July 2010

Among the many great things about summer in Chicago is the ease of being able to eat well thanks to nature’s bounty at the farmers markets. And easy is the operative idea here. Come the dog days of July, give me easy, fast, and out of the kitchen. One way I do that is by […]

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While the Taste of Chicago, a 10-day food-a-thon that culminates on the Fourth of July, gets a lot of media attention as the food event of the summer in the city, serious foodies know that the season’s must-attend affair is the Green City Market Chef’s BBQ. Always held mid-July, this year’s event took place on […]

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I have many favorite vendors at the Green City Market, and one of them is Capriole, from Greenville, Indiana, a maker of farmstead goat cheese (cheese made using milk from the farm’s own animals). When, on my last two visits, the Piper’s Pyramide was on a special promotion, I didn’t hesitate a second to jump […]

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Where did June go? I have been back from my travels a few weeks now, and hitting Green City Market every Saturday morning. Gone are the English peas, asparagus, strawberries, and rhubarb! But at this unofficial mid-point of summer, local farmers are peddling the fruits and produce that early July in the Midwest brings: blueberries, […]

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