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Chicago Gourmet 2019: LIGHTS CAMERA NAPKIN PART 3: Book Signings, Paparazzi and Stalker Moments

Now it is time for one of MY favorite parts of 12thannual Chicago Gourmet Lights, Camera, Napkin (September 28-29, 2019) ….it isn’t ALL about the pavilion hopping I wrote about last week….it is about some name dropping!!!   For those of us who watch cooking shows on television or read cooking magazines like Bon Appetit, there …

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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 …

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I had a case of the Monday blues today because this will be my final post previewing the upcoming Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week. (February 22, 2019-March 3, 2019.). I had a great time dreaming of all the places that I could go and say “Let’s Not Cook.” (Here is a list of participating restaurants and some of …

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A Beer, A Bed & A Bellyful of Food: A Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week Preview

For my second post previewing Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week (February 22, 2019-March 3, 2019), I’m going to give you an excuse to not cook AND not sleep in your own bed! That almost sounds scandalous, doesn’t it? (This is probably the point in the preview process that I need to remind folks that all opinions …