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  • Bahian-spiced Chicken and Beans with Yuca Mash brings a taste of Brazil to your table.

    From the food editor: Brazilian flavors tapped as 2014 food trend Jan 7, 2014 12:00 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.

  • In “The Art of French Pastry,” Jacquy Pfeiffer shares a lifetime of baking experience.

    Pastry book makes one sweet gift Dec 11, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Ron Nunes of Elk Grove Village works with Operation BBQ Relief in downstate Washington after a powerful tornado ravaged the town.

    From the Food Editor: Giving thanks for helping hands and pumpkin pie Blizzards Nov 25, 2013 12:00 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.

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    From the Food Editor: Welcoming baking season with brownies Nov 12, 2013 12:00 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.

  • "Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies" by Toby Smithson and Alan L. Rubin

    Daily Herald columnist pens book about food's role in diabetes Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Learn about Eat Right, Live Well columnist Toby Smithson's new book about nutrition and diabetes, how to be the next Food Network Star and where you can meet Food Network celeb Ree Dummond, aka "The Pioneer Woman."

  •  A glazed doughnut forms the spiderís body while a cake doughnut and doughnut holes form its head, eyes and legs. A delicious way to start Halloween, donít you think?

    From the Food Editor: Last-minute Halloween treatOct 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Need a last minute Halloween treat? Doughnuts morph into a creepy, easy and budget-friendly breakfast. Deborah Pankey also tells you about two suburban women headed to the World Food Championships and how you can be in the audience at the Daily Herald's Home Baking Challenge.

  • Toasty Cheese is one of the food trucks that will roll into Schaumburg Boomers Stadium Oct. 26.

    From the food editor: ‘Food Truck Extravaganza’ and Don Mauer Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey clues you in on a food truck festival in Schaumburg, tells you what Aurelio's and Tuscany restaurants are doing to celebrate National Pizza Month and sends a hearty thanks to Don Mauer for 21 years of Lean and Lovin' it.

  •  Chocolate Pretzel Pizzas from Wheatonís Sweet Secrets Chocolate are a finalist for Best New Product at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show at Navy Pier later this month.

    From the Food Editor: Suburban treat makers sweet on chocolate Oct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    A handful of suburban chocolatiers and treat shops will be showing off their confections at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show Oct. 18-20 at Navy Pier, and thankfully, this show is open to the public. The Chocolate Pretzel Pizza from Sweet Secrets Artisan Chocolate in Wheaton, for example, is a finalist for Best New Product.

  • Making mayonnaise at home may seem difficult, but if you follow Julia Child's directions, it's foolproof.

    From the Food Editor: Discovering the pure joy of homemade mayonnaise Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Deborah Pankey learns that making mayonnaise a la Julia Child is a foolproof endeavor. She was prepared to fail the first time out, not sure if her arms could handle all that whisking. So she was giddy when the yolks and oil melded into a rich, heavenly spread. In other news, she also shares information about auditions for "MasterChef" and "Food Court Wars."

  • Roasted Delicata Squash and Tuscan Kale is sweetened with honey.

    From the Food Editor: Sweet on honey and new honey cookbook Sep 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Honey is one of Deborah Pankey's guilty pleasures. As a kid she loved squeezing amber syrup from the belly of the bear all over my toast while today she appreciates honey for more than just its sweetness. She's excited that this week’s Cook of the Week Challenge recipes feature honey from Bron’s Bee Co. their bees that live out at Heritage Prairie Farm near Elburn and about a new book “The Fresh Honey Cookbook” written by beekeeper Laurey Masterton.

  • Rack of Lamb with Parmigiano-Reggiano Panna Cotta and Roasted Root Vegetables with Mint Pesto is one of the dishes chef Rosalia Barron, chef at The Signature Room, will prepare next month at the James Beard House in New York City.

    Baking contest update and Signature Room anniversarySep 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Worried about having to submit a photo when you enter our Home Baking Challenge? Well don't be any more. Even in this age of camera phones, we realized that not everyone has the ability to photograph baked goods and upload photos, so we've erased the photo requirement from the entry form.

