Food

Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, and Mel Gideroyc. Photo:  Mark Bourdillon, © Love Productions

Recipes from 'The Great British Baking Show'

The Great British Baking Show returns June 16 at 9:00 pm with a fourth season. If the thought of delicious bakes from the twelve new contestants has you salivating, try some recipes from Mary, Paul, and contestants from previous seasons.
Season 4 contestants of The Great British Baking Show. Photo: Mark Bourdillon, © Love Productions

Meet the New Bakers of 'The Great British Baking Show'

Season 4 of The Great British Baking Show begins airing on PBS on Friday, June 16. There's a fresh batch of bakers - an aerospace engineer, a garden designer - ready to take on the challenges of Mary and Paul. Meet them all here!
Toffee Apple Doughnuts on The Great British Baking Show.

Toffee Apple Doughnuts from 'The Great British Baking Show'

Happy National Doughnut Day! Try a Showstopper recipe for Apple Toffee Doughnuts from season 1 of The Great British Baking Show, courtesy of Richard. 
James Beard, Julia Child ,Jacques Pépin, and Alice Waters

All of Playlist's Chef's Flight Content

American Masters Chef's Flight is over, but you can still stream the documentaries and catch up on our posts with recipes, interviews, features and more about these four icons of American cuisine.
Jacques Pépin and his best friend Jean-Claude Szurdak. Photo: Eugene Cook

Jacques Pépin on American Food Since the '50s

"It was another world," Pépin says of the American culinary scene when he first arrived here in 1959. “The cook used to be at the bottom of the social scale. Now we are genius.” 
Alice Waters. Photo: Courtesy Amanda Marsalis

Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution

On Friday, May 26 at 10:00 pm, enjoy an American Masters film about Alice Waters, preceded by the premiere of Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft at 9:00 pm. Try some of Waters's fresh, ingredient-focused recipes here.
Jacques Pépin and Julia Child, c. 1980s. Photo: Courtesy Jacques Pépin

From the Archive: Julia Child

In a 1978 interview with WTTW's John Callaway, Julia Child discusses food snobs, nutrition freaks, and children in the kitchen. "My point is to make cooking easy for people so that they can enjoy it and do it, rather than making it a kind of art for the 'we happy few,'" she says.
James Beard. Photo: Reed College

Chicago Chefs on the Influence of James Beard

The American Masters documentary James Beard: America's First Foodie explores the life of one of the most important figures in America's culinary revolution. A James Beard Award winner and nominee share Beard's influence on them and their favorite Beard recipe.
James Beard, America's First Foodie. Photo: Dan Wynn

James Beard: America's First Foodie

Enjoy recipes and witty quotes from James Beard: a pioneer of American cuisine and farm-to-table cooking, an influential teacher and cookbook author, the host of the first nationally televised cooking show, and a jovial, insatiable gourmand.
Martha Stewart's Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!

In honor of National Chocolate Chip day, bake up some GIant Chocolate Chip Cookies from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, and learn the entertaining history behind the invention of chocolate chips (and the chocolate chip cookie).
A spread of black seasame kouign-amann, lychee-coconut tapioca, and chocolate-raspberry sablés by San Francisco baker Belinda Leong.

What the Culinary Elite Eats at the James Beard Awards

The James Beard Awards, held last night in Chicago, are often called the Oscars of Food. If you're one of the acclaimed chefs serving food at the gala, what do you serve? We talked to three of the exceptional chefs at the gala while they prepared their dishes.
America's Test Kitchen's Grilled Pizza. (Joe Keller)

Grilled Pizza from America's Test Kitchen

As the weather warms up, get out your grill for a fresh, homemade pizza from America's Test Kitchen.
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies from America's Test Kitchen. (Carl Tremblay)

Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies from America's Test Kitchen

March 24 is Chocolate Covered Raisin Day (yes, it's a thing). Try another delicious raisin treat: oatmeal raisin cookies from America's Test Kitchen.
Mexican folk art in Frontera Grill. (Caitrin Hughes)

30 Years of Frontera Grill

When Rick and Deann Bayless opened their regional Mexican restaurant, they shared a wall with a bar called the Rendezvous -- for a reason -- and a ceiling with rent-by-the-hour flophouses. 30 years later, it's a staple of Chicago's culinary scene.
Clockwise from top left: Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice, Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark of Parachute, Rick Bayless of Topolobampo, and Erling Wu-Bower of Nico Osteria.

Chicago James Beard Finalists on WTTW

Tonight at 5:00 pm, we're streaming live from the red carpet of the "Oscars of Food" via our Facebook page. Meet some of the Chicago nominees here, and sample their appearances on WTTW.
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