Paul Wargaski

In addition to his violin making studio in Wicker Park, Paul is an award winning recipe writer who moved from the east coast to Chicago in 2001.

Stories from Paul Wargaski

Sausage and Tamale Eggs

Date: 
01/11/2011
SausageTamaleEggs

This is a Saturday morning brunch dish that is an homage to Claudio The Tamale Guy. In case you didn't know, Claudio delivers piping hot tamales to some of the North Sides drinking establishments.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted Peppers

Date: 
10/21/2010
GrilledPorkChops

Savor your last days on the grill with this quick meal.

Ingredients:

4 thick cut pork chops (3/4 inch or thicker)
2 large peppers (red or green)

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Shrimp & Scallop Mini Kabobs on shredded Brussel Sprouts

Date: 
05/09/2010
ShrimpKabobs

Tis the season for grilling and this is a great summertime picnic food perfect for an outdoor party or concert.  You'll be a hit, especially when paired with a chilled Pinot Grigio.

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Ravioli and Asparagus

Date: 
04/13/2010
Ravioli & Asparagus

You can take my carbs, but you'll never take my freedom!!!

Asparagus & Ravioli

Ingredients:

1lb Asparagus (peeled & cut into 2 inch pieces)

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A St. Patrick's Day treat: Corned Beef and Cabbage with Dilled Red Potatoes

Date: 
03/11/2010
CornedBeef

With a little help from your slow cooker, this recipe proves Ireland has more to offer the world than green beer for St. Paddy's Day.  Remember you can "corn" your beef, but don't let your meat "loaf."

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The Joy of Eating, discovering your inner chef

Date: 
03/02/2010
ManhattanClamChowder

After developing first name relationships with local delivery folks throughout my 20's I discovered the space in my condo that stored my refrigerator (whose sole purpose was to keep my leftover takeout containers) also housed something called a stove, known to me then as a sock dryer.

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Experience Chicago's Chili Cookoff Month with Veggie Chili recipe

Date: 
02/18/2010
Chili

With numerous Chili Cook offs from Time Out to the Liar's Club February is unofficial chili month here in the Windy City.  So grab your knife and get chopping. This veggie chili recipe is super easy and has so much flavor you won't miss the meat. 

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