Made in Chicago Cookbook Review

Made in Chicago Cookbook Review

Made in Chicago: Stories Behind 30 Great Hometown Bites

Author: Monica Eng and David Hammond
Published: March 21, 2023, 3 Fields Books
No. of Pages: 168
Cover Price: $19.95 Paperback

Sometimes cookbooks come out that are simply fun – they don’t have basic recipes, or aren’t there to teach special cooking skills. But these books are often ones that are good for gifts, or in the case of Made in Chicago: Stories Behind 30 Great Hometown Bites a book of iconic foods from a location that may mean something to us. For those who dare go to Chicago (with the horrific political and crime climate), this book is delightful. There are many of us have spent a fair amount of time in Chicago, and have sampled the luscious dishes in the book.

Anyone who is planning a trip to Chicago will want to pick up this book and make sure they seek out the places where they can taste these different dishes that aren’t really found in other cities.

After each recipe, there is a recipe for making the dishes at home. This is helpful and the recipes are easy-to-follow and can be easily made by both beginning and seasoned cooks. There are also excellent photographs of every recipe. Even those who have never been to Chicago and tasted these dishes will be intrigued and will want to make them at home.

All told, this is not a serious cookbook, but it is a fun one to include in any cookbook collection. Cooks will have a enjoyable time getting acquainted with Chicago food and making it at home.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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