Monday, September 6, 2010

Bon Appetit…The Magazine

I have a lot of cooking magazine favorites but I am seriously addicted to Bon Appetit.

The September restaurant issue is exceptionally good with so many inspiring recipes from restaurants all over the country. I rank this issue in the top 10 ever.

Included in the issue are several of my favorite places in Chicago:

In the top 10 New Restaurants, Chicago’s Purple Pig made the list and I was not surprised. I tried their recipe - Pork Blade Steaks with Nduja and Honey and Arugula Salad – and it was to die for! The recipe is posted below along with all the others I tried and loved.

It’s so great not to have one failure in the bunch. Wow – that rarely happens. Something always needs tweaking. If all these recipes were so good, I can’t wait to try the others. There are so many in this issue that look absolutely remarkable.

There is a terrific article on Delicious Cheap Eats in Chicago and Evanston’s Edzo’s Burger Shop was listed ( I had the most amazing Maple Shake there the other day) along with two of my other favorite spots - Bill Kim’s Urban Belly and Rick Bayless’s XOCO. We are so lucky to have access to so many great restaurants here in Chicago. That’s one of the main reasons I continue to live here.

Bon Appetit is the leading sponsor of Gourmet Chicago 2010 which will take place in Millennium Park at 201 E. Randolph Street on September 24-26th.

Bon Appetit Bon Appetit!