Join us to celebrate publication of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society’s new community cookbook. Taste food from a dozen local restaurants, enjoy live music and share an afternoon of fun as we mark the debut of this treasure trove of recipes that reflects the unique culture of our neighborhood.
We’ve been collecting recipes and the stories that go with them for the past six months, and we can hardly wait to share. The book is an eclectic mix of 221 recipes, including everything from easy dips and snacks to dishes as challenging and interesting as Peking Duck, Green Bison Chili and Greek-Style Roast Leg of Lamb. You’ll find family favorites, traditional ethnic dishes and modern creations from more than 100 current and past residents and others with strong ties to our community. Many of the recipes include notes that give a glimpse into how the dish came about or how it fits into the contributor’s life story. It’s a book that will be of interest to anyone who has ever lived in the community, anyone who likes to cook, or anyone who appreciates the rich variety of Chicago’s food scene.