Have you ever wanted to try Korean food but were afraid to try? AIWF Chicago board member and culinary instructor Rebecca Wheeler will be leading a Korean culinary tour this Sunday, beginning at Super H-Mart in Niles and ending at San Soo Gab San Korean Restaurant on Chicago's Northside. Super H-Mart is a huge Korean/Asian superstore that offers a wide array of Korean foods, produce & fish. Rebecca will discuss kimchee (spicy, pickled cabbage), Korean noodles & dumplings, spices including gochujang (red pepper paste), and the tofu making process. Lunch at San Soo Gab San will involve Korean BBQ (bulgogi), mandu dumplings, kimchee stew, rice, and banchan (side dishes). Pictured is Korean spicy squid (ojingo bokkum) from Kuma's Asian Bistro in Naperville.
Sunday, March 27th 10:30am (please allow 3 ½-4 hours for the tour). $55 non-members, $45 AIWF members. http://www.aiwf.org/chicago/
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Aladdin introduced the Collapsible Salad Set at the International Housewares Show. The set consists of a collapsible plastic salad bowl, a strainer, and three leak-proof containers to transport salad dressing and salad toppings. The company representative said that research with women found that they many frustrations about lunch. One issue: women wanted to eat more salad at lunchtime but did not like the existing storage containers. This set allows women to take a big salad with multiple toppings (just like at restaurants) to work but carry home a much smaller container for the bus/train trip home.
I wanted to try a lot of different colors. On my left hand the colors are Hollywood, Masquerade, Decadence, plaid (Black Pool, Cream Puff, Iced Cappuccino, with Romantique as the base), zebra (Black Pool, Cream Puff). On my right hand the colors are Wildfire, Hot Chilis, Tropix (1/2 Iced Coral), Tutti Frutti, and Hot Pop Pink.
Disclosure: I won a goody bag from Nordstrom.
The Box Appetit was designed by black+blum in London. The box comes
with an inner dish, a sauce pot for dressing, and a fork/knife. The
clear lid has a sauce dipping area for sushi. The product is made of
Eastman Chemical's Tritan and is dishwasher and microwave-safe (for up
to two minutes).
Disclosure: I received a sample from the Eastman Chemical booth.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Nordstrom OakBrook's cosmetics trend show. This was her first
appearance at the show. She is holding her Beauty Elixir. Attendees who purchased two or more Caudalie items on that day received a gift of Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
jackets have multiple pockets for cellphones, passports, snacks, even
the iPad (on the larger sizes) so you don't have to check baggage.
Housewares Show in Chicago. Fabio is the new spokesperson for Bialetti USA. At the show, he demonstrated Bialetti's Aeternum Cookware - a non-stick, nanoceramic cookware line.
Show to introduce a new line of serveware and kitchen prep items. He was also scheduled to do a cooking
demo at the All-Clad booth.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
yesterday. The Laundry Pod is a non-electrical laundry "machine" that
can be used on camping trips, on boats, in dorms, or by parents who
don't want to use a washer to wash a small load of baby clothes. You
just turn the handle a few times to wash and spin.
Chicago. Helen, daughter of Asian food expert Joyce Chen, has her own
cookware line - Helen's Asian Kitchen. Even though we've been taught
in the US that Chinese traditionally use woks made of carbon steel, Helen
said that consumers in China now use non-stick woks that are flat-
bottomed. She said that today's American and Chinese consumers are too
busy to season their woks.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Michelle Bernstein at the Fagor booth S3425. She is cooking sliders
with melting cheese and bacon bits on her new Michelle B cast iron cookware.