There are few things I eat with the big spoon. Tonight’s dish is one of those supreme dishes. I’ve been craving good Chinese food for years. There’s a huge leap between passable Chinese food and that really good spot you’ve been going to for years. I have yet to find that spot, so I have […]Read more "Big spoon pork stir-fry recipe and tips"
Going to experience a tasting menu at a restaurant is a food-lover’s dream, especially if your idea of fine dining is ordering guacamole at Chipotle. What’s an even more unique experience is dining with fellow food lovers. No longer are you the weird one who is photographing your food before consumption. Adamus (10 S. Wabash) […]Read more "Adamus Dinner | Chicago Food Bloggers"
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I have cooked for family. I have cooked for dates. I have cooked for judges. But now it was time to cook for strangers. A few weeks ago I met Jessica, one of the founders of Mealsharing.com, at a meeting for Chicago Food Bloggers. Sharing photos and stories on here is great, but I have been […]Read more "Carbs in the Clouds | Mealsharing for the First Time"
How can I make smoked chicken better? As much as I love tortillas, smoked chicken and assorted fatty meats are my summer go-to. Most weekends I’ll grab a whole chicken or roast for the grill. My summer approach is cook once, eat all weeklong. Much like my #TortillaChallenge, I think of different ways to consume […]Read more "Tortillas are Mini-Plates | Tortilla Challenge"
Sunday has become my “me” day. Household chores that I delayed for a week and vigorous napping are always on the agenda. I’ve added in yoga and grocery shopping. If whether permits I’ll grill enough meat to last through the week. This weekend I started clearing space in the freezer after battling the avalanche of […]Read more "Freezer Finds | Chicken Patties avec Rib Meat"
If at first you don’t succeed making a dish, try, try again. Since returning from Roma I’ve been chasing that perfect carbonara. It’s a diabolically simple dish with only a few ingredients. The first attempt was good but not as creamy as the plate I devoured in Trastevere. Last week at a restaurant in the […]Read more "Chasing Carbonara | Attempt 2"