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  • From the food editor: What's your favorite place to grocery shop? May 13, 2014 1:25 PM
    What do you look for in a grocery store? If fresh produce, clean floors, fair prices and great customer service top you're list, you're not alone. The folks at The Daily Meal asked people from around the country to weigh in on what makes a great grocery store and then vote for their favorites.

  • From the Food Editor: Looking for readers’ favorite summer sides May 7, 2014 6:28 AM
    What's your go-to summer side dish? For Deborah Pankey it's an orzo salad with Greek vinaigrette. Send us your orignal recipe and it may be featured in the July 2 Food section.

  • From the food editor: Making room on the plate for carrots and corn Apr 29, 2014 5:45 AM
    Raw carrots aren't too bad, Deborah Pankey admits, but cooked carrots are another thing. Generally bland and water-logged she's avoided them for years. A recent Washington Post recipe has her reconsidering carrots as a dinner-worthy side dish. She also shares a festive dip for Cinco de Mayo.

  • From the food editor: Tips for growing, cooking with strawberries Apr 23, 2014 5:45 AM
    Deborah Pankey's strawberry patch isn’t looking so good right about now, so she's shopping around for some additional plants. While researching berry plants, she learned there are two types of plants, those that fruit once a year and those that fruit all season. And she shares a berry-licious scone recipe, too.

  • Jelly Belly petits fours perfect for any celebration Apr 15, 2014 10:30 AM
    Two iconic brands from north of the Illinois border have joined forces to create an incredible treat — and it doesn’t even involve cheese. The dessert experts at The Swiss Colony teamed up with the flavorful folks at Jelly Belly to develop a quartet of bite-sized mini cakes — aka petits fours — that will make your mouth sing, says food editor Deborah Pankey. She also shares a unique twist on egg salad.

  • Moving from Challenge contestant to cupcake baker Apr 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    In this week's column, Deborah Pankey catches up with 2012 Cook of the Week Challenge contestant Terri Edmunds, tells you when and where you can catch up with Carla Hall from "The Chew" and gives you the 411 on an edible book contest at Harper College in Palatine.

  • New kitchen gadgets cater to those who want to be plugged in or unplugged Apr 2, 2014 6:01 AM
    Deborah Pankey visited some 2,100 exhibitors from 45 countries at the recent International Home and Housewares Show held at McCormick Place. Whether you want to be plugged in or unplugged, she says there's a new product for you.

  • Spreading the word about Peanut Butter and Jelly Day Apr 2, 2014 5:27 AM
    Here's a food holiday a lot of people probably celebrate without even knowing it: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Food Editor Deborah Pankey tells you when it is and gives other tasty nuggets of PB&J trivia.

  • From the Food Editor: Everyone’s a winner in the macaron vs. macaroon debate Mar 18, 2014 5:45 AM
    When is a macaron not a macaron? When it's a macaroon. Deborah Pankey explains how the long 'o' and coconut make all the difference. Also, women can learn how to connect to the land in a field-to-table retreat in Kohler, Wis., with outdoors gal Georgia Pellegrini.

  • From the Food Editor: Going green, a kid-friendly route Mar 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kid-friendly Leprechaun Lemonade. Deborah Pankey also tells you how to meet "Whole Grain Mornings" author Megan Gordon and gives you the scoop on Quaker's new Warm and Crunchy Granola.

  • From the Food Editor: Tropical tastes in a glass help melt winter blues Mar 5, 2014 5:45 AM
    Deborah Pankey is dreaming of sandy beaches and palm trees, but she'll have to settle for a fruity, umbrella-emblazoned drink on her snowy deck. Celebrity mixologist Kim Haasarud has two books and more than 200 tropical drinks and party shots for Deb to try. That should keep her busy until, say, April 1.

  • St. Charles H.S. to honor alumna for culinary contributions Feb 18, 2014 6:40 AM
    Karen Page, a 1979 graduate of St. Charles High School, will receive the school Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday. Page is a two-time James Beard Award-winning author. Her books, written with husband/chef Andrew Dornenburg, include best sellers “The Flavor Bible” (my copy right now is within arm's reach), “Culinary Artistry,” “Becoming a Chef,” and “What to Drink with What You Eat.” Meet her Saturday afternoon at The Spice House in Geneva.

  • Savoring Italy glass by glass, bite by bite at Eataly Feb 12, 2014 5:45 AM
    Deborah Pankey recently stopped into Eataly, celeb chef Mario Batali's temple to Italian food and wine in Chicago. She shares a taste.

  • From the Food Editor: Don’t break my heart, vote for my sushi roll Feb 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    Calling all sushi fans. Food Editor Deborah Pankey has created a signature roll and you can try it Sunday, Feb. 9, at the "Foodies Show Heart" charity competition at RA Sushi in Lombard. Not a sushi fan? Find out what she thinks of Dark Chocolate Hearts from Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates.

  • From the food editor: Making someone’s day is as easy as pie Jan 22, 2014 5:45 AM
    You know the saying “as easy as pie” means the same thing “as easy as one, two, three,” but did you know 1/23 is also Pie Day? Well it is and the American Pie Council hopes you will celebrate by heading into your kitchen and baking a pie, or at least eat a slice of pie.

  • From the Food Editor: Are all apples created equal? Jan 14, 2014 5:45 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey compares apples to apples and touts a new glass that accentuates the taste and mouth feel of Coke.

  • From the food editor: Brazilian flavors tapped as 2014 food trend Jan 7, 2014 6:32 AM
    With all this snow on the ground, Food Editor Deborah Pankey finds herself daydreaming about warmer climes, sandy beaches and tropical fare. She may not be able to escape to Brazil anytime soon, but a taste of the country is as close as her kitchen.

  • Pastry book makes one sweet gift Dec 11, 2013 10:49 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey chimes in on a must-have book for bakers, tells you where you can meet Jacquy Pfeiffer, French Pastry School founder, and try his macarons, and shares a recipe for pomegranate salsa.

  • From the Food Editor: Giving thanks for helping hands and pumpkin pie Blizzards Nov 25, 2013 6:06 AM
    This Thanksgiving Food Editor Deborah Pankey is thankful for people like Ron Nunes and Dave Raymond who drop what they're doing and feed people affected by natural disasters, like the recent tornadoes in downstate Washington. Within hours of learning that a tornado leveled downstate Washington, Nunes, of Elk Grove Village, and Dave Raymond, of Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce, had picked up supplies and were steering the Operation BBQ Relief truck toward the devastated town.

  • From the Food Editor: Welcoming baking season with brownies Nov 12, 2013 6:00 AM
    Deborah Pankey welcomes you to baking season with a brownie demonstration at America's Baking and Sweets Show Nov. 15 to 17 in Schaumburg. Also learn about online cake decorating classes and a baking stuff organizer.

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