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The Field Museum and Journeyman Distillery are partnering on a gin made with 27 botanicals introduced at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. (Courtesy The Field Museum)

To help mark its 125th anniversary, the Field Museum is preparing to release a gin made in the spirit of one of the biggest events in Chicago history.

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Taste of Chicago (Credit: City of Chicago, DCASE)

The city’s mega-food fest returns to Grant Park. We get a preview of the Taste of Chicago.

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Despite the growing number of farmers markets in Illinois and across the U.S., a number of reports in recent years show that sales across the country are down. How markets are adapting to reach today’s consumers.

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Rather than tell you what to eat, FoodSwitch tells you how healthy the products you choose are, in easy-to-digest terms.

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The company started by two Viennese immigrants in 1893 makes more than 100 million sausages each year at its Chicago plant. We take a behind-the-scenes tour to see how the sausage is made. 

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A staff member stocks the shelves of the food pantry at the Airman Family Readiness Center at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. (U.S. Air Force photo By Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie)

Lawmakers recently approved a bill that would help state agencies donate leftover food in an effort to reduce waste and feed hungry residents.

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After a five-year break, the master sommelier and restaurateur is set to return as host of the Emmy Award-winning WTTW series. 

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Memorial Day is synonymous with grilling. In anticipation of the long weekend of cooking out with friends and family, Chicago Tonight asked local chefs for their favorite Memorial Day recipes. Dig in!

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Chicago has dozens of “sanctuary restaurants,” but like “sanctuary city,” the term is not a legal designation. So what exactly does it mean?

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How a “secret” menu item at Sun Wah BBQ landed the Chicago restaurant a prestigious James Beard America’s Classics award.

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One of the world’s most endangered birds finds itself in even greater peril after a hurricane ripped through its habitat last year. But you can help – by drinking beer. 

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They’re round, flat and hold some of your favorite fillings. We visit the Chicago-area factories where tortillas and pitas are made.

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What became of the Loop restaurant where Mayor Richard J. Daley had his power breakfasts? Geoffrey Baer has the story.

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A massive new international study finds the health impacts of alcohol may be worse than previously thought.

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Chicago’s status as a restaurant hot spot is undeniable, but not much food television has come out of our city. That’s about to change.

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A citywide campaign seeks to curb underage drinking through public awareness and school policy reforms. “We don’t want schools to suspend students,” said Juan Padilla, a Voices of Youth in Chicago Education organizer.

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