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  • Attention young bookworms!

    Attention young bookworms!
    It's summertime, and school's out. It's time to kick off your shoes, settle into a relaxing place and read the day away. Then, be a critic. Tell us what you thought of a book you recently read, and you could be published in Printers Row Journal. Kids...
  • Puffing up the choux

    Puffing up the choux
    Q: Last time I made pate a choux for chocolate eclairs, I used the same recipe that I've used for 30 years. But for some reason, they did not puff up as expected. Any thoughts on what went wrong? —Tom Gull, Oak Park A: A quick call got Tom Gull'...
  • 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...
  • Go away with Helio Castroneves

    Go away with Helio Castroneves
    Brazilian racecar driver Helio Castroneves has already won the Indianapolis 500 three times and he's gunning for a fourth Indy title this year. "It's a great race and such an honor to compete in it," says the 36-year-old champion. "I'm very grateful...
  • Help for the kitchen newbie

    Help for the kitchen newbie
    Q: After 59 years of enjoying her wonderful cooking, my wife is no longer able to cook for me. I can't keep making sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I look at recipes and don't understand some of the lingo and most have too many ingredients....
  • Elie Wiesel a beacon for human rights

    Elie Wiesel a beacon for human rights
    For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world, writing and advocating on human rights issues in the wake of his tragic experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust. His book "Night," recalling the terrors of the Auschwitz...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
  • Correcting a recipe

    Correcting a recipe
    Q: I have the original clipping for Abby Mandel's "Winter minestrone with squash" recipe printed in the Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, Home & Garden section of the Chicago Tribune. I have made this wonderful soup many times, but I have always been confused by the...
  • Hungry for 'Grandma's bread'

    Hungry for 'Grandma's bread'
    Q: Sometime in the early '70s (1970-1974) the Tribune published "Grandma's bread" recipe. I made it several times and loved it. As I recall, the recipe contained whole wheat, rye, cornmeal and probably white flours. The bread baked to a warm golden brown....
  • Fear of frying

    Fear of frying
    Q: I have been wondering for a while now if you can substitute frying with baking. If you can substitute, what temperature should the oven be? I will readily admit to being terrified of frying and I have no idea what to do with the leftover oil. If a...
  • 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...
  • Looking for aunt's date brownies

    Looking for aunt's date brownies
    Q: Can you direct me to where I can find a brownie-type recipe from the 1950s that was made with chopped dates?  It is a childhood favorite I used to make with my Aunt Anne. She is long passed away. I think it was a Hershey recipe? I have looked at...