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  • Lunchbreak: LQ Chicken Shack chef Charlie McKenna makes buttermilk biscuits

    Chef Charlie McKenna LQ Chicken Shack 1856 W. North Avenue Chicago (773) 772-5500 www.lilliesq.com Buttermilk Biscuits Ingredients: 600 grams White Lily all-purpose flour (about 2 1/2 cups) 35 grams baking powder (about 7 teaspoons) 4 grams baking soda (just under 1 teaspoon) 10 grams salt  (2 teaspoons) 120 grams butter  (8 Tablespoons) 120 grams shortening  (8 Tablespoons) 1 1/2 cups whole milk buttermilk Directions: Sift all dry ingredients together. Cut in butter and shortening. Add buttermilk and mix until dough […]

  • Music Lounge: Duncan Sheik performs live

    Duncan Sheik duncansheik.com Appearing: Tonight 8:00 p.m. City Winery 1200 W. Randolph Street Chicago www.citywinery.com/chicago/

  • Midday Fix: The Movember Foundation

    Movember For more information: www.movember.com The Barbers 1874 Sheridan Road Highland Park (847) 926-7412

  • Chicago Scene: Photographer Steve Schapiro

    Steve Schapiro Warhol, Reed, and Bowie Exhibit Through January 15, 2015 Ed Paschke Art Center 5415 W. Higgins Chicago (312) 533-4911 www.edpaschke.org    

  • Lunchbreak: Chef Greg Biggers makes whey braised pork belly

    Chef Greg Biggers Cafe des Architectes 20 East Chestnut Chicago (312) 324-4063 http://www.cafedesarchitectes.com/ Event: 2014 Celebrity Chef Ball Friday, November 7 Morgan Manufacturing 401 N. Morgan Chicago For more information and tickets: www.mealsonwheelschicago.org Whey Braised Pork Belly Ingredients: 3 oz portion of braised pork belly (from a 4 lb. pork belly) 1 oz mortadella – sliced 1 charred scallion 3 popcorn shoots (this is a specialty micro green, others can be used) 4 sliced/shaved matsutake mushrooms (or other seasonal mushrooms) […]

  • Midday Fix: Singer Jim Peterik

    Jim Peterik Event: 8th Annual School Rocks October 30 7:30 p.m. House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn Chicago 773-890-0233 For more information about the San Miguel School: www.sanmiguelchicago.org www.bidpal.net/schoolrocks2014 To purchase a copy of Jim’s book: Through the Eye of the Tiger: The Rock ‘n Roll Life of Survivors Founding Member

  • Style Files: Pumpkin beauty tips

    Raijean Stroud www.swa-rai.com The products mentioned today: suki Enzyme Resurfacing Peel Eminence Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel – www.fragrancenet.com GM Collin Bio Organic Normalizing Gel-Creat DIY Pumpkin Hand and Foot Scrub Ingredients: 1/4 cup of cooked or canned pumpkin puree 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 Tbs of coffee grounds 1 Tbs lemon Juice 1 Tbs almond oil or jojoba oil or olive oil Directions: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well. Apply the pumpkin scrub to your […]

  • Midday Fix: Carol Mackey’s Halloween party planning tips

    Carol Mackey www.carolmackey.net Tips: Choose Your Colors This is easy being Halloween, orange and black with a pop of gold Repurpose Items use items around the house; i.e. old typewriter, books, tree stump the glasses are on, mini Christmas lights on tree stump, etc. Make it fun and affordable and get the kids involved Balance Food Flavors Not too many sweets, makes sure it tastes good — not just scary Presentation and taste are both important   Black Magic Cocktail […]

  • Lunchbreak: Gluten free artisan bread

    Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois To purchase a copy of the book: Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Baking Revolution Continues with 90 New, Delicious and Easy Recipes Made with Gluten-Free Flours For more information: www.gfbreadin5.com For more information about the University of Chicago’s celiac program: www.cureceliacdisease.org Ingredients: 6 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour 1 Tbs granulated yeast 1-1 1/2 Tbs Kosher salt 2 Tbs sugar or honey 3 3/4 cups lukewarm water (100F or below) […]

  • Midday Fix: Author John Mullin talks about the book, We Are the Bears

    John Mullin To purchase a copy of the book: We Are the Bears!: The Oral History of the Chicago Bears Event: Monday, November 3 7:00 p.m. Anderson’s Bookshop 123 W. Jefferson Avenue Naperville


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