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Hungry Magazine All Things Tasty 2013-09-13T17:31:01Z WordPress http://www.hungrymag.com/feed/atom/ Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[My Full Response to Sky Full of Bacon]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=52222 2013-09-13T17:31:01Z 2013-09-13T17:31:01Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 7:40 AM, Mike Gebert wrote: So a couple of years ago you ragged on Dolinsky for tweeting what he thought about a place on opening night or something (do you remember what that was?) What’s changed since then? On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Michael Nagrant [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[The Kith and the Kin Break Up]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1289 2010-09-13T05:04:53Z 2010-09-13T05:04:53Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
One of the best new chefs in Chicago just got fired. Or maybe he didn’t. If you ask Moe Taleb, partner/general manager of Kith and Kin in Lincoln Park, he and his brother and co-owner Ash are still deciding what to do and “might meet with their executive chef David Carrier “tomorrow” to sort [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Gettin My Goat]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1280 2010-09-02T18:24:29Z 2010-09-02T18:19:12Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Who names their restaurant after a bestiality porn video? I mean, c’mon Stephanie Izard, don’t you have PR people who are supposed to vet that stuff? You’re practically best buds with Spike from Top Chef. Dude clearly watches lots of seedy stuff – he could have given you the heads up that a Google search [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Yes, There Really is a Food Mecca There]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1276 2010-04-28T18:52:12Z 2010-04-28T18:51:44Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
This article was written for a national publication three years ago, but was never published for space reasons. Life got in the way and I never got around to publishing it. The New York Times and Food and Wine have recently show some interest in the region, so I figured it was time to [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Grub Street’s State of the Food Union]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1272 2009-08-31T20:17:54Z 2009-08-31T20:17:54Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
The kind folks at Grub Street and NYMag were kind enough to allow me to play in their sandbox and share my thoughts on the state of American dining. Most of my opinions made it in, but for those who are interested, here is the full transcript of my responses. 1. Who are the three [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Stay Hungry]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1269 2009-07-09T20:17:12Z 2009-07-09T20:17:12Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
In case you couldn’t already tell, Hungry is officially on vacation. Thanks for reading. Have a good summer! ]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Raspberries]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1259 2009-06-29T04:20:46Z 2009-06-29T04:20:45Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
When I was a child at summer camp in northern Wisconsin, I made the astonishing discovery that there were plants throughout the forests with fruit on them. Even though my family was keen on buying from local farmers, you had to drive to the farm, and you had to pay someone for the fruit (which [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Rick Bayless’ French Kiss Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1254 2009-06-25T04:50:22Z 2009-06-25T04:48:44Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
1 – My name is Ludovic Lefebvre and I will have sex with you with my eyes. 2 – But, that being said, I have a man crush on Rick Bayless. He makes me want to do yoga. 3 – My name is Wilo and I’m a misogynist. 4 – Why isn’t Kelly Choi eating? 5 [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Lemon]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1244 2009-06-21T02:12:56Z 2009-06-21T02:12:56Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
When you think about it, the lemon is the only really important fruit that nobody actually eats. It’s one of the most popular flavors in the world, but no one sits down and bites into a nice, juicy lemon. But that’s not the only odd thing about lemons. The lemon is actually something of a [...]]]>
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Barry Strum <![CDATA[Wild Among the Organics]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1239 2009-06-19T06:57:58Z 2009-06-19T06:57:25Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
From our Cincinnati bureau: A true story Last Friday morning, a young deer was wandering in the parking lot of a local “upscale” Cincinnati shopping plaza when he became disoriented by the seemingly endless sea of Lexus RX350’s confronting him at every turn. Driven by instinct and panic, the deer bolted toward the first building in [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef Masters: This wine tastes likes tears edition.]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1235 2009-06-18T05:40:07Z 2009-06-18T05:39:02Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
1- If Graham Elliot Bowles’ style is punk rock, then what does that make Michael Carlson of Schwa? Speed Metal? 2- Frying an egg is molecular gastronomy, FYI. 3- If the camera puts on ten pounds, is Kelly Choi invisible in real life? 4- I am Suzanne Tracht. I am a zombie robot sent by my children to talk about [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Grapes of Mirth]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1228 2009-06-15T04:38:55Z 2009-06-15T04:38:55Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
There may be no better time in our history to hit the bottle. Certainly we are not lacking for motivation, what with all the layoffs, pay reductions, bankruptcies and mortgage adjustments. But, more importantly, even with thinner wallets, because of the over-production of wine, the growth in negociants (folks who often capitalize on that over-production [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Low and Slow BBQ Signing]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1221 2009-06-11T15:35:55Z 2009-06-11T15:34:03Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
If you’ve ever wanted to meet legendary LTHforum founder, local foodie godfather and general Barbecue Life Coach Gary Wiviott, he and food writer Colleen Rush will be signing copies of and giving selected readings from “Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons” this weekend. June 13th at 11am The Book Stall [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef Masters: Tim Love Drinks a lot Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1212 2009-06-11T04:49:45Z 2009-06-11T04:46:27Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
