Turkey chowder with bacon and sage

Laudable leftovers

Originally appeared in the November 24, 2010 edition of the Southside Times.

The appeal of using leftovers is the opportunity to improvise and surprise.  Chowders, stews, and soups are a hearty counterbalance to the descending temps, but also an ideal way for you to perform a little kitchen craftiness.  Even better:  Today’s recipe, thankfully, rates low on rigor and high on relaxation.  Read more here: (more…)

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Published in: on November 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Brine time: Thanksgiving turkey

A succulent, tender turkey

Originally appeared in the November 18, 2010 edition of the Southside Times.

We’re a week away from Thanksgiving, and while you may have all your ducks (or turkeys, as it were) in a row, it’s not too late to tinker with a turkey-day variation.  And for those of you culinary procrastinators:  Don’t panic, you have time.  Read more after the jump: (more…)

Published in: on November 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Chicago-style pizza

Pizza:  New York vs. Chicago, part 2

Originally appeared in the November 11, 2010 edition of the Southside Times.

Thick, flaky crust, piled with layers of mozzarella, Parmesan, savory Italian sausage, and topped with juicy tomatoes.  As far as pizza goes, it’s like what Malone told Eliot Ness in The Untouchables:  “That’s the Chicago way.”  This installment is dedicated to Chicago-style pizza—the deep-dish nemesis to the New York-style pies.  Read more after the jump: (more…)

Published in: on November 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
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