Compiled directly from the Chicago Tribune's restaurant reviews, Good Eating's Fine Dining in Chicago is an authoritative collection of the best restaurants in Chicago, including the 2012 and 2013 Michelin-star rated restaurants as well as all of the restaurants rated by the newspaper as four stars. Author and longtime Chicago Tribune dining critic brings the experience of dining in the city's most acclaimed restaurants to life with his warm, accessible writing and extensive expertise. In the past decade, Chicago has become an international destination for fine cuisine, home to master chefs like Rick Bayless, Grant Achatz, and Stephanie Izard. The Chicago Tribune and Phil Vettel have built an insiders' relationship with these top Chicago hotspots, and Good Eating's Fine Dining in Chicago divulges juicy food industry insights along with mouthwatering reviews. This book represents the top tier of dining establishments in the Windy City, in terms of both the highest-quality food and the most innovative and elegant presentation. Organized by types of cuisine, the book reveals a diverse range of fine Chicago restaurants ranging from molecular gastronomy and contemporary American to classic French and new inventive ethnic cuisine. Perfect for both Chicago residents and visitors, Good Eating's Fine Dining in Chicago is a great guide for any lover of gourmet food.
In this, it's first new cookbook in more than a decade, the Chicago Tribune offers 50 of the very best recipes from the pages of the paper’s weekly Good Eating section. The Tribune remains one of the few newspapers in this country with its own working test kitchen, which ensures that the recipes are accurate and reliable. Each year, staff members choose their favorites. Now, the best of those winning recipes are compiled in a book that reflects how we having been cooking--and eating--over the last decade. The book features recipes from across the wide range of common kitchen offerings: starters, meat and poultry dishes, seafood, pasta, rice, side dishes, salads, baked goods, and desserts. In addition, a section on menu planning offers readers ideas for entertaining. Among the recipes featured: Mac and cheese with bacon and tomato Sesame bok choy Napa slaw with charred salmon Chicken cacciatore with red and yellow peppers Homemade maple-sage sausage Strawberry shortcake muffins Chocolate peanut butter pots de crème This book is sure to have broad appeal with home cooks and food enthusiasts across the country and around the world.
Over 90 brilliant bread recipes you can rely on from the UK's no. 1 cookery brand. You don't need to be a professional baker to make a lovely warm loaf of bread - simply some flour and yeast will see you on your way. Who can resist that freshly baked bread smell? Get your apron out and kneed your way through this delicious collection of doughy favourites including classic loaves, naan, pizza and much more. We'll also show you how to make the most of your leftovers which irresistible recipes such as Rhubarb and ricotta bread and butter pudding, Fig, burrata and prosciutto tartine, and Mango chutney & cheese naan toasties. FOOLPROOF RECIPES Thoroughly tested by the BBC Good Food test kitchen. COOK WITH CONFIDENCE Step-by-step methods and simple instructions. EAT WELL Full nutritional breakdown of each dish.
Chicago has been called the “most American of cities” and the “great American city.” Not the biggest or the most powerful, nor the richest, prettiest, or best, but the most American. How did it become that? And what does it even mean? At its heart, Chicago is America’s great hub. And in this book, Chicago magazine editor and longtime Chicagoan Whet Moser draws on Chicago’s social, urban, cultural, and often scandalous history to reveal how the city of stinky onions grew into the great American metropolis it is today. Chicago began as a trading post, which grew into a market for goods from the west, sprouting the still-largest rail hub in America. As people began to trade virtual representations of those goods—futures—the city became a hub of finance and law. And as academics studied the city’s growth and its economy, it became a hub of intellect, where the University of Chicago’s pioneering sociologists shaped how cities at home and abroad understood themselves. Looking inward, Moser explores how Chicago thinks of itself, too, tracing the development of and current changes in its neighborhoods. From Boystown to Chinatown, Edgewater to Englewood, the Ukrainian Village to Little Village, Chicago is famous for them—and infamous for the segregation between them. With insight sure to enlighten both residents and anyone lucky enough to visit the City of Big Shoulders, Moser offers an informed local’s perspective on everything from Chicago’s enduring paradoxes to tips on its most interesting sights and best eats. An affectionate, beautifully illustrated urban portrait, his book takes us from the very beginnings of Chicago as an idea—a vision in the minds of the region’s first explorers—to the global city it has become.
2018 Morris Rosenberg Award, DC Sociological Society In recent years, questions such as “what are kids eating?” and “who’s feeding our kids?” have sparked a torrent of public and policy debates as we increasingly focus our attention on the issue of childhood obesity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that while 1 in 3 American children are either overweight or obese, that number is higher for children living in concentrated poverty. Enduring inequalities in communities, schools, and homes affect young people’s access to different types of food, with real consequences in life choices and health outcomes. Fast-Food Kids sheds light on the social contexts in which kids eat, and the broader backdrop of social change in American life, demonstrating why attention to food’s social meaning is important to effective public health policy, particularly actions that focus on behavioral change and school food reforms. Through in-depth interviews and observation with high school and college students, Amy L. Best provides rich narratives of the everyday life of youth, highlighting young people’s voices and perspectives and the places where they eat. The book provides a thorough account of the role that food plays in the lives of today’s youth, teasing out the many contradictions of food as a cultural object—fast food portrayed as a necessity for the poor and yet, reviled by upper-middle class parents; fast food restaurants as one of the few spaces that kids can claim and effectively ‘take over’ for several hours each day; food corporations spending millions each year to market their food to kids and to lobby Congress against regulations; schools struggling to deliver healthy food young people will actually eat, and the difficulty of arranging family dinners, which are known to promote family cohesion and stability. A conceptually-driven, ethnographic account of youth and the places where they eat, Fast-Food Kids examines the complex relationship between youth identity and food consumption, offering answers to those straightforward questions that require crucial and comprehensive solutions.