1- I’ll never recognize Gael Greene because of her sneaky hat disguises. 2- Is Jay Rayner Marco Pierre White’s long lost twin? 3- It’s really scary how Kelly Choi over-annunciates exactly like Padma. 4- Seriously, even the Top Chef Masters are retards – dude watch the show. For like 10 seasons they have been doing dessert. If you don’t know how [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Chocolate]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1200 2009-06-01T04:51:38Z 2009-06-01T04:51:38Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
There really is no good substitute for chocolate—but you couldn’t tell that to the creative Aztec forgers who found a way to create a cacao alternative at a time when the beans were a form of money. Fake cacao beans might have been harder to keep in circulation than forged paper money, however. Theobroma cacao [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Workin’ on the Nightwood]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1170 2009-05-26T04:14:16Z 2009-05-26T04:14:16Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Nightwood (2119 S. Halsted St.), the second restaurant from Lula Cafe co-owner’s Amalea Tshilds and Jason Hammel and partners Kevin Heisner and Matt Eisler, is set to debut in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. I sat down with Hammel last December in anticipation of the opening to talk about Lula, his cooking philosophy, and the new [...]]]>

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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Duck Liver for Charlie]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1187 2009-05-22T15:18:31Z 2009-05-22T15:18:31Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
A couple of nights ago I drank away some of my recessionary angst at the new Humboldt Park watering hole, Rootstock (954 N. California). The tiny little wine bar is a joint venture from Webster’s Wine Bar vets Jamie McClennan, Tonya Pyatt, and Johnny Hap. It is a totally idiosyncratic spot that like [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Ace of Coffee?]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1180 2009-05-21T17:01:21Z 2009-05-21T17:01:21Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Though he’s been wearing it for a while I just noticed a few weeks ago that Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman, owner of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes is often rockin’ an Intelligentsia Coffee hat. Spoke to Sean McMahon, National Production Manager at the Chicago coffee roaster, who says: “I have been a fan [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Strollin’ Down the Avenues]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1159 2009-05-21T04:38:17Z 2009-05-20T21:41:18Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Is getting four hours of sleep a night the secret to staying young? What does snail caviar taste like? Can you wear a punk rock t-shirt and jeans to dinner at the four star restaurant Avenues at the Peninsula hotel? All these answers and more can be found in our recent podcast interview [...]]]>

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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Slow Ride]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1153 2009-05-20T15:45:23Z 2009-05-20T15:45:23Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
In my fourteenth year I had the good fortune of befriending a teenage entrepreneur and a crew of stoner pizza makers. The entrepreneur, my buddy Mike, was the proud owner of a lucrative paper route as well as a premier lawn-care business in Shelby Township, Michigan. Even before Mike could drive, he had a fleet [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Good for the Goose]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1146 2009-05-13T14:50:57Z 2009-05-13T14:50:57Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Why’s Russell Crowe wearing a chef’s coat and standing in the lobby at Goose Island Clybourn? Maybe craft brewing has finally reached the tipping point and he’s studying up for a role in a beer version of “Sideways.” I can see it now, Crowe bellied up to some tavern next to his sidekick, maybe Steve [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Twin Tale: A Sandwich Slugfest]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1138 2009-05-11T16:10:09Z 2009-05-11T16:10:09Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
If Chicago’s newest gourmet sandwich shops Birchwood Kitchen in Wicker Park and Lunch Rolls in the Loop were twins, they’d be Julius and Vincent Benedict from the 1988 film, “Twins.” In case you’ve forgotten the plot, and really who could blame you, Julius and Vincent were the product of a secret experiment to create the [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Beyond Dining]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1133 2009-05-08T03:11:06Z 2009-05-08T03:11:06Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
When one walks into a restaurant, there are certain expectations of what the experience will be like. One sits at a table, one receives a menu, one dines. There are other things one might not expect, motorcycles, movies, tours, and team building being among them. However, restaurants today are finding that building brand loyalty often [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Like a Good Neighbor]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1121 2009-05-05T02:16:27Z 2009-05-05T02:16:27Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
For five years, I’ve been a food writer without a country, or at least a great neighborhood restaurant to call my own. You might protest that as a West Loop denizen, I’ve been luckier than most, what with the glittering jewel of restaurant row on Randolph and carnivorous visions of glistening lamb spit-roasting in [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[The King of Kosher]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1103 2009-04-30T05:37:56Z 2009-04-30T05:37:56Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Bill Owades, Kosher buyer for Fairway Market “I’m friggin’ good at what I do…” Early afternoon on a weekday is a period of comparative calm in the Harlem branch of Fairway Market, which is housed in a brightly painted warehouse on the Hudson River, not far from Columbia University and New York’s City College. On weekends [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Give Me Some Sugar]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1085 2009-04-22T02:32:03Z 2009-04-22T02:32:03Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Sugarcane has an often vague and definitely checkered past. Because there is now no wild sugarcane growing anywhere in the world, it is hard to pinpoint its place of origin, but most scholars think it originated in India, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. From there, once its sweet secrets were discovered, it [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[All Tomorrow’s Dinner Parties]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1096 2009-04-20T20:22:38Z 2009-04-20T20:21:48Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
