|Category||Encyclopedia and Dictionary|
As a Chicagoan foodie I really enjoyed reading this book. The introduction is a very good overview of what makes Chicago food special. It is a short history of the city and the evolution of the food. The Encyclopedia entries are informative and include lots of historical photographs. Chicagoans will recognized most of the entries. Those unfamiliar with the city will begin to understand why Chicago is a top food city now hosting The James Beard Awards. Anyone with in a interest in the history of food and the city of Chicago will enjoy this book. A perfect gift for any foodie.