Mark Your Calendars, @GoodFoodFestChi is Just Around the Corner!

Lifestyle, Travel, Parenting
The Good Food Festival is back and ready to celebrate its 12th year of local, sustainable, humane and fair food. Stop in on Saturday, March 26th at the UIC Forum in Chicago for a fun day packed with inspiring speakers, DIY workshops, chef demos, and interactive activities at the Purple...

Subscribe to 5 Issues of GEM Food Mag for FREE!

Lifestyle, Home & garden, Travel
GEM Food Mag is a new digital publication curated by Momma Cuisine. Creating GEM Food Mag is my biggest project to date. I wanted to give my fans and followers fresh new recipes, exclusive interviews, never-before-seen videos, food and family travel articles and so much more, in a fully interactive...

Free Kids Cooking Classes at @EatalyChicago, January 16-17, 2016

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Photo from Eataly.comLEARNThen, send your kids to school and let them take a complimentary cooking class! Launching January 16-17, Kids’ Kitchen is a full program at La Scuola, our cooking school, running until March 27. The classes are designed to empower kids ages 6-12 to cook and embrace Italian food and culture. Taught by...

{Announcing} Buick & Momma Cuisine Summer French Market Tour

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting
Starting on June 16, 2012 in Lisle, Illinois, I will be touring six Chicagoland French Market locations with Buick. The French Markets, managed by Bensidoun USA are popular attractions throughout the Chicago suburbs and city as market goers clamor to meet farmers and local food artisans.This year, the French Markets have partnered...

{travel} Holiday Travel Tips for Families by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
No cooking.  No cleaning.  No ‘who’s hosting?’ debates.Is it any wonder that holiday vacations have become so popular?More and more families are choosing to spend their holidays on vacation for the holidays rather than ‘home for the holidays’.  Popular family destinations are responding to that demand with amazing holiday decorations...

{travel} Chicago Area Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Staying in the Chicagoland area this holiday season?  There are no checked baggage fees or weather delays at this fun events!SHORT TRIPS:Santa’s Candy Cane Express at the Hesston Steam MuseumLa Porte, Indiana (Michigan border)12/10-11A great day or overnight trip, the Hesston Steam Museum offers Santa’s Candy Cane Express during the first...

{holiday} Hyatt Regency Chicago's #NYEBlitz, New Years Eve Event

Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Hyatt Regency Chicago  and RedEye by Chicago Tribune, are hosting a New Years Eve ballroom event called #NYEBlitz in Downtown Chicago.Hotel New Year’s Eve events aren’t new, but what is new is Hyatt Regency Chicago’s 90 million dollar renovation that boasts everything from a “complete remodel and transformation of the hotel’s 2,019 guest rooms and suites, as well...

Interview with @BonAppetit Magazine Restaurant Editor, Andrew Knowlton at @Chicago_Gourmet

Lifestyle, Travel, Holiday
On September 29 -30, 2012, Bon Appetit Magazine, once again hosted the Chicago Gourmet festival at Millennium Park for a weekend of gourmet food, drinks, chef signings, demonstrations and more! I had the opportunity to chat with Bon Appetit Magazine's Restaurant & Drink editor, Andrew Knowlton about their October issue...

Video: @MidwestDairy Lindale Holstein Farm | Food Travels

Parenting, Travel
This episode of Food Travels is sponsored by Midwest Dairy Association. It’s National Dairy Month and I teamed up with the Midwest Dairy Association and Lindale Holstein’s in Hampshire Illinois for this episode of Food Travels where I visited and explored the dairy farm with my family and crew. We had such an amazing...

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to The Morton Arboretum Summer Travel Festival

Parenting, Travel
Tickets were donated by The Morton Arboretum to MommaCuisine.com.TOUR THE COUNTRY WITH THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S TRAVEL AMERICA SUMMER FESTIVAL–  The first of three cultural festivals, this July 5-6 event unfurls a roadmap to uniquely American music, performances, food and fun for the family  –LISLE, Ill. (June 24, 2014) — This...

Navigate @Chicago_Gourmet Weekend Like A Pro With @BonAppetit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport

Parenting, Travel
Navigate Chicago Gourmet Weekend Like A Pro Bon Appetit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam RapoportThe nation’s premier culinary experience is back this weekend, September 26 – 28 and Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, a Chicago Gourmet veteran, shares his sage advice to help guide festival-goers through the weekend-long culinary heaven in Millennium Park....

Celebrate Good Food With Us At The @GoodFoodFestChi! #GFFChi

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
FamilyFarmed.org invites you to a day of samples from local food artisans, workshops, chef demos, and fun learning experiences for kids at the Kids’ Corner!We have an exciting day of events planned for you!Urban Farm Bus Tour – 9:00am To 12:00pm – $95 (Special Ticket Required) Join us for a tour of four...

16 Fan Favorite Farmer's Markets From Across the Country

Lifestyle, Travel
16 Fan Favorite Farmer’s Markets (page 13)GEM Food Mag asked their friends, fans, family and readers about their favorite farmer’s markets in their cities and towns and we gathered some of their responses from Napa to Eugene, Oregon to North Carolina to Manhattan!Which are your favorite farmer’s markets?

{family travel} The National Park Service Plans for Sustainability

Parenting, Travel
This story was shared by the National Park Service for MommaCuisine.com. Photo credit: http://www.bigfoto.com/One year after releasing a strategic plan – and a shared vision – for sustainable operations within our nation’s parks, the National Park Service is going even greener. In the year since the Green Parks Plan, released on Earth...

{video} Gatsby-Style Dining, Sunset Toast and Local Foods in Lake Geneva, WI #MCFoodTravels

Travel
Momma Cuisine’s Food Travels – One Night’s Stay in Lake Geneva, WisconsinLake Geneva, Wisconsin is just a couple of hours north of Chicago and a beloved playground and quick getaway for many Chicagoans. Celebrities, politicians, dignitaries, socialites and families alike flock to Lake Geneva and even call it home for...

2013 Momma Cuisine Summer Cooking Tour sponsored by @Buick #MCBuickTour

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Cooking Personality Momma Cuisine Kicks Off Summer Cooking Tour with Buick Featuring live demos at each of six Farmers Market locations, Buick test drives and celebrity guestsMost Chicagoans attend summer farmers markets in their quaint downtown neighborhoods, but this year Chicago’s suburbs are hosting their own weekend markets to accommodate...

Apple Picking Episode | Food Travels sponsored by @RavedMobile

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle

Guest Judging the Kenmore (@kenmoreconnect) Best Sandwich Contest w/ Special Guest, @AdamRichman

Lifestyle, Travel
Photo courtesy of KenmoreYou know Adam Richman best as the funny host with a HUGE appetite of Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel. On June 6, 2012, (9/8C)  the Travel Channel and Adam Richman joined forces again for a new show called, Best Sandwich in America, where he visits various regions to...

{travel} Contributor Post: Walt Disney World® Resort Travel Tips by @TravelbeCAUSE1

Parenting, Travel
You’re hoping for: quality family time and magical memories.But make sure you’re also prepared for the: long lines and crowds at meal times.Let me help your family focus on the magical part of your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation with a few of the hints and tricks that I share with...

{travel} Chinatown Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour w/ @ChiFoodPlanet

Parenting, Travel, Lifestyle
Staycations are all the rage these days as families and singles alike still want a fabulous time off, but may not have all the funds (or time) to escape to another city, state or country.In a metropolitan city like Chicago, seeing double-decker tour buses and a mass of tourists is part...