Television Chefs

By Julia Maish |

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In honor of the premiere tonight of WTTW’s new cooking collaboration series DISHALICIOUS, from the creators of CHECK, PLEASE!, let’s look back at some of television’s intrepid (and unique) culinary trailblazers.

Ballpark Dogs

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This week marks a highly anticipated event that for many, many Chicagoans is the harbinger of spring: Major League Baseball’s Opening Day! The game is paramount, of course, but what you eat while watching it in the stands is of vital importance.

Cat’s Corner: Q&A with Pisolino’s Chef and Owners James and Rachel De Marte

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Pizza at Pisolino

As you know, I love all things Italian and so this week I chatted with James and Rachel De Marte, the talented couple behind the Italian eatery Pisolino. James spent his formative years as a chef cooking in Italy, and his wife Rachel runs a successful event planning company here in Chicago.

Belgium

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Belgium tends to be overshadowed by its much flashier neighbors, which is too bad because the country has a lot to recommend it, especially from a culinary standpoint.

Gelatin

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This refreshing and versatile “jiggly” food has long enjoyed its status as America’s most popular prepared dessert — a staple at neighborhood summer potlucks due to its bright colors and compatibility with fruits and whipped cream. Where did this cool non-fat treat come from?

Cereal

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“The Breakfast of Champions.” “Snap, Crackle, Pop!” “I’m Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.” “Trix are for Kids!” “Magically Delicious!” “They’re GREAAAAT!”

Born in Chicago

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                            A slice of deep dish pizza

Deep dish pizza

If you were throwing the party and wanted to serve only foods that came into being in Chicago, what might those be? As it turns out, not only would you eat very well (and heartily!), but some of your options might come as a bit of a surprise. Here’s the menu…

Cookies

By Julia Maish |

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It’s almost impossible to find a food about which everyone is in agreement. But there might be one: everyone loves cookies.

Valentine’s Day

By Julia Maish |

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Ahhh…St. Valentine’s Day. If you’re a Chicago history buff, the next word that comes to mind might easily be “…Massacre.” But of course, to most people, this red-and-pink hued holiday is an excuse to shower gifts on, and dine out with, the one you love.

Korea

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Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you’re probably aware that the 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As we settle in to marvel at triple axels, giant slaloms, and curling competitions (or each country’s uniforms), let’s take a look at the area’s cuisine, which has taken hold in Chicago in a big way.

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