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Event Wed Mar 24 2010

Chef Week: Hearty

hearty_brd_pudding.jpgThroughout Chicago Chef Week, which runs through Sunday, we will be bringing you a menu from one of the participating restaurants for you to enjoy. Today's spotlight is the dinner menu from Hearty, 3819 North Broadway:

First Course:
Choice of winter salad with fennel, celery root, Granny Smith apple, red onion, blue cheese and shallot-honey vinaigrette; artichoke fritters with lemon cream; or the soup of the day.

Main Course:
Southern fried chicken with bourbon mashed sweet potatoes and creamed collard greens; pulled braised short rib beefaroni with elbow macaroni, oven-roasted butternut squash, grape tomatoes and shallots in Merlot reduction; and foil-wrapped campfire fish with market vegetables, herb butter and housemade potato chips.

S'mores with chewy graham crackers and chile sauce; cornmeal-based Indian pudding made with molasses and spiced maple sour cream; and caramelized pear upside-down cake with cardamom whipped cream.

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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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