In a country where the cuisine is part of their national patrimony and mealtime is a national treasure, that leisurely hot meal in the middle of the day was crucial to the well being of an entire country.
As the food blogosphere became more and more saturated, the world of food blogging began to close in upon itself, creating its own community, its own rules and ethical standards, its own hierarchy and ruling class.
Caprese salad is the world's best use of tomatoes and possibly the world's best salad. This classic summer dish from the Island of Capri off the west coast of Italy is the essence of August on a plate.
With The Palm rolling out a brand refresh and celebrating its 85th anniversary this year I thought it would be relevant and meaningful to interview Bruce Bozzi Jr. His great grandfather founded The Palm and Bruce runs it today.
Chicagoans, renowned for our worship of the all beef frankfurter, understand that ketchup is popular with children because they like sweet stuff. But if you are over 18, never, ever allow ketchup anywhere near a proper hot dog in Chicago.
How could innocent crunchy, delicious sprouts, full of nutrients and beneficial compounds, be dangerous? Because they are grown differently than any other vegetable, in an environment practically ideal for bacteria.