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Bill Murray visits his Caddyshack restaurant in Chicago and doesn't disappoint

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ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant opened Tuesday afternoon in suburban Rosemont. Named after the cult classic comedy film from 1980, this is the second location after the first opened in St. Augustine, Fla., in 2001.

Now, normally there aren't press conferences packed with nearly every news outlet in the city breathlessly ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Cut the saturated fats

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Environmental Nutrition

Saturated fats

Chances are, nothing good comes to mind when you hear those words. That's because research has proven again and again that diets high in saturated fats increase LDL ("bad") cholesterol in blood, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The <...Read more

Seriously Simple: Enjoy the unique flavors of spring fruit

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Spring fruit is limited. Strawberries and rhubarb are at their peak, so it's fun to come up with different desserts that celebrate their unique flavors.

Rhubarb is one of those flavors that can be very polarizing. It seems that you either love it or hate it. Dark pink in color and resembling celery with its long fibrous stalks, rhubarb is a ...Read more

EatingWell: Pasta and pesto: a winning flavor combination

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Broccolini stems are quickly softened in the pasta-boiling water before being whirled with basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano into a flavorful pesto sauce in this healthy vegetarian pasta recipe.

Spaghetti with Broccolini Pesto

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 3/4 cups

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

2 bunches broccolini

8 ounces ...Read more

The Kitchn: These scallops are the epitome of fast and fancy food

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Scallops are a little luxury in my household. A weekend date night means plates of pasta and scallops with wedges of lemon and glasses of white wine on the side. Scallops are sustainable, delicious, and so easy! Here's how to make quick-cooking scallops on the stovetop in just about five ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to make a classic whiskey sour

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A whiskey sour is yours for the making year-round. It's refreshing enough to keep up with a spritz during the warm summer months, and so appropriate during the colder seasons of the year. Even if you're not a whiskey fan (which breaks my heart), you might still find yourself swooning over a ...Read more

One wine writer asks wine lovers to reflect on their standards

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Let's assume that you are dedicated to drinking wine. It's your go-to, your default, your everlasting love. Wine is part of your life, and you wouldn't have it any other way.

With that assumption in mind, let's consider a handful of questions to find out not how much you love drinking wine, but how "good" you are at it. And if simple concepts ...Read more

Culinary SOS: Let them eat tangy crab cakes

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Reader Andrea Bardack can't stop thinking about the crab cakes she and her mother had at the Watercolour Grillhouse at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key in Florida. And the preparation is certainly a hard one to beat: Generously portioned, lump crabmeat is flavored with fresh chives and cilantro along with a bit of Old Bay ...Read more

Perfect roast chicken for the perfect chicken sandwich

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Chicken factors into most lunches in our family. Chicken salad, cold fried chicken, chicken soup and leftover barbecued or grilled chicken. Chicken sandwiches of all manner. No wonder that I select the chicken sandwich at a recent lunch at Daily Provisions in New York. Their rotisserie chicken sandwich with bacon, avocado and green tomato wows. ...Read more

Red Lobster's new waffle and lobster combo: The taste of disappointment

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True story: Waffles are my love language. And the only things I love eating more than waffles for brunch are seafood and soul food.

So when Red Lobster said it was introducing lobster and waffles last week, my taste buds were ready. It's the restaurant's 50th anniversary and annual Lobsterfest celebration, when the almost-fancy dishes are ...Read more

Herb-flecked butter makes rich contrast to bite of radishes

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Never hurry and never worry. Sensible advice from Charlotte, the renowned spider, weaver and heroine. But it's a tall order -- never?

I decided to start slow, swearing off the hunch-shouldered hustle for an evening. Instead of hurtling through traffic, I stayed put. Instead of banging through dinner prep, I attempted attentive.

Turns out that ...Read more

Best Bites: Newman's Own Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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At a time when so many foods are lauded as extreme and flavor-forward, it is refreshing to come upon a product that is understated and pleasant. Newman's Own Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette offers a mild apple flavor that tempers the tang of apple cider vinegar with the moderate sweetness of honey. It's a natural combination, enhanced by apple ...Read more

What's the best fake frying method, oven or air-fryer? We test 6 foods to find out

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Fried food is the bad houseguest of cooking techniques: It's a crowd-pleaser, but behind the kitchen door it's messy, temperamental and leaves a foul stink. We wondered if there was a better way to indulge our fried fetish at home, so we bought an air-fryer and cranked up the oven to see whether we could fake it using either appliance.

First, ...Read more

'Tasting Paris' is a cookbook beyond compare

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Every year, dozens and dozens of cookbooks cross my desk. Many are good. Some are better. A few are better than better.

And then there is the rare occasion, maybe once every couple of years, that a cookbook is truly exceptional.

I have one here. It is called "Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local," by Clotilde Dusoulier. I was sorting...Read more

Celebrity chef Jaime Laurita dishes on his favorite kitchen innovations

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CHICAGO -- Cooking isn't a competition unless one is on TV, but most people want to do their best in preparing and serving food and drink to family and friends. It's that sense of love, of sharing, of spending wisely, of honoring the food being consumed and -- OK, let's be honest -- doing such a bang-up job of it you'd be bragging about your ...Read more

Today's Special: Leftover cheeses can be used for quiche, soups or omelets

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I love to cook dishes that are comforting, generous and full of flavor, like the foods my mom used to make.

We loved cheese in any form in our house -- from grilled cheese sandwiches to macaroni and cheese and cheesecakes. No other food is so ideally suited to cooking as cheese. Fortunately, my refrigerator is always full of cheeses like good ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Is coffee bad for you?

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Environmental Nutrition

The once maligned beverage has emerged in recent years as a sort of health food, or rather drink. The public is taking notice as coffee consumption is on the rise. According to the National Coffee Association in 2017, 62 percent of Americans reported daily consumption,...Read more

Seriously Simple: Grilled lamb chops bring a spring awakening

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Spring lamb is a classic dish to serve for spring celebrations. I often do a whole leg of lamb, sometimes roasted or grilled, but for a smaller group I prefer to serve these juicy, savory chops. I prefer the rib chop, but the sauce would be equally good with the loin lamb chop, too, and the marinade is also great with halibut, shrimp, pork chops...Read more

EatingWell: The age of asparagus

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In this fast asparagus side dish recipe, hazelnuts and Parmesan cheese are mixed with breadcrumbs for an impressive-looking topping.

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups each

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

2 bunches asparagus (about 2 pounds), trimmed

2 tablespoons extra-virgin ...Read more

The Kitchn: Can you really eat chocolate and follow a paleo diet?

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Borrowing habits from our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the paleo diet focuses on a simpler way of eating. It favors whole, nutrient-rich foods, and nixes "new world" foods like processed foods, dairy, grains, and sugar. The restrictions are many, so naturally it would seem like chocolate is ...Read more


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