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Chicago is in the blood of the Bannos family

Jimmy Bannos Sr. (Heaven on Seven) and Jimmy Bannos Jr. (Purple Pig) join Justin at The Big Table to talk about running restaurants in Chicago, growing up in a food family, falling in love with the restaurant business, dealing with a difficult schedule, the mental toughness required for running a kitchen, being Chicago cuisine trendsetters, earning the trust of customers, the importance of doing things true to their hearts, Chicago being a world-class dining destination and what Chicago means to them. 29 more words

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Finally, Cake | Persimmon, Walnuts & Whiskey

Finally, there is cake worth writing about. I’ve made six cakes in the last six weeks. Each of them disappointed in some way, but this one (rich with persimmon puree, laced with whiskey, studded with dates and walnuts), this is a Very Good Cake. 965 more words


James Beard Buttermilk Loaf

I’m on a big bread kick right now. Evidence Pic #1:

This homemade bread obsession is mainly because I want to become more scientific about the whole process; to really understand the why and how of the steps involved and to accurately forecast the end results. 680 more words


A James Beard Woman oh wait, I mean WINNER

Whipping yourself up a  JAMES BEARD award isn’t easy! And, in an industry ruled by the “good old boys”, I’d say this a huge accomplishment. 163 more words

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Delicious ~ by Ruth Reichl #Audiobook #TuesdayBookBlog ~ Food, History and Mystery #BookReview

  • Audiobook Review
  • Author: Ruth Reichl
  • Performed by Julia Whalen
  • Released: November 2015 on Audible, published by Random House Audiobooks
  • Category: Contemporary Fiction

In her bestselling memoirs Ruth Reichl has long illuminated the theme of how food defines us, and never more so than in her dazzling fiction debut about sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must finally let go of guilt and grief to embrace her own true gifts.

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A Clucking Good Cook Book

Congratulations to Diana Henry who won a James Beard Award in New York City last night for A Bird in the Hand: Chicken recipes for every day and every mood. 18 more words


The Elements of Pizza

Forkish, Ken. The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home. USA: Ten Speed Press Publishing. 2016.

James Beard Award-winning author, … 206 more words