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  • Patricia Yeo quietly departs from Big Bowl

    Patricia Yeo quietly departs from Big Bowl
    It was such a noble effort. Lettuce Entertain You hires a national name in Patricia Yeo to run its Big Bowl division and gives her free reign. She came in pushing to elevate Chinese and Thai food from merely orange chicken and green curry. She advocated...
  • Mario Batali: Balsamic, Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

    Mario Batali: Balsamic, Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza
    When the leaves start turning and the nights become longer, I know my little onions are back and ready for some good cooking. I could not be happier. Cipolline are small, flat and pale onions, with mild flesh and papery thin skins. Ranging from pale...
  • Answers to frequently asked wine questions

    Answers to frequently asked wine questions
    My favorite part of any wine talk that I might give is when I'm done — not because the talk is over but because, before it's over, I get to answer people's questions. I loves me my Q&A. Here are some recent questions about wine that I've been asked,...
  • Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table

     Loire reds: Zesty wines that do well at table
    During the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, trillions of oysters as cute as a button — and about that size — called exogyra virgula gave of their lives and shells and, compacted atop each other and other marine fossils, became one of the...
  • 'Slim by Design': Change environment to eat healthy

    'Slim by Design': Change environment to eat healthy
    Brian Wansink has been watching what you eat for almost 30 years. OK, maybe not you, when you're sneaking snacks in the kitchen at 1 a.m. after binge-watching something on Netflix. But the researcher and his teams have watched some of you (both thin and...
  • Indian food quiz: How expert are you?

    Indian food quiz: How expert are you?
    Anupy Singla, a Chicago-based cookbook author, entrepreneur and former journalist, says her new book, "Indian for Everyone" (Agate Surrey, $35), is really meant for everyone. In her introduction, she spells out who "everyone" is: meat lovers and...
  • Half Acre, Haymarket win top beer awards

     Half Acre, Haymarket win top beer awards
    If you were too busy drinking beer this weekend to be thinking much about the subject, you might have missed the fact that Chicago breweries had a small, but solid showing at the annual Great American Beer Festival awards in Denver. The most...
  • Healthy oatmeal muffins are a perfect autumn brunch treat

    Healthy oatmeal muffins are a perfect autumn brunch treat
    Now that we're a good three weeks into autumn, people are beginning to turn their thoughts toward all the holiday entertaining ahead. Thanksgiving is just six weeks away. And then Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year soon follow. That's a lot of cooking....
  • Bourbon County Stout beers: Exclusive preview tasting

    Bourbon County Stout beers: Exclusive preview tasting
    When it came time to brew its 1,000th batch of beer 22 years ago, the Goose Island brewpub on Clybourn Avenue wanted to do something special. So then-brewmaster Greg Hall made the darkest, booziest stout he could and let it sit in a bourbon barrel —...
  • Paniscia recipe: Risotto with sausage and beans

     Paniscia recipe: Risotto with sausage and beans
    Paniscia. The word sat at the top of the menu's short list of first courses. What's this strange word? A pasta shape? I had to know. It is a specialty risotto of the area, explained the waiter at Ristorante Monteariolo, a small place down a narrow...
  • Elizabeth chef working on a second restaurant

    Elizabeth chef working on a second restaurant
    Wanted: Name for a restaurant concept that includes coffee, brioche and pierogi. Iliana Regan, chef and owner of Elizabeth (4835 N. Western Ave., 773-681-0651), is working on a new concept, one that would feature coffee, toast, brioche and brioche...