Quick and Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

Quick and Easy Turkey Tetrazzini

  Did you know that the “tetrazzini” in Turkey Tetrazzini signifies a pasta dish with cream sauce? The creamy dish with turkey, noodles, mushrooms and peas is named after Italian coloratura soprano Luisa Tetrazzini, for whom it was first made. You could also choose to make it with chicken   This turkey tetrazzini recipe is […]

Ramen Burger Hype or Not?

Ramen Burger Hype or Not?

  We had the chance to sample the ramen burger last week at the Chicago Food Film Festival. The Ramen Burger, created by Keizo Shimamoto, has been called everything from a sham to the best thing someone ever ate. The nay-sayers are questioning Ramen Burger’s ability to “manipulate” the media. We have to say that […]

Surprising Sandwich Finds

Surprising Sandwich Finds

  Sandwiches are a kind of universal lunch delight. They can be cheap and cheerful or extravagant and pricey. Whether a bun, roll, wrap or flatbread surrounds  deliciousness inside, sandwiches provide a little joy, just by being themselves. But even if you recognize their kind, we don’t want you to take for granted the fact […]

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 […]