Latin American Easter Traditions: A Foodie’s Guide

A joyful black family engages in Easter festivities; a child with focused attention, parents smiling warmly, with colorful Easter eggs and a charming bunny decoration adorning the table.

Easter is a major celebration the world over, but perhaps none celebrate it more heartily in the kitchen than Latin America. While most Latin Americans attend church on Good Friday, many opt for a more festive (and loud!) celebration, gathering in unison together to sing, dance, and even set off firecrackers. Of course, Easter festivities […]

Halal Delicacies for Ramadan: Preparing for Iftar and Suhoor

A happy family sitting at a dining table with a Muslim father pouring milk into his young daughter's glass. The mother, wearing a hijab, is smiling at them. There's a spread of various dishes on the table, and everyone appears to be enjoying a cozy, intimate meal together.

Ramadan is an extremely important time in the Islamic faith. Though it’s widely known as a time of fasting, this actually requires greater dietary considerations to prepare and break each daily fast. In fact, the entire holy month of Ramadan invites deeper introspection into one’s relationship with food as a vehicle for life. The Significance […]

Exploring African Cuisine: Honoring Black History Month Through Food

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Every February, folks all over the United States observe Black History Month. During this time, the community commemorates notable Black Americans like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and others who helped shape the nation to become what it is today.  While there are many ways to recognize Black History Month, the month is best honored […]

Winter Comfort Foods from Around the World

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Winter’s freezing temperatures bring the desire for easy-to-prepare dishes that help us stay warm and cozy. This winter, don’t sell yourself short on your innate cooking expertise! Instead, explore dishes from cultures around the world you bring a sense of excitement to your table. The experts at our ethnic grocery store have narrowed down to […]

A Guide to International Cheese: From Brie to Paneer

grilled brie cheese topped with nuts and other international ingredients

There is nothing wrong with being a cheese snob but in order to take such a step, you will need to be fully informed first. That’s where this helpful guide comes into play. Before visiting a Naperville grocery store, you will want to know as much as possible about each of these options. Be sure […]

Our Tried-and-True Korean Beef Bulgogi Recipe

bowl with korean beef bulgogi and snap peas

Asian food is famous for the variety of flavors that make a big impression on your tastebuds. Multiple combinations of sweet, sour, and spicy create thousands of tasty dishes that can easily become a regular part of your menu. One such dish is Korean Beef Bulgogi, also known as Korean BBQ beef or simply KBBQ. […]

Healthy Eating, Global Flavors: Exploring International Super Foods

Superfoods are foods that contain a significant amount of minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants. Making them a part of your diet won’t just make you feel healthier and stronger. It could improve your quality of life.  By exploring international superfoods, you can find many options that add a colorful taste to your daily meals. Here are […]