Once considered a city simply of steakhouses and deep-dish pizza joints, Chicago has morphed into a vibrant and rich collection of second-generation, energetic chefs seeking to forge strong relationships with local producers and the diners they look to inspire. Master Chef Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, and Paul Kahan with his slew of award-winning restaurants are just a few of the top chefs making headlines not only in Chicago’s food pubs but also nationwide. The Chicago Chef’s Table gathers Chicago’s best chefs and restaurants under one cover. Profiling over 60 signature “at home” recipes from some of Chicago’s beloved dining establishments. The book is a celebration of Chicago itself and its modern Midwestern cuisine.
Amelia Levin is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, Edible Chicago, and other regional publications as well as in various food and restaurant industry trade magazines. A certified professional chef, Amelia also develops and tests recipes for chefs and media outlets, including Oxmoor House's Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast series. Additionally, she helps out at the Green City Market, Chicago's largest farmers' market. Visit her at amelialevin.com.