Agate Midway

Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion

When Sarah Levy opened her own sweet shop, Sarah’s Pastries and Candies, in 2004, she was only 24 years old. She already had years of training and experience at this point, however, and she turned Chicago-based Sarah’s into one of USA Today’s Top Ten Candy Stores in the nation.Since then, Levy has gone on to even greater success: …

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The New Chicago Diner Cookbook: Meat-Free Recipes from America’s Veggie Diner

Thirty years after opening, the Chicago Diner is still the Windy City’s premier vegetarian eatery, now with two locations and a national fan base. In honor of this momentous anniversary, the Chicago Diner is releasing this new cookbook, reflecting the wealth of new recipes, vegetarian and vegan dining sensibilities, and anecdotes from the kitchen of this award-winning foodie …

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Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round

Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round, a sequel to author/photographer Ron Faiola’s wildly popular first book on the topic (now in its sixth printing), gives readers a peek inside 50 additional clubs from across the Badger State.Traveling from the Northwoods to Beloit, Faiola documents some of the most exceptional and long-lived restaurants that embrace the decades-old supper club tradition. …

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Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience

Wisconsin Supper Clubs is a resource for and about supper clubs throughout Wisconsin that includes beautiful photographs of the unique supper club interiors, proprietors, and customers, as well as fascinating archival materials. Also recorded in this book are the regional specialties served at these clubs, ranging from popovers and fried pickles in the northern part of the state …

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Ina’s Kitchen: Memories and Recipes from the Breakfast Queen

Ina Pinkney—the beloved restaurateur known affectionately as the “Breakfast Queen”—has been feeding Chicago for more than 30 years. When she closed her namesake restaurant’s doors in 2013, it headlined news across the Midwest. Now, the favorite dishes that thousands came to love at Ina’s are showcased in the first paperback edition of her newly retitled book, Ina’s Kitchen: …

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New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans of the Great Plains

New Prairie Kitchen profiles 25 of the most exciting and groundbreaking chefs, farmers, and producers of artisanal goods from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Their personal stories are interspersed with more than 50 chef-contributed recipes that range from refreshingly simple to exquisitely gourmet. Organized by season, New Prairie Kitchen will transport readers to a revitalized Midwestern heartland where …

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Sweet Mornings: 125 Sweet and Savory Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Sweet Mornings collects more than 100 sweet and savory options for breakfast and brunch. From donuts to crumb cakes to sweet rolls, these are the kind of treats that evoke feelings of warmth and comfort like only good, old-fashioned breakfast food can.Author Patty Pinner has been collecting breakfast recipes for as long as she can remember. She comes …

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The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend

The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook captures the glory of this globally celebrated interpretation of one of America’s favorite desserts. Eli’s cheesecake began more than 35 years ago, rising to prominence first as a featured item at one of Chicago’s most popular restaurants—Eli’s The Place for Steak, a classic steakhouse and pillar of the city’s culinary community that was also …

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