Our Most Popular Recipes of the Year
Simple, classic, and hearty ruled in our most-viewed recipes of 2022, which contain versions of several Chicago dishes, a couple casseroles, both simple and complex baked goods, and everything delicious.
A Recipe for a Celebratory Moroccan Dish That Mixes Sweet and Savory
Traditionally served at celebratory occasions such as weddings—or, perhaps, upset victories in the World Cup by the Moroccan national football team—the Moroccan dish chicken bastilla is an elaborate pie containing stewed chicken, eggs, and almond paste. Try a recipe from Chicago's Shokran restaurant.
Swedish Cinnamon Buns with a Cardamom-Spiced Dough from 'America's Test Kitchen'
As the end of year Swedish holiday St. Lucia's Day approaches, try a not-too-sweet, nuanced Swedish cinnamon bun whose dough is spiced with cardamom. This America's Test Kitchen version of the recipe utilizes a technique from East Asia that keeps the dough moist and light but not sticky.
An Updated Beef Wellington Recipe from 'America's Test Kitchen'
A Beef Wellington is a great dish for the holidays: impressive as the centerpiece of a feast, filling and able to sate plenty of people, involved in a fun way, and an uncommon dish—when's the last time you ate it? Plus, you don't have to do it all in one day.
Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu? Here are 12 Recipes to Add to Your Table
Thanksgiving is almost here. We've compiled a list of recipes that could make a great addition to your Thanksgiving table.
A Gin Cocktail for Whiskey Lovers Who Avoid Gin
In his new book, Pour Me Another: 250 Ways to Find Your Favorite Drink, Milk Street's editorial director J.M. Hirsch offers ways to discover new cocktails you love. For whiskey lovers who avoid gin, he suggests a Bijou, which he describes as like a light Old Fashioned.
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Esmé’s Beverage Director Pairs Drinks with a High-End Cheeto and Champions Social Impact ProducersThe exuberantly creative Esmé presents plenty of culinary conundrums for beverage pairings, which are handled by Tia Barrett. But she also champions beverage producers who are people of color or have a charitable component.
Celebrate Black-Owned Businesses (and Michael Jordan) with Chicago BLACK Restaurant WeekNow in its eighth year, Chicago BLACK Restaurant Week celebrates the "Jordan Year," 2023, after the legendary athlete's number, by offering deals and events to support Black-owned restaurants.
A Rising Chef Comes to Chicago to Lead a New Restaurant in an Acclaimed SpaceChristian Hunter is the executive chef at Atelier, the new restaurant replacing Elizabeth in Lincoln Square, a tiny spot that Iliana Regan made famous for her local, foraged food. Hunter's approach to food is similar in its adherence to local products.
Chicago's Semifinalists for the 'Oscars of Food'The semifinalists for the James Beard Awards, one of the food industry's biggest recognitions in America, have been announced. Chicago has eleven nominees amongst them, four fewer than last year.
The Naperville Baker Making Stunning Cakes That Offer Indonesians Across the Country a Taste of HomeThe Indonesian cake kue lapis legit is difficult to find in America because of its laborious process of baking twenty individual layers, but Ollyvia Putri bakes and sends them and other Indonesian treats across the country, especially at the Lunar New Year.
Chinatown's First Cocktail Bar Celebrates Lunar New Year with Cocktail Versions of Asian FoodNine Bar is celebrating Lunar New Year with cocktails inspired by Asian dishes like fried sesame balls and tom kha kai, along with food from acclaimed Filipino restaurant Kasama. The bar was born out of pop-ups that orginally began as Lunar New Year's celebrations.
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The Emmy-winning local restaurant review series from WTTW Chicago features host, master sommelier, and restaurateur Alpana Singh sitting down with three “regular person” guest reviewers as they compare notes on their experiences at three Chicago-area eateries.
Chefs Off the Clock
Discover the ways Chicago’s celebrity chefs unwind after they clock out of the kitchen. Get to know another side of these interesting personalities who — while known for their passion and work ethic in the kitchen — are fascinating and passionate people in their personal lives as well.
Meet the people who feed you. This digital takes you into the kitchen, behind the bar, and into the field to introduce you to a chef or restaurateur who prepares food and libations as they share their personal stories and insights about the meaning of their work, how they got into the hospitality business, and why they have such a passion for what they do.
Foods of Chicago
Join Geoffrey Baer as he plays both taste tester and tour guide, exploring the little-known stories behind Chicago's favorite foods! Along this delectable journey, learn how the Chicago-style hot dog came into being, discover the connection between Al Capone and Jay's Potato Chips, take a tour down Chicago's New Maxwell Street Market, learn about the birth of the classic SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE "cheezborger" routine from the Billy Goat tavern, and so much more!
This cooking demonstration program filmed before a live audience in WTTW's Grainger Studio is hosted by Sarah Grueneberg, James Beard award-winning chef/owner of Chicago's Monteverde and runner-up on "Iron Chef" and "Iron Chef Gauntlet." Each week, Sarah is joined by three extraordinary local chefs who band together to prepare a unique meal.
Healthy eating and food education are essential to preparing the very youngest members of our community for school and life. Pilot Light and WTTW team up to encourage healthy eating with FOOD THOUGHTS, an animated series of videos for kids and families. Puppy chef host “Puprika” joins a diverse group of children and families to visit their homes, gardens, farms, and schools.