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Wild mushrooms, wildly flavorful

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This is a farmers market weekend, because in many cities it will be the last market of the season (or, in some cases, the last weekend before the market moves indoors). The thing to look for at the market: Mushrooms. Wild ones. Pick up as many—and as many varieties—as you can, keeping in mind that they shrink […]

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Xoco goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Xoco‘s getting involved: On Thursday, October 16th, both Xoco River North and Xoco Wicker Park will unveil a hot-pink churro. This bright new offering (the color comes from Red Hots) is being sold with one goal: To raise money for breast cancer research. $1 from each sale will go to the […]

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A weekend mole that doesn’t take all weekend

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  Moles are not everyday sauces. Truthfully, they’re not even every week sauces. In Mexico, moles are usually reserved for big parties and other special occasions, because, well, people have to work, you know? Capitalism doesn’t run on people sitting around and toasting chiles all day. And yet for every rule, there is an exception, and that’s […]