Food and Drink Archive

The Deviled Ham’s in the Details

I've been studying kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws, but in Reform Judaism keeping kosher would be up to my conscience. I never expected my conscience to care. Yet as I begin my conversion journey, I can't seem to make it past the supermarket checker anymore without taking several of my favorite food items out of my basket and leaving them behind. Read More

Vegetarian Gumbo Zombie Attack!

Husband-and-wife food bloggers Kelly Reis and Jason Waclawik video their meatless kitchen adventures every week at The Vegetarian Librarian. Just in time for Halloween 2009, on this week's show some unexpectedly undead guests arrive to sample the duo's vegetarian/vegan gumbo. Read More

The (Second) City Vegetable

Shannon Fitzgerald is no stranger to her kitchen. An unyielding addiction to the foodie blogs of others led this on-again-off-again Chicagoan to launch her own--and a vegetarian blog at that. Amid a sea of omnivorous Chitown food & drink blogs, The City Vegetable celebrates its first birthday in the Second City. Read More

…And There Was Pork: Sky Full of Bacon

Chicago's best multimedia food blog is Michael Gebert's Sky Full of Bacon and I'm late to the party in saying so. His long-form video podcasts and essays tell the interesting stories behind the food that hits Chicago tables--and the people committed to getting it there. Foodies with attention spans will go away hungry for more. Read More

Pepsi Challenged

'I was in a bilevel Burger King, with the dining room squeezed in downstairs from the order counter. I ordered something I don't remember and a large Pepsi. I really don't know what happened. A tremor? A foot slip? But there I was walking downstairs watching my soda tumble end over end in slow motion in front of me.' Read More

Nommy Food Porn at

Has your inner foodie ever wanted to gave voyeuristically across a dining room to appraise the wonder of some culinary delight being enjoyed at a table of strangers? Boy, have I got a website for you. Savor the food porn--without feeling dirty--at Read More