Meatball mini-pizza, Chicago style with a rich herbed olive oil crust you won't be able to get enough of and they re-heat like a dream!
These tiny squares of graham crust filled with tart lime pie and whipped cream are a refreshing and fun party treat!
A "Gingerbread Stack" from Chicago's Doughnut Vault. The best cake doughnuts I've ever tasted.
Hot Potato, Cold Potato. An iconic dish at Chicago's molecular gastronomy temple Alinea.
The perfect Old Fashioned
Homemade Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich-- step-by-step photos so you can make it, too!
Trout roe, carrot, coconut, curry from the 3* Michelin restaurant, Alinea in Chicago.
Butter croissant from Floriole Bakery & Cafe in Chicago. It transports me to Paris when I ate this flaky pastry.
Steamed black walnut cake with lingonberries, toasted milk, cocoa nib ice cream from Blackbird Restaurant in Chicago
Charcutepalooza July: Homemade hot dogs & memories of my grandparents.
Fat, delicious, handmade doughnuts in flavors like buttermilk old-fashioned & gingerbread at The Doughnut Vault, Chicago.
The Hen and the Egg from Noma, the world's best restaurant... and a gorgeously written "food fight" review by Jonathan Gold...
Pan seared scallops with English peas, smoky bacon and tender spring lettuce.
Chicago Style Dogs at Home
Tender, juicy baby back ribs on a wood cutting board.
Now vegans can have their Easter marshmallows and eat them, too!
Tacos al Carbon with pork - recreation of dish from Frontera Grill, Chicago [no recipe]
Taquizas Michoacán style braised pork. [no recipe]
Warm traditional cassoulet with breadcrumbs sprinkled on top.
A black truffle-filled raviolo at Alinea, Chicago
Chicago-style pizza pot pie, a meal to make with the kids.
A pork roast freshly sliced right out of the oven on a holiday table.
A chocolate decadence cupcake from Molly's Cupcakes in Chicago.
Crab mousse, plum jelly, candied lemon, ginger pâte de fruit, buttermilk lilac sorbet. Fantastic molecular gastronomy at Alinea in Chicago!
Coconut waffle with basil. Avenues, Chicago.
Golden raspberries from the Streeterville market in Chicago
Asian egg noodles based on Urban Belly's, with oyster mushrooms, scallions, and Thai basil broth.
Watermelon radish salad with braised artichokes, Caprica cheese, red tatsoi, asparagus, frisee, and an emulsified sherry vinaigrette, from Sprout in Chicago
Chicago-style hot dog from our trip to the Taste of Chicago!
James Beard Award winning smoked shrimp from Calumet Fisheries in Chicago, IL. They're sweet, smokey, delicious, and crackalackin' addictive.
Wild-caught Alaskan king salmon with watercress salad and avocado from Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, IL
Crunchy, crispy pork skin from Don Pedro Carnitas in Chicago, IL. It's good and awesome.
Roast pork loin with Beluga lentils topped with crispy bacon, candied apples, and a brown butter apple sauce, originally from Longman & Eagle in Chicago.
Scallops at Bonsoirée (Chicago). Tasting Menu