Founding Foodie

Founding Foodie

    Are you one of the many who believe that the wondrous and beloved Julia Child was the first notable person responsible for introducing the  joys of French cuisine to America? However much she popularized it, Julia was not the first. Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of […]

Chicago Pizza: Thick or Thin?

Chicago Pizza: Thick or Thin?

  Thick or thin? That’s the decision we all have to make. Jon Stewart recently started a nationwide debate about pizza. It’s certainly not a new argument. Chicago and New York have been fighting about who has better pizza for a bazillion years. But since Chicago is our home town we feel the need to […]

Turkey Around The World

Turkey Around The World

  No matter how you slice it, Turkey is a treasured part of many Thanksgiving dinners. While the wild turkey is native to North America, it was imported to Europe by the Spaniards, passing through Turkey, the country, which is how the bird got its name; Native Americans called it “peru.”   Interestingly, it seems […]

The Legacy of James Beard

The Legacy of James Beard

  If you’re ever in New York City, treat yourself to one of the best experiences of your life and attend a dinner at the James Beard House. James Beard, known as the “Dean of American Cookery, ” born in Portland, Oregon in 1903, was a culinary pioneer on many fronts. When it’s time to […]

Passionate Profiteroles

Passionate Profiteroles

    If you’ve spent any time around French cuisine, you know that the art of French pastry is full of passion and delight. It can also take a lot of time, patience and technique. Sometimes, you just want to finish off a meal with something sweet without buying a dessert from the local patisserie […]

Eat a Dublin Lawyer for Lunch!

Eat a Dublin Lawyer for Lunch!

    Sometimes, the name of a dish is just so much fun, it almost doesn’t matter what the food tastes like. Since we have a particular soft spot for those in the legal profession, we couldn’t overlook a “dish for two” known as the Dublin Lawyer that is said to be named after the […]

A Little Italian Gem in Spain

A Little Italian Gem in Spain

  Sometimes when you visit a place like Spain you look forward to the delectable jamon Iberico de bellota, the manchego cheese or the multitude of delicious tapas to try. However, if you’re in a destination for some time you may want to stray into other cuisines, just like the locals do. We had that […]

Milwaukee: A Midwest Wonder

Milwaukee: A Midwest Wonder

  When you think of the midwest your thoughts might immediately go to Chicago or Minneapolis. If you look a bit deeper you might find that Milwaukee, Wisconsin just might surprise you with its tasty food culture. There are plenty of ways this proud midwestern town shows off its food and beverage chops. From an […]

It Is The Great Pumpkin–Soup!

It Is The Great Pumpkin–Soup!

    One of the best things about the fall for those of us who are pumpkin lovers is the combination of readily available pumpkins and the time-tested time-saver, the slow cooker. We’ve found that one of our favorite things to do while passing out candy to a horde of trick-or-treaters is to have something […]

One of the Hottest Barcelona Bars

One of the Hottest Barcelona Bars

  If you’re looking for hot Barcelona Bars look no further than Espit Chupitos. This little bar doesn’t look like much from the outside, in fact, most people would pass it right by, but you will be amazed by the selection of drinks available. This bar specializes in shots and over 200 are available and […]