Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Chef Julius & Tom Joyner Team Up for “Girls’ Night Out” at Home Depot

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Who says girls can’t get handy and creative when it comes to a little home improvement?
With a line draped around the corner on September 20th, Tom Joyner’s Home Depot ‘Girls’ Night Out’ soiree took place in Oak Lawn and ladies adopted creative do-it-yourself inspiration and how-to tips on saving time and money when [...] Review: “Foods From Chile” Dinner at BOKA

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Chilean Christmas Bread and Other Beautiful Food
Posted on Dec 3, 2012
Boka hosted a Chilean dinner (created by Chef Julius Russel, a south side Chicagoan who is now the Chilean Chef Ambassador) a couple of weeks back that I had the pleasure of attending.  It’s kind of funny because so much of [...]

Chef Julius’ Award Winning Chilean Seafood Chowder

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Good Morning,
We had an amazing time at the 2nd Annual Chowdah Fest last night! As promised here is the recipe for my Chilean Seafood Chowder, along with a notations on creating a vegetarian version of the dish.
We are very pleased to announce that our chowder won FAN FAVORITE!!
We are honored to be a part of [...]

New Recipes + Flavor = Good Food Fridays

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Hello again friends, family, fans and food enthusiasts. It’s been some time since I have posted but that is about to change. For those that know me, know that my favorite aspect of my profession is the opportunity to share. I actually feel that it’s the main reason anyone should enter this industry. I mean [...]

Let’s Get Ready to Tailgate!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Every year as we say goodbye to summer, there are certain realities that we have to accept. The days are shorter. The temperature drops. And for some of us, our emotions on Mondays are tied to what our team did Sunday. That’s right FOOTBALL is back! Not only is this one of the best times [...]

Welcome to the Team

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Today is a great day to be in the TOTC kitchen. We have a new sponsor joining the team and they are ready for their close-up. Everyone, please join me in welcoming Red Monkey Foods ( to the team. Add that link to your favorites. RMF is quite simply, one of the best and most [...]

Market Time Is Here…

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I know it may sound weird to quite a few of you reading this but I get really excited about May-October in Chicago. It’s not just for the obvious reasons…the weather, Taste of Chicago, the lakefront, Chicago White Sox or the football in September. It’s because the city is ALIVE with all of the farmers [...]