edited by Carol Haddix, Bruce Kraig and Colleen Taylor Sen
contributions by John Carruthers, Julie Chernoff, Cynthia Clampitt, J Peter Clark, Kelsey Coday, Amy Dahlstrom, Bill Daley, Jim Dewan, Robert Dirks, Charla Draper, Megan E Edwards, Monica Eng, Peter Engler, Joshua Evans, Janet Rausa Fuller, Robert Gardner, Michael Gebert, Erik S. Gellman, Craig "Meathead" Goldwyn, Rebecca S Graff, Rita Gutekanst, David Hammond, Eleanor Hanson, Judy Hevrdejs, Judith Dunbar Hines, Dave Hoekstra, Mary LaPlante, Margaret LaPort, Robert Launay, Jennifer Lewis, George Macht, Janine MacLachlan, Sarah Muirhead, Josh Noel, Jennifer Olvera, Clara Orban, Stefan Osdene, Sarahlynn Pablo, Deborah Pankey, Donna Battle Pierce, Maureen Abood, Penny Pollack, Jack H. Prost, Tia Rains, Chandra Ram, Joan Reardon, Jonathan Rees, Barbara Revsine, Elizabeth D Richter, Mike Rossmeier, Geraldine Rounds, Ann Kathleen Barnds, Joseph Schwieterman, Amanda Scotese, Richard Shepro, Alan Solomon, Ellen F. Steinberg, Kay Stepkin, Michael Stern, Jane Stern, Bill St John, Mike Sula, Daniel Block, Arlene Swartzman, Richard S Tan, Andres Torres, Mary Valentin, Lauren Viera, Kimberly Voss, Scott J Warner, Rebecca Wheeler, Philip Wojciak, Leah A Zeldes, Anthony F Buccini and Ellie Carlson
foreword by Russell Lewis
University of Illinois Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-252-09977-9 | Paper: 978-0-252-08724-0
Library of Congress Classification TX360.U63C4534 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 664.0097311

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary restauranteurs, Michelin superstars, beloved haunts, and food companies of today and yesterday. More than 100 sumptuous images include thirty full-color photographs that transport readers to dining rooms and food stands across the city. Throughout, a roster of writers, scholars, and industry experts pays tribute to an expansive--and still expanding--food history that not only helped build Chicago but fed a growing nation. Pizza. Alinea. Wrigley Spearmint. Soul food. Rick Bayless. Hot Dogs. Koreatown. Everest. All served up A-Z, and all part of the ultimate reference on Chicago and its food.