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  • NICCN
    Need to know: Nomiku
    Nomiku. Perhaps you’ve heard of this San Francisco-based company, perhaps not. Started back in 2012 by the husband and wife team of LIsa Q. and Abe Fetterman along with best friend Wipop Bam Suppipat, Nomiku set off to make an affordable and...
  • Product Review: Dietz and Watson Meats and Cheeses
    Product Review: Dietz and Watson Meats and Cheeses
    In 1939, Gottlieb Dietz founded Dietz and Watson in Philadelphia, PA. Today, Dietz and Watson offers more than 400 products in supermarkets and delis worldwide. Even after 75 years, Dietz and Watson is still family owned and operated. House Party...
  • Portable Camping Stove
    The most affordable & compact camping stove available
    This is a really cool little camping stove. It's small enough to fit into your backpack without taking up much room, but sturdy and durable enough to hold even a cast iron pan without tumbling over. It heats up fairly quick and is ultimately...
  • Tomatoes in a Jar
    Five easy dinners for a busy week
    There is not always time to cook a big meal in the evenings after work. Things get so hectic there is barely time to even think about what to have. These ideas are quick and easy to prepare. Quick meals often utilize leftovers, so keeping some of...
  • Giovanni Rana Ravioli, authentic Italian flavors
    Giovanni Rana Ravioli Challenge brings donations to Northern Illinois Food Bank
    Italian food has a strong family tradition. Some families may have nonna’s favorite gravy recipe while other families swear by their carbona. Even with all the special dishes, the time spent around the table sharing conversation and food is...
  • Steak grilling tips
    Grilled steak tips from a Chicago steakhouse chef
    From the sizzle on the grill to the aroma of the charcoal, a grilled steak can make a carnivore salivate. For the home chef, grilling a perfect steak can be intimidating. Even if you are just cooking for yourself, a certain amount of pressure to...
  • Blossom strawberry shortcake cupcakes
    Blossom strawberry shortcake cupcakes (Easter recipe-and beyond)
    Blossom Strawberry Shortcake CupcakesThese cupcakes are not only a perfect Easter dessert; they can be enjoyed at various times year-round! They're stunningly beautiful, yet are very easy to make. To get started:IngredientsCupcakes1 3/4 cups...
  • Stewed Italian tomatoes with sausage
    Recipe: Stewed Italian tomatoes with sausage
    Besides the fact that they taste good, there are several reasons to eat tomato based sauces. Tomatoes are full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. They contain a healthful dose of vitamin C and iron. Lycopene (an antioxidant that may reduce the...
  • Cestari Kitchen Pro Peeler
    Ceramic vegetable peelers stay sharp
    Cestari Kitchen has solved a problem faced by many home cooks - the frustration of a vegetable peeler that dulls and corrodes as it ages.The Pro Peeler features a razor sharp, precisely calibrated ceramic blade, with a lightweight, perfectly...
  • How to add zest to your cooking
    Adding Flavour: differences between marinades, bastes and barbecue sauces
    It’s absolutely amazing how using any of these flavour-enhancing cooking methods will turn an ordinary food experience into something over the top. There are, indeed, several differences between cooking with barbecue sauces, marinades and...
  • Culinary Academy dishes up food at middle school
    Culinary Academy dishes up food at middle school
    The students brought people to their seats, checked to see if they needed any extra sauces, and poured coffee. The students cooked up breakfast, presented it well, and took money, just like a regular restaurant.It was a Culinary Arts Academy...
  • Cook
    Providing food for the troops on the march
    Feeding the armies in the field was certainly a difficult task. Sometimes weather and the enemy interrupted supply wagons and the food didn’t make it to the army on the march. In that case, the soldiers did their best to forage whatever was...
  • Fun with Food
    The cruising experience: Food is a good reason to go
    Your day might start with a pot of steaming coffee delivered to your bedside, complete with china cups and saucers and linen napkins.A little later, saunter into the dining room to enjoy your choice of chilled juice or fresh melon, hot biscuits...
  • Zingerman's
    Midwestern weekend cooking getaway
    Calling all cooks in the Midwestand beyond, time to try a bake-cation at Zingerman's located 3723 Plaza drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.Travel is around 4 hours from most of the Chicagoland area, they provide more than 60 hands-on baking classes ...
  • Culinary stars of cruise ship deliver more than good food
    Culinary stars of cruise ship deliver more than good food
    He seems a jolly sort, this personable man who is executive chef aboard the Emerald Princess, one of the larger ships in a fleet that cruises the world's oceans. Giuseppe Pollara's subsequent career evolved from his experience catering and...