All of this, minus 27 sous chefs, could be yours for 150 easy payments of $19.95 In order to avoid sounding too much like Oxi Clean pitchman and sharp bearded wonder Billy Mays, we try to stay away from the promotional fare on Hungry magazine, but every once in a while we just can’t help [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Beet It]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1080 2009-04-14T01:23:16Z 2009-04-14T01:16:01Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
If you say that you like beets, you were likely raised in the U.S. This is not because beets are exceptionally popular in the U.S., but rather because Americans are the only people who call them beets. Everyone else calls them beetroots. Beta vulgaris is a widespread vegetable with a variety of forms and functions. [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Koetke of Kendall Named Cooking Teacher of the Year]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1078 2009-04-06T15:07:20Z 2009-04-06T15:07:20Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
One of the questions I get asked a lot by aspiring chefs is how they can become a great chef. I’ve got a good piece going up this week about how you can be one of the best chefs in the world which should help with that. In the mean time, I came [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[The Fearless Mr. Foss]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1073 2009-04-02T18:25:34Z 2009-04-02T18:25:34Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Do you like pinball? What do you mean? You know, do you play it? Do you find it fun? A minute or so passed without an answer from one of Chicago’s mega-celebrity chefs, as he faced a local food reporter while they stood near a pinball machine. The chef was usually so prepared that he’d given the same [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[The Cheeseburger Show]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1067 2009-04-01T15:47:03Z 2009-04-01T15:47:03Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Kevin Pang - CLTV - April 16 - The Cheeseburger Show. A local food show so good it makes me jealous I hadn’t thought of it. ]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[A Healing Journey with my Chicago Mama]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1062 2009-03-31T04:20:43Z 2009-03-31T04:18:21Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Karyn Calabrese is like the grandmother I wish I had. Albeit, with the humor and energy of a twenty-something, she’s a smokin’ dynamo of a grandmother. In fact, if she didn’t proudly publicize her age (62), based on her vibrant youthful appearance, I might even be able to call her my Chicago mama. Sitting at [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Duck Soup]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1057 2009-03-25T05:20:02Z 2009-03-25T05:20:02Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
He might eat foie gras on occasion, but even if you’re an animal-rights advocate, there’s no question that Mark Caro is a great human being. The Chicago Tribune scribe and author of the new book “The Foie Gras Wars” gave a reading at Borders in Lakeview last Thursday. He opened the affair with a [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Almonds]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1050 2009-03-19T15:27:49Z 2009-03-19T15:27:49Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Though Prunus amygdalus is, as its name hints, a close relative of plums, as well as peaches, you’ll never eat this tree’s fruit. For this drupe (the technical name for fruit with stones, such as plums and cherries), life is the pits. Literally. The fruit of this native of southwestern Asia becomes leathery as it [...]]]>
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Julianne Will <![CDATA[Checking Out Clandestino]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1041 2009-03-17T05:40:36Z 2009-03-17T05:40:36Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
As I went to the ladies’ room, I really felt like I should pick up a dish towel. That’s what I do when I pass through my friends’ kitchen. I stop and wash a few dishes with them, amid protests that I’m a guest and should relax. I scrub a baking sheet, throw a few things [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[My Favorite Things:Oprah Diet Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1031 2009-03-12T14:41:19Z 2009-03-12T14:41:19Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Well now that Oprah’s declared herself a fatty again and is back on the Bob Greene Best Life diet, you can bet she probably won’t be sharing any food finds during her next favorite-things segment. Have no fear. Though I’ve declared myself a fatty seven times over, I’m always here for you with the latest [...]]]>
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Barry Strum <![CDATA[We Were Only in it for the Fried Clams]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1024 2009-03-10T13:07:43Z 2009-03-10T13:07:43Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
My father was a home builder in Post -WWII America. His turf: Long Island, the spit of land running eastward from New York City for 150 miles out to Montauk Point. Formerly the exclusive domain of truck farmers and the Great Gatsby, “the Island”, with its Levittown (immortalized by Pete Seeger as “little boxes”), was [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[A Designing Frenchman]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1008 2009-03-08T20:30:51Z 2009-03-08T20:30:51Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
The dapper Frenchman smiles happily, temporarily forgetting his cup of cooling cappuccino as he enthusiastically pours out a lively stream of French history peppered with comments about architecture and food. Segueing from history to his own life, he notes, “When I was fourteen, I wanted to be either a chef or an architect. I ended [...]]]>
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Barry Strum <![CDATA[You Talkin to Me?]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=1000 2009-03-05T06:42:23Z 2009-03-05T06:42:23Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
