| Mar 27, 2011
The chickpea, a hardy perennial, grows in a sturdy pod called a tin. The standard cultivar matures at 15 to 151/2 ounces.
The dwarf variety tops out at 10 ounces. Crack open either can to reveal the same interior: a cluster of creamy, pale, round nubs....
| Apr 13, 2011
Most people have a repertoire of about a dozen most often eaten meals. If your mealtime is suffering from a lack of culinary creativity, infuse your favorite recipes with new life. The right topping can change a humdrum dish into a culinary feast fit...
| Oct 28, 2010
Dear Culinary SOS: A group of us went to enjoy the draft beers on tap at Mediterraneo Restaurant & Bar in Hermosa Beach earlier this month and were transfixed by the wonderful spicy black bean hummus. If you can get the recipe … spice-loving...
| Dec 1, 2010
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: Adapted from Mediterraneo in Hermosa Beach
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more to taste
1/4 cup chopped garlic, more to...
| Dec 16, 2010
Trying to eat a warm, doughnut-size meat pie from Beijing Pie House with any sort of decorum is a real challenge. They're probably best consumed leaning over a huge plate or the kitchen sink, because the garlicky juices spurt out in every direction the...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 9:00 AM
Centered Chef Food Studios
1715 W. Chicago Ave.
Dick Pond Athletics Champions Run
Saturday, August 21
9:00 am race start
Chicken Shawarma with Mango Chunda...
| Aug 19, 2010
Dark chocolate, date and sesame pops
Total time: About 20 minutes, plus freezing time
Servings: Makes about 6 to 8 popsicles, depending on the size of the mold
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from...
| May 11, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Any cook wanting to expand her horizons (or revel in flavors of her homeland) must go to Patel Brothers, the vast Indian supermarket at 330 Connecticut Ave. in Norwalk. This new outpost in the franchise that operates 50 Indian grocery stores in the United...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:25 PM
I don’t know about you, but anything called a tahini chicken salad sandwich piques my curiosity. So I made my way down to the recently opened Tanya’s Lunch Box on Glendale Avenue to try one.
It’s a crispy, flavorful, unique sandwich...
| May 11, 2009
| 8:51 AM
Roti Mediterranean Grill is opening its third location and hosting a benefit for Northern Illinois Food Bank on April 7 in conjunction with a new store opening in Vernon Hills. Everyone who brings in 5 non-perishable food items to the new restaurant on...
| Sep 23, 2008
| 2:46 PM
MAYBE THE evolution of the Israeli food scene over the last 25 years isn't the first thing that crosses your mind when you think about contemporary Israel. Maybe you're not even sure what Israeli cuisine is. But if it piques your interest, especially in...