Pre-order Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian

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Pre-order Fabio's 30-Minute Italian Cookbook

 

Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian: Over 100 Fabulous, Quick and Easy Recipes

“In this amazing book, Fabio shows you how to make delicious Italian dishes easily and quickly! It’s the next best thing to having him in your kitchen.” ―Antonia Lofaso, Chef and Restaurateur of Scopa Italian Roots, The Local Peasant, Sycamore Tavern and Black Market Liquor Bar

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Pre-order Fabio’s new cookbook on Barnes and Noble

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Pre-order Fabio's 30-Minute Italian Cookbook

 

Pre-order Chef Fabio Viviani’s new cookbook 30-Minute Italian: Over 100 Fabulous, Quick and Easy Recipes

Dinner doesn’t have to be daunting. In half an hour or less you can cook up an Italian meal at home like a professional chef. In this case, just like Top Chef star Fabio Viviani. Infused with his warmth and humor, this book brings Fabio into your kitchen.

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Say ‘Ciao’ to new foods, ideas at Bellavita Expo

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Say ‘Ciao’ to new foods, ideas at Bellavita Expo

 

For the second year in a row, we’re going to cook up food and fun at NRA Show 2017’s Bellavita Italian Pavilion, May 20 to 23.

Bellavita, the largest “Made-in-Italy Food & Wine Expo” outside the mother country, will once again take up residence at McCormick Place’s Lakeside Center exhibit hall in Chicago. Attendees will get a quick primer in how to purchase and cook the best Italian foods and products. They’ll also be able to taste amazing food, extraordinary wines, and explore the intricacies of Italian cuisine.

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Weekend Alert March

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Weekend Alert March

 

The weekend is here and it’s nothing short of a great time. Have you created your NCAA March Madness bracket?? We’re sure you have. Now get ready to watch all the action at one of the many Chicago restaurants and bars offering promotions for the tournament. Not only that, we’ve got heated outdoor (!) domes at City Winery Riverwalk, more St. Patrick’s Day events, art and dance showcases and much more. It’s time to make weekend plans with our Chicago guide.

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Prime & Provisions and Perry’s Steakhouse Serve Up Easter Feasts

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Prime & Provisions and Perry's Steakhouse Serve Up Easter Feasts

 

It’s never too early to start planning a meaty Easter meal. With the holiday coming up in a few weeks, you’d be wise to act fast and make a reservation at one of Chicagoland’s top steakhouses, like Prime & Provisions and Perry’s Steakhouse, both of which are offering holiday menus for the occasion.

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FETTUCCINI WITH MANILA CLAMS, SPICY SAUSAGE AND WHITE WINE SAFFRON REDUCTION

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FETTUCCINI WITH MANILA CLAMS, SPICY SAUSAGE AND WHITE WINE SAFFRON REDUCTION

 

Chef Fabio Viviani is cooking up a mouth-watering Italian dish with a spicy twist.

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Trends, Tradition and Top Chef – An Interview with Chef Fabio Viviani

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Trends, Tradition and Top Chef – An Interview with Chef Fabio Viviani

 

Hailing from Florence, Chef Fabio Viviani. At age 11, he worked nights at a local bakery (since he was too young to officially join the staff) and during his teenage years, he held several positions in the restaurant industry, even serving under the mentorship of Simone Mugnaini, an iconic figure in the Italian restaurant industry.

Between his training in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at IPSSAR Saffi and working with culinary luminaries such as Alessandro Panzani and Saverio Carmagini, Viviani owned and operated five restaurants in Florence, a farmhouse, and two nightclubs by the time he was 27. Although a well-respected businessman in Italy, he was ready for a change and in 2005, Viviani moved to Ventura County, CA, where he opened Café Firenze in Moorpark, CA.

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Americans Are Eating More Butter Than Ever

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Americans Are Eating More Butter Than Ever

 

Butter’s popularity soared in the first half of the 20th century when supplies were plentiful. Shortages and rationing of the fat during World War II, however, paved the way for a margarine boom that peaked in the 1970s and ’80s.
No more. Every day, Siena Tavern in Chicago prepares about 500 baseball-sized, golden-fried dough balls called coccoli. The decadent $17 appetizer is served with stracchino cheese, prosciutto di parma and truffle honey.

“It’s basically butter and egg, and that’s it,” said Benjamin Dirck, sous chef at Siena, operated by DineAmic Group, which owns five other restaurants. “Butter is what gives it the richness and makes it nice and flaky.”

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Former ‘Bachelor’ contestants meet in Chicago ahead of Season 21 finale

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Former 'Bachelor' contestants meet in Chicago ahead of Season 21 finale

 

As this season of “The Bachelor” comes to a close, former contestants Andi Dorfman, Whitney Bischoff, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Carly Waddell were spotted in Chicago over the weekend.

The four women shot a campaign for OVA egg freezing specialty center and dined at Siena Tavern in River North on Sunday.

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Del Lago Lures Fab Foodie Fabio To Its Resort Menu

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Del Lago Lures Fab Foodie Fabio To Its Resort Menu

 

Chef Fabio Viviani’s name is on a line of California wines, a collection of cookware and a series of best-selling cookbooks. The Italian import, who gained popularity during the fifth season of Bravo’s Top Chef, also owns or co-owns more than a dozen restaurants inspired by his native country, in cities including Cleveland, Chicago and San Diego.
In February, he opened his first restaurant in New York state and his first restaurant at a casino: Portico by Fabio Viviani, at the del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 Route 414, near Waterloo.

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