The first time I browsed through Andrew Carmellini’s and Gwen Hyman’s new cookbook “Urban Italian”, I was quickly turned off by what I took to be a bit too much attitude. And yet, I’d heard nothing but raves about it in the NY Times, various food magazines, and online. The recipes all looked [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[G’Day Mate]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=995 2009-03-04T14:51:57Z 2009-03-04T14:51:57Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Our food historian Cynthia Clampitt is a master of all things down under (and coincidentally burst our bubble that Fosters is not Australian for “beer”). She recently gave a talk on the foodways of Australia at the gathering of Culinary Historians. Listen here. ]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Haute Cuisine]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=987 2009-03-03T06:37:18Z 2009-03-03T06:37:18Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
There’s just something about Bruno. And tonight, I aim to please him. How else explain that, though I’m a 32-year-old straight dude who shops entirely too much at Old Navy, I’m more skittish than a red-carpet-roving Hollywood starlet caught in the crossfire gazer beams of Joan Rivers and Steven Cojocaru? Since I’m a food critic, Bruno [...]]]>
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Barry Strum <![CDATA[Numba One Culinary War Story]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=981 2009-03-02T04:34:24Z 2009-03-02T04:34:24Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
During 1968 and 1969 I served as an Army Medical Service Lieutenant in South Vietnam. I arrived a few days before Thanksgiving and hoped with luck, to be back in the world before Christmas of the following year. I drew a few good early cards and got assigned as a platoon leader to a field medical [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[On Coffee]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=967 2009-02-27T15:45:10Z 2009-02-27T08:34:34Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
One of my favorite M. Doughty (former lead singer of Soul Coughing*) songs is Busting Up a Starbucks. Not because I REALLY dream of kicking in the windows of the local franchise of the twin-tailed siren and taking my frustrations out on a couple of baristas. It has more to do with [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Ruling Rhizome]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=950 2009-02-26T15:10:37Z 2009-02-26T15:08:27Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Helen of Troy may have been a great beauty, but spices have launched more ships. The world has pursued big, exotic flavors for almost as long as the world has eaten—and among big, exotic flavors, almost nothing surpasses Zingiber officinale, better known as ginger. Ginger was one of the “big three” spices (along with black [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Top Chef Finale Live Blog/Abducted by Twitterati]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=958 2009-02-25T22:12:30Z 2009-02-25T20:16:52Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Those of you looking for the usual Top Chef hijinx should direct your browsers over here at 8:30 - 9 p.m. where I will be joining a stellar crew of local food personalities to live blog the finale. Also, if you haven’t heard, I’ve (Mike nagrant) finally been co-opted in to the Twitterati. So [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Spicy Smackdown]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=943 2009-02-24T02:59:14Z 2009-02-24T02:59:14Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
With all the truth-seeking, moneyed, mid-life-crisis-experiencing entrepreneurs “climbing” Mt. Everest, it’s surprising there hasn’t been a nationwide boom in Nepalese cuisine. After all, in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the counter-culture got tired of smoking peyote and mainlining Mexican mezcal, they returned to the States bearing larded beans, chimichangas and burritos as big [...]]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[Spicy Subido]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=933 2009-02-23T07:04:39Z 2009-02-23T06:59:35Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
It always amazes me how the quiet folks tend to have the most spitfire personalities. There’s so much more beyond the surface; so much to be discovered. Kristine Subido, chef of Wave Restaurant and Bar located in the W Hotel on Lakeshore is just this kind of “timid firecracker”. After serving as banquet chef [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Old Porno Movie Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=925 2009-02-19T05:35:22Z 2009-02-19T05:33:42Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Eez Top Chef, Not Top Hot Funny Italian Chef 1 Fabio’s mohawk is awesome. Fabio just beats out Richard and Dale for Top Mohawk. 2 I guess this mean’s Top Chef New Orleans next season. Also awesome. 3 It’s Top Chef, not Top Chef Second Chance. 4 Why would you make something you’ve never made before, Leah? 5 [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Guy Talk]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=919 2009-02-18T05:05:14Z 2009-02-18T05:05:14Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
How many guys does it take to make a great burger? Based on my recent experience at Five Guys in Oak Park, it’s definitely more than five. Of course, quantity probably doesn’t matter, as McDonald’s Corporation employs hundreds of thousands of people and they’ve yet to get it right. Actually, the number of folks it takes [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[The Name Game]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=912 2009-02-16T05:15:15Z 2009-02-16T05:15:15Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
What’s in a name? Well, if you’re a food item, it might be anything from a description of your appearance to a regional or historical association to an expected reaction. For example, ladyfingers looked to someone like long, female digits—though in Britain and the U.S. this sobriquet identifies narrow strips of golden cake, while in [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Fabio is not a Top Pussy]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=900 2009-02-12T05:57:22Z 2009-02-12T05:57:22Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
I was robbed. 1 – Sideshow Carla says she used to model…eyeball model for Cocaine monthly? 2 – Ironically, Fabio did exactly what Wylie does at his restaurants by faking an egg in a sweet application, but Wylie didn’t like it. Maybe that’s how his customers feel? 3 – I can’t believe Leah’s buying challah for her [...]]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[Parsing Palestinian Olive Oil]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=890 2009-02-13T21:43:45Z 2009-02-11T06:51:37Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
