David Hammond, a corporate communications consultant and food journalist living in Oak Park, Illinois, is a founder and moderator of LTHForum.com, the 8,500 member Chicago-based culinary chat site. David is a regular contributor of restaurant reviews and food-related articles for Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut Chicago, Local Beet, and Chicago Reader, which published his seven-part guide to regional Mexican food in the city. He has also contributed food writing to blogs such as the Local Beet and Grubstreet Chicago. With his friend Michael Gebert (creator of Sky Full of Bacon video podcasts), he hosted a cable documentary on Hispanic chow at Chicago's Maxwell Street Market,and has just completed working on a video about Taste of Melrose Park. A returning guest on WLS and WGN AM radio, David produces the "Soundbites" series on the James Beard-nominated Eight Forty-Eight (Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ, 91.5FM); these radio pieces examine how Chicago chefs use sound in their kitchens; listen here: http://tiny.cc/QpCTA. David was featured on "Good Morning, America," "Chicago, Tonight," and Nippon TV when he developed recipes for preparing seasonal cicadas, which invaded Chicagoland during the spring of 2007. More information, including writing samples and bug-cooking videos, can be found at www.dchammond.com.
Carnivore opened late last summer, and we've been there a few times to pick up meat and fish. The boys at Carnivore now also offer lunch. Stopping in for a sandwich is a good way to sample their hand-crafted wurst.
People swap food for many reasons. First, it's a terrific way to diversify your pantry and eat more homemade foods, the kind of foods that you might not make yourself. Second, it's very gratifying for a home cook or gardener who has put in a lot of time and effort honing their skills to encounter people outside their immediate circle who appreciate and desire their food. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, food swaps bring together people from all walks of life who share a love of food. You come for the food, but you return for the community.
When it comes to traveling, most people play it safe. The more exotic the place, the safer people tend to become with their food choices. At Authentic Food Quest, we aim to inspire you to travel through authentic food. By approaching your travels through food, you'll find that you'll be much more engaged, more deliberate and more immersed in the local culture. Even though you may be unfamiliar with the local food, work up some courage and consider giving it a try. Put any trepidation aside and follow these 5 tips.
African cuisine is underrepresented in Chicago and Oak Park restaurants. Nando's Peri-Peri (1138 Lake St.), which opened just a little over a week ago, serves food from South Africa. The cuisine at Nando's is influenced by the indigenous population, of course, but also by the waves of Portuguese, Dutch, Indian, Malaysian and French visitors, who over the centuries have colonized and traded with South Africa.
4400 block of Elm Ave in Brookfield Fri May 27 & Sat May 28 8:00am - 5:00pm Multiple houses with multiple families! Home furnishings, all kinds of household items, misc antiques, books, DVDs, CDs, tons of bikes, tons of clean kids clothes &...