Happy New Year.  Last year went too quickly and I was so preoccupied with puppy training.  I felt like I was reading more about dogs than I was about food and didn’t feel motivated to cook let alone eat.  I won’t go into the nitty gritty details because I feel so happy now with Scout but trust me…that puppy brought out some ugly moments in this house. Speaking of ugly (yep…my awkward segues are back), have you ever used a celery root?  Despite the name, it technically isn’t the root of our favorite peanut butter delivery vessel.  Celery root (or celeriac) is an uuugggggly knobRead More →

Food.  There is something magical about how food connects people. So much of Felt Like a Foodie has been based on moments where food bonded me to places, events and people. The significance of that time may not be apparent as it occurs but it definitely will conjure a memory the next time I consume that particular food. This past Friday, I was asked to join a “studio audience” at The Chopping Block when they were filming multiple LIVE spots on WGN’s Around Town.  (Emmy award winning entertainment reporter Dean Richards was our awesome host with the most subbing in for the vacationing Ana Belaval.) TheRead More →