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This Week in Food #270: Happy Mardi Gras

[gigya-embed src=”http://ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioBPFX.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=default&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=8087855%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”] This week we’re in New Orleans for Mardi Gras! Whoo hoo!  Throw me some beads mister!  Truly though, the reason to come to New Oreans is for the great food. We ate at Gautreau’s, Radosta’s and Antoine’s. So much great food, I might not eat… Continue reading This Week in Food #270: Happy Mardi Gras

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This Week in Food #269: French Pastry School Video

[gigya-embed src=”http://ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioBPFX.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=default&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=8086647%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”] This week we visit the French Pastry School here in Chicago. Chef Pierre Zimmerman taught us many great ways to work with lean doughs and vienoisserie (rich flaky doughs). Here he demonstrates French bread, Danish and its shapes, brioche and several other breads. It’s a… Continue reading This Week in Food #269: French Pastry School Video

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This Week in Food #268: Too Much Food

[gigya-embed src=”http://ui.mevio.com/widgets/mwm/MevioBPFX.swf” quality=”high” wmode=”transparent” flashvars=”distribConfig=http://www.mevio.com/widgets/configFiles/distribconfig_mwm_pcw_default.php&autoPlay=false&container=false&rssFeed=/%3FmId=8084495%26format=json&playerIdleEnabled=false” bgcolor=”#000000″ name=”Mevio” align=”middle” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”] I’m all by myself again this morning.  I dined at Fogo de Chao yesterday and it was an experience.  I think you might be interested in what I have to say about it. I also talk about the problems with diet soda, the USDA report… Continue reading This Week in Food #268: Too Much Food