The Chew’s Carla Hall: Making Connections Through Food

Carla Hall is every bit as effervescent in person as she appears on TV (you know her from “Top Chef” and “The Chew“). But what really comes through—whether she is signing a cookbook for a long line of people or engaged in one-on-one conversation—is her genuine warmth and interest in others. She wants to know […]

Chicago's Famous Foodies Tell All

Chicago is full of foodies. These local chefs, store owners and restaurateurs gave us an exclusive look at their ultimate favorites: spots to eat, dishes to cook at home, can’t-live-without cocktails and even a few fun facts and insider tips for navigating their restaurants and stores. RICK BAYLESS Chef and Founder of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo […]

Local Treasure: Constance Chang

The Julia Child of Japan lives in Evanston. Constance Chang taught Japan about Chinese food, just like Julia Child taught America about French food.   Chang is now 93-years old and lives in The Mather, where she retired to be near her three children and grandchildren, but when she was a restaurant owner, television chef […]