You may have never heard of hotdish unless you're from the upper Midwest, but the budget-stretching dish is perfect for families or potlucks during the colder months. This Cook's Country version tops the customary meat and vegetables bound in a creamy sauce with frozen tater tots.
"The average American cannot name an African restaurant," says Dozzy Ibekwe. But the Nigerian immigrant wants to popularize West African food by presenting it in a modernized and accessible way at his pop-up Dozzy's Grill.
Heifa Odeh, creator of the food blog Fufu's Kitchen, has a new cookbook out called Dine in Palestine, which has traditional dishes as well as Palestinian-inspired recipes with creative twists. She shares her story and her recipe for flafleh mahshi bil burghol, or bulgur stuffed peppers.
Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio chef and owner Sarah Grueneberg has a new cookbook with recipes for vegetables and—what her restaurant is perhaps best known for—pasta. The James Beard Award winner shares her recipe for roasted baby artichokes, which came about by accident.
Lidia Bastianich is celebrating two big anniversaries this fall: 25 years on public television, and the 10th season of Lidia's Kitchen. She's still going strong, sharing recipes such as this one for arancini filled with cheese, peas, and prosciutto.
Food waste is a huge problem that not only deprives hungry people of food but also contributes greenhouse gases. The app Flashfood allows users to buy groceries nearing their sell-by dates from stores at half price, preventing them from being thrown out.
Chicago is an outstanding food city—but you don’t have to eat at Michelin-star restaurants to enjoy the exceptional dining culture. The city’s (and suburbs’) diners are where Chicagoans of all types congregate for some quick, hearty food and hot coffee.
Alma and Cristóbal Mora founded Bueno Days to use their love of coffee to explore their Mexican heritage, selling beans sourced from Mexico and providing education alongside their coffee and inspired drinks such as horchata cold brew and a mole latte.
There's a new season of Pati's Mexican Table where she visits the northeastern state of Nuevo León and samples some grilled delights, among other things. Try her recipe for grilled potatoes topped with oozy cheese, sausage, and bacon.
A program called Pilot Light brings food education into the classroom. But it's about more than nutrition or cooking lessons. One Chicago Public School teacher shares her experience with using food as a dynamic teaching tool.
Prahok ktiss reminds the owner of one of Chicago's only Cambodian restaurants of childhood, when her mother would make it. Now it's one of her favorite dishes, and available at Khmai Fine Dining in Rogers Park.
Mona Sang opened Khmai Fine Dining, one of two Cambodian restaurants in Chicago, to share the recipes and culture of her mother, who fled the Khmer Rouge genocide and ended up in Chicago, where she supported herself and four children as a caterer.
"I can’t stop the war, but I can do something,” says Demera Ethiopian Restaurant's Tigist Reda, who is hosting Chicago Chefs Cook for Tigray, a fundraiser for people whose lives have been upended by the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region.