Category Archives: food

University of Illinois press author and professor of entomology May Berenbaum has been awarded the National Medal of Science. The Medal is the nation’s highest honor for “achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.” May Berenbaum’s … Continue reading

When Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig tied the knot with Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in October of 1810 a few kegs were tapped and a new tradition was born. The modern “Oktoberfest” is 17 days, culminating with a German Unity Day blowout filled … Continue reading

Michael Agnew has been visiting media outlets and brewpubs throught the Midwest to discuss his book A Perfect Pint’s Beer Guide to the Heartland. Recently the author visited KARE 11 TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul. On the KARE 11 News Agnew discussed … Continue reading

Morchella esculentioides (M. Kuo, Dewsbury, Moncalvo, & S.L. Stephenson) Edible and very good. Previously known as Morchella esculenta, which recent studies have determined to be strictly European. DNA reveals Morchella cryptica, which is macro- and microscopically indistinguishable, to be a … Continue reading

Certain members of the UIP staff circle March 14 on their calendars.  And with good reason. 3.14 is Pi(e) Day: during which both mathematical principle and carbohydrates are well celebrated at the Press by those with culinary skill and also … Continue reading

Hope your celebrations are as joyful as ours…

Honey, I’m Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive across the Centuries and around the World edited by May Berenbaum To celebrate the holiday season we have lowered the eBook list price of Honey, I’m Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive … Continue reading

One staff member volunteered to work on the holiday…

Saveur magazine includes one of our oldies-but-goodies in its Five Thanksgiving Books feature. “For an historical perspective on the centerpiece of the feast, we recommend Andrew F. Smith’s The Turkey: An American Story, which traces the bird’s journey from its native … Continue reading

Grub Street Chicago, the Windy City edition of New York Magazine’s food and restaurant blog, recently posted a Q&A with Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland author Janine MacLachlan. So what inspired you to go out and hunt up all these … Continue reading