Start of Summer: Love the sun … and keep your cool

Yesterday was both the summer solstice and the Strawberry moon!   Those two events – plus the weekend of sunny, muggy days – has kicked off Summer in Chicago.  If you missed it don’t panic, today will be almost as long and the moon nearly as full tonight … and its going to be hot for a…

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Ancient Hearth to Modern Design: Inspiration from the Cooking and Construction in India, Hawaii & Korea

Illustration by Emily Torem American disposable food culture notwithstanding, a restaurant is about more than efficiently transferring food from a refrigerator to a stomach. The best restaurants create a sense of place—through the food preparation, the physical surroundings, the textures and the temperatures—that make diners feel at home and nurture our humanity.     At…

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