The Chicago Food Encyclopedia by Carol Mighton Haddix

by - August 08, 2017

I hunger.

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia It is, quite literally, an encyclopedia of some Chicago food facts. This is the kind of book you'd want to pick up in a waiting room and flip through.

A few thoughts from someone who grew up in the Chicago area:

I had no idea atomic cake was just a Chicago thing. I need to travel more, and eat more cake in other places.

Also, explains why there is a gyro place every 50 feet in my neighborhood (I do not live in a Greek neighborhood) and I couldn't find a good gryo anywhere when I went to college out of state.

I'm also sitting here ruminating on Italian beef and paczkis and what a wonderful world this is.

Notably absent: Chicago style hotdogs and a good BBQed hot link.

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