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Kendall College tours European cuisine

  Take a European tour all on Goose Island when The Dining Room at Kendall College hosts a series of Monday night dinners highlighting Continental regional cuisines: France, Jan. 24 Austro-Hungarian, Jan. 31 Switzerland, Feb. 7 Germany, Feb. 21 United Kingdom, Feb. 28 Scandinavia, March 7 Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. each Monday for the […]

Eat this! Polenta, a universal peasant food

What it is: Polenta is cornmeal porridge, a very simple dish made by stirring cornmeal and salt into simmering water. It’s also often made into fried cakes. Historically, polenta was peasant food — cheap and filling. Where it comes from: Today, polenta is commonly served throughout Northern Italy in lieu of pasta. Before the arrival […]

21 freebies for Mother’s Day in Chicago

You could take your mom out for the usual Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday, May 9, but why not go where she’ll get a little something extra?

Big buffets for dining with Dad

We’re singing “The Ballad of the Big Buffet” with Mylo Hatzenbuhler this Father’s Day. Here are just a few of the groaning boards you can treat Pop to on Sunday: You won’t need reservations for the big buffet at O’Donovan’s in North Center. Chef Victor DeLeon is cooking up Philly steaks, grilled hot dogs and […]