Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago

Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago
Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants & Events
By Jennifer Olvera

From its ethnic enclaves and under-the-radar eateries to haute haunts and places serving seasonal fare, Chicago is a singular, yet multifaceted, culinary destination. In Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago, longtime food writer Jennifer Olvera shares an insider’s perspective on where to find, and revel in, the city’s edible treasures.

The engagingly written, first edition title book—the only and most comprehensive of its kind in Chicago—reveals neighborhood joints, along with quintessential Chicago classics. Appealing to residents and visitors alike, it is an indispensable resource filled with local purveyors and both popular and lesser-known destinations. Its rich—and endlessly tasty—food coverage includes:

·        Restaurants—lauded and hidden—in the city and suburbs
·        Specialty food stores, niche grocers and ethnic markets
·        Butchers and fishmongers
·        Local farms, farmers’ markets and farm stands
·        Food festivals and engaging food- and drink-related events
·        Recipes from top Chicago chefs
·        The city’s best wine bars, brewpubs, lounges and distilleries
·        Cooking classes, culinary schools and wine and beverage workshops
·        Food fun for families, local lore and information on food-centric organizations

Inside its pages are recipes from touted chefs, including Paul Kahan and Rick Bayless as well as Giuseppe Tentori, Paul Virant and Bill Kim. Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago, www.foodloverschi.com, is a definitive resource for food lovers near and far, and it’s meant to be savored and used as a source of inspiration by anyone who loves good eats. 

Chicago French Market Demo and Signing
Jennifer will be doing a demo and book signings at Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton, noon to 1:30 p.m. August 12 and 13. The event is free and open to the public. Books may be purchased for $15.95.

About the Author
Jennifer Olvera—a graduate of DePaul University—has been covering Chicago food and dining for internationally recognized print publications and websites for over a decade. A contributor to the Zagat Chicago Restaurants Survey, she regularly pens stories (and tests recipes) for the Food section of Chicago Sun-Times and writes about far-flung destinations—often with an eye toward edibles—for Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Orbitz.com and Frommers.com. In the past, Jennifer also served as a dining critic for Chicago magazine. When she’s not seeking her next meal, you’ll find her tending to her garden, canning or cooking up a storm.
 Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago
By Jennifer Olvera
ISBN 978-0-7627-7015-1 • $15.95 • Paperback • 5 7/8 x 6 7/8 • 480 pages • June 14, 2011
Globe Pequot Press / www.globepequot.com

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