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Photo: Cook's Country

The New Editor in Chief of 'Cook's Country' Wants to Tell Unheard Stories Through Food

“It is my vision that we use food and recipes and cooking as tools to end the divide between us and to create more room at the long table of food history,” says Toni Tipton-Martin.
Community Canteen at Kimski. Photo: Rich Klevgard, courtesy Community Kitchen and Canteen

Feeding Chicagoans in Need While Supporting Restaurant Workers and Farms

The basic model is simple: “Why don’t you give us some funding to keep our restaurant workers employed and we’ll just feed people for free?” Restaurants like Mi Tocaya Antojería and the nonprofit Community Kitchen and Canteen have taken it up during the pandemic.
Pati Jinich's bizcotela vestida

A Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookie from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Try Pati Jinich's "favorite cookie of ALL time," a sandwich of thick sugar cookies and dulce de leche, during the holiday season. 
Chefs Beverly Kim and Sarah Stegner

Challenging the Culinary Industry's Gender Disparity by Helping Working Mothers

Women are drastically under-represented as lead chefs in the restaurant business, but a new nonprofit aims to begin changing that. “I feel like the difficulties and the lack of systemic support for motherhood are a big part of why a lot of women drop out of this industry," says Beverly Kim.
One-Pan Turkey Breast and Stuffing from 'Cook's Country.'

Tips for a Scaled-Down Thanksgiving with 'America's Test Kitchen'

For your scaled-down Thanksgiving meal, try a one-pan dish that lets you cook both turkey breast and your stuffing without drying it out too much, courtesy of Cook's Country and America's Test Kitchen.
Roasted Acorn Squash with Browned Butter-Orange Vinaigrette from 'Milk Street.' Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Roasted Acorn Squash with Browned Butter-Orange Vinaigrette from 'Milk Street'

As Thanksgiving approaches and you enjoy fall colors, flavors, and weather, turn your attention to this roasted acorn squash recipe from Milk Street, where squash is balanced by a rich, bright vinaigrette.
Speculoos cookies from 'Milk Street.' Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Make Your Own Speculoos with 'Milk Street'

Who doesn't love a good speculoos? As the weather chills, bake some of the spiced cookies with a recipe from Milk Street and enjoy them alongside a hot cup of tea. 
A cheese chile relleno from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Cheesy Chiles Rellenos from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

A new season of Pati's Mexican Table explores the cuisine of Sonora. Pati Jinich starts off her journey just over the border in Tucson, Arizona, the "gateway to Sonora," where she makes these oozy, cheesy chiles rellenos.
Vermilion's Blackened Chili Tamarind Ribs

Women-Led Restaurants Collaborate on Tasting Menus That Cross Chicagoland and the Globe

In the midst of "the most brutal time the hospitality industry has ever seen," a group of women restaurateurs are collaborating to present globe- and Chicagoland-trotting tasting menus. "Who has ever done a tasting like this?" says one of the organizers. 
Muhammara from 'Milk Street.' Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Muhammara, a Syrian Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

While it's not as well-known in the United States as its fellow Middle Eastern dips hummus and baba ghanoush, muhammara is just as delicious, with a depth coming from walnuts and roasted red peppers plus some mild spice from Aleppo pepper.
Adjaruli Khachapuri from 'Cook's Country.' Photos: Steve Klise

A Cheese-Filled Georgian Bread from 'Cook's Country'

Georgian cuisine has been deemed the next big food trend, and the molten cheese-filled khachapuri its global avatar. Try it yourself with an American home cook-friendly recipe from Cook's Country before it really takes off.
Chicken Vindaloo from 'Milk Street.' Photo: Connie Miller of CB Creatives

Chicken Vindaloo from 'Milk Street'

Vindaloo is probably one of the better-known dishes in America that originated from the Indian subcontinent. Popularized by Indian restaurant menus across the United States, it's a tangy, lightly spicy curry from the state of Goa. 
Greek Chicken from 'Cook's Country.' Photo: Joe Keller

Greek Chicken from 'Cook's Country'

This Greek chicken recipe from Cook's Country approaches a legendary Chicago chicken dish: the lemony, herbed chicken Kalamata from Lincoln Park's Athenian Room.
Diana Dávila of Mi Tocaya Antojería and Beverly Kim of Parachute and Wherewithall are two chef/owners taking part in Women's Restaurant Week

Support Women-Owned Establishments During Women's Restaurant Week

During Women's Restaurant Week, from August 26 through 31, you can support women-owned restaurants during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic as some twenty establishments across Chicagoland offer various specials. 
America's Test Kitchen Boot Camp

Practice Your Cooking Skills with 'America's Test Kitchen' at Home

With shelter-in-place orders still effective, there's no better time to learn to be a better cook—and America's Test Kitchen is here to help.

Beginning Monday, May 18, they're launching ATK 10-Minute Cooking Boot Camp to teach you kitchen skills. Every day will feature a different cast member teaching a new lesson from their own home kitchen. The first week will cover basic training, while week two will go into advanced training. Knife skills, sauces, bread baking, chocolate—there's plenty for any cook to learn. 

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