How South Africa’s energy crisis is stripping food from the table

Marvis Tshuna sells baked goods as her main source of income. (Jordana Comiter/MEDILL)

By Jordana Comiter Medill Reports Editor’s note: A portion of this story has been translated by Cebisile Mbonani. On a Wednesday afternoon, Marvis Tshuna had 12 scones in the toaster oven. As they began taking shape, the aroma of butter and caramelized sugar filled the air. Then, the power cut off. Natural light peeked through […]

Q&A: Galit chef, owner Zachary Engel shares his Michelin star-studded journey

Chef in white uniform sits in restaurant

By Jordana Comiter Medill Reports Chef Zachary Engel skipped culinary school and still won a James Beard Award. Nearly four years ago, he and his business partner, Andrés Clavero, opened Galit in Lincoln Park. Last year, the Middle Eastern restaurant earned a Michelin star, and in January, it celebrated its 1,000th dinner party. Now, the […]