Cookbooks for when you are craving home-cooked Chicago cuisine.
2014Get this item
Filled with recipes from Green City Market farmers, chefs, vendors, and customers. Also divided up by season, so you can plan meals based on seasonal produce. A must for those looking to cook local!
2011 by Lalley, HeatherGet this item
This is pure Chicago--more than 20 chefs from Chicago restaurants are profiled and provide recipes using local food. Chefs include Rick Bayless of Frontera, Rob and Allie Levitt of The Butcher & The Larder, and Paul Kahan of Publican.
Street Food Chicago: A Complete Book of Original Recipes, History and Stories about the Most Loved Foods in the City2007 by Baruch, Michael J.Get this item
Includes all-original recipes covering Chicago’s diverse food options, like “cheezborgers,” spicy fried chicken, pizza, banh mi, falafel, and so much more.
2016 by Conlon, AbrahamGet this item
In three words: colorful, comprehensive, and captivating. Abe Conlon, the chef and owner of Logan Square’s Fat Rice, won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes in 2018.
2007 by Berghoff, CarlynGet this item
Learn about the history of the famous Loop restaurant (they started serving food to survive lack of drink sales during prohibition!) and how to make their delicious dishes like Bavarian apple pancakes.
2017 by Kahan, PaulGet this item
A quote on the back cover says it best: “This is the most delicious book I’ve ever read.”
2015 by Schulman, MaureenGet this item
Be the hero of the family with these delicious cheesecake recipes. Includes Eli’s history and steak recipes too!
2015 by Pinkney, InaGet this item
For those who did not get to eat at Ina’s West Loop restaurant before it closed in 2013, here’s your chance to enjoy sweet and delicious recipes from the “Breakfast Queen” herself.