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Blog Fri Aug 10 2007

Cold Leftover Dinner for a Very Warm Day

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I like to read while I'm eating, but I don't do it enough. I also enjoy a cold dinner on a warm night - the kind of night perfect for the leftovers I had in my fridge. I picked up artichoke-spinach hummus from Olivia's walking home from the Blue Line at Damen. A few heaping spoonfuls went on my plate. I sat eating while getting inspired reading Change Design, Conversations About Architecture as the Ultimate Business Tool. Two sweet and tender pieces of inari - sushi (brown) rice in a fried tofu pouch - which my sweetie put together at a dinner gathering two nights back, made appearances as well. Rice fell out of the pocket and gently touched my fingers. It reminded me of the sweeping way in which Uncle in India would gather up rice on his plate using his fingertips. Cold soba noodles refreshed and filled just as did a scoop of sushi rice. Thai eggplant from Green City Market sautéed in green curry hit with a bit of spicy heat. (You can find the inari wrappers and green curry in cans at Golden Pacific Market in Edgewater on Broadway, just north of Foster.) Chinese broccoli gave a nice crunch. It was a bit savory, too, sautéed in sesame oil - both leaves and chopped stalks - with well cooked-until-tender soybean sprouts and shitake mushrooms from Mitsuwa Marketplace.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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