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Harvest Dinners at Wood

Things are getting harvest-y at Wood, where chef Dennis “Ashlee” Aubin is preparing to instate weekly harvest dinners sourcing 100% of produce direct from local farms. When it comes to farm-to-table, a lot of restaurants talk the talk without walking the walk. Of course, there are still many chefs out there going to great lengths to […]

Savor summer with Slow Food Chicago

Slow Food Chicago hosts a variety of events this summer highlighting the seasonal tastes of the harvest. August 10: A farm-to-table dinner at Mint Creek Farm in Stelle, Ill., features a menu prepared by Mark Payne, executive chef of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago’s deca restaurant. Before dinner, farmer Harry Carr will lead a tour of Mint […]

Locavore film gets Chicago premiere

Is food grown grown within a few hundred miles better than produce shipped from across the country or the world? “Ingredients,” a new documentary film, showcases the locavore movement — farmers and chefs bent on creating a sustainable food system of great tasting, locally grown food. The film looks at farms in Hudson River and […]