I see signs of spring in Chicago...a couple of daffodils basking in an unseasonably warm April day. A welcome sight after a very, very long and cold Chicago winter. Got up early this Saturday morning to make a trip to the farmers' market in hopes o
Srping has sprung well alledgedly anyway. All the lovely new produce is hitting the shops and we did have an unseasonable warm spell last week. Shame I'm now sitting here with a huge cup of tea and in my winter hoodie trying to warm up.
I guess you could say my relationship with the venerable pig began when I was kid. I can?t remember exactly how old I was when I saw my first dead pig, but I can say with certainty where it was: in our basement. Every year, my father would buy a pig, shar
A market in Manila. These mallard duck eggs are cured in salt solution for about 18 days. Hence, they are quite salty. The yolks from these eggs are found inside traditional Chinese mooncakes. These eggs are eaten throughout Southeast Asia. When I
Just this last weekend, I catered a party with one of my close chef friends, Kristen Schumacher. For me, there is nothing more fun than geeking out over cook books while planning a dinner party menu, especially when your co-chef is also a fan of local