Once considered a city simply of steakhouses and deep-dish pizza joints, Chicago has morphed into a vibrant and rich collection of second-generation, energetic chefs seeking to forge strong relationships with local producers and the diners they look to inspire. Achatz at Alinea, Top Chef Masters Champion Bayless and his street-side tortas, Kahan and his whole hog dinners, and James Beard-award-winner Koren Grieveson of Avec are just a few of the top chefs making headlines not only in Chicago’s food pubs, but nationwide.
Chicago Chef’s Table is the first cookbook to gather Chicago’s best chefs and restaurants under one cover. Profiling signature “at home” recipes from over fifty legendary dining establishments, the book is a celebration of the farm-to-table way of life. Full-color photos throughout highlight fabulous dishes, famous chefs, and Chicago landmarks.