A few months ago, Agate celebrated the 40th anniversary of Eli’s Cheesecake, Chicago’s go-to joint for rich and creamy cheesecake, by publishing the second edition of The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend. Originally born as the favored dessert choice at Eli’s The Place for Steak, a classic steakhouse and pillar of the city’s culinary community, The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook explores the story of the cake that took the nation by storm with fresh recipes in tow for you to bring home.
The second edition of The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook has been fully expanded and updated, beyond the classics featured in the first edition, to include vibrant flavors such as Basque, Cherry Vanilla, Hawaiian, Carrot Cake Cheesecake, and Holiday Cheesecake Dippers—one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. You’ll also find many more signature dishes from Eli’s The Place for Steak, including Chicken Vesuvio, Pepper Steak, Corned Beef Hash, Potato Pancakes, and French Onion Soup. Paired with these bonus recipes is an exclusive, extra chapter showcasing Eli’s bakers from around the world and sharing their favorite family recipes.
We think these delicious additions are a piece of cake, but here’s what the critics have to say:
“Intensely flavored, it is creamy without being too heavy. . . a local product making a national reputation because it is one of the best.” —The New York Times
“Slice of Heaven. . . this cheesecake is perfection on a plate.” —Oprah Winfrey
“It’s the best. . . it’s like deep dish pizza except sweet.” —Roe Conn, 89 WLS Radio, ABC7’s Windy City Live