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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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Sad Farewell to Hostess

Being a man of a certain age (and waist size), who grew up in midcentury Americana, Hostess Brand was a true treat. Occasionally after a hard day of grade school, or as a reward for a good report card, or a good review from the dreaded parent teachers conference, we embarked on a Hostess shopping […]

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Bungalow Chef Featured on “Ask This Old House”

On Oct. 16, the cast and crew from “Ask This Old House” visited Mech’s 1926 bungalow and, over the next three days, helped him transform his circa-1985 natural oak cabinets into ivory-colored painted cabinets that better reflect the “vintage, homey charm” he has created throughout the rest of the house. A native Blue Islander who […]

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Welcome to the new website!

Thanks for stopping by! We are currently in the process of finalizing our design and store. If you have any questions, please click the “Contact” link in the main menu. Please check back shortly for the full version of our website! Thanks! Print PDF

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