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  •  Miss Illinois 2012 Ashley Hooks will host a fundraiser for Bright Pink July 26 at Saranello’s 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 AllergySafeTravel.com, 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.

     
  • Eat peanut butter for breakfast and you'll feel less hungry the rest of the day.

    From the food editor: Making the case for peanut butter at breakfastJun 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    New research shows eating peanut butter for breakfast helps control blood sugar and keep you feeling full, which may mean you'll eat less later in the day. Food Editor Deborah Pankey also shares tips for summer beer pairings and preserving.

     
  •  American Pie Council director Linda Hoskins congratulates Matt Zagorski of Arlington Heights on his second place win at the National Pie Championships in Orlando, Fla., in April.

    Arlington Heights baker snags another award at pie championship Jun 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Matt Zagorski of Arlington Heights baked the second best fruit pie in the country, according to judges at the National Pie Championship in April. His Blueberry Buckle Pie took second in the fruit/berry category.

     
  • Chicken Leg and Wing Rack

    Grilling gadgets for fun and functionJun 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Grilling gadgets galore. Deborah Pankey tells you which ones are worth adding to your summer arsenal. She also gives you the 411 on entertaining diva Heather Christo's recipe demonstration in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • “Chopped” judge Maneet Chauhan talks about the dishes created by three culinary students at the Technology Center of DuPage before announcing the local winner of The Cutting Edge Tour.

    From the Food Editor: Catching up with 'Chopped' judge Maneet ChauhanMay 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    When chef Maneet Chauhan's tour bus rolled into Chicago earlier this month it was a bit of a homecoming for her. Chauhan led the kitchen at the Windy City's much-lauded Vermillion for years before heading east to duplicate the restaurant's Indian and Latin American fusion cuisine in the Big Apple. We chat with Chauhan about her new book, her new restaurant and her future in television and radio.

     
  • Zachary Molokie of Carol Stream gets a hug from classmate Brittany Jones of Aurora after he won the local leg of The Cutting Edge Tour student culinary competition. The ultimate winner gets the opportunity to cook with chefs at the White House.

    From the Food Editor:'Chopped' judge shares insight with local culinary studentsMay 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Three culinary students at the technology Center of Dupage - seniors Michael Bode of Woodridge, Zachary Molokie of Carol Stream and junior Bryce Mooney of Naperville — each had $30 and 60 minutes to prepare a dish they deemed representative of America and present the plated dish to chef Maneet Chauhan, a judge on Food Network's "Chopped" and two other judges. Also, "Top Chef" fave Fabio Vivivani comes Glendale Heights and CakeSpy blogger Jessie Oleson Moore talks in Vernon Hills.

     
  • First lady Michelle Obama hosts winners at the 2012 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Kids’ State Dinner.

    From the Food Editor: Mediterranean diet 20 years youngMay 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    It's been 20 years since Oldways revealed a healthy eating plan called the Mediterranean diet. Since that time studies have reinforced its reported health benefits and we've seen an explosion of Mediterranean foods, like hummus and Greek yogurt, in supermarkets.

     
  • Alain Roby, Geneva pastry chef and owner of All Chocolate Kitchen, was named Pastry Chef of the Year 2013 by the Chicago Culinary Museum and will be inducted into its Chefs Hall of Fame later this year.

    Geneva pastry chef to be inducted into culinary hall of fameApr 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    As if it weren't enough that he has three world records under his toque, Geneva pastry chef Alain Roby, owner of the All Chocolate Kitchen has been named the 2013 Pastry Chef of the Year by the Chicago Culinary Museum and will be inducted into the Chef Hall of Fame later this year.

     
  • Distillery Tahitian Vanilla Vodka

    Suburban companies create vanilla vodka Apr 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Waukegan-based Nielsen-Massey has joined forces with North Shore Distillery, based in Lake Bluff, for a new spirit, Tahitian Vanilla Vodka. "When we infused Nielsen-Massey's amazing Tahitian vanilla beans into our vodka, we were impressed with the spirit's rich, multidimensional vanilla flavor and velvety texture," said Derek Kassebaum, master distiller.

     
  • From the Food Editor: New cookbook makes Passover easy Mar 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Cooks today have so many more Passover options than they did even 10 years ago. "Passover Made Easy" is full of recipes for the holidays and year-round. There are 60 triple-tested recipes in all — along with prep tips, plating advice and color photos. In other news, food writer Wilbert Jones lectures on the foods of ancient and modern Africa on Saturday, March 23, at Kendall College's School of Culinary Arts in Chicago.

     
  • Gnocchi is pronounced nyawk-kee. Say it like you have a stuffy nose.

    From the Food Editor: Going green isn’t just for the Irish Mar 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Learn about food policy, urban farming, cheese making and more at the Good Food Festival March 14 to 16 in Chicago. Deborah Pankey also gives a pat on the back to culinary teams from Elgin High School and the Technology Center of DuPage for their winning performances at the Illinois Restaurant Association's student culinary and restaurant management competitions.

     
  • Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup is the most highly rated chicken soup on AllRecipes.com.

    Chicken soup might be just what the doctor ordered Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    According to the folks at AllRecipes.com, the number of people searching for chicken soup recipes increases almost porportionally to the number of reported flu cases. When the flu season began in October, there were 356,000 page views for chicken soup; by the end of January, when the flu season peaked, this number increased 20 percent to 446,262 page views.

     
  • Whole-grain quinoa combined with potatoes and vegetables comes to the table as a hearty side salad or a meatless entree.

    Get acquainted with quinoa Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The United Nations launches its 2013 International Year of Quinoa initiative so if you're not familiar with quinoa (keen-WA) yet, you'll will be soon. Once found only in specialty food stores, this grain is considered a super food by nutritionists and health experts for its high fiber and protein content. If that wasn't reason enough to like it, it's also high in essential amino acids and is free of gluten and cholesterol.

     
  • Start Valentine's Day with Red Velvet Pancakes.

    Red Velvet Pancakes start Valentine's Day off right Feb 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Red velvet treats, like pancakes or brownies, are the perfect fit for Valentine's Day. And if you don't want to cook, pop into Alain Roby's All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva to marvel at his 20-foot tall chocolate tree and indulge in raspberry creme brulee and truffes.

     
  • Add Mini Corn Dog Muffins to your Super Bowl menu.

    Mini corn dog muffins score big on Super SundayJan 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Somehow a little football game turned into a national holiday. At least it sure feels that way. Every TV ad, whether for furniture or Fritos, and grocery store flyer reminds us that the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday (Yes, it particularly stings for us Bears fans this year.) So assuming you'll be watching the Ravens take on the 49ers, whether by yourself or with a few friends, you'll need to get a menu whipped into shape.

     
  • Snowcap Martinis

    What's cooking with past Almost Famous Chef winnersJan 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Earlier this month Deborah Pankey sat on the judging panel for the S.Pelligrino Almost Famous Chef competition held at Kendall College in Chicago. Besides tasting the creations of eight taleneted students from around the Midwest, she had the opportunity to catch up with former Kendall students and suburban standouts Marco Bahenia and Jennifer Kim who won the competition in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

     
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