Check Us Out in Newsweek

15th Nov 2010

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Here’s something I never thought I’d say: pick up a copy of this week's Newsweek , and you'll find my name on page 56, next to a little photo spread of Chicago's glorious hot dog!  They're paired with a great article by Julia Reed about our great high and low end cuisine—from Alinea to the best hot dogs in the country—and the arrival of the Michelin Guide in Chicago (By the way, I’ll...

Apologies for the Construction

1st Nov 2010

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You may have noticed that we are having a few technical difficulties at this time. We were hacked this morning, and had to jettison the old design for now, which leaves us with this ~~ default picture of an old man walking down a tree-lined path. However soothing the image may be, it doesn't have much to do with food, and we promise to fix this glaring error as soon as possible ~~ . Update: ...

Serious Eats Roundup: Quinoa, Chickpeas, and Chicken

18th Oct 2010

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Our weekly roundup of what the two of us have written over on Serious Eats.

"Dinner Tonight" Column

QUICK MEALS TO YOUR TABLE FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

Quinoa, Chickpea, and Spinach Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing
I picked this recipe from Bon Appétit solely for the smoked paprika dressing.

Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup
Roasting adds a depth of flavor that simmering wil...

Serious Eats Roundup: Ham and Pear, Grilled Beef, and Ebert''s Chicken and Rice

13th Sep 2010

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Our weekly roundup of what the two of us have written over on Serious Eats.

"Dinner Tonight" Column

QUICK MEALS TO YOUR TABLE FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

Ham and Pear Crisp with Spiced Butter
The butter used to coat the bread is mixed with ground coriander, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice creating an almost Christmas-y aroma, which plays off the sweetness of the pear and the ham perfectly.

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My Chicago: Cafe Spiaggia

Chicago's famed restaurant revamps their cafe

11th Aug 2010

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Spiaggia isn’t the sort of restaurant you waltz into on a whim--you have to wear a jacket to eat there, its gorgeous dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows, they have a cheese cave, and, oh, it’s really, really expensive. But the secret is that Spiaggia also has a cafe . It’s casual, intimate, and the food is superb. The attention to detail that is expected of a high-end restaurant...

Serious Eats Roundup: Seafood, Summer Squash, and Quail Egg Salad

26th Jul 2010
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Our weekly roundup of what the two of us have written over on Serious Eats.

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QUICK MEALS TO YOUR TABLE FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

Shrimp Quesadilla with Kale
Stuffed with poached shrimp marinated in lime juice, this comes out like a cross with ceviche.

Scallops with Corn and Fava Bean Succotash
A trip to the markets of Montreal yield this simple recipe inspired by a...

Serious Eats Roundup: Breakfast Sausage, Italian Sausage, and Squash

24th May 2010

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Our weekly roundup of what the two of us have written over on Serious Eats.

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QUICK MEALS TO YOUR TABLE FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

Spicy Italian Sausage with Peppers Sandwich
An Italian sausage and pepper sandwich is usually tired and boring, but this one adds some much needed acid to the party.

Olive Oil–Poached Salmon
Poached salmon is a standard, but swapping...

Serious Eats Roundup: French Toast Sandwich, Creamy Beans, and Lentils in Pasta

17th May 2010

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Our weekly roundup of what the two of us have written over on Serious Eats.

"Dinner Tonight" Column

QUICK MEALS TO YOUR TABLE FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

Monte Cristo
Essentially it's a ham sandwich that's been cooked like French toast. A mishmash of dinner, breakfast, and chaos, all on the same plate. Oh, and it's delicious.

Lamb Chops with Crème Fraîche Beans
Lamb chops need nothing...