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  • 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...
  • Chicago area farmers markets: Send us your listings

     Chicago area farmers markets: Send us your listings
    Dust off your canvas tote bags: In less than a month, farmers market season opens in the Chicago area. Good Eating will publish our annual roundup of city and suburban markets on May 6. Now is the time to send us listings. If you are in charge of a...
  • 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...
  • Menu items claim to put the over in 'hangover'

    Menu items claim to put the over in  'hangover'
    While there's no cure (yet) for the morning-after misery that comes from a night of too many drinks, there are a few popular coping mechanisms. One of these is indulging in a comforting, alcohol-absorbing meal during this suffering, which usually...
  • Eat this: catfish tacos

    Eat this: catfish tacos
    Catfish tacos: At Luella's Southern Kitchen in Lincoln Square, the tea is sweetened, the chicken is fried and the employees represent the ideal of Southern hospitality. Chef/owner Darnell Reed, who previously worked as a chef for Hilton Worldwide, named...
  • Replacing a missing cabbage (and ketchup) soup recipe

    Replacing a missing cabbage (and ketchup) soup recipe
    Q: I am looking for a cabbage soup receipt but not just any cabbage soup. Omega restaurant (Golf Road just north of Milwaukee Avenue) makes the most delicious soup but won't part with the recipe. Can you find this for me? The only clue I have is that...
  • 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...
  • Revolution Brewing's Fist City is an ideal, juicy pale ale

     Revolution Brewing's Fist City is an ideal, juicy pale ale
    What it is: Revolution Brewing's Fist City pale ale was first released last summer as a collaborative creation between the Chicago brewery and Wicker Park hipster taco-whiskey heaven Big Star. It was intended to be a one-time offering, and on tap only...
  • 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...