Italian beef and hot dogs get the headlines. Cutting-edge cuisine and big-name chefs get the Michelin stars. But Chicago food shows its true depth in classic dishes conceived in the kitchens of immigrant innovators, neighborhood entrepreneurs, and mom-and-pop visionaries.
Monica Eng and David Hammond draw on decades of exploring the city’s food landscape to serve up thirty can’t-miss eats found in all corners of Chicago. From Mild Sauce to the Jibarito and from Taffy Grapes to Steak and Lemonade, Eng and Hammond present stories of the people and places behind each dish while illuminating how these local favorites reflect the multifaceted history of the city and the people who live there. Each entry provides all the information you need to track down whatever sounds good, and selected recipes even let you prepare your own Flaming Saganaki or Akutagawa.
Generously illustrated with full-color photos,Made in Chicagoprovides locals and visitors alike with loving profiles of a great food city’s defining dishes.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25", 160 pages Materials: Softcover book
Monica Eng and David Hammond (Loop)
Monica Eng is a reporter for Axios Chicago and cohost of the podcast Chewing. She has worked as a food, culture, and investigative reporter at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and at the Chicago Tribune, where she was nominated for five James Beard Awards for writing.
David Hammond is Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity/Chicago magazine. He regularly writes on food and drink-related topics for Wednesday Journal and the Chicago Tribune. He is a founding member/moderator of LTHFourm.com, a site celebrating Chicago's mom-and-pop restaurants.
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