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  • Hankering for one of those famous Dressel's cakes

    Hankering for one of those famous Dressel's cakes
    I read a small article in the Tribune food section about apple slices and it reminded of an article from several years ago about Dressel's chocolate whipped cream cake. In it, there was mention that a baker from Dressel's was working on a recipe to...
  • A Hyatt boutique

    A Hyatt boutique
    While nowhere as big as its local Hyatt brethren, this upscale boutique hotel oozes cool the moment you step into its dark, mahogany-toned lobby highlighted by an impressive art collection (the "Piazza del Duomo Milan" hanging near the front desk is the...
  • Pound cake goes flat

    Pound cake goes flat
    Q: My whole family has tried to duplicate my grandma's pound cake recipe without any success. It tastes the same but doesn't rise and if becomes a really heavy dense cake. Any idea why the cake won't rise? I want to be able to figure this out and make...
  • Cooking with lavender

    Cooking with lavender
    Q: I got a bunch of dried organic lavender flowers from a local co-op. I have always wanted to cook with lavender but my first attempt to infuse the flavors into a tart was a disappointment. Do you have a suggestion? —Andrew Maselli, Chicago A:...
  • Stephen Sondheim: In his own words, on his own words

    Stephen Sondheim: In his own words, on his own words
    NEW YORK -- At the top of "Look, I Made a Hat," the second half of his exhaustively detailed two-volume set of collected lyrics to such incomparable musicals as "Gypsy" and "Follies," Stephen Sondheim addresses some of the complaints about the first book,...
  • Walking this 'route' will change the way you see this city - and yourself

    Walking this 'route' will change the way you see this city - and yourself
    Good theater can make the strange familiar. Great theater usually makes the familiar strange. And for someone like me who has worked on Michigan Avenue for years, what is more familiar than the city of Chicago? A city one thinks one knows, having lived...
  • When writing about a lovely like Chicago, it's important to keep it real

    When writing about a lovely like Chicago, it's important to keep it real
    This time, Steve Bartman comes to the rescue. For the first half-hour of Theatre Seven's "We Live Here," an original, ensemble-driven, multiauthor homage to the quintessence of the city of Chicago, the show flails around. The early pieces feel...
  • A Chicago tradition from presidents to gangsters

    A Chicago tradition from presidents to gangsters
    Part of a series of mini-reviews of Chicago-area hotels. Chicago is home to many historic hotels, but few may be as storied as the Blackstone. Twelve presidents — from Taft to Carter — have stayed at the Blackstone, some at times of...
  • Apostrophe's lament

    Apostrophe's lament
    Farmers markets are one of summer's simplest, sweetest delights. Unless you care about proper apostrophe placement, in which case they'll wilt your soul like arugula planted in full sun. First off, are they all-inclusive farmers' markets? Apostrophe-free...
  • 'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center

    'Fish Men' is at its best when chess is front and center
    Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
  • Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary

    Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he erred last month when he said tighter protest rules and higher fines for thwarting police would be temporary measures designed just for a pair of spring meetings of international leaders in Chicago."I misspoke, and I...
  • Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs

    Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on residents to help police take back their neighborhoods in the wake of a spate of shootings around Chicago. The mayor said the spike in violence -- including 49 shootings with 10 fatalities last weekend and the Monday...