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Best Chicago Cookbooks

January 5, 2011 1:30 PM

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Chicago is one of the best foodie towns in the world. From pizza to beef, and everything in between, it’s no secret Chicagoans love their food. These featured cookbooks will help you create your favorite Chicago recipes right in your own home. Here’s a list of some of the best Chicago cookbooks on bookshelves today.

Have a favorite Chicago cookbook we missed? Tell us where to find it below.

Secrets Of Chicago Chefs

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Secrets of Chicago Chefs Cookbook

By: Nancy Miller
Where to buy: Barnes & Noble

More than 300 recipes from 100 top Chicago restaurants. Learn to create the culinary masterpieces and discover the secrets of Chicago’s top chefs. This cookbook features recipes from Chicago favorites such as Bin 36, Chicago Diner, Ethiopian Diamond, Gene & Georgetti, Heaven on Seven, Le Colonial, North Pond, Sabor, Russian Tea Time, Shaw’s Crab House, Spiaggia, The Tavern, and many more.

Chicago Cubs Cookbook

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Chicago Cubs Cookbook

By: Chicago Cubs
Where to buy: mlb.mlb.com

The Chicago Cubs Cookbook features all-star recipes from your favorite players. From Ryan Theriot’s favorite jambalaya, Lou Piniella’s chicken salad, or Hall of Fame chicken tacos from Ryne Sandberg, this book features dozens of recipes from current and former Cubs players, coaches and broadcasters.

Not only will you get delicious recipes, this book also benefits a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Dempster Family Foundation.

Street Food Chicago

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Street Food Chicago

By: Chef Michael Baruch
Where to buy: streetfoodchicago.com

Street Food Chicago is a complete book of 375 original recipes, history and stories about the most loved foods in the city. Chef Michael Baruch reveals secrets to making Chicago pizza, Italian beef, hot dogs, Thai, Mexican and soul.

Chicago Cooks

By: Carol Mighton Haddix
Where to buy: agatepublishing.com

Chicago Cooks is the ultimate cookbook for Chicago foodies. With 25 years of food history, menus, recipes, and tips from Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago.

Chicago Diner Cookbook

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The Chicago Diner Cookbook

By: Chef Jo Kaucher’s
Where to buy: veggiediner.com

The Chicago Diner: Meat Free Since ’83. If you’re a vegetarian in Chicago, chances are, you’ve eaten at the Chicago Diner (maybe even multiple times a week). You can now try your favorite recipes at home with The Chicago Diner Cookbook. Chef Jo Kaucher’s exciting vegetarian cookbook features over 120 classic Chicago Diner recipes. One dollar from every sale will benefit Mercy For Animals.

Have a favorite Chicago cookbook we missed? Tell us where to find it below. –Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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