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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Candy you don't have to be afraid to eat Oct 23, 2012 11:09 AM
    Halloween candy doesn't have to be scary, made with ingredients you can't even pronounce. Take Surf Sweets Spooky Spiders for instance. These tasty arachnids, made in Wheeling by TruSweets, include organic fruit juice and organic sweeteners — no corn syrup, synthetic dyes or artificial flavors in the mix.

  • Making fresh pasta makes me giddy Oct 17, 2012 12:51 PM
    Making fresh pasta is not as hard as you think and it's a lot of fun. When those first fettuccine noodles splayed out onto my hands I was just giddy, and when I scooped them from the boiling water (they cook in mere minutes) and enjoyed them tossed with brown butter and fried sage my grin got even bigger.

  • From the Food Editor: New Cooking Light book, spice blends make family meals easier Oct 10, 2012 2:18 PM
    If working more vegetables into evening meals and generally eating healthier is on your to-do list, you'd be wise to pick up a copy of “Cooking Light: Real Family Food.” The magazine teamed up with Amanda Haas, founder of the popular website OneFamilyOneMeal.com to put together this colorful, breezy and helpful cookbook. My family enjoyed the Baked Penne with Turkey and the Turkey Sausage Lasagna — and both clock in at less than 400 calories a serving.

  • From the food editor: Getting your bacon fix during the aporkalypse Oct 3, 2012 6:24 AM
    How are you preparing for the aporkalypse? Have you started hoarding slabs of applewood-smoked bacon to see you through the predicted bacon shortage brought on by the summer's severe drought? When your salty stash runs out, turn to the TV for your bacon fix. “United States of Bacon” follows California chef Todd Fisher as he crisscrosses the country in search of the most mouthwatering bacon creations.

  • From the Food Editor: Choosing the right glass for the beer and the setting Sep 25, 2012 6:00 AM
    Don’t hoist a stein with your friends just yet. You put some time into finding the right Oktoberfest brew for the occasion, now make sure you have the perfect glass for enjoying that beer. The wrong glass also can destroy the spritzy character of beer and let the foamy head go flat too soon. For those times when a glass glass isn't appropriate for the setting, pick up a reusable Red Party Cup.

  • Just because it looks like a banana, doesn’t mean it is Sep 11, 2012 12:46 PM
    Plantains are green to yellow, thick-skinned, peelable fruits that sure look like bananas, but I'd think twice before slicing one onto your morning cereal or topping it with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

  • From the Food Editor: Frugal family dinners and turning ice pops into chicken wings Sep 5, 2012 7:24 PM
    If you've feeling the pinch of higher grocery prices consider investing $17.99 for a copy of "The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook," Daily Herald Food Editor Deborah Pankey says. Or if you want to get creative -- or impress your young cooks -- check out a chicken wing recipe using Blue Bunny Bomb Pops.

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