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  • Civil War camp food? Beer camp? Must be summerJul 8, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Basil and white wine transform cucumbers into a deliciously refreshing accompaniment to sausages and antipasto.

    From the Food Editor: Cool cucumbers, celebratory shots for a fabulous FourthJul 1, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Cilantro and Mesquite Grilled Corn

    Husks make great (natural) corn holdersJun 17, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Veggie Bump is powder made from a variety of quick-frozen vegetables and spices.

    From the Food Editor: Cooking demos, veggies and beerJun 11, 2014 12:00 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.

  • “Weber’s Big Book of Burgers” by Jamie Purviance

    From the Food Editor: Gearing up for the great burger battleJun 4, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Where do you go when you want a great hot dog? Tell us at

    From the Food Editor: Give us your top dogsMay 27, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Whole Foods made the top 10 grocery stores in a survey done by The Daily Meal.

    From the food editor: What's your favorite place to grocery shop?May 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Grecian Orzo Salad is one of Deborah Pankey’s favorite summer side dishes. Share your favorite summer side with her and it could be featured in an upcoming Food section.

    From the Food Editor: Looking for readers’ favorite summer sidesMay 7, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Steamed Carrots with Honey Mint Dressing deserve a place on your plate.

    From the food editor: Making room on the plate for carrots and cornApr 29, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Try make these Triple Berry Scones at home.

    From the food editor: Tips for growing, cooking with strawberriesApr 23, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Swiss Colony and Jelly Belly teamed up to offer palate-pleasing petits fours.

    Jelly Belly petits fours perfect for any celebrationApr 15, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Popcorn cupcakes by Terri Edmunds of Naperville.

    Moving from Challenge contestant to cupcake baker Apr 9, 2014 12:00 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.

  • The George Foreman moves from the kitchen counter to the apartment balcony with its Indoor-Outdoor electric grill. It comes with a removable stand, and the removable cooking grate is large enough to hold 15 servings. $99. Available now on QVC; at brick and mortar stores later this year.

    New kitchen gadgets cater to those who want to be plugged in or unpluggedApr 2, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Chef Lee Wolen is the featured chef for WINGS Taste Takes Flight fundraiser.

    Spreading the word about Peanut Butter and Jelly DayApr 1, 2014 12:00 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.

  • “The Macaroon Bible” by Dan Cohen

    From the Food Editor: Everyone’s a winner in the macaron vs. macaroon debateMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    When is a macaron not a macaron? When it's a macaroon. Deborah Pankey explains how the long 'o' and coconut make all the difference. Also, women can learn how to connect to the land in a field-to-table retreat in Kohler, Wis., with outdoors gal Georgia Pellegrini.

  • Leprechaun Lemonade

    From the Food Editor: Going green, a kid-friendly routeMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kid-friendly Leprechaun Lemonade. Deborah Pankey also tells you how to meet "Whole Grain Mornings" author Megan Gordon and gives you the scoop on Quaker's new Warm and Crunchy Granola.

  • Jamaican Me Blue will lift your spirits during this cold winter.

    From the Food Editor: Tropical tastes in a glass help melt winter bluesMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Deborah Pankey is dreaming of sandy beaches and palm trees, but she'll have to settle for a fruity, umbrella-emblazoned drink on her snowy deck. Celebrity mixologist Kim Haasarud has two books and more than 200 tropical drinks and party shots for Deb to try. That should keep her busy until, say, April 1.

  • Karen Page, author of the award-winning “The Flavor Bible,” will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Charles High School on Saturday.

    St. Charles H.S. to honor alumna for culinary contributionsFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Karen Page, a 1979 graduate of St. Charles High School, will receive the school Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday. Page is a two-time James Beard Award-winning author. Her books, written with husband/chef Andrew Dornenburg, include best sellers “The Flavor Bible” (my copy right now is within arm's reach), “Culinary Artistry,” “Becoming a Chef,” and “What to Drink with What You Eat.” Meet her Saturday afternoon at The Spice House in Geneva.

  • Refuel for more shopping with a glass of wine and a proscuitto platter at Eataly in Chicago.

    Savoring Italy glass by glass, bite by bite at Eataly Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Deborah Pankey recently stopped into Eataly, celeb chef Mario Batali's temple to Italian food and wine in Chicago. She shares a taste.

  • Dark Chocolate Hearts will make your valentine weak in the knees.

    From the Food Editor: Don’t break my heart, vote for my sushi roll Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Calling all sushi fans. Food Editor Deborah Pankey has created a signature roll and you can try it Sunday, Feb. 9, at the "Foodies Show Heart" charity competition at RA Sushi in Lombard. Not a sushi fan? Find out what she thinks of Dark Chocolate Hearts from Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates.

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