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Chicago Gourmet 2019: LIGHTS CAMERA NAPKIN Part 1:The Food

Lights, Camera, Action!  The saying alone invokes visions of cameras, Broadway lights and movie stars. For me, that saying will now include food and chefs after celebrating a show stopping weekend (September 28-29, 2019) in Chicago’s Millennium Park during Bon Appetit’s presentation of the 12thannual Chicago Gourmet…Lights, Camera, Napkin!!!! Every year Chicago Gourmet sets the …

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Chicago Gourmet 2019: Lights Camera Napkin Part 2: Screenplays, Scripts and Cooking Demonstrations

The 12thannual Chicago Gourmet Lights, Camera, Napkin theme (September 28-29, 2019) in Chicago’s Millennium Park really made me think a lot about what goes into the entertainment in our lives. Obviously from my first blog this week about Chicago Gourmet 2019, I emphasized how the food the chefs showcased is as varied as movie genres.   Did …

Pasta

Red. Green. Don’t be Mean.

TECHNICALLY. TECHNICALLY.  TECHNICALLY.   I am writing the word multiple times to remind myself how much I say and NEED to stop saying it.  I know a lot of people use that word too but it seems that people now use it in a manner to correct others or prove their own points. I am VERY guilty of saying …

Recipe

No Time Tikka Masala

You know what is hard sometimes…being a food blogger.  Now before I get you shaking your head or wagging your finger at me, let me explain. I haven’t been cooking much lately….or eating as much either.  Between the balance of dog training and a few Crohn’s issues, it has been a little bit of a challenge to …

Recipe

I’m a Muffin Monster

I have rewritten this sentence about a dozen times.  There is a factoid that I want to share but I can’t think of way to talk about it.  It isn’t anything mind-blowing or to be concerned about.  It is a little “quirk” about my personality that reared its ugly head the other day.  It has to do with …

Dessert Fruit

Being Grilled About a Peach

I The funny thing about food blogging is that sometimes I have to remember that there are people who just want a recipe….this is one of those blogs….so I heard people and put the recipe first…this time. (Plus I learned how to learn a new little application that will hopefully allow you to just print …

Story

Tabbouleh Tantrum

You go into a restaurant for a nice dinner with your husband, your friend and her friend (who you’ve never met before.)  You share the pleasantries that start any meal like “what looks good” and “should we get an appetizer.”  The server comes takes your drink order and comes back to tell you the specials.  And then it …