Growing


THE STORY OF HOW THE MIDWEST WAS WON—BY PIGS

THE STORY OF HOW THE MIDWEST WAS WON—BY PIGS

Cynthia Clampitt’s new book Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs looks at how one magical animal shaped our destiny


Growing - November 6, 2018 - 8:06 am - Michael Gebert


AN ACTOR’S LOVE FOR PANCAKES SPURS A LINE OF HERITAGE MIXES

AN ACTOR’S LOVE FOR PANCAKES SPURS A LINE OF HERITAGE MIXES

The actor’s life led to both Macbeth—and pancakes that evoke memories and midwest heritage


Growing - March 7, 2018 - 9:14 am - Anne Spiselman


SOUTH SIDE BUTCHER SHOP RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS—LOCAL MEAT

SOUTH SIDE BUTCHER SHOP RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS—LOCAL MEAT

Whittingham Meats in south suburban Alsip is working with Illinois farmers to spread local beef to new markets


Growing - March 1, 2018 - 9:45 am - Michael Gebert


COOKING WITH HERITAGE AND PERENNIAL GRAINS AT BIG JONES

COOKING WITH HERITAGE AND PERENNIAL GRAINS AT BIG JONES

At Big Jones, new cooking like heritage grains and gluten free baking is the most traditional cooking


Growing - November 22, 2017 - 9:52 am - Michael Gebert


BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEESE, WITH BRONWEN AND FRANCIS PERCIVAL

BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEESE, WITH BRONWEN AND FRANCIS PERCIVAL

The authors visit Chicago on their quest to build acceptance for the old ways of making cheese


Growing - November 15, 2017 - 8:57 am - Michael Gebert


FARMER PAUL WILLIS PRESENTS CERTIFIED HUMANE PROSCIUTTO

FARMER PAUL WILLIS PRESENTS CERTIFIED HUMANE PROSCIUTTO

“Niman Farmer Number 1” comes to Chicago to promote a new line of cured meats—and explains how it helps save family farming


Growing - October 17, 2017 - 9:52 am - Michael Gebert


MAGNIFICENT MILE HOTEL TO BUS TO FARM TO TABLE

MAGNIFICENT MILE HOTEL TO BUS TO FARM TO TABLE

How the Marriott on Michigan Avenue forged a long-lasting farm-to-table partnership with a little farm an hour away


Growing - September 21, 2017 - 9:33 am - Michael Gebert


YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE JEWISH TO LOVE THIS BOOK ABOUT PRESERVING

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE JEWISH TO LOVE THIS BOOK ABOUT PRESERVING

The Chicago-based author of a new book on Jewish preserving shows how traditions meet modern tastes


Growing - August 17, 2017 - 8:40 am - Anne Spiselman


FRUITBELT INVENTS MIDWESTERN FARM TO POP BOTTLE

FRUITBELT INVENTS MIDWESTERN FARM TO POP BOTTLE

The fruit and botanicals of Michigan farms—in a pop-top bottle. Fruitbelt wants to change the way you refresh yourself


Growing - March 14, 2017 - 8:36 am - Michael Gebert


SEE WHAT’S BEEN CURING AT THE BUTCHER AND LARDER ON MARCH 2ND

SEE WHAT’S BEEN CURING AT THE BUTCHER AND LARDER ON MARCH 2ND

Taste what they’ve been curing (at long last!) at their first Charcuterie Happy Hour


Growing - February 24, 2017 - 8:55 am - Michael Gebert