Chili. There are few foods in America more personal, more divisive, and more heavily imbued with regional pride. And in two U.S. locales — Texas and Ohio (Cincinnati, to be exact) — it’s practically a religion.
Today, August 3, we celebrate National Watermelon Day, so it's the perfect time to take a closer look at this summer mainstay — a healthy, refreshing treat that belongs to the Cucubitaceae family (good luck pronouncing that!).
You want your food instantaneously, in a clean, respectable place where it’s socially acceptable to dine alone and nobody minds if you linger. And it’s an era before fast food chains existed as we know them today. Where do you go? The Automat!
If you ventured outdoors at all last weekend here in Chicago, you know that summer is most definitely upon us. From a culinary perspective, that means you will find a colorful cornucopia of fresh seasonal fruits at the grocery or your local farmers market. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated?