Cover

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Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

Students of Chicago history are all too easily tempted to turn to a narrative of urban inevitability that posits that the city’s evolution over the past two centuries was destined. Most typically, this view reflects a geographical determinism, arguing that Chicago’s uniquely favorable location for transportation and industrialization ...

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

Located at the center of America’s agricultural heartland and bordering the nation’s great waterways, Chicago is one of the world’s great food cities. Chicago has not only been home to some of the world’s top restaurants but has an enormous diversity of ethnic neighborhoods and cuisines, with few counterparts in other cities. ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xii

There are many people to thank for their help with The Chicago Food Encyclopedia during the last three years. First, to all contributors, thanks for your expertise and diligence. Thanks also go to Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago and The Julia Child Foundation for their generous grants in support of the project. ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-18

Chicago was, in historian Donald L. Miller’s phrase, the “City of the Century.” The nineteenth century was an age when America changed itself from a rural small-scale manufacturing economy into the world’s greatest agricultural and industrial power. American economic power rose on triple pillars. ...

Encyclopedia Entries

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pp. 19-278

Appendix A: Period Kitchen, Dining Room, Pantry, and Recipes Resources

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pp. 279-282

Appendix B: Price Comparisons

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pp. 283-284

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 285-286

Contributors

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pp. 287-292

Index

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pp. 293-308

Further Series Titles

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Color Illustrations

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