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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox


  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering a skinny twist to Cajun food

    Registered dietitian and cookbook author Shelly Marie Redmond was born in Houma, La., and sings the praises of her family’s Cajun heritage.
    March 21, 2017 - 8:02 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Becoming a quick study on pho

    "The Pho Cookbook” (Ten Speed Press), Andrea Nguyen’s new cookbook, promises an in-depth look at Vietnam’s favorite aromatic comfort food – and she de ...
    March 16, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Counting juice’s many benefits

    “Juice Manifesto” (Chronicle Books) by Andrew Cooper offers readers more than 120 recipes for easy-to-make juices, smoothies, teas, tonics and nut mil ...
    March 6, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Adjusting meals for diabetics

    A new cookbook, “Healthy Makeovers for Diabetes” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is just the ticket for home cooks looking for ways to cope with a diagno ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:39 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Soups and stews seasoned by history

    “Southern Soups and Stews” (Chronicle Books) has lingered for too long on a shelf in my cookbook library through no fault of its own. Let’s just say i ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • One Book, One Batavia to remember Holocaust survivors

    BATAVIA – “Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope” is the One Book, One Batavia 2017 selecti ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘The Cookie Jar’ worth raiding

    Food writer and freelance cook Liz Franklin doesn’t single out Pistachio Sables as a terrific Valentine’s Day treat for that special someone in your l ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Vegetarian dishes from a pro

    Ohio-based Carla Snyder wears many hats, including caterer, artisan baker, food writer and cooking school teacher, among others.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘Enchilada Queen’ demystifies Tex-Mex

    Restaurateur, chef and former food scientist Sylvia Casares recently added cookbook author to her curriculum vitae with the publication of “The Enchil ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 8:29 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Bringing out your inner pastry chef

    Classic French pastries were long the domain of expert bakers. But a new book – “Patisserie at Home” (Harper Design) – paves the way for serious home ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:37 am
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles Chamber member talks about new book, ‘Marketing Chomp’

    With more than 20 years of experience under her belt, Vision Force Marketing strategic marketing consultant and strategist and St. Charles Chamber of ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Tasty recipes from Weight Watchers

    Even though it’s still early days in the new year, many of us already are backsliding on well-intentioned resolutions about eating well.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 4:44 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering Italy’s modern cocktail culture

    Many of us know something about Italian food. But when it comes to Italy’s cocktail culture there’s a bit of a void.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Batali shares Chicago deep-dish pizza

    Celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook writer Mario Batali takes readers of “Big American Cookbook” (Grand Central Life & Style) on a grand tour ac ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Let ‘Best Dressed’ recipes enhance your next salad

    Lettuce and greens arguably are important when it comes to making a flavorful salad.However, as expe ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 8:23 am