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Public, in NoLIta, Will Close in June

In 2003, when Public opened in NoLIta, it was something of a game changer. Now it’s doing something all too common: shutting its doors.

Paczki day specials from 30 Chicago restaurants and bakeries

Fat Tuesday is a big holiday. In the sense of weight, sure, but also in stature, featuring blowout parties steeped in tradition and, of course, lots of food right before dawn of Lent. In Chicago, the stature takes the form of long lines for said food, specifically paczki, the deep-fried Polish...

This Filter Paper Stops Fruit from Going Bad

Developed by packaging company It’s Fresh, the small squares of paper absorb ethylene—the ripening hormone in fruit—to slow down the maturation process and keep produce fresh for longer.

Black tea for dark times – and caramel, too

51 minutes agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

In the part of the country where I live, drought country, we are now in full winter rainy day mode. It’s a time when I hanker for the deep dark robust teas of India—rich malty Assams, forgiving Nilgiris, even the CTC teas that vaunted tea connoisseurs might spurn. I want … Continue reading ? The post Black tea for dark times – and caramel, too appeared first on T Ching.

The Challenge of Accessing Birth Control in the Military

Many women want to stop their periods while in the field, but getting the means to do so can be difficult.

It's Not Delivery, It's 22 Homemade Pizza Recipes

We've got tons of pizza recipes, from New York-style and Neapolitan pies to French bread pizza done right.

Chef’s Night Out: Honey Butter Fried Chicken

There is a heavenly place in Chicago where you can have fried chicken slathered in honey butter and, naturally, it’s called Honey Butter Fried Chicken. When Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski met in culinary school, after both pursuing other careers, they started hosting an underground supper club in their apartments, known as Sunday Dinner Club. […]

Flying Dog 2017 Tropical Bitch Belgian IPA

The post, Flying Dog 2017 Tropical Bitch Belgian IPA, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Last year, Maryland’s Flying Dog released a fruity twist on their flagship Raging Bitch Belgian IPA. Tropical Bitch, at that time, used […] The post, Flying Dog 2017 Tropical Bitch Belgian IPA, first appeared on The Barley Blog.

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: February 23 - February 28

And so the time comes to close out yet another month. Say goodbye to one of winter's cruel months with a beer event or five. And as you review the calendar, don't forget They...

Beet Pesto Recipe for Hot Pink Pasta

iStock/zaziedanslacuisine If you eat with your eyes first, feast on this: hot pink beet pesto. Traditional pesto is infused with basil, making it green and aromatic. The following pesto recipe, however, nixes the basil and replaces it...Show More Summary

Second dairy – Cozy Vale Creamery – pulls raw milk for E. coli

For the second time this month unpasteurized raw milk is being pulled from retail dairy cases in Washington because of E. coli contamination. This time it’s Cozy Vale Creamery of Tenino, WA. The Washington State Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered the contamination in a sample of the dairy’s raw milk and is working with the... Continue Reading

Ready Pac recalls 30 tons of salad; Listeria risk in cheese

Ready Pac Foods Inc. is recalling almost 30 tons of single-serve salad bowls because they contain cheese that the lead company’s supplier has recalled because of Listeria monocytogenes. The 59,225 pounds of Ready Pac’s “Puro PicanteShow More Summary

Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella Recalled

Mount Olive, NJ-based Fratelli Beretta USA Inc. Wednesday recalled approximately 468 pounds of mortadella product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product...Show More Summary

Illinois new raw milk rules get first legislative tests

Three bills introduced into the Illinois General Assembly loosen up cottage food sales and promote farmers markets, but apparently are not intended to alter the state’s new raw milk law. Illinois in 2016 aligned itself with the surrounding states of Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin by prohibiting any retail sales of milk without pasteurization. On-farm sales... Continue Reading

State confirms E. coli in more raw milk from Pride & Joy

It is unclear whether Pride & Joy Creamery will expand its current recall of unpasteurized raw milk now that state officials have revealed additional positive test results for E. coli in the dairy’s milk. On Feb. 8, the Toppenish, WA, dairy recalled all of its raw milk with best-by dates from Feb. 10 through Feb.... Continue Reading

Niepoort’s Clos de Crappe: an unusual, remarkable wine

You can’t put Dirk Niepoort in a box. He’s not your standard winemaker. Who releases a wine called ‘Clos de Crappe’ with the description ‘technically a disaster’? (See above from the Niepoort website.) As Dirk explains in the film below, Clos de Crappe was originally a wine made with a view to producing a slightly [...]

Alton Brown's Tips For Making the Perfect Margarita Are Hilariously Unexpected

The absolutely definitive margarita method for #nationalmargaritaday A post shared by Alton Brown (@altonbrown) on Feb 22, 2017 at 2:52pm PST There are many different ways to make the perfect margarita, but Food Network chef Alton Brown says he has the "absolutely definitive" margarita recipe. Show More Summary

This Simple, Salty, Super-Umami Salad Has Just Five Ingredients

Oven-roasted tomatoes and anchovies pack this two-step salad recipe with seriously huge flavor.

Peeps-Flavored Oreos Don't Taste Like We Expected - but You Should Try Them Anyway

Oreos With Marshmallow Peeps Flavor Creme ($5) are rolling out to shelves nationwide, and POPSUGAR received a first taste. Before we dive into our review, let it be known this is what inspired Oreo to develop such a wild flavor. In an...Show More Summary

Taking sodas out of SNAP: the debate

I’m out of the country for a few weeks (México) and missed the House hearing on whether SNAP-eligible food items should continue to include sugary beverages. From what I gather, most witnesses opposed any change in the program, with one from the American Enterprise Institute the lone holdout. As I discussed in the chapter on […]

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