  • From the Food Editor: Bakers get their chance in the contest ring Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Do you like to bake? The Daily Herald is looking for suburban bakers to represent us at America's Baking and Sweet Show in November. Also learn about "The American Craft Beer Cookbook."

  • Reduce’s 10-ounce reusable water bottles fit nicely into kids’ lunchboxes.

    New Sandra Lee novel fits vacation modeAug 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Heartbreak, secrets, healing, rediscovery, recipes. Sandra Lee’s novel “The Recipe Box” has it all. In her fiction debut, Lee, host of Food Network’s “Semi-Homemade Cooking” and author of 20-plus cookbooks, shares a tale of Grace Holm-D’Angelo, thirty-something divorced mother trying to raise a rebellious daughter, juggle a Hollywood career and deal with the death of her best friend back in their hometown of New London, Wis.

  • Organic and heirloom produce is available in CSA-style boxes at

    From the food editor: CSA produce for the committment-adverse a click awayAug 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Afraid to commit to a CSA? So is Food Editor Deborah Pankey. That's why she likes Peapod's Local Farm Boxes. She also fills you in on a local baking contest and shares a recipe for ice pops that use Samuel Adam's Summer Ale.

  • Brian Emmett of Itasca celebrated with his family when he won CBS' “The American Baking Competition.” Emmett competed against nine other bakers from around the country.

    Catching up with baking champ Brian Emmett of ItascaJul 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    It's been just three weeks since Itasca dad Brian Emmett impressed the judges on CBS' “The American Baking Competition” with his miniature pastries and peanutty chiffon roll and was crowned Best Amateur Baker in the U.S. What was the biggest lesson Emmett learned on the show? “Taking the judges' criticism and growing," he said. "I went in a good baker and came out a more knowledgeable baker.”

  •  Miss Illinois 2012 Ashley Hooks will host a fundraiser for Bright Pink July 26 at Saranelloís restaurant in Wheeling.

    From the food editor: Suburban eateries cited for stellar wine lists Jul 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Wine Spectator magazine bestowed honors on a few dozen suburban restaurants for their stellar wine lists. Fine dining spots, tony steakhouses, Italian classics and casual bistros made the cut.

  • The deadline to enter the 2013 Cook of the Week Challenge is July 24.

    Deadline looming for Cook of the Week Challenge Jul 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey wonders why you haven't entered the Cook of the Week Challenge yet. Now in its third year, the contest challenges home cooks from around the suburbs to come up with recipes using ingredients in a mystery basket. The cooks face off one-on-one in a series of recipe challenges (think NCAA Sweet-16 format); their recipes are evaluated by a panel of judges until we whittle the field to four.

  • Naperville mom helps food allergy sufferers travel safely Jul 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Naperville mom Amy Wicker was determined that her daughter's food allergies were not going to affect their family vacation. That was easier said then done. She spent hours researching food-allergy friendly options on airlines and at vacation destinations, hotels and stops along the way. Now all she, and other parents, have to do is visit, a site she started.

  • The deadline to enter the 2013 Cook of the Week Challenge is July 24.

    From the Food Editor: Cooking contest, cans and cheesecake Jul 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey wonders why you haven't entered the Cook of the Week Challenge yet. Now in its third year, the contest challenges home cooks from around the suburbs to come up with recipes using ingredients in a mystery basket. The cooks face off one-on-one in a series of recipe challenges (think NCAA Sweet-16 format); their recipes are evaluated by a panel of judges until we whittle the field to four.

  • “Man Bites Dog”

    Welcome to the dog days — hot dogs, of courseJul 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    This Fourth of July weekend we Americans are expected to eat 150 million hot dogs — a good chunk of the 7 billion (that’s billion with a b) hot dogs we eat between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Two new books by a coupla Chicago guys pay homage to this favorite of encased meats.

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