40 Reasons to Love Chicago

Because our chefs can make magic with anything, even rutabagas

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White, purple, and pungent, the rutabaga isn’t about to overtake bacon as a menu darling. Yet this root vegetable can be rendered delicious in capable hands. Proof: We challenged three local chefs to create dishes that do exactly that. The resulting recipes are good enough to turn rutabaga skeptics into believers. (In two cases, bacon helps.) 

BILL KIM’S RUTABAGA, SQUASH, AND POTATO DUMPLINGS »
STEPHANIE IZARD’S ROOT VEGETABLE CAPONATA »
PATRICK FAHY’S RUTABAGA SPICE CAKE »

 

Illustrations by Luke Wilson

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