The Chicago Food Encyclopedia
All things food--except ketchup--in the City of the Big Appetites
The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary restauranteurs, Michelin superstars, beloved haunts, and food companies of today and yesterday. More than one hundred sumptuous images include thirty full-color photographs that transport readers to dining rooms and food stands across the city. Throughout, a roster of writers, scholars, and industry experts pays tribute to an expansive--and still expanding--food history that not only helped build Chicago but fed a growing nation.
Pizza. Alinea. Wrigley Spearmint. Soul food. Rick Bayless. Hot Dogs. Koreatown. Everest. All served up A-Z, and all part of the ultimate reference on Chicago and its food.
"The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a treat for anyone who loves Chicago and loves food!"--Richard Melman, Founder and Chairman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.
"That Chicago has developed a strong connection to small Midwest farms is perhaps its most undervalued asset. It's this connection we have to the land that has allowed the city's vibrant culinary community to establish itself on the international stage. This authoritative encyclopedia brings us closer to our city's culinary past, present, and future. In exhaustive fashion, it offers a story, and I've always said food with a story always tastes better. This is ours."--Rick Bayless
"From hot dogs to haute cuisine, Chicago has long been home to a culinary culture to rival that of any city in the world. Our food reflects the strength of our diversity, the innovative spirit of our residents, and the world-class culture in the most American of American cities. The Chicago Food Encyclopedia captures the diverse breadth of the past, present, and future of food in the greatest city in the world."--Mayor Rahm Emanuel
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