- Somme Wisdom: “Don’t Be Afraid of Italian Wine!” Especially During the Holidays For many of us, the Thanksgiving/Xmas/NYE holiday trifecta is a time for Italian food. We’ve noticed that many Italian wines represent a huge value, punching way above their price point, delivering more than it seems we’re paying for.
- A Little More Fun: Chef Don Young of Venteux, Les Nomades, Le Francais and…Culver’s The most recent restaurant to continue the Gallic tradition in Chicago is Venteux. Heading up the kitchen is Executive Chef/Partner Don Young. Young and his team turn out distinctly French-influenced dishes, like escargots, brie en croute, tuna Niçoise, coq au vin, and steak frites.
- True Blue: Don’t Eat Blue Foods? Sez Who? Research suggests that naturally colorful food, including blue corn, might be beneficial to your health, and there is no evidence to suggest that blue corn and other naturally blue foods are bad for you.