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  • Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home

    Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home
    Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died. The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...
  • Jean Banchet dies at 72; Chicago chef set high standard

    Jean Banchet dies at 72; Chicago chef set high standard
    Jean Banchet, a prodigiously talented chef and gregarious personality who almost single-handedly raised Chicago's dining reputation from a steak-and-potatoes town to a serious restaurant city, has died. He was 72. Banchet, Chicago's first celebrity...
  • Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar

    Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar
    Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54. Rescue...
  • Sighting: Emmy Rossum dines at Sunda

    Sighting: Emmy Rossum dines at Sunda
    The first place Emmy Rossum had dinner while in Chicago this week to film exterior scenes for the upcoming season Showtime’s “Shameless” was Sunda. Rossum dined at Sunda on Sunday and then plugged the Asian restaurant on Twitter, as...
  • My family's kind of town: Matthias Merges

    My family's kind of town: Matthias Merges
    Chef Matthias Merges is a busy man. He's the chef/proprietor at Asian street food-inspired Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-904-8558) and craft cocktail bar Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485). He also recently opened A10 (1462 E. 53rd St.,...
  • Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses

    Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses
    The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was. Sad...
  • Le Francais chef set high standard for fine dining in Chicago

    Le Francais chef set high standard for fine dining in Chicago
    Jean Banchet was Chicago's first celebrity chef, a prodigiously talented cook and gregarious personality who almost single-handedly raised Chicago's dining reputation from a steak-and-potatoes town to a serious restaurant city. Banchet, 72, died...
  • Oscars: Show-and-tell behind the show

    Oscars: Show-and-tell behind the show
    HOLLYWOOD — There’s the show, and there’s the show behind the show, and which involves more work or offers more entertainment is debatable. For instance, Jared Leto’s backstage session after winning the best supporting actor...
  • A comeback for pastry chefs

    A comeback for pastry chefs
    The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
  • Chef of the Moment: Laurel Hardware's Mario Alberto makes pork apple pie

    Chef of the Moment: Laurel Hardware's Mario Alberto makes pork apple pie
    Mario Alberto is the executive chef of Laurel Hardware, the bustling West Hollywood restaurant and bar that offers a serious scene and serious dinner (and brunch and lunch too), and a restaurant that soon will open in the former Lola's space. Alberto, a...
  • Chef Charlie Trotter did not die of ruptured brain aneurysm, wife says

    After an inconclusive autopsy Thursday, the search for the cause of death of pioneering Chicago chef Charlie Trotter continues. But his wife says he did not die as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm. That possibility was floated by friends who...
  • Medical examiner: Chef Charlie Trotter died of a stroke

    Medical examiner: Chef Charlie Trotter died of a stroke
    Celebrated chef Charlie Trotter died of a stroke earlier this month, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Test results after an autopsy determined that Trotter "died of a cerebrovascular accident (a stroke) as a consequence of...