Turnips & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen

Southern food meets Mexican food in Eddie Hernandez’s new book Turnips & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen.  Hernandez, the James Beard nominated chef/co-owner of Taqueria del Sol, has written a fantastic cookbook that explores the commonalities of these two cuisines. Never hesitating to improve upon tradition, Hernandez tweaks classic dishes to make…

Justin Chapple Interactive Cooking Demonstration at KitchenAide Sr. PGA

“I’ve always been a people person,” Justin Chapple tells me almost immediately after he calls for the scheduled interview. Within minutes, I totally believe him. It’s like we’ve been best friends forever. “I love to hear from people,” he says, adding that he almost always answers people who contact him via his many social media…

Wine Judging Announcement! The Indiana Wine Fair judging results are in!

  What are the finest wines in Indiana?  The Indiana Wine Fair judges have just completed two days of sampling and judging. Here’s the verdict: BEST OF SHOW: Huber Winery, “Indiana Uplands Heritage” 2014 BEST INDIANA GROWN: Huber Winery, “Indiana Uplands Heritage” 2014 Dry Red: GOLD: Huber Winery, “Indiana Uplands Heritage” 2014 SILVER: Holtkamp Winery,…

Chicago Chef Bill Kim Makes Korean BBQ Simple and Delicious

Bill Kim’s first cooking experience was making instant ramen over seogtan (burning coals) at age six a year before his family moved from Seoul, Korea to Chicago. Fast forward four decades and Kim, who owns several restaurants in Chicago including urbanbelly, a communal-seating restaurant featuring creative noodle, dumpling and rice dishes, Belly Shack featuring menu…

Dave McIntyre, survivalist and winner of “Alone,” Shares His Story

It was day 66 in Dave McIntyre’s barebones existence on a remote beach hemmed in by cliffs at the northern tip of Vancouver Island when a boat arrived to notify him he had outlasted nine other competitors and was the winner of History Channel’s hit reality show “Alone.” By then, McIntyre had woven a gill…