Anyone who has known me since my younger years knows that I wasn’t exactly an adventurous eater back then. I mean, I did branch out occasionally and opt for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Shapes vs. The Cheesiest. (Don’t even try to tell me they don’t taste different. And I don't care about this alleged "recall." I will eat the shit out of these noods all through my adulthood, even if they are laden with metal.)
Chicago’s own Chef Jeff Mauro is the host of the Food Network series Sandwich King. Do you like sandwiches? Of course you do. Well Jeff is opening his first ever restaurant this December right here in Bucktown called Pork and Mindy’s. It will focus, of course, on sandwiches but also celebrate the chef’s love for local music and art.
The title of this post doesn’t allude to family love. But it’s involved.
John and I are lucky to see his older sister, Jennifer, and her family multiple times per year. They live in Denver, which can seem really far at times. Especially when the two little ones, Lucy and Dean, are growing up so quickly.
Shocking disclaimer: I'm in love with cheese. And if this is something you haven't picked up on, I'm not doing a good job of accurately describing the depths of my soul. People who don't like cheese really weird me out. I don't think they should be trusted, and quite frankly, they should be questioned by the C.I.A.
It's Taco Tuesday up in herre! I don't particularly love Tuesdays. They are better than Mondays, but not quite Thursdays. Either way, they are made a lot better when they are prefaced with "taco." I think we can all agree on that.
I love eating stuff with bones. Bone-in ribeye? Obviously. Chicken thighs on the bone? Yessir! Rack of lamb? I desire it. Bones ooze natural flavor, and an added bonus: they make me feel like I'm at the top of the food chain.
Mollusks are my clam, er, jam. I'll take them raw or grilled or baked or steamed. But my favorite preps are the simple ones. I won't turn down oysters rockefellar, but I would much prefer slurping them raw. Grilling mollusks is super easy and delicious. You can either place the whole, closed shells on the grill grates or shuck them first.