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Helen’s Olde Lantern Mushroom Barley Soup

With the chill of autumn in the air I thought I would share one of my favorite rich and savory dishes…Mushroom Barley Soup. This recipe is from Helen’s Olde Lantern restaurant, which is now The Maple Tree Inn; a Louisiana brasserie known for their Cajun/Creole fare and located in Blue Island. Helen’s Olde Lantern began […]

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The Bungalow Garden

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The Bungalow Story

A bungalow is a detached dwelling that was built typically between 1910 and 1930. Architecturally belonging to the American Arts & Craft movement, bungalows had a single story or one-and-a-half stories with a gable parallel to the street. The Chicago-style bungalow is normally constructed of brick and included a full basement. Bungalows were once all the rage, since they […]

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The Bungalow Chef in Forbes Magazine!

Mike Mech, together with David  Rosengarten in Forbes Magazine! “I also want to walk into restaurants that feed my soul in a particularly Chicagoan way. During the four days of this trip, I sampled many soulful places–helped along in many cases by a local chef, Michael Mech, who decided to epitomize the generous Chicago spirit…and […]

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The Bungalow Chef on e-How

You don’t have to be a professional chef to prepare a wide variety of different delicious meals right at home. Learn all about cooking and baking with help from an experienced culinary professional in this free video series. Click here to view videos on e-How Print PDF

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The Bungalow Chef with David Rosengarten

Some days my life feels a little like a Hollywood movie or a fantastic novel. Maybe even an Italian Opera. It all depends on what day of the week it is. I want to share with you a little ditty about a chance social-media connection, a scheduled meeting, and a six-hour food tour that could […]

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A Day on the Farm

A visit on the live set of “Around the Farm Table” with host, Inga Witscher Could farming be in The Bungalow Chef’s future? This was not my first inroad-to-farming, since I have throttled a few tractors in my life. In fact, dear farm-owning friends had even renamed my fancy dress loafers from Farragamos to “Farm-a-gamos!” This […]

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The Blonde and the Chambers Stove: A Bold-But-Classic Film

by Michael Mech – The Bungalow Chef Life is like a wild adventure film. For the movie to be good, you need to forget that you’re sitting in a squeaky, plush red theater seat with popcorn in your lap, staring at a screen. When it’s good, you lose yourself in the story. Of course, it means the […]

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Bungalow Chef Holiday Newsletter – Flagship Edition

Check out our first Bungalow Chef Newsletter! Issue 1 Volume 1! View Newsletter Here Print PDF

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Bungalow Appreciation Week: May 2012

A familiar sight along Blue Island streets and across Chicagoland, the humble bungalow is about to get its its day… or week… in the sun. Helped by a resolution from State Sen. Martin Sandoval of Berwyn, the first week of May is week of May is now officially “Bungalow Appreciation Week” in Illinois! Bungalows are […]

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