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Our 5 Favorite Grilling and BBQ Finds

Posted by | BBQ, Favorite Finds, Grilling, Outdoor Dining | 21 Comments

Whether you are grilling indoors or on your patio, balcony, deck or campground, having a few helpful accessories will make your experience all that much more successful. With so many options in the market, it can be hard to know what to choose. So, Inspiring Kitchen is here to help by offering 5 of our favorite (and newest) finds for BBQ and grilling season.

Himalayan Salt Plate with Holder & Salt Plate Cookbook

If you haven’t tried this method of cooking (indoors or on the grill), you are missing out. Himalayan salt adds a depth of flavor to all different types of foods from vegetables to meats to seafood.… Read more

Food and Wine Event: Chicago Gourmet

Posted by | Alcohol, BBQ, Bon Appetit, Choose Chicago, Culinary Event, Food, Illinois Restaurant Association, Restaurants, Wine | 5 Comments

Just 7 years ago, Chicago launched its first food and wine event known as Chicago Gourmet. This past weekend, Bon Appetit presented Chicago Gourmet, a celebration of food and wine, showcasing more than 190 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers and premium breweries from around the world.

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If you are into the food scene, you may already be familiar with food and wine shows that are held in Aspen or South Beach. They are shows filled with exciting restaurants, chefs both local and national and trends in the wine and food industries.… Read more

Father’s Day Gift ideas

Posted by | BBQ, Coffee, Cookbook, Cookware, Food, Grilling, Knives, Spices | 10 Comments

Sunday, June 15, 2014 is Father’s Day. The list of Father’s Day gifts for Dad can literally go in all directions: sporting goods, clothing, electronics…..

Since Inspiring Kitchen is all about finding and recommending items for your kitchen, we thought we would offer our favorites.

1) Nespresso VertuoLine

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Start his day off right….coffee! Whether your Dad’s preference is espresso or a traditional cup of coffee, this machine covers both bases. You may already be familiar with the Nespresso machines and know how good their coffee/espresso varieties are. What’s unique with this dual capability machine is each pod has a bar code on it identifying the brew style for the contents so each cup turns out rich and delicious.… Read more

Whiskey Cocktail Battle

Posted by | BBQ, Cocktails, Iron Chef Competition, Recipes | 2 Comments

We all know what Iron Chef Competitions are these days, right? We watch them on TV, have been able to participate in them ourselves with our friends or compete against our colleagues in corporate team building events. Well, this evening was a twist on what is an always, exciting evening of food competitions. Sponsored by Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, World Food Championships and Yummie Nation, 6 competitors created a cocktail made with Larceny Whiskey that was to be paired with BBQ dishes made by our restaurant host, Chicago q.

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The participants were 5 restaurants/bars and 1 caterer that were competing in two different whiskey-pairing categories: main course and dessert.… Read more