A Taste of Charlie Trotter: Tasty Reads

Harold Washington Library Center’s tastiest exhibit, A Taste of Charlie Trotter, focuses on renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter and his innovations and influence on Chicago dining. Drawing on the Charlie Trotter Collection and the Charlie Trotter Cookbook Collection donated by Mrs. Rochelle Trotter to Special Collections at Harold Washington Library Center, the exhibit is sure to leave you ready for another helping. Here are our reading recommendations.

Inspired to get in touch with your inner chef? Try cookbooks from the master chef himself. Home Cooking With Charlie Trotter has been called Trotter’s most approachable cookbook, and Raw features vegan recipes complete with beautiful photos.

Interested in more Chicago dining? We've compiled a list of our favorite books on Chicago foodie topics. I can't wait to dig into The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie, my favorite pie in Chicago!

Hungry for even more? We've got you covered with Chicago restaurant cookbooks. The debut cookbook from Michelin-starred restaurant Alinea is on the list (Alinea's Grant Achatz previously worked with Trotter).

Check out our current exhibits at Harold Washington Library Center for additional exhibits.

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