IllinoisTimes - Food - Julianne Glatz http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-55-1-food-julianne-glatz.html Fri, 19 Dec 14 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 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...]]>
Messiah http://illinoistimes.com/article-14753-messiah.html Messiah
 I’m overflowing with more Christmas spirit than I have been in years. It’s not because I’m finally finished with knee replacement surgeries and regaining strength and mobility. It’s not...]]>
Not-so-sweet sweet potatoes http://illinoistimes.com/article-14723-not-so-sweet-sweet-potatoes.html Not-so-sweet sweet potatoes
 Lots of folks consider them an essential part of their Thanksgiving feast: A big dish of whipped sweet potatoes, topped with a thick layer of marshmallows, baked until the tops of the marshmallo...]]>
Chef, the movie - Food columnists, Julianne Glatz, Springfield, Illinois Times, Chef, Chicago restaurateur extraordinaire Kevin Boehm, chefs, restaurant life, Ratatouille, Jon Favreau, Carl Casper, Roy Choi, Los Angeles, Miami, Dustin Hoffman, Twitter, food truck, Cubano s http://illinoistimes.com/article-14693-chef-the-movie.html Chef, the movie - Food columnists, Julianne Glatz, Springfield, Illinois Times, Chef, Chicago restaurateur extraordinaire Kevin Boehm, chefs, restaurant life, Ratatouille, Jon Favreau, Carl Casper, Roy Choi, Los Angeles, Miami, Dustin Hoffman, Twitter, food truck, Cubano s
 I first heard about Chef, the movie, months ago from Springfield native and Chicago restaurateur extraordinaire, Kevin Boehm. “It’s about the restaurant business,” he said. “Hope they ge...]]>
Oatmeal http://illinoistimes.com/article-14660-oatmeal.html Oatmeal
 I’ve always despised cold cereal, even as a child. Occasionally I’d be seduced by cheery cartoon characters on commercials and nag my mother into buying Fruit Loops or Rice Krispies. But aft...]]>
Hummingbird cake http://illinoistimes.com/article-14646-hummingbird-cake.html Hummingbird cake
 In the pantheon of glorious southern cakes, none is more beloved than hummingbird cake. And probably none has more variations, not so much in the actual cake itself (although the proportions can...]]>
A spooky supper http://illinoistimes.com/article-14610-a-spooky-supper.html A spooky supper
 Halloween treats don’t all have to be sweet. Here are some devilish dishes for a spooky supper to delight kids and adults alike.Most iterations of witches fingers are made with cookie dough. C...]]>
Stalking wild mushrooms http://illinoistimes.com/article-14582-stalking-wild-mushrooms.html Stalking wild mushrooms
 “Stop the car!” exclaimed my daughter, Ashley, shortly after we left home. Hitting the brakes, I anxiously looked around. Both the woods on the left and fields and houses on the right looked...]]>
Two kinds of people http://illinoistimes.com/article-14553-two-kinds-of-people.html Two kinds of people
 There are two kinds of people in this world, those who have worked in food service and those who haven’t.It’s not the first time I’ve heard that sentence. In fact, it’s axiomatic to anyo...]]>
An apple Oktoberfest: gemütlichkeit http://illinoistimes.com/article-14523-an-apple-oktoberfest-gem%25C3%25BCtlichkeit.html An apple Oktoberfest: gemütlichkeit
Apples and Oktoberfest. Could there be a better pairing? Traditional German cuisine is filled with apple dishes, many especially intended for cooler weather. Gemütlichkeit is a German word that doesn...]]>
Fall farmers markets http://illinoistimes.com/article-14495-fall-farmers-markets.html Fall farmers markets
 Crisp fall temperatures have arrived, as welcome now as was the first warm spring breeze after a frigidly hellish winter. Even when daytime temperatures rival those in mid-August, the heat isn�...]]>
Barbecue nation http://illinoistimes.com/article-14483-barbecue-nation.html Barbecue nation
 “Geez, I’m so sorry, but I can’t do it this year,” I told Jeff Ball. “I haven’t been able to visit my grandson in Brooklyn for ages. And I haven’t seen my son, Robb, since he moved...]]>
Green tomatoes http://illinoistimes.com/article-14432-green-tomatoes.html Green tomatoes
 Of course, my childhood’s late summer/early fall biggest tradition was beginning school. But there were culinary traditions, too. The seasonal tomato flood reached its peak, and canning tomato...]]>
Chef of celebrities - Food and mood guru headlines Hope Institute’s Celebrity Chef Benefit http://illinoistimes.com/article-14402-chef-of-celebrities.html Chef of celebrities - Food and mood guru headlines Hope Institute’s Celebrity Chef Benefit
 The Hope Institute for Children and Families is breaking new ground this year. Their choice of chef for the 20th Annual Hope Celebrity Chef fundraiser isn’t at the helm of a highly regarded (u...]]>
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...]]>