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Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 6, 2008 4:15PM


  • First item: there's a new website called Super Cook that allows users to find recipes based on what ingredients they have at hand. This will come in handy when you have, say, those porcini mushrooms that are on the verge of turning. we've been fooling around with the site for a couple days now and haven't been disappointed.

  • More online recipe goodness: Sun-Times writer Dave Hoekstra gets his own "Bachelor Pad Royale" going by looking up cooking demonstrations on You Tube, whipping up a spicy jambalaya in the process. The sidebar notes three You Tube cooks to watch, including "anti-fattie" BitchinKitchen, who bills herself as the "anti-Rachael Ray" (who isn't at this point?) and shares recipes intended to "deflate your mate."

  • Gordon Ramsay has been filming an episode of "Kitchen Nightmares" at LaGrange's Café 36, according to Phil Vettel on the Trib's Stew weblog. After one particular night of filming, Ramsay and crew took in a late dinner at Paul Virant's Vie, where Ramsay apparently did not think the food was "shite."

  • W're going to the screening of the documentary King Corn Saturday March15 at the Cultural Center. The movie, filmed by best friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, takes a look at how important the crop is to our agricultural economy and how hard it is to track where the food we grow goes once we sell it. It's a free screening sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council, but you will need to register, as seating is limited. (via)