You wouldn’t expect some pita and olive oil to set off a bout of soul searching. But, take a good hard look at that bowl of oil, because there could be a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears behind it. Who knew olive oil could be borne of heart-wrenching experiences? Up until [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Sweet on Senegal]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=864 2009-02-09T02:13:00Z 2009-02-09T02:13:00Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
I don’t know if Diaw Sow, owner/chef of Café Senegal in Rogers Park, has seen “Field of Dreams,” but she clearly doesn’t agree with the movie’s tagline that if you build it, they will come. Or, rather: if you cook it, they will come. Because the restaurant is so new and because of her concern [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Hungry Magazine Goes Legit]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=873 2009-02-09T15:12:37Z 2009-02-09T02:11:10Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Friday Night, Nick Digilio, 720 AM WGN late night maestro and his producer Andy Hermann had a momentary lapse in judgement and they allowed me, Hungry magazine editor, Michael Nagrant, on real radio. Seriously though, Digilio knows his food, and I was privileged to spend some time talking about Top Chef, Gordon Ramsay, [...]]]>

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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Pablo Escolar Takes out Jamie]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=858 2009-02-05T05:39:29Z 2009-02-05T05:39:29Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
May I gut Hosea like this fish? 1- I wonder if Eric Ripert highlights his hair that way, or is it natural? “Oui, I will have zee zalt and pepper Jorge Clooneey frosted teeps.” 2– Stefan is a bit Hannibal Lecteresque in his bloodlust for killing eel 3– I think Stefan is going to overcook the lobster [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[A Happy Pig Makes a Beautiful Ham]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=838 2009-02-04T07:23:08Z 2009-02-04T07:23:08Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Written by Urban Nilmander, Photos by Carin Tegner For millions of Spaniards, gourmet chefs in Spain, Paris, Chicago and New York, there´s no doubt: Spanish cured ham in general and the ham from Jabugo in Andalucia in particular, made from happy, black pigs bred on only acorns and grass, is the best in the world. A sweet, [...]]]>
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Barry Strum <![CDATA[For the Love of Cookbooks]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=830 2009-02-02T06:04:28Z 2009-02-02T06:04:29Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
My wife and I likely have over 500 cookbooks. They line the bookcase shelves in the kitchen, dining room, and den. Years ago, we had a carpenter build a kitchen–long shelf a foot and a half below the ceiling, and now it’s lined with the balance of 38 + years worth of acquisitions. We started [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Monkey Ass Filled with Fried Banana Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=823 2009-01-29T05:57:44Z 2009-01-29T05:57:44Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
No, you shut up. I’m the judge here. 1- I know nothing about celebrity chef guest Scott Conant, but he sure seems pleased with himself. 2- So basically what we’ve learned is that oats are only good as a crispy coating. 3- So Stefan’s obviously in the final. They should just give him a bye. 4 – Carla [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Restaurant Wars]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=812 2009-01-22T05:57:54Z 2009-01-22T05:57:54Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Tom, let me tell you about my technique of sending love from the kitchen. 1 – Jamie wants to serve local sustainable ingredients…hmmm that’s gonna be tough with a pantry made up of Bullseye BBQ Sauce and spam. 2 – Eez not a cheesesteak. Eez a filet mignon sandwich. 3 – Radhika and Leah win the quickfire, [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Sandwich Safari]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=794 2009-01-19T05:23:41Z 2009-01-19T05:23:41Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the word “debris” had one meaning in New Orleans. It was an iconic roast beef po-boy served at 401 Poydras Street at the corner of Tchoupitoulas at a spot called Mother’s. The lore is that a customer asked original owner Simon Landry to add the bits of roast beef that had [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Helen Rosner vs. Food and Wine]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=801 2009-01-19T05:55:52Z 2009-01-19T03:51:40Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Though she claims a limited repetoire as an oenophile, Menupages Chicago super-blogger Helen Rosner bested Food and Wine grape genius Ray Isle this week. This month, Isle lauds affordable Argentenian Malbec and calls out the 2007 Clos De La Siete Malbec blend as his “Star Selection”. At about the same time I [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Cook Worse than Sandra Lee Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=786 2009-01-15T06:19:24Z 2009-01-15T06:19:24Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Welcome to sprockets. Pet my chicken. Pet it! 1 – Quickfire challenge: cook with canned garbage. It’s official, Top Chef is now Top Chef Sandra Lee – Semi-Homemade: You use 90% horrible ingredients paid for by your commercial advertisers and 10% talented cooks, and Bravo get’s 100% of the credit for ruining [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Pass the peas, please]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=748 2009-01-14T16:50:47Z 2009-01-14T16:50:47Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot Nine days old. Most of us remember the old nursery rhyme about pease porridge, but some of us actually wondered what they were talking about. First of all, what is “pease”? Well, to be perfectly honest, it’s the correct way to spell “pea”—or at least it was at one [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[The Professor of Pork]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=776 2009-01-13T03:23:33Z 2009-01-13T03:23:33Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Despite the apparent liability of being a skinny Jewish kid from Evanston, Barry Sorkin is one of the smoked-pork (and beef) kings of Chicago. In just a few short years, Sorkin and his BBQ joint Smoque in Irving Park have proven you don’t have to be a grizzled soul man or a beer-bellied Nascar, Jesus-lovin’ [...]]]>
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Barry Strum <![CDATA[Probative Cuisine]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=754 2009-01-12T06:55:12Z 2009-01-12T06:55:12Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
