March 31, 2009

Trader Joe’s Apple Cranberry Chutney

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The picture doesn’t do it justice, but what you see above is possibly the simplest, tastiest, most addictive appetizer I have ever had. It’s simple because all it takes is pouring a jar of Trader Joe’s apple cranberry chutney over a log of goat cheese and serving it with crackers. It’s tasty because the chutney is made from all sorts of delicious spices I can’t stop thinking about. And it’s addictive because, well..I just can’t have enough.

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March 30, 2009

Play A Food Joke This April Fool’s Day

The first of April will be here in T minus two days. Have you planned your foodie joke yet? How about baking up a meatloaf in the shape of a rat or a batch of “rotten” potatoes! Surprise your family with a special Wednesday evening dinner full of jokes! For a full April Fool’s Day menu, consult our “The Joke’s On You” April Fool’s Day Party Planner! (I’m not kidding about the recipes). And if you want to see pictures and even more April Fool’s Food Fun, check out last year’s April Fool’s  roundup!

March 27, 2009

Food In The News: Peanut Butter, Red Meat, and a Mexican-Influenced Seder

A warm (gooey) welcome – After weeks of hearing about salmonella outbreaks in the news, peanut butter is finally back (and restaurants are thrilled!)

Meat murder? – The consumption of red meat is said to prematruely curtail your life’s longevity.

Beard Awards Praise Chicago – The fine city has been getting a lot of recognition over the years but none tops the amount of nominations Chicago received from this year’s James Beard Awards (see the list here).

The art of honey – Over the years artisal honeymaking has become less practical and time consuming but one family farm preserves the art of honeycomb artisan honey.

Seder fusion – One chef blends her Mexican heritage with her Passover seder this year with two Mex-over recipes.

March 26, 2009

Three Buck Bites!

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Looking for a value menu that doesn’t consist of the fast food drive thru? You’re in luck! Citysearch just released a new Website called Three Buck Bites where you can find all sorts of cheap (but quality) eats sorted by city or restaurant. Every delicacy featured on this site cost $3.99 or less.  And Chew on That is a part of it! We’ll  be submitting our own Three Buck Bites from the city and suburbs of Chicago. You can see our photo on their Dictators Page as well as the Three Buck Bites Dictator badge in our lefthand sidebar.

See our first “bite” after the jump!

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