Trinidad Corn Soup, American Ingredients – The Trini Corn Soup Remix

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  Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few days, huge swaths of America have been affected by the Polar Vortex. It’s been miserably cold here in Chicago, and for a few days we were completely snowed in and hibernating while the wind chill dipped to minus 40 and below. Being hunkered down […]

A Valentine’s Day Recipe from Chef Julius

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Whether you’re single or romantically involved, today should be about love and happiness and things that make for a fuller and more delicious life. I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m back home from New York Fashion Week madness, and looking forward to continuing the Valentine’s Day celebration with my husband. In the […]

Memorial Day, the Marcus Samuelsson Way

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You say Memorial Day, and I say BARBECUE! This long weekend marks the beginning of summer and the scent of grilled meat shall waft through the streets of Everywhere, USA. If you’re tired of the same ol’ burgers and brats, I’ve got a great recipe for you courtesy of one of the world’s most famous […]

Happy Birthday, Aunty Opal!

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Most families have at least one person like her — the warm one, the one with all the culinary skills, the one who is most likely to watch cartoons with the kids, or play games. The one who’s motherly without necessarily being your mom. In my family, her name is Opal. And she’s always been […]

A Valentine’s Menu for You!

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Valentine’s Day is almost here! A celebration of love, flowers, chocolates, and everything decorated in pink and red. And all of that celebration costs money. I don’t know about y’all, but the recession is still taking place at my house. And tax season is here…woo, Lord put a hand. Valentine’s Day can still be romantic […]