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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 “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,...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:01 am
 “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...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am
 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...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:01 am
 “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...

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