chef’s Table Union Station, Chicago: Get Tickets Please!
The 35th Annual Chicago Restaurateurs for Education Event is “From the Chef’s Table.” This premier Foodie event will feature some of Chicago’s top restaurants and executive chefs.
WHEN: Friday, November 9th, 2012
WHERE: Union Station in Chicago at 500 W. Jackson
To buy your tickets online please click here.
Founded in 1914, the Illinois Restaurant Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, educating and improving the restaurant industry in Illinois.
The foodservice industry in Illinois produces $19.2 billion in annual sales and is the largest private sector employer in the State. The Association’s events provide networking opportunities for members and raise funds for their Educational Foundation Scholarship Initiative. This organization also sponsors The Chicago Gourmet.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
- Chicago Gourmet 2011 “Dine Around” Event is a Mecca for Foodies (vinoconvistablog.wordpress.com)
For Kids Of All Ages: A Very Gooooy Treat!
One of my favorite things about Halloween is being able to use this day as an excuse to eat more dessert, good ol’ Halloween sweet treats. =) Sure you’ll be passing out candy to trick-or-treaters or to your child’s friends and classmates, but is that going to stop you from sneaking in a piece or two? Of course not, it’s Halloween!
If you’re in the giving mood and want to make treats for your family, friends, coworkers, or anyone else really, you definitely have plenty of options in terms of Halloween-themed food ideas. You can obtain inspiration from my Halloween Board, bake Halloween-themed cupcakes, follow my kid-friendly pumpkin recipes, or do an endless Google search for Halloween inspired dishes.
Today, I’d like to disclose to you a simple, quick, affordable, and SHAREABLE Halloween Sweet Treat called Marshmallow Popcorn Cake. This wonderful dessert is colorful, sweet, crunchy, sticky…
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“Food is nation building and back breaking business”
You know you want this!
- Jalapeno Chicken Salad (temptingthyme.com)
- A New Take on Your Favorite Bar Food: Buffalo Chicken Chili with Blue Cheese Crumbles (johannaelsemore.com)
- How to Order Indian Food (apartmentguide.com)
- Indian Spiced Burgers (potlook.wordpress.com)
- Nosh on the Best Food from the Southwest (apartmentguide.com)
- Chuck Steak Cumin Stew (cucinaceri.com)
- We’ve Been Eating Cupcakes Wrong Our Entire Lives (businessinsider.com)
- Baked & Wired Wedding Cupcakes (traveleatrepeat.com)
- Cupcakes can grow leaves (gingercarter.wordpress.com)
- Mishmash Monster Desserts – The Frankenstein Cupcakes are the Perfect Halloween Treat (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
A few weeks ago I made an offhand comment in…well, a comment about making these cupcakes as a way to spit in the eye of all my friends with dietary restrictions. This recipe has animal products, refined sugar, alcohol, gluten…pretty much everything you need to cut people out of dessert time except for nut allergies. The comment was born out of break-up aggravation and anger, and I figured channeling that through defiant cupcake baking was more productive than lashing out or boring my friends. Also, it was my sister-in-law’s early birthday celebration the same weekend and she loves these, so win win! In fact, I first made these when we went bridesmaids’ dress shopping for her wedding two years ago. Cupcakes + prewedding diets = still totally delicious.
Irish car bombs are a pint of Guinness with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream dropped in them and chugged before the…
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Torino 2012 Salone del Gusto
WHEN: The event takes place between October 25-29, 2012.
WHERE: Lingotto Fiere at Via Nizza 280 in Turin, Italy.
Buy TICKETS here.
“Slow Food’s approach to agriculture, food production and gastronomy is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:
GOOD a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;
CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;
FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.”
Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre: A Single Event in 2012 with a network of food communities made up of producers, chefs, Taste Workshops and educational activities. Terra Madre is a network of…
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Cassava or Yucca to the natives:
Lorianna De Giorgio (Toronto Star) writes that “Cassava, a starchy root, has fed some of the poorest nations for centuries” and has proven to be highly resistant to adversity. See excerpts here.
Hundreds of millions of people in Africa depend on it, as do hundreds of millions more in Asia and Latin America. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, cassava accounts for a third of Africans’ total caloric intake. It may soon become even more important: New research suggests it is ideally suited to withstand drought and climate change.
‘Rambo’ of food
Andy Jarvis of the Colombia-based non-profit International Center for Tropical Agriculture, says cassava could be the answer to climate change adaptation in Africa, because cassava is “often the food crop that continues to provide food in periods of the year when other food sources are not available.” Its other selling point? It’s incredibly…
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