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  • Subbing fish for chicken in a curry

    Subbing fish for chicken in a curry
    Q: Just out of curiosity: Do you think I can substitute a pound of fish for the chicken in the "Curried Anything" recipe? ("Back in the kitchen," Chicago Tribune, Feb. 15, 2012). I'm concerned about whether fish would be hearty enough to stand up to the...
  • Remarkable Woman: Diane Latiker

    Remarkable Woman: Diane Latiker
    Diane Latiker balked when her mother first suggested she get the neighborhood teens off the street by inviting them into her home. "For the life of me I didn't want to do it," said Latiker, a mother of eight living in the gang-torn Roseland community...
  • '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...
  • Riverfront Theater tent opening to host circus, music and other events

    Riverfront Theater tent opening to host circus, music and other events
    Chicago is to have a big new entertainment venue this summer — a 70-foot-tall, 22,000-square-foot tent that will seat as many as 2,500 patrons who will be served up a variety of populist live shows, including tributes to Elton John, Michael...
  • 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...
  • Lettuce blooms

    Lettuce blooms
    Q: Several years ago in the food section of the Chicago Tribune there was a sidebar on creating a lettuce "rose" or "flower" to display on a buffet. The tiny box had a color photo of a head of lettuce transformed, I believe, into a flower with eight...
  • 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...
  • Why does the gelato taste so creamy?

    Why does the gelato taste so creamy?
    Q: I just had some great coconut gelato at Paciugo at 3241 N. Broadway St. at Melrose. I really like it better than ice cream — it tastes creamier and more savory to me. Yet there's an inscription on the side of the cup that says "70% less fat...
  • Don't break your heart over holiday cookies

    Don't break your heart over holiday cookies
    Q: I have been married for 51-plus years and am not the best cook, but I keep trying. I have a question: When I bake Christmas cookies and put the red heart decorations on the dough, they come out cracked and melted.  What am I doing wrong? —...
  • Using your noodle with noodles

    Using your noodle with noodles
    Q: Why put a bit of oil into pasta dough? Is it taste or to keep the fresh pasta from sticking? My grandmother did not add oil or water. I would (also) like to find out how long to leave fresh pasta on the counter before cooking, maybe in plastic wrap if...
  • Sugar mice for a British Christmas

    Sugar mice for a British Christmas
    Q: Recently while in England I picked up a mold for sugar mice. Do you know any recipes for them? —Allison Gibbons, Chicago A: Sugar mice, complete with cotton thread "tails" are a traditional Christmas candy confection in the United Kingdom. I...
  • Taking a bite out of apple slices

    Taking a bite out of apple slices
    Q: Oh, how I miss Chicago and its bakeries and so much more. My German and Polish friends used to make a large sheet pan of apple slices, somewhat like a pie, had a glaze on top and was cut in squares like a brownie. Have searched and can't find a recipe....