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  • Bayless brings south-of-the-border food back north

    In Oklahoma, sports are king. When Rick Bayless was a boy and his family was watching sports, he would hop on his bicycle and head to his neighborhood library. There, he would spend hours poring over the library's extensive collection of cookbooks....
  • James Beard Award nominees spring into action

    James Beard Award nominees spring into action
    For the first time in its 25-year history, the James Beard Awards show is leaving New York City and coming to Chicago. Plenty of Chicago area chefs are basking in the glow of the affirmations (award semifinalists were named Feb. 18) and preparations are...
  • Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser

    Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser
    More than a dozen top Chicago chefs will join forces June 4 for the Chefs' Playground, a fundraising event for the Academy for Global Citizenship. The ACG is a Chicago Public Charter School on the city's Southwest Side. Chaired by chef Tony Mantuano...
  • Mitt Romney to speak at Home + Housewares show at McCormick Place

    The former Republican presidential candidate, the Duchess of York, the “Cake Boss,” the “Queen of Southern Cuisine” are scheduled to appear at the International Home + Housewares show taking place Saturday through March 10 at...
  • Northlake seniors grow food in water

    Outside, the temperature is in the teens, but the sunshine that seeps through the glass panes of the rooftop structure make it seem more like the 70s. Inside are rows and rows of tiny plants on white tables with grooves. A pump periodically sends water...
  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'
    Next restaurant, which morphs from one cuisine to another three times each year, has always promised, and always delivered, a culinary adventure. With "Bistro," the 13th menu in Next's glittering four-year career, it is the customer who chooses the...
  • Big moments in theater in 2014

     Big moments in theater in 2014
    In 2014 ... Chicago's Jessie Mueller snagged the role of Carole King in "Beautiful" on Broadway. By June, she had a Tony Award and the Mueller family was on its way to becoming a national theater brand. Seth Meyers, first spotted doing a little show...
  • Rick Bayless' 'Mexico: One Plate at a Time' serves up 10th season on PBS

     Rick Bayless' 'Mexico: One Plate at a Time' serves up 10th season on PBS
    He has three renowned Mexican restaurants in Chicago, five Tortas Frontera outposts (including three at O'Hare International Airport) plus several Frontera Fresco eateries. He's written eight cookbooks, and his Frontera Foods company makes sauces,...
  • Closeness in the kitchen for Bannos family

    Closeness in the kitchen for Bannos family
    I couldn't believe that 6 o'clock on a Thursday night was a good time to connect with the father-and-son Bannos team, but I was assured that it was best for getting them in the same place. As I entered The Purple Pig, I started having my doubts about...
  • Andres Padilla of Topolobampo

    Andres Padilla of Topolobampo
    If Rick Bayless is the face and spirit of Topolobampo, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary, perhaps the backbone of the day-to-day operation is Andres Padilla, who has been Topolo's chef de cuisine for the last three years. You can still...
  • Well known Chicagoans name their holiday family classics

    Well known Chicagoans name their holiday family classics
    What makes a holiday film, play or TV show a classic? For many, it's because watching it brings back fond memories of holidays past. For some, it's because the film offers an important message for the season. And there are those who just like spending the...