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  • From the food editor: A toast to turmeric Jan 20, 2015 6:17 AM
    As part of my resolution to explore new cuisines in 2015, I’ve discovered turmeric. I’ve used this earthy, slightly peppery spice in a slow-cooker stew and butternut squash soup and even sprinkled a bit into hummus. Here's a recipe for a spicy cider that includes this spice in fresh form.

  • From the food editor: Make a resolution to expand your palate Jan 6, 2015 10:00 AM
    When I made my list of New Year’s resolutions last week, cooking more adventurously was on the list. Inspired by today’s Cook of the Week profile on Aban Daboo, I’m going to start with Indian cuisines. That decision was made even easier with the help of the Kitchen Curry Master.

  • Don’t see red over oranges in your Christmas stocking Dec 21, 2014 7:00 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey looks at the connection between Christmas and oranges and suggests Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur as a gift for the choco-holics on your list.

  • From the food editor: Cook up a little nostalgia for the holidays Dec 10, 2014 6:01 AM
    A pair of Mount Prospect sisters has brought Toas-Tite sandwich makers back to the market to a new generation can enjoy warm, toasty crust-less treats. Think of it as the original hot pocket!

  • From the Food Editor: Spices, chocolate help make holidays bright for all Nov 24, 2014 1:00 AM
    Food editor Deborah Pankey shares ideas for brightening up food pantry shelves and tells you where you can watch her make her holiday brownie bites.

  • From the Food Editor: Palatine teen teams up with celebrity chef for soup cooking demo Nov 12, 2014 6:26 AM
    Palatine tween Tess Boghossian will join forces with award-winning Chicago chef Paul Kahan on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Green City Market to demonstrate how to make Lincoln's Inaugural Soup, the recipe that won her a spot at first lady Michelle Obama's table earlier this year. Plus, we tell you how to enter a gingerbread contest hosted by Geneva's All Chocolate Kitchen.

  • Geneva mom to represent suburbs at World Food Championships in Las Vegas Nov 4, 2014 6:00 AM
    Don’t call her a contester just yet. That’s what her mom is, claims Ann Jones, a mom herself residing in Geneva. Jones is heading to Las Vegas to compete with a couple of hundred other enthusiastic home cooks and professional chefs in the massive World Food Championships. The multiday food sport event runs Nov. 12-18 and will showcase more than 400 competitors.

  • From the food editor: Turning over a new leaf and discovering a superfood Oct 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    When you buy heads of broccoli at the grocery store, you get just a fraction of the plant. So what happens to the enormous leaves that feed and protect those verdant florets until they’re harvested for your plate? Generally, those leaves would be left in the field to cleanse and add nutrients to the soil. Turns out they can cleanse and provide nutrients for us as well. The flavor of BroccoLeaf is a tad sweeter than other dark greens, like kale, and is an excellent source of calcium and is packed with vitamins A, C and K and folate.

  • From the Food Editor: Mario Batali kicks off holiday book season Oct 7, 2014 6:00 AM
    Mario Batali comes to the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove later this month to talk up his new cookbook, "America Farm to Table." He's just one of dozens of authors who hit the tour circuit this season to pump up book sales before the holidays. Speaking of getting pumped up, Food Editor Deborah Pankey steers you toward some pumpkin-spiced products you may not have tried yet.

  • From the food editor: Attention bakers! Enter our home baking challenge Oct 6, 2014 10:27 AM
    The Daily Herald Media Group invited home bakers to enter our Home Baking Challenge. Food Editor Deborah Pankey also talks with a Bartlett woman who's heading to Nashville next month to compete in the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

  • From the food editor: Mother of six shares recipes for family dinners under $10 Sep 23, 2014 5:51 AM
    When Jessica Fisher’s new book “Good Cheap Eats” landed on my desk recently, I was intrigued. In her book, Fisher, a wife and mother of six who coupon-clipped her way out of debt, shares 200 recipes that come together for $10 or less. Seriously $10. Her trick isn’t coupons. It’s smart shopping.

  • Football season brings chance to run cochinita pibil game plan Sep 9, 2014 11:37 AM
    Just in time for the Bears' first night game, Deborah Pankey tackles (!) cooking pig parts in a pit dug in her own backyard. She shares her cochinita pibil game plan (inspired by a trip to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula a few years ago) so you can try it, too. Inspired by a promotion by the National Pork Board, she got a chance to cross it off her pork bucket list.

  • From the Food Editor: Taking up the fight against hunger Sep 3, 2014 6:30 AM
    Next time you're at the grocery store, the mall, your child's football game, take a look around and consider this: one of the people you walk passed will go to bed hungry. The Northern Illinois Food Bank and food banks across the country ask people and businesses to “Go Orange” on Thursday, Sept. 4, to generate awareness of hunger in our communities.

  • From the Food Editor: College cuisine from food service and beyond Aug 20, 2014 11:13 AM
    Food editor Deborah Pankey didn't think the dorm food at University of Illinois was half bad, but granted that was a few decades ago before she developed a food critic's palette. Still, she was surprised that her alma mater didn't land on The Daily Meal's list of the 75 Best Colleges for Food in America for 2014. Only two Big 10 schools made the list — Northwestern and Purdue. University of Chicago and Wheaton College also got a nod.

  • From the food editor: Catching up with suburban chef-testants Jul 29, 2014 12:00 PM
    Want to know what some of our local reality TV stars have been up to lately? Brian Emmett, winner of "The American Baking Competition" tells Food Editor Deborah Pankey his book is due out next spring. And chef Paul Caravelli, a former Libertyville chef who appeared on Season 1 of "The Taste," has re-settled in Sacramento where he's making "the best pizza in the country."

  • Deadline extended for Cook of the Week Challenge applications Jul 23, 2014 5:45 AM
    On the fence about entering the 2014 Cook of the Week Challenge? We've extended the deadline to midnight Monday, July 28, so you have the weekend to think it over. Maybe joining Food Editor Deborah Pankey at the Bull Burger Battle Saturday in Carol Stream will provide some inspiration.

  • From the food editor: Celebrating farmed food and famed chefs Jul 15, 2014 7:09 AM
    “The Green City Market Cookbook” celebrates the farmers, the food, the chefs and shoppers who have flocked to Green City Market for organic, sustainable and locally sourced produce since 1998.

  • Civil War camp food? Beer camp? Must be summer Jul 8, 2014 5:45 AM
    Grab your mess kit and canteen and head off to camp with Food Editor Deobrah Pankey. First stop is Civil War Days in Wauconda this weekend where you can judge camp cuisine created by re-enactors. Then head into Chicago for Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America on Sunday, July 27.

  • From the Food Editor: Cool cucumbers, celebratory shots for a fabulous Fourth Jul 1, 2014 5:45 AM
    With a garden full of basil and beautiful crops of cucumbers at the store, Food Editor Deborah Pankey is eager to re-create a cucumber salad of sorts she had earlier this year at Quartino in Chicago. Lucky for her (and you!) chef John Coletta has shared his recipe.

  • Husks make great (natural) corn holders Jun 17, 2014 5:45 AM
    You won't ever worry about losing corn cob holders with a trick from the folks at McCormick that Food Editor Deborah Pankey thinks is just neato. She also tells you how to mix up a Lucky Rainbow Martini for Pride Fest and how to track down our list of suburban farmers markets online.

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