Chef’s Picks

Hunan Fine Asian Cuisine

Mattoon’s Hunan Fine Asian Cuisine began with owners Tom Wu and Mae Chen, who emigrated from Taiwan in 1980 to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Story:Christine Walsh

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Tea thyme

When At Home & Away in East Central Illinois visited Country Thyme Tea Room, owner Bonnie Kaeb welcomed us despite the fact that she was busy with some big parties at the Paxton restaurant at 595 S. Elm.

Story:Christine Walsh

Chef:Bonnie Kaeb

Photos:Christine Walsh

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Brussels sprouts, bacon & shallots

Brussels sprouts, bacon and shallots. Earthy and delicious.

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Bridget Broihahn

Lovie Smith

Let them eat cake

Lovie and MaryAnn Smith focus on the family. And shares some recipes!

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Bridget Broihahn

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Cuisine cooking- Indian Jeera rice

Let's get cooking!

Story:Bridget Broihahn

Photos:Bridget Broihahn