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Friday food porn: Middle Eastern delight

A lovely cool meal for hot nights, the vegetarian combination plate at Pita Inn in Glenview, Skokie and Wheeling features hummus, baba ghannouj, tabbouleh, falafel, stuffed grape leaves and Jerusalem salad, served with house-made pita bread, $6.99. After sunset during Ramadan, which began last night and continues through Aug. 18, expect to see many Muslim […]

How Muslims feast during the fasting month of Ramadan

During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, there is actually much food enjoyed between sunset and sunrise. Yvonne Maffei of will speak on “Ramadan Food Rituals: The Way of Eating During the Islamic Holy Month of Fasting” at a session of The Chicago Foodways Roundtable of the Culinary Historians of Chicago at 10 a.m. […]