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Event Fri Mar 14 2014

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Returns With Garden Gourmet Series on the Menu

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, whose roots can be traced back to 1847, returns to Navy Pier, Saturday, March 15 - Sunday, March 23. Its annual Garden Gourmet Series features some of Chicago's most popular chefs preparing recipes with fresh-from-the-garden ingredients.

Chef Bill Kim.jpgAs one of Mariano's Chicago Tastemakers chefs, Chef Bill Kim of bellyQ, Belly Shack and urbanbelly will kick off this year's program. Mariano's is the Garden Gourmet sponsor, as well as the presenting sponsor for the entire Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

Over 2 dozen Chicago chefs will share recipes and cooking tips during live 45- to 60-minute cooking demonstrations, as well as suggestions for growing and using sustainable foods.

The lineup of chefs participating in this year's Garden Gourmet Series also includes: Rick Ortiz of Antique Taco, Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno and Piccolo Sogno Due, Meg Galus of NoMI Kitchen, Richie Farina of moto, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh of spritzburger, and Carlyn Berghoff of The Berghoff. Check the Garden Gourmet schedule for individual chef demonstration dates, times.

Carlyn Berghoff go green go good spring salad with quinoa [gluten-free].jpgAll Garden Gourmet demonstrations are free to attend with ticket purchase to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Tickets are available at the box office at Navy Pier or online.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Navy Pier
Saturday, March 15 - Sunday, March 23
Hours: Sunday - Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm; Thursday - Saturday 10 am to 8 pm

Photo credits:
Chef Bill Kim courtesy of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Carlyn Berghoff's gluten-free Go Green, Go Good Spring Salad courtesy of Gluten-Free Family Food

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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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