| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli.
On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Along about now, the grill as a culinary appliance begins to pall. Not that grilling isn't still the preferred summertime cooking method, both for everyday meals and for deck parties. But, still, we get a little nostalgic for fixing a quick supper...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Eggplant has to be one of the most intimidating items at the supermarket. With its monolithic shape and Darth Vader coloring, eggplants are a mystery to many shoppers.
This fruit (yes, fruit) is named after the early varieties that propagated across...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 4:22 AM
I had to work Saturday, which was kind of a bummer but for one thing: I had a morning assignment around the corner from the Waverly Farmers Market. With any luck, I could swing by before returning to the office......
| Nov 29, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Laurel's restaurant scene has widened its landscape with the addition of two more establishments. One showcases a more intriguing menu, while the other aims to satisfy a sweet tooth.
La Mia, at 310 Main St., is in the location that for decades housed...
| May 23, 2013
As legends go in Chicago restaurant kitchens, Majed Diab resides in the deep underground, though within the Middle Eastern community he's something of a minor celebrity. In the 1980s he opened The Nile near 63rd Street and Kedzie Avenue , launched its...
| Jan 26, 2013
What you think about Cortez is going to depend in large part on what you think about crowds, and noise, and screechy jazz, about well-meaning servers who are slightly impatient with the idea of service, and about spending most of an hour leaning up...
| Sep 15, 2012
Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9 to 12
6 tablespoons tahini, stirred in the jar until blended before measuring
3 tablespoons water, more if needed
6 tablespoons date honey (also known as silan or date molasses) or bee honey, more if desired
| Jul 21, 2012
Total time: About 1¼ hours, plus chilling time
Servings: 4 to 6
Note: Serve this dip with fresh pita bread or other Middle Eastern flatbread. You can find tahini paste and Aleppo red pepper at Middle Eastern markets.
2 globe eggplants (about 2 pounds)...
| Dec 1, 2012
Let's say that a correspondent has asked if you have been to the new Wuhan restaurant in San Gabriel, and let's say that you answer him, to save face, with the Internet equivalent of a smile and a nod. It is easy enough to find this restaurant — a...
| Jul 21, 2012
Ramadan is a holiday observed by fasting, but when it's time to eat, the meals can be feasts.
No food or drink is allowed from dawn to dusk during the annual monthlong Muslim period of fasting, which began this year on the evening of July 19. Because...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Have you ever wondered how pastry chefs and doughnut shops are able to pipe those perfectly puffed eclairs and plump jelly doughnuts with their glorious fillings? It takes a very long piping tip....