It's true, roasted vegetables are pretty irresistible in their own right; they hardly need a helping hand. But try this tasty trio and you'll want to give them one anyway. This is the finishing touch that brings spicy crunch to your favorite fall side. Try it once and I'm sure you'll want to use it to amp up the flavor on everything from roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes to cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
In celebration of Octoberfest--and my latest beer-themed episode of
Chicago's Best--I wanted to do a round-up of the best local, craft beers to
check out. Since chefs are known for having discerning palates and also
consuming a decent amount of alcohol, it made perfect sense for me to check
in with my chef friends and other food and beverage experts around the
city. Below, I've assembled their recommendations to give you guys a good ...
Keep a few containers of homemade soup in the freezer and suddenly the long winter ahead doesn't seem so bad after all. That's because you can rest assured that you have a solid supply of sustenance to warm you to your bones. It's easy enough to make a double batch of your favorite and squirrel away half to defrost and simmer up again for another day, but there are a few keys to successfully freezing soup. Here's what to be mindful of.
The next time you're at the farmers' market, look for these five hidden gems: Dandelion & Quince will be your go-to cookbook for all things "unusual."
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