When we stopped taking tips at Butter we needed to have some time to settle into this new reality and see how good our theories were about what would happen.
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Here’s a quick rundown of the most delicious food we ate and interesting places we went during this past year at Umami.
The image of village resonates with me as a way to take our large-scale urban environment down to a more natural level. In doing so, I’m learning more about my role in this unique climate that is the neighborhood around Butter Bakery Café.
As a café owner, most of my time is spent being concerned about scarcity; but at times I can see that what we do have to share happens by tending to the things that matter.
A challenge for restaurants and cafes trying to practice sustainability is figuring out their role in making sure there is a sustainable food system and a sustainable eco system to support their work.
As the owner of Butter Bakery Cafe, sustainability is important to Daniel and his team. It also can be a challenge. Join Daniel as he writes about what it’s like to try and operate a sustainable small business that gives back to the community.
By reconnecting to the land and its stories we become more aware of what it provides for us and by appreciating native foods we honor those who lived here before us.
Living in an urban area, we may not always realize how much groundwater we lose to runoff. Since restaurants are big water users it’s important to see what we can do at Butter to help keep our water clean.
I’ve been crushing on the Harriet Brasserie for a few years now; dinner with friends, lunch with my mother, dessert with the kids, beer, and fries (with béarnaise for dipping) at the bar with my husband. If anyone asks about my dining preference, the answer is compulsory: The Harriet, of course!
Cooked, a new documentary by Michael Pollan and Alex Gibney on Netflix is a beautifully filmed series about the role cooking plays in what makes us human.If you’re interested in seeing a show about food where you actually learn something new and are entertained Cooked is worth watching.
A story of a prince, a girl, and love nudged along by the magic of a delicate rosewater cake laced with saffron accompanies some recipes for Persian Love Cake. It’s an origin story shrouded in mystery that inspires images of two lovers hunched over a tiny table in a far away place.
When you travel to Chicago these days, there’s a good chance that taking a food tour is somewhere on your list of possible adventures. What most people don’t know is everything that goes into starting a food tour.
My trip to Cuba was a bit to the left of legal. I visited two weeks before relations between the United States, and Cuba was restored, meaning I had to plan everything without any of my usual resources, like travel websites, where, if anything went wrong, we were, more or less, screwed.