Photos: Jeff Marini If pot pie is the cozy sweater of meals, then the version at Spinning J in Humboldt Park delivers comfort with style. Chef Dinah Grossman fills a buttery pie crust with saag paneer, the classic Indian mixture of spinach, spices, and cubes of paneer, a mild, creamy Indian-style cheese that miraculously holds … Read more
Photos: Jeff Marini Aya Fukai, owner of West Town’s Aya Pastry, sells a lot of ginger cookies during the holidays, and no wonder: Hers are loaded with warming winter flavors and have just the right amount of chew. The secret is freezing the dough before baking. “It prevents them from spreading too much,” she says. … Read more
Photos: Jeff Marini Brussels sprouts are a holiday table mainstay, but this year, why not take a page from Sahil Sethi of the West Loop’s Rooh and give the vegetable an Indian twist? Sethi loves foogath, a popular southwest Indian dish usually made with coconut and cabbage or French beans, and swaps in Brussels sprouts. … Read more
Deliciously creative vegetarian sandwiches are popping up in unexpected places — even a butcher shop.