We're all about grilling this week at The Kitchn, but as city dwellers, we're wondering if and when our grilling activities could land us in trouble, or facing a fine. Is grilling on the balcony OK in your city? More
Looking to expand your grilling repertoire but not sure where to start? A grilling class might be just the thing. Chicago cooking schools are firing up their grills this month and covering a variety of topics, from meats and marinades to vegetables and wine pairings.
When we wrote about the Taste of Chicago earlier this week, reader "Eve in Hochelaga" lamented that she will be visiting Chicago just as the festival ends and jokingly asked, "Is there a Taste of Leftovers festival?"
Not to worry, Eve. There's nothing by that name that we know of, but there are plenty of food (and drink) events throughout the month of July.
Sure, shelling peas can be a relaxing and rewarding activity – therapeutic even. But it's not one we can always find time to do, so one of our favorite farmer's market indulgences is a carton of freshly shelled peas that we can have ready to eat in a matter of minutes (less if we're eating them raw, which we sometimes do). More
If you live in a big city, chances are there's a corner store nearby (or maybe you call it a bodega). These stores carry the requisite junk food, soda, newspapers and lottery tickets, but there are usually a few unexpected food items, as well. Sometimes enough to make a whole dish, or even a meal.
Top Chef Chicago was our favorite season yet (OK, we're a little biased here in the Windy City). In fact, even one of the losing dishes inspired us.
Remember episode 7, the Second City improv challenge? Stephanie and Jennifer's interpretation of "turned on, orange, asparagus" sent Jennifer home, but we haven't been able to get the flavors out of our head.
We can hardly wait for tomorrow’s Top Chef Chicago finale episode, and as serious fans of the show, we think it deserves a proper send-off. And by that we mean food, of course. Below, we’ve put together a menu dedicated to our favorite food show and our (personal) favorite city. More