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Monica Eng
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Where do public radio types like to drink coffee in Chicago? Find out the smart delicious places here. 
We asked you for your favorite coffeehouses and brews. And boy did you answer.
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Louisa and I visited a spot for Mexican Lenten treats and Google pieced together this video set to weirdly porno-ey music. The offerings seem more inviting than ever. 
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In the name of cultural understanding and Fat Thursday, it's time to start eating paczki tomorrow again. Here's my story from last year with an awesome paczki polka!

Jelly doughnuts will be showing up all over Chicago today as we celebrate the first of two pre-lenten Paczki Days in our city. Chewing the Fat co-hosts Monica Eng and Louisa Chu explore why Chicago ge
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The Ramen episode is here at last. Here's your opportunity to judge me as a parent for taking my kids to midnight ramen in Milwaukee. Learn the three hallmarks of a great ramen joint. And learn the future of ramen with Peter Meehan. Plus will I eat a ramenritto? https://soundcloud.com/chewingthefat/ctf-ep-49-ramen-lucky-peach-editor-peter-meehan-slurping-turtle-chef-takashi-and-ramenritto
Chewing the Fat slurps the fat on this Ramen episode. Co-hosts Louisa Chu and Monica Eng talk to Lucky Peach magazine editor and ramen expert Peter Meehan. And they visit Slurping Turtle, where Top Ch
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Get Thanksgiving cooking tips and memories from Marcus Samuelsson, Mario Batali, Karen Page, Dorie Greenspan and more on the newest Chewing the Fat.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Chewing the Fat family, and we’re bringing our Season Four premiere episode! Co-hosts Louisa Chu and Monica Eng serve main dish conversations with chef Marcus Samuelsson, T
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Fitness club chain Life Time believes it lies in serving food free of artificial ingredients and other additives. ;
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Cliff Rome aims to bring back Bronzeville dining and culture on lamb sausage and peach cobbler at a time. Hear his story bookended by Otis Clay and Sam Cooke. https://soundcloud.com/chewingthefat/ctf-bonus-h-dogs-chef-cliff-rome?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email
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I saw it as a moment to read on the couch. But Binky saw it as the perfect moment for a baby bok choy attack.
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Sealed these beets up in a little foil envelope and let them slow braise next to a dutch oven of oxtail ragu for a few hours. Heaven.
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Lots of rabbit snuggling and cooking today. Very thankful.
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Ed & Erv’s, on Touhy Avenue, furnished high-grade meats and meals to neighborhood families for generations. But owner Denny Mondl says business has slowed, and its time to hang up his apron.
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One Chicago area school banishes 7 deadly sins from lunchroom.  Will kids still eat the food? I report here.  http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/whats-key-better-school-food-111051
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Producer for WBEZ Chicago Public Media.
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  • WBEZ
    producer, present
    Produce segments on health, food, nutrition, policy, sustainability, ethnic culture and consumer issues.
  • Chicago Tribune
    reporter, 1996 - 2013
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Reporter & Producer on food policy, health, sustainability, consumer issues and ethnic culture for WBEZ Chicago Public Media.
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Monica Eng is a long time Chicago journalist.
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    English Literature, 1987 - 1991
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Your favorite Chicago coffee shops
www.wbez.org

We asked you for your favorite coffeehouses and brews. And boy did you answer.

Eating dog food with a TV star
articles.chicagotribune.com

My first experience eating dog food -- kibble and a biscuit on a grade school dare -- left me with no yearning for seconds. But if the food

Chicago Public Schools closed due to cold for Jan. 7
www.wbez.org

Chicago Public Schools has cancelled classes for Wednesday, Jan. 7.

The courtship of black votes: Is it working?
www.wbez.org

With the race for governor of Illinois in a statistical neck and neck, black voters may be a deciding factor in who wins.

NRDC: Press Release - Appeals Court Allows Industry Misuse of Antibiotic...
www.nrdc.org

NEW YORK (July 24th, 2014) – In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat

Chicago Food Swap lets foodies diversify their diet
www.wbez.org

You never know what kind of food you are going to find and swap at monthly Chicago food swaps.

Farmers markets in Chicago vary in offerings because of different missions
www.wbez.org

Some farmers markets sell local, sustainable produce while others sell imported produce.

Hot Doug's closing for good in October
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Owner Doug Sohn announces "permanent vacation" starting Oct. 3

The 'fountain of youth' at Schiller Woods
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True believers are regularly pumping water from a forest preserve well. Is the water tasty? Sure. Medicinal? Hmm ...

Private company rakes in millions more from Chicago's parking meters
www.chicagoreader.com

Chicago Parking Meters LLC, which controls the city's street parking system, brought in $135.6 million in 2013.

Who makes Chicago's Top 5 croissants?
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A fresh new batch of excellent French bakeries makes finding the best a tough call.

CPS doesn’t know how much sugar is in kids’ meals
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Federal rules don’t require districts to track sugar levels in school food.

Organic foods sold by Walmart create fear among some organic farmers and...
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What will the retail giant's new organic line mean for local farmers and consumers? ;

Chemical found on U.S. apples banned in Europe over safety concerns
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American apple growers and EPA say it’s safe to use.

Do kids belong out late in adult restaurants?
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;Various cultures see the issue differently.

Has a decade of school food reform resulted in healthier lunches?
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Not if you judge from the processed foods that dominate districts like Chicago Public Schools.

Roger Ebert appreciation
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As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before - stopping everything to crank out a

CPS reveals that the only ingredients in its chicken nuggets are...chick...
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The school district turns over documents to WBEZ that make true ingredients impossible to know.

CPS reveals that the ingredients in its chicken nuggets are--chicken nug...
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The school district turns over documents to WBEZ that make true ingredients impossible to know.

5 'Good Food' discoveries in Chicago
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Monica Eng sampled her way through three days of food events and came out excited by fresh takes on bacon, burgers, kale, lentils and even l