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Explore the cooking of Pennsylvania Dutch in Illinois

Heads up, foodies! Here’s an opportunity for a special culinary tour. On Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance explores Pennsylvania Dutch cooking in the kitchens of Mennonite, Apostolic Christian, Amish and other Anabaptist communities with a tour to the Mennonite Heritage Center near Metamora, Ill., and to Bloomington, Ill., […]

Sterns, Roadfood to tour Chicago and Milwaukee

Food guidebook authors Jane and Michael Stern and the crew will be coming to Chicago Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, for a culinary bus tour of our fair city as well as nearby Milwaukee. In Wisconsin, the Roadfooders will sample kringle, frozen custard, butter burgers and fish fry. The Windy City part […]

North Shore Distillery opens for tastings, tours

Lake Bluff-based North Shore Distillery opens its new tasting room beginning Friday, June 10.

Magical mushroom tour

In its series of monthly dinners, City Provisions Supper Club takes a day trip to a Wisconsin fungi farm Saturday, July 11. They’ll be heading up to River Valley Ranch in Slades Corners, Wis., near Lake Geneva. Host Eric Rose has expanded his family farm from growing white button, crimini and portobella mushrooms, grown without […]