Monthly Archives: January 2008

FoodCandy Shows Us The Love

I received an e-mail over the weekend that FoodCandy would be featuring my recent review of Skinny Bitch in the Kitch on the front page of their esteemed website.  Just thought I’d return the love by sending people over to … Continue reading

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Graham Elliott Opens Graham Elliott

It turns out my source, who I never doubted, was right.  This just in from Dish: Graham Elliot Bowles, the supremely talented four-star chef at Avenues (Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior St.; 312-573-6754) for the past four years, is leaving … Continue reading

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Macaroni and Four Cheeses & A Skinny Bitch Book Review

Well, who would have known that a series of books called Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bitch In The Kitch actually promoted a healthy vegan diet, and weren’t just another lame-ass self improvement series?  Not me, that’s for sure.  The title … Continue reading

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Chicago Chef Gossip

I received some second, possibly third, hand industry gossip that Graham Elliott Bowles of Avenues may be opening his own restaurant over at an empty space on Huron sometime in the near future.  Is it true?  Is one of Chicago’s … Continue reading

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Cantu Motos Up Some Raccoon Roadkill

I know, by blog standards, I’m late to the game with this, but the Chicago Tribune story about Chef Cantu cooking up some raccoon at Moto just has to be shared with as many people as possible. Now, even being … Continue reading

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Chicago Reader Goes Green

The new issue of the Chicago Reader not only has an interesting article on restaurants in the area, and their attempts to “go green”, but also a fairly thorough list of vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants around Chicago.  Check it … Continue reading

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Seen Around The Net

It’s always interesting to see where your Flickr photos show up. I was bored at work today and did some Googlin’ as I tend to do; only to discover these sites that linked to a couple of my food photos. … Continue reading

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Recipe – Clear Soup with Spinach and Tofu

I was asked by a friend to post this recipe for a soup that she still talks about nearly a decade after I first made it. It’s a simple Thai soup that’s both hearty yet light (Is that possible?). It’s … Continue reading

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The Borrowed Earth Cafe – Downer’s Grove

Here’s a bit of a conundrum for me. I’m recommending a place that I didn’t enjoy. I know. It sounds crazy, but stay with me. I just hate, really *really* hate, raw/macrobiotic food. I believe that not all oils are … Continue reading

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S’mores Cookies

My friend sent me this recipe asking if I’ve ever tried something like it before. I hadn’t, but that didn’t stop me from going right out for the supplies and making them this morning. I did tart them up a … Continue reading

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