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Yvonne Maffei

Farmer’s Market Salad

Strolling through the farmer’s market on a humid summer morning is enough inspiration to seek out the best salad ingredients you can find. I returned recently with beautiful radishes and purple scallions. Combining that with my balcony garden herbs made this a super local food.   Ingredients ½ bunch radishes, julienned 1 cucumber, seeds removed, sliced lengthwise 3 scallions, cut ...

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I know this isn’t the best time to ask anyone to part with their hard-earned money. Believe me, I know just about as much as anyone that being frugal is smart. When you need something for your kitchen, you want to get a deal, so I always say to go with the best quality things, from the best quality stores you can afford. ...

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If You’re really Into Molecular Gastronomy…or Don’t Even Know What It Is

octopus at Alinea (www.alinea-restaurant.com)

Check out this site by Martin Lersch about molecular gastronomy and the science of cooking. It’s interesting cooking, done with super modern techniques that use nitrogen and other methods to create incredibly rare menus.  If you’re from Chicago or are a super foodie, think Grant Achatz and how he artistically designs and cooks food at Alinea. If you’re like me and dream of visiting ...

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