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Quick Bites

By Laura Oppenheimer in Food on Jan 10, 2008 3:20PM


  • Steve Dolinsky, Chicago's own "Hungry Hound," has a blog. And a podcast! And teaches a course called "Culinary Communications 101," for those who want to learn how to speak "food" to the media. Of the three, we recommend the podcast. We've listened to a couple and they are smart, informative and well-produced.

  • The Spertus Institute's much anticipated Kosher Wolfgang Puck outpost leaves something to be desired. "It’s clear the famous chef doesn’t have a lot of shame where branding is involved," TOC critic David Tamarkin writes. "Still, I can’t see what’s in this partnership for either party. Puck gets a measly selection of premade salads and sandwiches to his name; meanwhile, Spertus has no doubt shelled out a chunk of change for the privilege of his reputation. But nobody wins here—particularly not the diners." But The Stew says stop by anyway, for the serene, light-filled dining space.

  • Via Dish, we learned that Chef Laurent Gras is now a blogger as well; he documents the progress of L.2O, his new Lettuce Entertain You restaurant.

  • Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie is back on the air!... But it isn't broadcast on WTTW. What gives, WTTW? We know that you know we love food. So why no love?

Drool-inducing pain de campagne via Laurent Gras' L.20 blog.