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  • Chicago area farmers market season opens

     Chicago area farmers market season opens
    Some 150 farmers markets, at least seven of them new this year, will bring the bounty of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan to Chicago and suburban shoppers hungry for just-picked fresh produce after a record-setting cold winter (and spring, brrr)....
  • Bell's Pumpkin Peach Ale a '(screw) you' to Anheuser-Busch ad

     Bell's Pumpkin Peach Ale a '(screw) you' to Anheuser-Busch ad
    Bell's Brewery only made 48 bottles of its newest beer, but that's because it is about a message as much as what's inside the bottle. "It's a (screw) you to Anheuser-Busch," Bell's founder Larry Bell said. "Because they sent us a (screw) you." Bell'...
  • Mint cookie request sparks surprises

    Mint cookie request sparks surprises
    Q: My grandmother used to make a drop cookie (back in the '50s and '60s) that had a mint wafer in it and a walnut half on top. The walnut may have been her addition, not sure. They were made with Rockwood mint wafers and may have been called Mint...
  • Berries to barrels, when Journeyman says local, it means local

     Berries to barrels, when Journeyman says local, it means local
    Drink local. That's the motto you often hear when talking about craft spirits. But the odd thing about craft spirits is, they often have little connection to the place where they were distilled. Regardless of where they're produced, the raw...
  • Slow cooker woes: If it doesn't fit, can I still use it?

    Slow cooker woes: If it doesn't fit, can I still use it?
    Q: Can I use a 5-quart slow cooker insert in a 7-quart base? I don't know if I can and can't seem to find the answer online — please help me! —Sam Anderson, Princeton, La. A: I posed the question to Mark Scarbrough, co-author with Bruce...
  • Mindy Segal shares her obsession in new cookbook 'Cookie Love'

     Mindy Segal shares her obsession in new cookbook 'Cookie Love'
    Mindy Segal has this great look she gives you, a look that says "What are you, a *#%$ idiot?" It is her default look, and pretty adaptable: She can deliver it with a smile, or a frown, with an air of puzzlement, or a hint of generosity. It is a reassuring...
  • Memory of spaghetti sauce sparks search for recipe

    Memory of spaghetti sauce sparks search for recipe
    Q: I've seen your Daley Question column in the Chicago Tribune many times, and with the most current article I am almost hopeful that you could locate a spaghetti sauce recipe featured on the front page of the Trib food section back in the 1990s or...
  • Treasure Island starts 2 farmers markets

     Treasure Island starts 2 farmers markets
    Two new farmers markets are joining Chicago's vibrant warm-weather market scene, thanks to Treasure Island Foods. The grocer is bringing its Urban Islander Farmers Markets, with locally grown and produced items, artisanal products, food trucks, craft...
  • Lost pasta brand sparks Test Kitchen pot-boiler to find best dried spaghetti

    Lost pasta brand sparks Test Kitchen pot-boiler to find best dried spaghetti
    For a busy weekday cook, having a good dried spaghetti in the pantry is about 90% of having dinner made. Dress it with butter and Parmigiano Reggiano, or chopped fresh tomatoes and olive oil, and you have a memorable meal with little more than the time...
  • Drink this: Chicago-born Manhattan

    Drink this: Chicago-born Manhattan
    Chicago Born Manhattan: La Bella Pasteria, established in 1990 but with a storefront dating to 1891, has become a staple of Oak Park, as touted for its vast selection of wines, beers and cocktails as it is for its delicious Southern Italian comfort food....
  • Eat this: Oven-baked oatmeal

    Eat this: Oven-baked oatmeal
    Oven-baked oatmeal: Delia's Kitchen in downtown Oak Park is a breakfast lover's dream: a charming diner-style spot — with a vintage, red "Restaurant" sign glowing over the striped awning, no less — that serves up skillets, scrambles, blueberry...