IT'S PANETTONE WEEKEND!

In Italy, no holiday feast would be complete without a fluffy, sweet panettone for dessert - and breakfast the next day, too. With...

Nestle Buitoni brand Fraich Up Pizza link is largest E. coli outbreak ever in France

NESTLE BUITONI BRAND FRAICH UP PIZZA LINK IS LARGEST E. COLI OUTBREAK EVER IN FRANCE

I need to restart my world travel. I missed a great presentation at a recent conference in Sweden An outbreak of Escherichia coli-associated...

 
 
 

CHRISTMAS WREATH COOKIES

No-bake Christmas wreath cookies are a fun and festive treat to add to your holiday dessert table. You only need a handful of ingratiates...

NA DAY IS YET ANOTHER BEER AND SPIRITS FESTIVAL - JUST HOLD THE ALCOHOL

NA Day offers alcohol-free festival for Dry January in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, as nonalcoholic beer, wine and spirits become...

 
 
 

EAT. WATCH. DO. - OMARCITO'S REVIEW, ‘SOUTH SIDE' SNEAK PEEK, PLUS JEWISH FOOD IN CHICAGOLAND

Chicago Tribune food and arts coverage this week includes year-end entertainment critics' picks and spotlights on Jewish restaurants.

SWEETENED JUJUBE RECALLED BECAUSE PRESENCE OF SULFITES WAS NOT REVEALED ON PACKAGES

Northern Food I/E Inc., of Westbury, NY, is recalling all lots and codes of its 8.3-ounce packages of “Lukai sweetened jujube” because...

 
 
 
Christmas Tree Farms in South Carolina

CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

During the holidays, regional farmers are at the core of our celebrations. From gathering around the table with friends and family...

Red Clam Chowder {Manhattan Style}

RED CLAM CHOWDER {MANHATTAN STYLE}

This hearty, chunky tomato-based Red Clam Chowder recipe is loaded with fresh chopped clams, tender potatoes, fennel, and smoky bacon....

 
 
 
The Best Target Gifts for the 2022 Holiday Season

THE BEST TARGET GIFTS FOR THE 2022 HOLIDAY SEASON

If you're not a great gift-giver, you might be dreading the upcoming holiday season. Or maybe you just need a little bit of inspiration...

2021 Aperture Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc

2021 APERTURE BARREL FERMENTED CHENIN BLANC

Aperture Cellars is the opening that lets light into a camera. Through this lens, Jesse Katz and his photographer father Andy Katz...

 
 
 
Filey Bay Peated Finish Whisky

FILEY BAY PEATED FINISH WHISKY

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery's Filey Bay Peated Finish 2 is nothing short of a dream. The light and fruity aroma offers exquisite...

STAYING SAFE WHEN DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS

When the weather outside is frightful, decorating for the holidays can be so delightful. Unfortunately, it can also pose serious dangers. Decorating...

 
 
 
The Best Fitness Amazon Gifts for the 2022 Holiday Season

THE BEST FITNESS AMAZON GIFTS FOR THE 2022 HOLIDAY SEASON

Holiday season is coming up, and it's never too early to start thinking of gift ideas for your friends and family. Here are some of...

Scandinavian Holiday Drink - Christmas Gløgg from Hotel d'Angleterre, Copenhagen

SCANDINAVIAN HOLIDAY DRINK - CHRISTMAS GLØGG FROM HOTEL D'ANGLETERRE, COPENHAGEN

Traditionally, “gløgg” is a warm, spiced, alcoholic wine drink which has been drunk by Scandinavians since the 16 th century. And every...

 
 
 

10 STEPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY THIS WINTER

During winter, chances are good that all you want to do is curl up on the couch under a blanket and watch TV. That's completely understandable!...

Reforming the FDA: a food industry view

REFORMING THE FDA: A FOOD INDUSTRY VIEW

Food Safety News hosted an opinion piece by Sarah Gallo, vice president of product policy for the Consumer Brands Association (formerly...

 
 
 

CRAFT BEER BUBBLE BURST? NOT QUITE - BUT AFTER YEARS OF GROWTH IN CHICAGO, CLOSURES AND HEADWINDS ARRIVE

Chicago's craft brewery scene has mirrored national growth over the past decade, but closures and fewer openings signal potential struggles...

Nino Negri: a Mountain Nebbiolo from the Heart of Valtellina

NINO NEGRI: A MOUNTAIN NEBBIOLO FROM THE HEART OF VALTELLINA

Established in 1897, Nino Negri is the premier estate producing wine in the Valtellina DOCG in Italy's Lombardy region. The estate...

 
 
 

KEEPERS OF THE FLAME: TEL-AVIV KOSHER PIZZA, ONE OF CHICAGO'S OLDEST KOSHER RESTAURANTS, IS ONE MAN'S ‘DIAMOND MINE'

For over 40 years, Tel-Aviv Kosher Pizza has been serving Rogers Park. Now, a new manager experiments with new ideas at one of Chicago's...

AMY'S FRYING TIPS & SECRETS

I'll be adding more tips to this page over time! If you're craving some easy breezy recipes, here are a few amazing recipes to fry...