Highland Park native Amelia Levin, author of the new cookbook “Chicago Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Windy City,” grew up in the kitchen.
Her mom, Karen, a freelance recipe developer, informed Amelia’s palate and her love of food from an early age.
So after stints at the Chicago Trib’s City News Service and various publishing and trade magazines, Amelia returned to her first love: cooking. Combined with her journalism talents, freelance food writing was a natural choice.
Amelia is an unabashed fan of Chicago’s restaurant scene and the infinite variety to be found there. So she compiled the cookbook, which brings together many of Chicago’s best restaurant chefs and their recipes, to provide home cooks with the opportunity to recreate these fabulous dishes in their own kitchens.
As a bonus, she got to work with her mom to test the recipes! Here, we’ve selected a fabulous Pasta Frittata from Ina Pinckney, doyenne of Ina’s on West Randolph Street. If you buy the book, you’ll also get her incredible, award-winning Fried Chicken recipe. Just sayin’.
Pair this with a fruit salad and some sautéed chicken-apple sausages at lunch; for dinner, opt for an arugula, shaved celery and apple salad lightly dressed with vinaigrette. Don’t forget the wine… a crisp white would be best!
Ina’s Pasta Frittata
1235 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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