40th Annual Broomcorn Festival

By now, Illinois residents, especially those from CU, know a lot about all things corn. From general corn husking activities to the annual Sweet Corn Festival in downtown Urbana, you might think central Illinoi...

En papillote

En papillote is a way of cooking where the food of choice is put into a pouch (usually folded), and then baked. This French word means “parchment,” which is fitting, because the pouch used is usually made from ...

Mint Julep Day

Two years ago in May, Churchill Downs, the thoroughbred racetrack known for hosting the Kentucky Derby, gave the world the largest glass of mint julep (six and a half feet tall with the mint sprig, 206 gallons)...

Mad List Monday: Ways to keep cool

10. Stay at home and make friends with the fan. 9. I scream, you scream... and Cold Stone needs business. 8. Down some Long Island ice teas at the Canopy Club on Tuesday. While you're there, you might as well...

Make Way for the bikes

All die-hard cyclists—and bike dabblers as well—can enjoy the upcoming Tour de CU at Research Park and the I Hotel on Saturday, May 22, from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the Urbana Grand Pix in Downtown Urbana on Su...