Sarah Freeman

A Chicago Chef Is Rehabilitating Inmates One Pizza at a Time

If you pick up a knife Bruno Abate’s kitchen, you’ll notice that it’s chained to the counter. That is because this culinary school operates in the basement of Division 11 of Cook County Jail in Chicago.
Sarah Freeman
Craft Beer

These Tree-Hugging Brewers Make Beer Out of Bark

“We wanted to make everything taste like the place where it’s from,” says Scratch Brewing Company's Aaron Kleidon, who makes beers using arugula, mushrooms, and even trees.
Sarah Freeman

Is a Lithuanian Immigrant Making the Best Pizza in Ohio?

Vytauras Sasnaukas grew up under Soviet occupation, eating ersatz pizzas topped with hard-boiled eggs. Now he's making real-deal Neapolitan pies in Cleveland.
Sarah Freeman

Consciousness and Cooking with Korea's Yim Gi-Ho

“From a young age, I let nature lead the way,” says chef Yim Gi-Ho, whose healing approach to cooking was formed when he worked as a kitchen apprentice in Buddhist temples.
Sarah Freeman

This Chef Won’t Let His Diagnosis Cripple His Career

Chef Dan Jacobs' frightening symptoms began less than a year ago, as he prepared to open his new restaurant in Milwaukee.
Sarah Freeman

Can Brandon Baltzley Redefine Cape Cod Cuisine?

The chef of The Buffalo Jump is determined to show people that Cape Cod cuisine can be more than clam shacks and oyster bars.
Sarah Freeman

This Chef Won a James Beard Award, Then Closed His Restaurant

“It was this freeing moment,” Gerard Craft says of closing his award-winning St. Louis restaurant Niche. “We’re going to do whatever the fuck we want now.”
Sarah Freeman
Craft Beer

The Most Belgian Beer Outside of Brussels Might Be Made in Ohio

Founded by a wine lover who converted into a beer aficionado after a single bottle of Saison Dupont, Rockmill Brewery turns out its own saisons, witbiers, dubbels, tripels, and stouts that could rival those of Belgium.
Sarah Freeman
sustainable agriculture

A Sustainable Farm Rises from the Ashes of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin

In 1914, Frank Lloyd Wright's mistress was murdered, and the home he built for her was burnt to the ground. A century later, a team of farmers is trying to restore a sustainable farm on the property.
Sarah Freeman

This Chicago Jail Farm Grows Tomatoes and Restaurant Cooks

The Sherriff’s Garden program at Cook County Jail allows nonviolent felons to maintain a two-acre farm, complete with a beehive, while preparing them to re-enter society as well as the job market.
Sarah Freeman

Ancient Grains Might Be the Key to Solving the Gluten Problem

On a small farm in Illinois, a baker, a farmer, and a scientist have joined together to study the properties of ancient grains that are not only delicious but might be easier to digest for people who claim to have a sensitivity to gluten.
Sarah Freeman
hot dogs

Chicago Sausage Experts Know the Best Way Around a Meat Tube

Chicago is a city where hundreds of diehard fans waited for over 26 hours to savor the last bite of owner Hot Doug's meat. These people are idiots, but their dedication is indicative of a primal appreciation of encased meats that only red-blooded...
Sarah Freeman