A Foraging Adventure

On Sunday, I went on a foraging adventure with Chef Iliana Regan of Elizabeth Restaurant and her friendly crew. The day began with coffee and a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, and warm artisanal bread and donuts at the restaurant. After a brief description of our itinerary, I enthusiastically… Read More


Recently, a friend asked me to write a food column for her new online magazine Classic Chicago. The column, entitled “The Ingredient”, features locally sourced ingredients; each article shares information on where to purchase the ingredient in Chicago, why I chose the ingredient, and a… Read More

Garlic Shrimp with Pimentón Aioli

On several occasions in the past few weeks, I have purchased flavorful wild brown shrimp at Eataly.  The wild brown shrimp, harvested from the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast, have a firm texture that is perfect for this traditional Spanish recipe for Garlic Shrimp, also called… Read More