Recipes for today’s cooking demonstration at the Chicago Botanic Garden

This weekend is the Heirloom Tomato Weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and they have graciously asked me to demonstrate some heirloom tomato recipes for their Garden Chef Series. There are two demonstrations, at 1:30 and 2:30, so time is a little bit limited and we are doing two simple recipes that compliment each other […]

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Anatomy of a Dish: Reezy-Peezy, ca. 1730

Here in the North, there are certain foods folks think of when Southern cooking comes to mind, and many of them are truly iconic American edibles – fried chicken, biscuits, grits, peach cobbler, gumbo, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, okra, and such – but the view onto the Southern table is perhaps a bit muddled […]

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Recipes for Saturday’s Green City Market Cooking Demonstration

Even with all of the spectacular meat vendors at the Green City Market, I have to say what the market never fails to do is bring out the vegetable lover in me. I’ll leave the market with a dizzying variety of fruits and vegetables and ambitious plans to utilize them. This Saturday, we’ll once again […]

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