I just happened to be in downtown Chicago for a conference and it ended early. I checked my Facebook feed and Flirty Cupcakes had just announced the next location. After walking a few blocks, there it was, parked at the intersection of Lake and Jefferson. The line was forming quick and I crossed the street
Our eyes always eat first. The food can taste like crap, but if it looks great, it somehow triggers an illicit response in our minds leading to believe the food tastes better than it ought to. It’s like putting on beer goggles…but for food. You see that guy or girl at the bar and
I’m a sucker for infographics, especially ones on food. Statistics can be fun after all! This infographic on rice comes from the Red Events Group. Source after the jump
Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen wah’) has been touted as a must eat food by nutritionists and those alike. It’s available season round and has been steadily gaining in popularity. It’s also easy to cook and prepare. Below is a tidbit on quinoa. A recently rediscovered ancient “grain” native to South America, quinoa was once called “the
BaconCamp was in San Francisco – I wonder if anyone gets a heart attack at one of these events Rick Bayless to Guest Chef at the White House – Damn, this guy is good, I better get my ass to Frontera Grill real soon. A cupcake food truck – Chicago is the best! Tough Times
The sandwich was said to have invented by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich in 1762 while he was playing cards and eating meat at the same time. He didn’t want to get his hands dirty, so he had the meat placed between two pieces of bread…and well, the rest is history. Back in
There’s serious food photography, and then there’s not so serious food photography. More after the jump. Below are a few of my favorites.
Korean restaurant’s live Octopus dish has animal rights activists squirming – It’s like having a party inside of your mouth. Tom Colicchio is named 2010 top chef – I knew this guy was good, but to be named top chef? He must be really good! Might be time to try out this Craft establishments. These
While Ackee and Saltfish might sound like some dynamic crime fighting duo from the 70’s, it’s actually a traditional Jamaican dish, and globally recognized as the country’s national dish. My coworker shared some of her Aunt Rose’s fantastic home-made Jamaican cooking with me again, and I couldn’t wait to bring it home to try out.
Regular hot dogs, I’m not much of a fan. Gourmet hot dogs on the other hand, count me in. My trip to Hot Doug’s last season showed me the great eats that Chicago has to offer, and makes me wonder why I never took the opportunity to visit the city years ago. Well, I’m a