Mindy Segal has the antidote to fussy holiday cookies: a make-ahead chocolate-dipped shortbread with a you-do-you vibe. “It’s not totally technical,” says Segal, who owns Mindy’s Bakery in Wicker Park. “You can modify the butter, the sugar.” Want to roll the edges in cinnamon sugar before baking? Or sub in milk chocolate for the dark? … Read more
When a chef friend from Cali described quesabirria to me a few years back, I figured he was pulling my leg. A griddled taco-quesadilla mash-up made by sandwiching mozzarella and birria (beef or goat simmered in a chile-studded broth) between tortillas and served with consommé, as if it were Mexico’s answer to a French dip? … Read more
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This year, keep things close to home with stylish presents made or designed locally.