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Barbara Kingsolver’s book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” helped launch a new, healthier food movement a decade ago. We speak with the author about the recent “One Book, One Chicago” selection.

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Brew news with Lagunitas Brewing Company founder Tony Magee.

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Simple Mills CEO and Founder Katlin Smith (Credit: Simple Mills)

“I started Simple Mills with that mission of cleaning up the inner grocery aisles and taking processed foods and making them unprocessed and out of simple, whole food ingredients that you can pronounce,” said CEO Katlin Smith.

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Grueneberg’s love for Italian food and pasta-making stems from her experience as line cook and, later, executive chef at Spiaggia Restaurant. (Credit: Galdones Photography)

James Beard Award winner Sarah Grueneberg dishes on her newly minted best chef prize. 

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(Courtesy of Canadian Obesity Network)

Feasting while dieting may sound counterintuitive, but a new study found that dieters who alternated between feasting and fasting lost as much weight as those who cut calories. 

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Rick Bayless, center, poses with his wife and business partner, Deann, and Dave Hardie, director of San Pellegrino. (Credit: Huge Galdones)

The who’s who in American cuisine descended on Chicago’s Lyric Opera House for the 2017 James Beard Awards.

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Food allergies affect 15 million Americans and cause approximately 30,000 emergency department visits each year. Can the restaurant industry help bring these figures down?

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While it’s well-known that binge drinking can pose serious health and safety risks, UIC researchers will study whether binge drinking is related to cardiovascular disease in young adults who are not predisposed to the condition.

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Simone’s Bar in Pilsen. (Connie Ma / Flickr)

Could the city’s open data portal be your new go-to website for restaurant planning?

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An Albany Park bar toasts the late painter each week at a colorful event. We went to check out the “happy little trees” at Nighthawk.

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(Barry Brecheisen / Good Food Festival)

Chef Rick Bayless is just one of the highlights at this year’s three-day Good Food Festival. We speak with the event’s founder to learn more.

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The converted water mill where David, his wife Michele, and daughter Charlotte lived in Plaisance du Gers, Gascony. (Courtesy David McAninch)

A place where ducks outnumber people 20 to 1 might not sound like somewhere you’d want to move with your wife and young daughter. But that’s exactly what Chicago author David McAninch did.

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Geoffrey Baer explores why hot dogs and ketchup don’t mix in Chicago.

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The Windy City is the gold standard for health and well-being, according to an assessment of city policies aimed at improving residents’ health.

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Ever wondered how you can supercharge your pepper grinder? The new hosts of “America’s Test Kitchen” are here with some of their favorite tips and tricks.

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A Chicago institution is closing up shop after 88 years. Visitors have been flocking to the Swedish Bakery in Andersonville to say – and eat – their goodbyes.