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Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes from Pati Jinich

Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Daniel Hautzinger

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. 
Prahok Ktiss from Khmai Fine Dining in Chicago's Rogers Park

A Recipe for a Cambodian Dip Redolent of Childhood

Daniel Hautzinger

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. 
Tofu Tikkā from Sheil Shukla's cookbook Plant-Based India

A Vegan Tikkā Recipe from a Chicagoland Doctor with an Indian Cookbook

Daniel Hautzinger

Looking for a creative outlet while working as a doctor during the pandemic, Sheil Shukla developed recipes and photographed them for a cookbook based in part on the recipes of his family that also emphasizes healthful eating through veganism.
Kaliya Curry. Photo: Mary Anne Mohanraj

A Recipe for a Vegan Sri Lankan Curry from Oak Park Writer Mary Anne Mohanraj

Daniel Hautzinger

Kaliya curry is a traditional curry eaten by Sri Lankan Muslims that features fried eggplant, plantain, and potato. The Oak Park writer Mary Anne Mohanraj, who has a vegan Sri Lankan cookbook coming out this fall, shares her recipe.
A close up shot of traditional Menominee wild rice and berries

A Recipe for Traditional Menominee Wild Rice & Berries

Meredith Francis

Chef Jessica Pamonicutt shared this recipe for traditional Menominee wild rice and berries, which was historically served at ceremonies and feasts.
Blueberry torte or cheesecake

Blueberry Torte

Daniel Hautzinger

This recipe has been on our family Fourth of July table for years and years. It just wouldn't be the Fourth without it. All will enjoy! Nana came up with the recipe and for her it has been named Nana’s Torte.


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
Blueberry pie filling or homemade blueberry topping (blueberries cooked down with cornstarch to thicken)
Whipped cream

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings from Cook's Country. Photo: Cook's Country

Make Your Own Lemon Pepper Seasoning for These Wings from 'Cook's Country'

Daniel Hautzinger

This wings recipe from Cook's Country has you make your own lemon pepper seasoning that will be far superior to a store-bought mix, then toss it with sauce to coat some crispy fried chicken wings. 
A Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and Kalamata olives.

A ‘Measure-with-Your-Heart’ Recipe for Village Salad from Greektown Mainstay Nine Muses

Meredith Francis

Chicago's Greektown may be a smaller community than it was several decades ago, but the owner of neighborhood mainstay Nine Muses Bar and Grill says it's still the place to go for authentic Greek food. He shares his restaurant’s famous Village Salad recipe – which involves a little bit of “measuring from the heart.”
Three buckwheat brownies with a stenciled flour design on a red plate.

This Buckwheat Brownie Recipe Showcases James Beard Award-Winning Baker Greg Wade's Passion for Lesser Known Grains

Samantha Nelson

Get a sneak-peak at a forthcoming cookbook from James Beard Award-winning baker Greg Wade with a recipe for buckwheat brownies. He also talks about the new warehouse and retail space at Publican Quality Bread.
Bison steak

Broiled Bison Steak

Daniel Hautzinger

Reader Jean SmilingCoyote created this recipe, which uses only indigenous ingredients.
A slice of a banana split torte

A Cake Recipe for the Atomic Age: Tracking the History of a Unique Cake from Chicago's South Side

Jennifer Billock

Have you heard of atomic cake? If you're on the South Side, the answer is probably yes. Explore the curious and sometimes mysterious history of the colorful layered cake, and make it yourself with a recipe adapted from La Petite Pastry.

Vadas Hús

Daniel Hautzinger

This was my mother's celebratory meal for my every birthday and happy occasion. It is a Hungarian recipe which she adapted for the American kitchen. This recipe was handed down to her by my father's mother. Her parents were Slovak and were murdered in the German concentration camps. It is a flavor of love and celebration for me and kindles memories of her lively personality and refined cuisine.

S'mores makings by a campfire

S'mores Bars

Daniel Hautzinger

These bars are the perfect dessert eaten after a summer BBQ and taste best when served still warm. My brother's girlfriend (now wife) gave me this recipe when my oldest, Alex, was just 1 year old, and he's 24 now! At the end of the recipe (step 5), she wrote, "Kiss Alex."

"Melt in Your Mouth" Cream Cheese Bars

Daniel Hautzinger

Sandra from Valparaiso says her family and friends love this addition to the holiday dessert table. No fork necessary, and it travels well.
Potato filling

Potato Filling

Daniel Hautzinger

Potato Filling is a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe always made for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s great with gravy.
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