Recipes, Gastronomy, Food + Food for Thought
Chicago Food Bloggers 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
View it here. Download it here (11.5MB) It's here! It's here! It's our very first Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide! At nearly 150 pages, it was quite a doozy to put together! But we think the results are worth it -- there are gifts for every foodie in your life, and even a few that go ...
classic vanilla cupcakes
Just a few months to wait for the vanilla counterpoint to those chocolate cupcakes. That's nothing. Absence makes the heart go hungrier is how the phrase goes. Happy Halloween! What did you go as? Oooh spooky. Or oooh sexy. I went as nothing, because I'm an adult. Just kidding, adults can dress up.
clam juice and other things that are "in" for march according to lad mags
Have you heard of Next Issue ? It's basically Netflix for magazines: you pay a monthly fee and get access to almost all of the magazines you could want. It's great. You always have all of this reading material on your iPad, they even have weeklies (for an upcharge) like The New Yorker , you get all
my newest project
Introducing... Chicago Food Bloggers ! This is what I have been working on for the past few weeks. It's based on Boston Food Bloggers , whose founder, Rachel Leah Blumenthal, gave the site her blessing. Cities like Austin, Charleston, Los Angeles, and New York all have their own food blogger groups
I was going to make an introduction about some nonsense that has nothing to do with the recipe and then tie it to the recipe with the thinnest of transitions, like I usually do, but the note about using a scale became so long that I have decided this whole post is going to be about using one. Look,
homemade hamburger buns
I love any business makeover show. Hotel Impossible, Tabatha Takes Over, Restaurant Impossible, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (and the lesser American equivalent), Bar Rescue . Except for the screaming and yelling; that I could do without. Particularly Restaurant Impossible's Robert and Bar Rescue's
classic chocolate cupcakes
Whatever happened to magic? When I was growing up magic seemed, if not quite at Houdini levels, popular enough that there were a few television specials every year. At least once a summer CBS would trot out David Copperfield to make corny jokes, inappropriately dance with scantily clad women ...
braised beef over orange zest pappardelle
How bout them Super Bowl commercials? Pretty great, eh? Almost as great as how much talk there is about them. It must be nice to work for an advertising agency and you just film a dog dancing for 30 seconds and CNN reports it as news. "Wasn't that Pepsi frog funny? You are in the Situation Room." I
day twenty-two - final challenge
Note: For six weeks, July 5 - August 11, I will be enrolled in the culinary arts cooking and pastry/baking certificate programs at Boston University. Cooking is Monday and Tuesday, baking is Wednesday and Thursday. We have to keep a daily journal of the experience, so I'll be blogging about the ...
A skull under glass in our dining room, crows perched on a shelf in our apartment, our candlelit dining room table and a few eerie pictures on our wall.