| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:00 PM
MADISON, Wis. — Driving six hours round trip for a one-day visit to a farmers market might seem foolish, especially when there are plenty of decent ones in the Chicago area.
But the Saturday Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison, Wis., not only...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Are you hosting a party this holiday season? Let the library help with ideas for planning, preparing and throwing an unforgettable gathering.
"The Butler Speaks" by Charles MacPherson is a guide to stylish entertaining and etiquette ideas to help you...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Anyone who's bitten into a ripe apricot, peach or plum understands the juicy scents of summer. But today's perfumers have created fragrances that make fruity essences available all year long.
Fancy an olfactory plate of ripe figs? L'Artisan's Figuier...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Salt & Straw ice cream at Joan's: Beginning Friday, Joan's on Third will serve Salt & Straw ice cream by the scoop. Salt & Straw of Portland, Ore., was named one of Saveur’s favorite ice creams, a Sunset magazine "Best of the West" selection, a...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Lonely Planet's "Food Lover's Guide to the World" ($39.99) is not the sort of book one tosses in a carry-on or backpack along with a toothbrush and passport. It measures roughly 9 by 11 inches and weighs more than 3 pounds.
Yet it's a must-have for...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Osteria Francescana, a modern establishment operated by chef Massimo Bottura with just 12 tables in the northern Italian city of Modena, has been named Europe's finest in the Daily Meal website's inaugural list of the 101 Best Restaurants in Europe....
| Dec 16, 2012
Your face says it all: You are starting to panic. Don't. If you're shopping for a traveler, you might just find the answer to your gift-giving conundrum in these pages. Our team of travelers has tested items large and small, pricey and affordable, and...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Can't crimp? The pros at the Crisco Pie Hotline are back to serve up expert pie-baking advice, recipes and tips year round and for extended hours during the Thanksgiving season.
I like this one. The InSinkErator site has a good page on how to repair a...
| Apr 25, 2013
A wave of new Mexican restaurants opening over the past two months has us wondering whether there's something in the water. Tequila, maybe? We enlisted a team of taco-and-guac obsessives to fill up and report back on three new entries and got the...
| Apr 25, 2013
2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620
Rating: !!!! (out of four) Already hot
Since opening about a month ago in the former Sabor Saveur space in Ukrainian Village, Takito Kitchen has tried to shine in an already taco-saturated neighborhood....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...