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  • Candy crushes from Halloweens past

    Candy crushes from Halloweens past
    Gale Gand, the renowned pastry chef, restaurateur, TV personality and cookbook author, credits the Halloweens of her youth for cultivating one of her more eccentric tastes. "My mom did popcorn in little bags for trick-or-treaters — which you...
  • GrubHub CEO, Chicago Ventures back food-media startup Morsel

    GrubHub CEO, Chicago Ventures back food-media startup Morsel
    Chicago-based food media startup Morsel announced an $800,000 seed-funding round Tuesday, led by Chicago Ventures and backed by GrubHub co-founder and CEO Matt Maloney, who will act as chairman of the company. The social media-style app aims to engage...
  • Dining briefs: Beard dinner, Joly wins, Cantu does beer

    Dining briefs: Beard dinner, Joly wins, Cantu does beer
    All-star collaboration: Last year, the James Beard Foundation took its act on the road with a pop-up culinary series called "Taste America." For this year’s stop in Chicago, the chefs involved are a veritable all-star team. The event will be held at...
  • Trotter to be honored at fundraiser

    Trotter to be honored at fundraiser
    Chef Charlie Trotter will be honored on the one-year anniversary of his death with an Emeril Lagasse-hosted fundraiser to benefit the education foundation established in Trotter’s name. “A Toast to Charlie Trotter” is scheduled for...
  • Celebrate National S'mores Day — every day!

    It’s hard to beat the classic combo of marshmallows + chocolate + graham crackers, but if you’re looking for a new way to enjoy this tasty treat, try these fresh takes. Make “campfire cones,” a.k.a. s’mores in sugar cones...
  • Food Network in Concert chefs name their favorite musicians

    Food Network in Concert chefs name their favorite musicians
    Are you ready to gorge? I can’t hear you, Chicago. I said, ARE YOU READY TO GORGE? Food Network Magazine’s first annual Food Network in Concert takes place Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park and will not only treat guests to music from...
  • Charlie Trotter: Remembering Chicago's fine-dining godfather

    Charlie Trotter: Remembering Chicago's fine-dining godfather
    I was 6 years old when Charlie Trotter opened his restaurant. While I was chomping on PBJ school lunches in 1987, he was creating elaborate multi-course meals that would earn countless awards and put Chicago on the map as a fine-dining destination....
  • Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success

    Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success
    Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine”...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: New Year's Day brunch

    Phil Vettel recommends: New Year's Day brunch
    I admit to an irrational fondness for New Year's Day pajama brunches. The idea of showing up for brunch in one's pjs has a certain quirky charm, and when the entire dining room, including staffers, is doing the same — let's just say that one year at...
  • Bali bathed in culture, relaxation

    Bali bathed in culture, relaxation
    "There is no difference between my job and my life," said "Top Chef Just Desserts" host Gail Simmons. "It's one big blur, and it's all delicious. I travel and seek out great food. That's kind of how I plan my trips and my life." Born in Toronto and...
  • James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Patrick Fahy leaving Blackbird

    James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Patrick Fahy leaving Blackbird
    Patrick Fahy, the James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef at Blackbird and Avec, will be leaving his post next month. Fahy wasn’t ready to divulge his future plans, but he said he hopes to stay in Chicago restaurants or hotels. Fahy said he would...