Rick Bayless declared that there are two things you need for a great party – “Booze and Guacamole!” I don’t think anyone who attended this year’s Chicago Gourmet would disagree. Throw in some great wine, cool weather, top Chicago chefs, even Mayor Richard Daley, and you definitely have a party going on. My daughter Kristina and I […]
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Food, Fun, The Bean, Millennium Park, and Rick Bayless – What Could Be Better?!
September 28, 2010 in Uncategorized
Cookbook Give-Away for the week of 6-7-10!
June 7, 2010 in Uncategorized
The cookbook give-away for this week of June 7th, seemed to me that it had to be something Chicago. In the last month, the Chicago area enjoyed having the winners from American Idol and Biggest Loser, and now, the Blackhawks are trying to make it to the Stanley Cup finals. This is a great cookbook […]
Why I Started This Blog
I love cookbooks. I mean I really love them. I love to read them, treasure them, learn from them, and, of course, cook from them. To me, cookbooks take on a life all of their own. They are history, family, and memories. I have been collecting cookbooks and writing down treasured recipes of family, friends, and neighbors since about age twelve, which means I now own thousands of cookbooks, recipes, and clippings. Now I want to share them with you along with the many other culinary treasures of my cellar." - Debbie Vanni