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  • Grilling gadgets for fun and function Jun 5, 2013 2:45 PM
    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.

  • From the Food Editor: Catching up with 'Chopped' judge Maneet Chauhan May 28, 2013 12:20 PM
    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.

  • From the Food Editor:'Chopped' judge shares insight with local culinary students May 21, 2013 2:40 PM
    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.

  • From the Food Editor: Mediterranean diet 20 years young May 8, 2013 1:22 PM
    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.

  • Geneva pastry chef to be inducted into culinary hall of fame Apr 24, 2013 7:49 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.

  • Suburban companies create vanilla vodka Apr 17, 2013 1:55 PM
    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 9:53 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.

  • From the Food Editor: Going green isn’t just for the Irish Mar 13, 2013 8:37 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.

  • Chicken soup might be just what the doctor ordered Feb 27, 2013 10:26 AM
    According to the folks at, 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.

  • Get acquainted with quinoa Feb 20, 2013 1:40 PM
    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.

  • Red Velvet Pancakes start Valentine's Day off right Feb 12, 2013 3:02 PM
    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.

  • Mini corn dog muffins score big on Super Sunday Jan 30, 2013 6:02 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.

  • What's cooking with past Almost Famous Chef winners Jan 23, 2013 2:44 PM
    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.

  • Fruit tops on study, but teens still not biting Jan 16, 2013 6:00 AM
    Here's some food news: fresh fruit beats out chocolate and potato chips as the snack of choice among children and those over 65. Now for some bad news: fresh produce costs are expected to climb faster than that of sugary snacks in 2013. What's a health conscious consumer to do?

  • From the food editor: What’s trending for 2013? Jan 8, 2013 10:06 AM
    Consumer trends expert Phil Lempert shares his predictions for 2013 food trends (frozen veggies and mini-meals, really?) while food editor Deborah Pankey's family stavs off winter colds with Aroniaberries -- or is it just a coincidence?

  • From the food editor: Milk and tea for Santa and his helpers Dec 19, 2012 6:00 AM
    Nutrition experts say we should be more like Santa when it comes to drinking milk. Food Editor Deborah Pankey explains milk's benefits and shares a recipe for a healthy pancake and waffle mix that's perfect for last-minute gift giving.

  • From the food editor: Candy canes, cookies and award-winning salmon Dec 4, 2012 3:12 PM
    Geneva pastry chef Alain Roby will attempt his third world record Saturday. He hopes to create a sugar cane that stretches 45 feet. Also, find out how you can try the winning recipe in the Daily Herald's Cook of the Week Challenge and raise money for the paper's new charitable campaign.

  • Oats for breakfast and dinner; get tickets to a Q&A with Rachael Ray Nov 28, 2012 9:34 AM
    I'm one of those people who will eat oatmeal for breakfast in July, but I know plenty of people who wait until the temps dip below freezing to dig into a steamy bowl of creamy oats. If this snap of cold, windy weather has you planning to work oats into your daily menus, there are a few things to consider. Also, CBS seeks bakers for a competition TV show and Food Network darling Rachael Ray plans a stop in Naperville to promote her new book "My Year in Meals."

  • Thanksgiving trivia and tips Nov 21, 2012 2:06 PM
    Don't let the table talk this Thanksgiving turn to the recent Washington sex scandal or the state's pension reform woes (sure to make you sleepier than three helpings of turkey). Keep things lively with some Thanksgiving trivia.

  • Time to start Thanksgiving menu planning Nov 5, 2012 11:46 AM
    Geez. I'm still finding candy wrappers from Halloween in the couch cushions and already I have to switch into Thanksgiving mode. According to the experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, you should finalize your menu two to three weeks in advance — which is now — to avoid forgetting anything.

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