August 31, 2010

An Interview with Melissa & Joey Maggiore of the Food Network’s “Family Style”


A week ago, I was lucky enough to chat with Melissa and Joey Maggiore, stars of the new Food Network program “Family Style,”which premiered on August 26. The show follows the Maggiores, a brother and sister team who opened up Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen, an Italian restaurant in Carlsbad, California.  This unscripted “odd couple-esque” series documents the mayhem, mishaps, and hilarity that come with working with your sibling. Read some of the interview highlights after the jump!

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UPDATE: Salmonella Outbreak


We gave you a rundown on salmonella last week, since millions of eggs have been tainted. Now we’re giving you an update, and we’re sorry that it isn’t a happy one. It’s actually really gross, and it will probably make me think twice about eating eggs for a while. Government reports made a grim discovery regarding the conditions at the two Iowa egg producers that are at the forefront of the egg recall. Filthy doesn’t even begin to describe what they found. More after the jump.
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August 30, 2010

Spifes and Sporks and Knorks- Oh My!


Most people have heard of the spork, the spoon/fork hybrid utensil that comes in handy on many occasions, but today I learned about some other crazy eating utensils that I’ve never heard of before!  Introducing…the knork and the spife! Read the rest of this entry »

The Taste of Greece


Over the weekend, my boyfriend, Paul, and I visited the Taste of Greece in downtown Chicago. We were both craving some Mediterranean food, and this was a perfect opportunity for a midday date. Located on Halsted St. in Greek Town and running about 4 blocks, the Taste of Greece was dominated by food stands. Vendors were also selling jewelry and religious items and there were lots of disc jockeys and bands. Find out what we ate, and how the Taste of Greece rated after the jump.
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