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  • From the food editor: Social media-driven culinary mashup a delicious experiment Mar 25, 2015 3:27 PM
    The folks at the National Pork Board were curious too what Americans were talking about (virtually speaking, of course) and wondered what makes up the ultimate American meal. So in conjunction with digital analytics from Crimson Hexagon's ForSight tool, they analyzed more than 30 million social media posts across our 50 states for a year (ending Nov. 30, 2014) and found that nearly half of socially shared food content included smoked (bacon!), hot and spicy flavors paired with popular proteins.

  • Check out these must-have items from the 2015 housewares show Mar 18, 2015 2:32 PM
    Cast-iron grill pans, silicone bakeware, hydration solutions (aka water bottles), egg yolk separators, lunch bags, countertop multicookers, garlic gadgets and cocktail gizmos ... it was a cook's dream at the International Home and Housewares show in Chicago.

  • From the food editor: 2011 Cook of the Week updates Irish soda bread Mar 11, 2015 5:00 AM
    As St. Patrick's Day approaches, Food Editor Deborah Pankey shares a recipe for an adults-only spiked mint shake and passes along an updated recipe for Irish soda bread from 2011 Cook of the Week Bridget McGuinness.

  • Cookie dough balls are fun to make, safe to eat Mar 7, 2015 2:00 AM
    Today marks a changing of the guard — a passing of the pen and whisk, really — as Jerome Gabriel, now a high schooler more interested in computers and water polo than cooking, hands his Suburban Parent cooking column to his younger brother, Henry.

  • From the Food Editor: Smart shopping, cooking can reduce food waste Mar 3, 2015 6:00 AM
    1,160 pounds. That's the amount of food waste the average American family of four will produce this year. That's not a number Food Editor Deborah Pankey is proud of and it's a number she pledges to lower. And she has a new book to help: "The Kitchen Ecosystem."

  • From the food editor: Aurora grocer collects recipes for second edition cookbook Feb 23, 2015 11:18 AM
    Wondering how to make rabbit stew? Open up a copy of the newly minted second edition of “Prisco’s Family & Friends’ Cookbook.” The popular Aurora grocery store earlier this month released its new cookbook that features 329 recipes from more than 100 contributors. Not game for game? Try Baked Ziti with Sausage.

  • From the Food Editor: Try Chinese steamed dumplings at home Feb 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chinese cooking expert and author and Gurnee resident Ying Stoller admitted that it’s tough to pull off a dim sum brunch at home since one of the appeals of the experience is the ability to try a number of items. Yet that shouldn’t stop you from trying steamed dumplings — a staple of the dim sum cart — in your own kitchen.

  • Geneva pastry god sculpts white chocolate Eros for Food Network special Feb 3, 2015 6:41 AM
    Geneva's patron saint of pastry, chef Alain Roby celebrates Valentine's Day a little early by inviting people to see his life-size sculpture of the Eros, the Greek God of Love, at his All Chocolate Kitchen. The winged unearthly creature was crafted using 948 pounds of white chocolate. Roby's work is documented on the upcoming "Food Netowrk Specials: Chocolate” that premiers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.

  • From the food editor: Locally made Buffalo sauce scores big points Jan 28, 2015 6:21 AM
    "It's by far our busiest day of the year,” Dave Weiss says of Super Bowl Sunday at his restaurant, Gator's Wing Shack in Palatine. “We sold 8,500 wings last year; we anticipate 10,000 wings this year. It's awesome and crazy. People have already started preordering.” The following is not without reason — the restaurant is a four-time Best of the Fest winner at Wing Fest. You can make Gator's wings at home this game day now that its award-winning sauces are available at local supermarkets.

  • 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.

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