My wife Holly and I began amassing a sizable and comprehensive cookbook collection right after we were married in 1970 starting with a simple paperback, Italian Home Cooking. After many pleasurable meals on Hester Street on the lower east side of NYC, we brought home a modest book whose cover, in retrospect, looked like an [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Resolutions for a Culinary Revolution]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=736 2009-01-09T16:10:20Z 2009-01-09T16:10:20Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
I punked out a few times this year. Tired and overworked and having drunk too much bourbon or ingested too much garlic (I’m mildly allergic) on a Pat-Bruno-worthy Italian red-sauce bender, I’ve occasionally written a few columns that didn’t require a whole lot of research (like this one). I’ve hated myself for it. Shame on [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef, brought to you by Diet Dr. Pepper]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=763 2009-01-09T00:04:48Z 2009-01-08T05:26:00Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Hello Padma, do you have any French in you… 1- As usual, at least one chef is surprised there’s a dessert challenge…dude, there’s been a dessert challenge every single season. 2- Radhika breaks out of the Indian cooking stereotype and wins the quickfire 3- Oh, lord, Stephanie Izard just pimped Diet Dr. Pepper in the commercial break 4- Carla is a total whack-job 5- Shouldn’t [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Open Sesame]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=741 2009-01-07T04:31:40Z 2009-01-07T04:31:40Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
While traveling through southern India, doing food history research (this is where most of the world’s great spices originated) and learning more about Indian cooking, I kept meeting chefs who would tell me how they added flavor to dishes by using gingelly oil. They tried to describe to me what it was, how it was [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Chewin’ on Chickpea]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=732 2009-01-06T05:55:29Z 2009-01-06T05:55:29Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Judging by the cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” by Israeli-French singer Yael Naim playing over Palestinean café Chickpea’s sound system, the Arab-Israeli conflict doesn’t have much purchase here. That’s no surprise, though,as pretty much everything here is a touch askew. The Genie coin-op pinball machine in the corner rigged for free play is possessed with [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Loafin’ Around]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/?p=725 2009-01-05T05:01:54Z 2009-01-05T05:01:54Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
As anyone who’s ever seen the films “Serial Mom” or “Mommy Dearest” knows, you don’t mess with mother. But, Cynthia Kallile, chef/owner of The Meatloaf Bakery, isn’t quaking in her kitchen clogs. She’s ready to go baking mitt to baking mitt with the assurance that she’s got the best meatloaf you’ve ever tasted. But that’s [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Chris Ware, Grim Gastronomic Griper]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/20/chris-ware-grim-gastronomic-griper/ 2008-12-20T19:49:20Z 2008-12-20T19:40:59Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Chris Ware, Chicago’s comic laureate, does some culinary related hating in the Nov 24th food issue of New Yorker (you have to be a digital or print subscriber to see the actual panel). The panel depicts a fear and loathing organic macaroni and cheese cooking mother (potentially a descendant of Cathy Guisewite’s cartoon Cathy) [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Martha Stewart Untethered]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/17/30-seconds-on-top-chef-martha-stewart-untethered/ 2008-12-18T05:23:18Z 2008-12-18T05:23:18Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Blame it on the fridge…the new single from Milli Fusili, in stores now 1 - WTF is there a Christmas theme…wasn’t this show filmed last summer? Can anyone say scripted? 2 - So do the Top Chefs really respect Martha Stewart or just the fact that she’s made money doing food TV? 3 - damn…sea scallops….did Jamie [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Gabbin with Gras]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/15/gabbin-with-gras/ 2008-12-16T05:19:22Z 2008-12-16T05:19:22Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
You can run Laurent Gras over, but you can’t stop him. Though Gras, the chef of L20 in Lincoln Park, was hit by a car while cycling earlier this year, he’s already resumed a nineteen-hour workday and kicks out four-hour bike rides on his days off. In the last two months he also picked up [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Top Chef: Killer Cleavage Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/11/top-chef-killer-cleavage-edition/ 2008-12-11T19:48:19Z 2008-12-11T19:48:19Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Aye, Mr. Miyagi, please teach me crane kick 1 –I’d like to see Stefan and Richard Blais have a stand-off to see who can be the bigger arrogant bastard. 2 - Quickfire: I wonder if these dudes can actually taste what’s in the sauce, or they’re just naming ingredients in a traditional mole. 3 - Hosea [...]]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[New Kid on the Neapolitan Block]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/07/new-kid-on-the-neapolitan-block/ 2008-12-08T05:42:38Z 2008-12-08T05:42:38Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Whoever said all roads lead to Rome must have been suffering from some Caesarian nostalgia. When it comes to ancient Italy, Naples is the crown jewel. After all, this is where pizza is said to have been born. Like Jesus in Bethlehem, this storied city in the country’s southern boot lays proud claim to one [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Dancing with Rocco Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/05/30-seconds-on-top-chef-dancing-with-rocco-edition/ 2008-12-05T07:23:12Z 2008-12-05T07:23:12Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Remember, only you can top Boboli! 1- Rocco – is he going to ask the chefs to do an impromptu Dancing With the Stars episode? 2-Hey, Stefan, they’ve been cutting the tops off eggs at Arpege and The French Laundry for years, try something original. 3-Breakfast challenge…I hope someone makes a micro-egg mcmuffin. 4-I thought Rocco was going to [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Back up to Big Buns]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/04/back-up-to-big-buns/ 2008-12-04T06:57:40Z 2008-12-04T06:57:40Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
