisTimes - Food - Julianne Glatz http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-55-1-food-julianne-glatz.html Tue, 28 Jun 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Maple syrup time - Something sappy http://illinoistimes.com/article-16752-maple-syrup-time.html Maple syrup time - Something sappy
 Drip, drip, drip . . . It was mid February. After a long, cold winter, it was the first day that hinted spring was on the way. Drip, drip, drip . . . It had been below freezing overnight, but by...]]>
Super Bowl chilli http://illinoistimes.com/article-16721-super-bowl-chilli.html Super Bowl chilli
 When my Illinois Times colleague David Hine asked if I would devote a column to chilli in advance of the Super Bowl, my response was, “Sure, as long as I can spell it with two lls.” But trut...]]>
Oatmeal http://illinoistimes.com/article-16688-oatmeal.html Oatmeal
 I’ve written more than once about my long-term dislike of cold cereals. Well, not actually (some) cereals as such, but the concept of putting it into a bowl with milk. The first bites aren’t...]]>
Foreign comfort http://illinoistimes.com/article-16664-foreign-comfort.html Foreign comfort
 Athens: A ham-and-bean supper will be held at Athens United Methodist Church on Friday, September 13… Decades later, it still makes me laugh. I was in third or fourth grade at what was th...]]>
January conundrum http://illinoistimes.com/article-16639-january-conundrum.html January conundrum
 It happens every January. After the indulgence of the holidays, I crave lighter meals. But when January’s frigid temperatures, bone-chilling winds, freezing rain, sleet and snow hit I equally ...]]>
New Year’s Day comfort food http://illinoistimes.com/article-16597-new-year%25E2%2580%2599s-day-comfort-food.html New Year’s Day comfort food
 I’ve long been ambivalent about New Year’s Eve celebrations. My parents and grandparents always threw a party, but it was far from a drunken debacle. To the best of my knowledge, alcohol was...]]>
Maamoul cookies - Muslim sweets for holiday treats http://illinoistimes.com/article-16582-maamoul-cookies.html Maamoul cookies - Muslim sweets for holiday treats
 “I know Muslims don’t celebrate Christmas, but…” I said. “Actually, we do,” replied Ali Nizamuddin. Of course. I’d forgotten that Islam teaches that Jews, Christians and Muslims ar...]]>
Local wine for local holidays http://illinoistimes.com/article-16540-local-wine-for-local-holidays.html Local wine for local holidays
 It’s a big deal for any wine from anywhere in the world to get a 90-point rating from respected wine publications or organizations. For a central Illinois wine to receive a 90-point rating is ...]]>
Spirited holiday desserts http://illinoistimes.com/article-16512-spirited-holiday-desserts.html Spirited holiday desserts
 Desserts that include infusions of alcohol have been traditional for centuries. Perhaps because historically, celebrations were rare occasions for bountiful food, especially sweets and strong dr...]]>
Festive fondue http://illinoistimes.com/article-16482-festive-fondue.html Festive fondue
 For my money, there’s no better way to entertain during the holidays than fondue – even if you’re just entertaining your spouse and/or children. Fondue is not only delicious; it’s also a...]]>
Turkey bone gumbo http://illinoistimes.com/article-16457-turkey-bone-gumbo.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16416-not-so-sweet-pumpkin-preparations.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16384-prudhomme-recipes.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16359-paul-prudhomme-in-memoriam.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16322-slow-food-springfield-st-louis-brewery-tour.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16301-make-your-own-sausage.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16259-drinking-shrubs.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16242-p%25C3%25A2te-%25C3%25A0-choux.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16201-midwest-supper-clubs.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16173-olives.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16142-summer-melting-into-autumn-desserts.html 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 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16116-ratatouille.html 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 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...]]>