It’s been a blessed year. Here are some of the highlights!
From Charo to Julieta Venegas to freakin’ Lisa Lisa, Jerry Nunn has exchanged words with cultural icons and truly fascinating folk. Earlier this year, Jerry managed a chat with Chicago’s culinary god, Rick Bayless.
If you can argue for a better chocolate, well, Challenge! Seriously. I haven’t found better chocolate.
Not exactly something we like to advocate for, except, well, when we do.
Speaking of drinking and taking notes while doing so…
Monique is an incredible food writer who knows her way around a camera almost as well as she knows her way around a kitchen. To execute a salad version of a drink, however, is worth another look.
Ever had a beer that turned you into what you think is a snob but is really just enlightened? Patrick Plovanich did, and he wrote about it. It’s worth another look.
Can’t taste the difference between a $15 bottle and a $150? Sometimes a great bottle has nothing to do with money…
Sometimes pleasure bombs are a kitchen thing. Our local area man writer, Mr. Claudio Alberto Cortes, knows about the pleasures and how tasty they can be.
Not every restaurant experience is worth writing about. Eating at Wicker Park’s The Savoy is worth not just a closer look but a second and repeat.
Lastly, for you who are beyond food reading — is that even a thing? — but food writing, take another look at this nerd fest for food writers. It happened, we took notes, we took videos, we nerded out. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by these words and dare to write up your voice in the new year. If so, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year!