I like Big Buns and I cannot lie. Though, as with foie gras, Alderman Joe Moore apparently does not. According to a recent local story by Martha Bayne about Sahara Kabob, the artist formerly known as Big Buns and Pita restaurant, Moore asked the owners to take down their pseudo-Vegas like marquee in favor of [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[The Next Black Truffle Explosion?]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/03/the-next-black-truffle-explosion/ 2008-12-03T16:02:39Z 2008-12-03T08:06:41Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Photo Courtesy: Lara Kastner Tonight, I asked Grant Achatz if I could hug him. Fortunately, he had the foresight to preserve our collective dignity, and he said no. It wasn’t just the glass of Jean Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc, Rhone 2000 talking, either. Rather, it was a dish named Chestnut, quince, chocolate, baked potato. On [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[King of the Court]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/02/king-of-the-court/ 2008-12-02T06:20:09Z 2008-12-02T06:20:09Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
This weekend, I was chowing down in a mall food court and Tommy Hilfiger was foremost on my mind. It was as if I were reliving my junior high glory days, those times when my mom stuffed me and my posse into the back of our teal Lincoln Town Car, aka the “land yacht” (a [...]]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[Chef Michael McDonald: Out of Charlie’s Shadow]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/12/01/chef-michael-mcdonald-out-of-charlies-shadow/ 2008-12-01T06:19:32Z 2008-12-01T06:19:32Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Not that being linked as Charlie Trotter’s right hand man is a bad thing, but it sure feels vindicating to stand freely on one’s own feet. Such is the case with Chef Michael McDonald, the Chicago-bred Luke Skywalker to Trotter’s Obi-Wan. After years of sharpening his kitchen technique under some master mentors, McDonald is ready [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Foo Fighters Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/27/30-seconds-on-top-chef-foo-fighters-edition/ 2008-11-27T08:41:06Z 2008-11-27T08:41:06Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Don’t mess with my S’Mores or I will have Padma impale you on my Global chef’s knife. 1 – They should make the chefs cook a recipe from the Alinea cookbook instead of the Top Chef cookbook….based on the ten journalists who, already determined to fail and write pithy anecdotes about how horrible the experience [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[A Dive in the L20 with Laurent Gras]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/24/a-dive-in-the-l20-with-laurent-gras/ 2008-12-07T16:44:21Z 2008-11-24T06:29:33Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
L20 was recently named best restaurant in America by Esquire magazine. I sat down with L20’s chef Laurent Gras recently to see how things are going post-award. In this podcast, Gras talks about why French chefs come to America, his life-threatening bicycle accident, his gadget obsessions, and the technical and creative inspiration behind [...]]]>

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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef: Colicchio Surrenders Craft Edition]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/20/30-seconds-on-top-chef-colicchio-surrenders-craft-edition/ 2008-11-20T15:22:57Z 2008-11-20T15:22:57Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Dude,I know this great place to get your head waxed on the Upper West Side 1 – Donatella and Padma in the same room seems like a recipe for a diva fight. 2 – Fabio, a hot dog is a sausage, jackass. 3 – If Radhika makes a Chicago dog or a curry and chutney dog, she should [...]]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[Q and A with Winemaker Steve Rogstad]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/18/q-and-a-with-winemaker-steve-rogstad/ 2008-11-18T06:16:23Z 2008-11-18T06:16:23Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Steve Rogstad is a winemaking wunderkind. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, the man knows a thing or two about the grape. What does come as a surprise however, is how charmingly different his demeanor is compared to the prissy wine snob we’ve all inevitably had the displeasure of dining with. His cool-dude ‘tude, rounded out [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[30 Seconds on Top Chef New York: Welcome back to the jungle baby!]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/13/30-seconds-on-top-chef-new-york-welcome-back-to-the-jungle-baby/ 2008-11-14T05:27:14Z 2008-11-13T16:22:23Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Hello, is my hair perfect? 1 - I’m not sure what that bikini shot in the intro has to do with being a Top Chef. 2 - Jeff McInnis – d-bag alert. 3 - Daniel Gagnon – this year’s Howie. 4 - Stefan – welcome to Sprockets. 5 - Quickfire: Right, because being Top Chef is all about how [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[The Prez-Elect has no (culinary) clothes?]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/12/the-prez-elect-has-no-culinary-clothes/ 2008-11-12T15:07:58Z 2008-11-12T07:01:54Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Psst, hey chief, carrying Dunkin Donuts is like having a middle name like Hussein. Might we suggest you head to Old Fashioned Donut in Roseland for an apple fritter? I drank the Obama Kool-Aid, but it took a while. I didn’t quite see him as the messiah as quickly as everyone else. I [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Jazzed to be Back in New Orleans]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/09/jazzed-to-be-back-in-new-orleans/ 2008-11-10T04:16:18Z 2008-11-10T04:16:18Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Katrina was only a category 1 hurricane as it swept over us in Key West, Florida, and yet it was already mighty impressive. We watched for hours as trees flailed in the wind, rain poured down in torrents, and water rose in the streets, all the while listening to the relentless wind howl and pound [...]]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[The Itinerants]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/06/the-itinerants/ 2008-11-06T06:09:26Z 2008-11-06T06:09:26Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
Geno Bahena (pictured above at right), Eric Aubriot, Daniel Kelly, and Jason Paskewitz (pictured above at left). They’re some of Chicago’s most talented chefs, so why do they move around so much? When I was a kid, I would drift off into fantasies of the future. Impatiently, I imagined myself married, living in a far-off [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[I Can See for Miles]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/11/02/i-can-see-for-miles/ 2008-11-03T03:29:38Z 2008-11-03T03:29:38Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
