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PAUL KAHAN HAS A COOKBOOK (FINALLY)—CHEERS TO THE PUBLICAN

PAUL KAHAN HAS A COOKBOOK (FINALLY)—CHEERS TO THE PUBLICAN

Talking with Kahan and co-author Cosmo Goss about the book, The Publican’s ethos, pork belly, carrots, farmers and prep cooks


People - October 10, 2017 - 8:14 am - Michael Gebert


A PASTRY CHEF DOES THE CHICAGO MARATHON

A PASTRY CHEF DOES THE CHICAGO MARATHON

Making pastries for buttoned-up Sepia and globally inspired Proxi is one challenge. Sarah Mispagel faces another this Sunday


People - October 4, 2017 - 9:11 am - Michael Gebert


A TASTE OF PERSIA COMES TO CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND

A TASTE OF PERSIA COMES TO CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND

Talking with celebrated cookbook author Naomi Duguid, in Chicago for the BESPOKE conference, part of Grand Cochon


Scene - September 28, 2017 - 8:43 am - Michael Gebert


GET THE TASTE OF STREET FOOD IN CHENGDU AT <br>A PLACE BY DAMAO

GET THE TASTE OF STREET FOOD IN CHENGDU AT
A PLACE BY DAMAO

Damao Zhong wants Chicago to know the simple—but spicy—tastes of Chengdu. Plus: a guide to eating duck heads and feet


People - September 26, 2017 - 9:33 am - Michael Gebert


MAGNIFICENT MILE HOTEL TO BUS TO FARM TO TABLE

MAGNIFICENT MILE HOTEL TO BUS TO FARM TO TABLE

How the Marriott on Michigan Avenue forged a long-lasting farm-to-table partnership with a little farm an hour away


Growing - September 21, 2017 - 9:33 am - Michael Gebert


THE TALLEST BARBECUE PIT IN THE WORLD IS IN CHICAGO’S LOOP

THE TALLEST BARBECUE PIT IN THE WORLD IS IN CHICAGO’S LOOP

To serve fresh-off-the-smoker barbecue at Revival Food Hall, Smoque had to build a smoker—20 stories high


Neighborhoods - September 15, 2017 - 8:04 am - Michael Gebert


NEW FISH: BILL MONTAGNE ON TAKING OVER NICO OSTERIA

NEW FISH: BILL MONTAGNE ON TAKING OVER NICO OSTERIA

Snaggletooth’s former co-owner-chef aims to do the big downtown seafood restaurant right—this time


People - September 12, 2017 - 8:02 am - Michael Gebert


WILSON BAUER ON RUNNING THE MORE GROWN-UP SCHWA

WILSON BAUER ON RUNNING THE MORE GROWN-UP SCHWA

Talking with Schwa’s chef de cuisine about how the restaurant grew up—but keeps on being Schwa


People - August 15, 2017 - 6:38 am - Michael Gebert


CHICAGO MEETS MISSISSIPPI—AND CHEF MEETS HISTORIAN—AT THE DELTA

CHICAGO MEETS MISSISSIPPI—AND CHEF MEETS HISTORIAN—AT THE DELTA

The new restaurant’s chef talks about the interplay of South and North with Chicago food historian Dr. Peter Engler


People - August 9, 2017 - 9:14 am - Michael Gebert


THE FOODITOR GUIDE TO CHINATOWN’S RICHLAND FOOD COURT (2017 EDITION)

THE FOODITOR GUIDE TO CHINATOWN’S RICHLAND FOOD COURT (2017 EDITION)

We return to the scene of one of 2016’s most popular guides—to see what’s new in immigrant Chinese food


Guides - July 31, 2017 - 9:18 am - Michael Gebert