Chicago Cooks: 25 Years of Chicago Culinary History and Great Recipes from Les Dames d'Escoffier

Chicago Cooks: 25 Years of Chicago Culinary History and Great Recipes from Les Dames d'Escoffier

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by Carol Mighton Haddix
     
 

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The past 25 years has seen Chicago transformed from a heartland stronghold of meat and potatoes into a major culinary center. Chicago Cooks chronicles this story through the eyes of the Chicago chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, female leaders in the food and dining world. They tell how the Chicago food scene grew and evolved, touching on landmark…  See more details below

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The past 25 years has seen Chicago transformed from a heartland stronghold of meat and potatoes into a major culinary center. Chicago Cooks chronicles this story through the eyes of the Chicago chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, female leaders in the food and dining world. They tell how the Chicago food scene grew and evolved, touching on landmark restaurants like Charlie Trotter's and Frontera Grill, the rise of ethnic cuisines imported from around the world, and the proliferation of shops, markets, and classes serving the ever more sophisticated home cook. The book also includes a bounty of 75 recipes for entertaining from this unique group of Chicago food authorities, gathered specially for this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572846067
Publisher:
Agate
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Mighton Haddix is food editor of the Chicago Tribune, and a founding member of the Chicago chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier.

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Chicago Cooks: 25 Years of Chicago Culinary History and Great Recipes from Les Dames d'Escoffier 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little too informative. But the recipes are good. There are a few I will try for the holiday.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But I just wanted a recipe book not a history lesson.
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ansin More than 1 year ago
I LOVE COOK BOOKS & I AM GREATLY SATISFIED WITH THIS ONE.LIKE THE STORIES INVOLVED & ALSO HAS SOME INTERESTING RECIPES TO TRY..PLUS THE STORIES MAKE THIS BOOK A FUN ONE TO READ..NEVER BORING.. ansin
cgreer More than 1 year ago
Good recipes
bfgwr More than 1 year ago
Not for the average cook. Probably best for those who live or lived in Chicago.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant read all of the ingredient lists, due to electronic conversion.
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Roxy2005 More than 1 year ago
Looks like some good recipes however, there is a lot of story telling and reading and I wanted just a recipe book thought that is what this book was.