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David Lissner
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Eat this! The ‘Hass’ avocado, black and green and creamy

At Prasino in LaGrange, Chef Scott Halverson tops avocado halves with lobster, mango salsa and chili-butter sauce.

Five ways to commemorate Earth Day in Chicago

Happy Earth Day! Today is the 40th anniversary of the first hippie-inspired, national environmental consciousness raising in 1970. Here are a few things you can do to mark the day. Drink a Treetini. For every one of the $9 cocktails — blended frin VeeV Acai Spirit with fresh agave nectar, club soda, a splash of […]

This week on the foodie book tour beat

Two foodie book events are on the menu this week: Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François will kick off the promotional tour for their new cookbook, “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” with a signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Borders in LaGrange. David Sax will give a talk and reading from his […]