In a month, when you’re digging your car out of six inches of dirty, slushy snow, you likely won’t mistake Chicago for the sunny climes of Miami or Tampa. But, right now, with the sun still peeking through the clouds, and the fact that, like sushi joints and the taquerias before, there now seems to [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Quick Beijing Duck Legs]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/30/quick-beijing-duck-legs/ 2008-10-31T05:22:33Z 2008-10-31T05:22:33Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
I actually have an appointment to eat Beijing duck on Monday, which makes it kind of absurd that tonight I was struck by the desire to replicate a quick version at home, but matters of the palate, just as matters of the heart, don’t always make much sense. Anyways, I made a trip to [...]]]>
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Barry Strum <![CDATA[Tragic Triage]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/29/tragic-triage/ 2008-10-30T05:42:49Z 2008-10-30T05:42:49Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
My wife and I subscribe to a number of food periodicals. We’ve been doing this for the greater part of our 38 year marriage. Fortunately, we’re not zealous pack rats. However, some items are harder to part with than others are. For us, food magazines top the list. An advertisement in a late 1950’s issue of [...]]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[Beyond Ramen: Where to Eat Well (for cheap) on a Downtown Campus]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/28/beyond-ramen-where-to-eat-well-for-cheap-on-a-downtown-campus/ 2008-10-29T04:18:28Z 2008-10-29T04:18:28Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
With the news of the recent Cup of Noodles recall, we sent our man from Robert Morris college, Matt Kirouac, to find some affordable alternatives for the loop college crowd. The Cubano at Cafecito Being a college student is a lot like being a carpetbagger. The look is there- tired, scruffy clothes worn well past their expiration [...]]]>
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Matt Kirouac <![CDATA[A Brief History of Mead, plus a Michigan Connection]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/27/a-brief-history-of-mead-plus-a-michigan-connection/ 2008-10-28T04:04:57Z 2008-10-28T04:04:57Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
What do honeymoon romps, Norse dining halls, the mythical hero Beowulf, and a pain-relieving medicine have in common? And yes, it has more to do with the superficial excesses of booze and narcotics. As lore would have it, they all feature the world’s most ancient alcoholic beverage, mead, in some context. Recall high school history [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[All About Aspic]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/27/all-about-aspic/ 2008-10-27T06:03:27Z 2008-10-27T06:03:27Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
“Aspic” can refer to a specific type of snake (as in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, when a Roman guard notes, after Cleopatra is found dead, “This is an aspic’s trail”)—that is, an asp. It can also mean a savory jelly of meat or fish stock—ostensibly because the color of plain aspic is reminiscent of the [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[The Captain of C-House]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/22/the-captain-of-c-house/ 2008-10-23T04:32:43Z 2008-10-23T04:32:43Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
If, as restaurant lore suggests, many chefs come from the ranks of artists, bandits and miscellaneous misfits, then Marcus Samuelsson, executive chef of C-House (166 E. Superiorr) and Marc Burger at Macy’s on State is, by comparison, a prince. The youngest chef to receive three stars from the New York Times, he’s also an entrepreneur, [...]]]>

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Barry Strum <![CDATA[Lowenstein’s Revenge: A memoir of NYC Deli]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/21/lowensteins-revenge-a-memoir-of-nyc-deli/ 2008-10-22T05:54:14Z 2008-10-22T05:54:13Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
I’ve had my share of deli in this life….perhaps more than I should, certainly enough to make me a member of the deli cognoscenti and a prime candidate for a coronary. Post War II middle class Jews (like my parents….first generation Americans) had a foot in both camps too, at a time when perfunctory cardiac [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[Consider the Oyster]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/20/consider-the-oyster/ 2008-10-21T04:55:14Z 2008-10-21T04:55:14Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
The Kung Pao chicken at Spring World Much to my chagrin, the idea of the starving artist is not a mythology. I wish it were, but while there may be no better time in human history to be a writer, at least in terms of outlets for expression, it’s also one of the worst times to [...]]]>
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Jen Billock <![CDATA[French-Baked Vidalia Onions]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/20/french-baked-vidalia-onions/ 2008-10-21T04:50:07Z 2008-10-21T04:50:07Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
What small, sweet, juicy treat hails from the fine state of Georgia? If you’re thinking of a peach, you’d be wrong. Not even in the same food variety. Perhaps one of the most well-known vegetables in the culinary world is the other sweet treat from the South – Vidalia onions. As [...]]]>
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Michael Nagrant <![CDATA[First Bite:Steve’s Deli]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/16/first-bitesteves-deli/ 2008-10-16T20:52:27Z 2008-10-16T20:52:27Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
From our West Loop Bureau, a report on Steve’s Deli (354 W. Hubbard) from our man Dave Lewis, who is more real Detroit than Eminem, Kid Rock, Bob Seger, The MC5, and the White Stripes all put together (and most importantly a native Detroit deli denizen). It is with the giddy smile of a little [...]]]>
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Cynthia Clampitt <![CDATA[Leeks and Celts]]> http://www.hungrymag.com/2008/10/15/leeks-and-celts/ 2008-10-16T04:16:50Z 2008-10-16T04:16:50Z Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/mjnagran/hungrymag.com/wp-content/plugins/polls/polls.php on line 303
When King Henry says, in Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” that he will wear a leek in his cap, he is identifying himself with his Welsh subjects. The reason this created a connection is that, when King Cadwallader and the Welsh faced the Saxons in battle in AD 640, the Welsh soldiers identified themselves by wearing leeks [...]]]>
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