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Cafe Du Monde and the Beignets

Cafe Du Monde original Coffee Stand serves cafe au lait and hot beignets 24 hours a day year round. This New Orleans landmark has been located in the French Market since 1862.

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The Big Easy

My first trip to New Orleans will be filled with memories of my youngest daughter’s wedding. It was like a fairy tale and she was the beautiful princess.

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014

There is so much to do and see at the annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, that I have to divide up the blogs into two parts: Part One today will be people, places, and events, followed by Part Two sometime soon about the products.

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Eataly Chicago

Eataly is now open in Chicago! I could have spent all day there…

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The World Is Your Oyster!

Turn a dream of roaming the gastronomic world into a reality. This book will show you how to do it anywhere on earth.

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I Left My Heart In…. Seattle

A great cookbook that celebrates the culinary bounty of Washington- and also a delicious recipe for some football food to enjoy while watching the Seattle Seahawks in the upcoming Super Bowl!

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Clementine Paddleford: Vintage American Menu Covers

Vintage American Menu Covers from the Clementine Paddleford collection, 1940’s to 1960’s.

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On “The Hunt”

Everyone knows that one must buy tickets for the theater, opera, or symphony, but how about for a restaurant?  Chef Grant Achatz’s restaurant “Next” is like nothing you will ever experience in the world of fine dining.  Located in Chicago’s meatpacking district just west of downtown, Next is not your traditional restaurant.  The menu changes every four […]

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