Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:21

Chicago Gourmet on Sept 26-28

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EAT YOUR WAY to CHICAGO GOURMET! Chicago Gourmet 2014, presented by Bon Appetit, is culinary heaven. Imagine two full days to celebrating food and wine at beautiful Millenium Park. More than 150 of Chicago's finest restaurants and chefs will be participating, along with hundreds of renowned vintners, breweries, spirit makers from around the globe. Attendees can also participate in cookbook signings from culinary experts, live cooking demonstrations, tastings and food and drink related seminars. The event has become one of Chicago's premiere food events.

This event will sell out soon! Single tickets remain for Sunday's main day event held from noon until 5PM. To puchase online visit:

You also have time to WIN a one day complinentary pass by participating in their "Dine Around Town" edition. Dine out five times at a choice of 90 participating Dine Around restaurnats by September 18 to qualify. Tickets are limited. More information here:

EDIBLE CHICAGO is available by print and now digital subscription on our website. Or complimentary print copies are available from many of our advertisers and at select distribution points around the city and suburbs. If you want to get your hands on a copy right away, download our digital for iPad, Iphone at iTunes (Newsstand) and for android with Google play. 

By subscribing to EDIBLE CHICAGO you help us GROW so that we can tell more compelling stories about our city's great artisans, chefs, growers, local food distributors and our local farmers. As a community, we can help create a vibrant food system and strengthen our local economy.

Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:08

SEASONAL RECIPE: Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler

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Gluten-free peach CObbler



  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • fruit
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peaches (about 3 or 4 peaches)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • Directions:

  • 1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.

    2) To prepare the pan: Melt 1/4 cup of butter in the bottom of an 8" square or 9" round pan; set the pan aside while you make the batter.

    3) To make the batter: Mix the baking mix and sugar.

    4) Blend in the milk and egg; pour the batter over the melted butter in the pan.

    5) To prepare the fruit: If you're using fresh peaches, peel, pit, and slice them. If the peaches are sliced/frozen, thaw them.

    6) Mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon or nutmeg into the peaches.

    7) To assemble and bake: Spoon the peach mixture over the top of the batter.

    8) Bake until the top is lightly browned and the fruit is bubbling, about 40 to 45 minutes.

    9) Remove the cobbler from the oven, and allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

  • Garnish with a mint leaf and a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.

    Yield: 8 servings.

  • Recipe source: King Arthur Flour
Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:52

The NEW High Summer Issue is Here!

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We are pleased to announce that the NEW issue of EDIBLE CHICAGO will hit the streets the week of August 4. Highlights include Mic Klug Farms peaches, cold summer soup and heirloom tomato recipes. Also up close and personal stories about Terry Opalek of Terry's Toffee, Angela Lee of Grange Hall Burger Bar, Jessie Oloroso of Black Dog Gelato. Get to know the husband and wife team of Aurora's Katic Family Breads.We also include mason jar libation recipes for your favorite outdoor events and a list of some of the season's hottest craft beer picks. And we include a listing of some of our favorite U-Pick it berry destinations, amd more!

We'll be listing our places of distribution here and by social network next week - Facebook and Twitter. To our subscribers, we thank you - your copy is on the way to your door!


As of Monday, August 4 find a complimentary copy at our advertiser and select distribution points : 

Farmer's Markets: Green City Market (Info Desk) and Vendors: Mick Klug Farms. Jake's Country Meats, Mint Creek Farm, Heartland Meats. Oak Park Farmer's Market (Info desk) Evanston Farmers' Market (Henry Brockman's table) 

Gold Coast: Big Bowl (Cedar Location)

Lincoln Square:  Provenance Food and Wine, Bang Bang Pie Shop

Logan Square: Provenance Food and Wine, Dill Pickle Co-op

Lincoln Park: Dirk's Gourmet Fish, The Spice House, Elaine's Coffee (James Hotel) North Pond, Kingsbury Street Cafe, Whole Foods Lincoln Park, Sandwich Me In

River North: Pot Belly's, Sable Grill and Bar 

Streeterville:  Soprafinna/Cichetti

West Loop:  Grange Hall Burger Mar

West Town: Terry's Toffee, Green Grocer Chicago, Piccolo Sogno 

Western Suburbs: Oak Park: Marion Street Cheese Market, UPS Store on Marion, Potbelly's Praire Bread. Forest Park:  Counter Coffee, Blue Max Cafe, Amelia's

Meet, mingle, sip and eat with over 100 of Chicago's top chefs and mixologists at this year's Taste of the Nation Chicago at Navy Pier on Wed., August 13 from 7PM-10PM. This five star culinary event is produced by the non-profit Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry. 100% of ticket sales support NO KID HUNGRY's efforts to end childhood hunger in our country. For the evening, guests will also enjoy live entertainment and a silent auction. A few of the top-shelf restaurant participants include Acadia, Bar Pastoral, bellyQ, Big Jones, Cicchetti, City Winery, Fat Rice, Girl & the Goat, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Nellcote, Osteria Via Stato, Perennial Virant, Trenchermen, Tru, Urban Belly and Vie. Expert Mixologists include Bridget Albert (Southern Wine & Spirits), Adam Seger (The Art Institute of Chicago), Chris Cavarra (Sable Kitchen & Bar) and Christiana DeLucca (Bangers & Lace) and many more participants. Full list is located on their website.
General admission tickets are still available: $125.00. VIP tickets at $200.00 which inlcudes a preview hour and VIP-access only areas with open bar. Tickets are tax deductable.
The event chair is R.J Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. The event itself will be held at Navy Pier Grand Ballroom which lends to a spectacular view and fireworks over Lake Michigan.
Don't miss out on one of Chicago's best culinary events of the season for a great cause - ending childhood hunger. You can buy tickets online. 
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