Articles filed under Pankey, Deborah

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  • 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.

  • From the Food Editor: Cooking demos, veggies and beer Jun 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey is excited to kickoff a series of special guest demonstrations this summer at "Marcel’s Culinary Experience in Glen Ellyn. Jill Fource, owner of the kitchenware store and cooking school, got the idea to give her regular staff a well-deserved summer vacation by asking those in its culinary community if they wanted to see what it was like on the other side of the stove. Daily Herald 2011 Cook of the Week Challenge winner Penny Kazmier is also on the summer schedule.

  • From the Food Editor: Gearing up for the great burger battle Jun 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    Are you the Burger Boss in your neighborhood? Put your patty prowess to the test and enter Weber's Best Burger Battle. It could land you in Sturgis compliments of Harley Davidson. If hot dogs are more your speed, learn about the history and cultural impact of this favorite summertime sausage with culinary historian Bruce Kraig.

  • From the Food Editor: Give us your top dogs May 27, 2014 5:30 AM
    Since Chicago’s icon Hot Doug’s announced earlier this month that sausage temple would close in the fall, passionate conversations about where you can get the best hot dogs and sausage. For a special summer story in our Time out! section we want to hear from suburbanites — where do you do when you’ve got a hankerin’ for a hot dog? Food Editor Deborah Pankey also tells you how to enter Weber's Big Burger Battle.

  • 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.

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