IllinoisTimes - Food - Julianne Glatz http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-55-1-food-julianne-glatz.html Fri, 25 Apr 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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...]]>
Slow Food Film Festival http://illinoistimes.com/article-13363-slow-food-film-festival.html Slow Food Film Festival
 Have you ever seen a film so powerful, so mind-boggling, so eye-opening that you had the urge to rush out and grab total strangers off the street and insist they see it, too? To think that it sh...]]>
Wind chill http://illinoistimes.com/article-13336-wind-chill.html Wind chill
“-31 DEGREE WIND CHILL!!!......-31 DEGREE WIND CHILL!!!.....-31 DEGREE WIND CHILL!!!” –Recent post from my son’s Facebook page My son, Robb, moved to Brattleboro, Vt. in November. He’s...]]>
Hearty, not heavy http://illinoistimes.com/article-13307-hearty-not-heavy.html Hearty, not heavy
 It’s that time of year again. Whether or not there’s a specific diet in your immediate future, if you’re like me, you’re ready for some lighter fare after holiday indulgences. There’s...]]>
What to eat for a lucky New Year http://illinoistimes.com/article-13292-what-to-eat-for-a-lucky-new-year.html What to eat for a lucky New Year
 “Ushers hurriedly passed tiny baskets of yellow grapes. A loud solemn gong began booming. Each head bent, gobbling their grapes. All around me I heard sputtering and choking. [Edmundo] was fra...]]>
Cookie traditions http://illinoistimes.com/article-13244-cookie-traditions.html Cookie traditions
 Cookies and Christmas. Is there any more universally traditional food of the holiday season? Sure, there’s fruitcake, though many people regard it as something best avoided rather than embrace...]]>
Gifts for cooks http://illinoistimes.com/article-13208-gifts-for-cooks.html Gifts for cooks
 Looking for gifts for the cooks on your list? Here are four recommendations. All are in constant use in my kitchen, and implements I frequently give as gifts.Immersion blenders“I never thought...]]>
Getting ready for Christmas http://illinoistimes.com/article-13180-getting-ready-for-christmas.html Getting ready for Christmas
 “God invented Christmas as a trial for women,” a friend said to me many years ago. I laughed – it was funny – but I also felt a little sad that she was so cynical. But every year since t...]]>
Turkey tales - Making a turkey motorcycle http://illinoistimes.com/article-13150-turkey-tales.html Turkey tales - Making a turkey motorcycle
 “The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey hash! Turkey à la king! Or gallons of turkey...]]>
Roasting turkey - Two techniques for better birds http://illinoistimes.com/article-13132-roasting-turkey.html Roasting turkey - Two techniques for better birds
 Since I first wrote about them in 2009, I’ve had several requests for two techniques I use when preparing roast turkey and dressing: brining and an unusual method of cutting up the turkey prio...]]>
Warming way to start the day http://illinoistimes.com/article-13092-warming-way-to-start-the-day.html Warming way to start the day
 I am not a lover of hot weather. Others may mourn the passing of summer, but I’m always happy to welcome autumn’s crisp cool temperatures. There’s one exception, though: the frigid morning...]]>
Trick-or-treating country style http://illinoistimes.com/article-12996-trick-or-treating-country-style.html Trick-or-treating country style
Trick-or-treating is different when you’re a country kid. But when I was very young, I wasn’t aware of any difference. After supper, I’d put on my costume...]]>
France meets Italy http://illinoistimes.com/article-12959-france-meets-italy.html France meets Italy
Two weeks ago, I wrote about banh mi, the wonderful sandwich that resulted from France’s colonization of Southeast Asia, and the outstanding banh mi served at Springfield’s new Jujobee Café.But t...]]>
One chicken, two people, three meals http://illinoistimes.com/article-12929-one-chicken-two-people-three-meals.html One chicken, two people, three meals
 “That One Chicken, Two People, Three Meals was the most useful, most outstanding class you taught,” Springfield orthodontist Dick McDaniels told me recently. It wasn’t the first time he’...]]>
Jujobee café http://illinoistimes.com/article-12903-jujobee-cafe.html Jujobee café
 It’s taking America by storm. The banh mi, essentially a Vietnamese submarine, inspires articles like “Are banh mi becoming America’s favorite sandwich?” in major food publications. The ...]]>
Spaulding Orchard memories http://illinoistimes.com/article-12881-spaulding-orchard-memories.html Spaulding Orchard memories
Every fall I remember what it was like to come as a child to this place that has been my home for 30 years. My husband and I live in the old Spaulding Orchard farmhouse. It’s the first home we b...]]>
Hardy chard http://illinoistimes.com/article-12853-hardy-chard.html Hardy chard
I love greens. Greens in all forms. Salad greens, for sure, but what I’m talking about here are sturdier greens that lend themselves well to cooking, from quick stir-fries to long-cooked, Southe...]]>