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All Jokes Aside

Following on his critically acclaimed 2012 documentary Phunny Business, Raymond Lambert delivers an uproarious and insightful memoir on the heralded Chicago comedy club, All Jokes Aside, which helped launch the careers of Jamie Foxx, Mo'Nique, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Dave Chappelle, and many more of today's household names in entertainment.

The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook

The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook

Celebrates the 35th anniversary of Eli's Cheesecake, the iconic dessert from Eli Schulman's landmark Chicago restaurant—Eli's The Place for Steak. With 50 recipes and entertaining anecdotes of celebrity favorites and historical events marked by Eli's signature dish, this is the go-to guide for cheesecake.

Strayhorn

Strayhorn

Billy Strayhorn, a beloved composer and major force in the shaping of the American jazz canon, is chronicled in this stunning coffee table book. Through a collection of essays from musicians, historians, and relatives, and many rare photographs and original sheet-music, Strayhorn captures the life of an American legend.

Dinner at Home

140 original recipes for sharing with friends and family, including themed menus for holidays and special occasions. Brownson, a longtime Chicago Tribune columnist, food editor, and test kitchen director, co-authored the James Beard award-winning Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, and culinary director of Frontera Foods and Frontera Media Productions.

Red Velvet Underground

Red Velvet Underground

Former indie-rock musician (Blake Babies, Mysteries of Life) and writer Freda Love Smith delivers a heartfelt book on the cross-section of food and music, as well as her yearlong journey teaching her son to cook.

Grant Park

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. delivers a powerful, emotionally resonant contemporary story that follows two veteran journalists whose personal stories extend from Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis to the 2008 presidential election.

Ina's Kitchen

Ina Pinkney is a Chicago culinary icon and the beloved restaurateur known affectionately as the “Breakfast Queen.” Ina's Kitchen is part cookbook, part memoir, and features her favorite recipes that fans came to love over the years, along with with heartwarming stories from her own life.

Grandbaby Cakes

Beautiful debut cookbook from Jocelyn Delk Adams, nationally adored food blogger and a fresh new voice in home baking. Grandbaby Cakes offers 50 vintage cakes with modern twists, tracing the roots of her family's recipes with charming anecdotes and delicious results. A book perfect for passing from generation to generation.

Behind the Smile

Behind the Smile

An enthralling and candid memoir by award-winning journalist Jeannie Morris about Carol Moseley Braun's groundbreaking and tumultuous, yet ultimately victorious, 1992 US Senate campaign. Credited by Barack Obama as an important predecessor for his own campaigns, Moseley Braun is still the only African-American woman ever elected to the US Senate.

The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Tribune Book of the Chicago Bears

A beautiful and detail-rich hardbound collection of Chicago Bears history, containing essays, box scores, reproduced articles, archival photographs, and various memorabilia for one of the NFL's most storied franchises.

Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert

Collecting more than 60 articles written by Bonnie Miller Rubin for the Chicago Tribune between 2011 and 2014, Ask the Expert is a go-to source for questions about health and family. Each article in the series features an interview with a specialist, including a gerontologist, a clinical social worker, and a neuroscientist, among many others. The interviews are concise yet instructive, and Bonnie Miller Rubin's introductory commentary for each article combines helpful foundational information and snappy, engaging writing.

Ask the Expert covers a wide variety of topics from cardiovascular troubles and women's hair loss to alternative medicine and avoiding children's mood swings. The first section of the book includes articles about health, with the following subcategories: aging, end-of-life care and pain management; best practices; brain health; cancer; cholesterol; grief and bereavement; hearing and ear health; heart health; medical advancements; mental health; miscellaneous; nutrition, exercise and weight loss; pregnancy and parenting; and women’s health. The second section of the book includes articles about lifestyle and family issues.

Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes

The first paperback edition of Chef Laura Frankel's slow-cooker recipe book, beautifully repackaged and updated with a fresh, modern look. More than 120 convenient and flavorful recipes for kosher cooking, including seasonal ingredients for appetizers, soups, entrees, sides, and desserts.

Chicken 101

Chicken 101

The 101 series expands with an all-new, everything-you-need-to-know guide to making delicious chicken-based dishes. This cookbook features 101 delicious, diverse, and accessible recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen tested. Chicken 101 also features a simple, contemporary-looking design that's as practical as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities. Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that enhance the book's utility and visual appeal. This practical, hands-on kitchen resource is also very convenient—with the digital format, you can take these recipes anywhere!

Chicken 101 starts off with a detailed introduction that covers kitchen basics and provides plenty of helpful hints, insider tips, and keys to best results. This book provides everything a reader needs to know in order to make these recipes easily and successfully. The 101 recipes in this book offer a breadth of different dishes drawn from a wide range of culinary traditions, all of them featuring clear, straightforward directions, and all of them delicious. The 101 series is perfect both for beginners and more experienced cooks looking to broaden their kitchen horizons.

Italian Cooking 101

Italian Cooking 101

The 101 series expands with an all-new, everything-you-need-to-know guide to making delicious Italian-inspired recipes. This cookbook features 101 delicious, diverse, and accessible recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen tested. Italian Cooking 101 also features a simple, contemporary-looking design that's as practical as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities.

Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that enhance the book's utility and visual appeal. Italian Cooking 101 starts off with a detailed introduction that covers kitchen basics and provides plenty of helpful how-tos, insider tips, and keys to best results. The idea is to provide everything a reader needs to know in order to make these recipes successfully. The 101 recipes feature a breadth of different dishes drawn from a variety of flavors and tastes that come from the diverse culinary regions of Italy, all of them featuring clear, straightforward directions, and all of them delicious. The 101 series is perfect both for beginners and more experienced cooks looking to broaden their kitchen horizons.

A Giant Reborn

A Giant Reborn

Acclaimed economic journalist and current Belgian finance minister Johan Van Overtveldt, author of The End of the Euro, Bernanke's Test, and The Chicago School, makes the case for why the United States will continue to be the world's sole superpower well into the 21st century, fending off China, Europe, and Russia.

Summer Cooking

Summer Cooking

A collection of tried-and-true recipes for the warm summer months, including dishes that work great for outdoor gatherings at home as well as for picnics, festivals, or the beach.

Out of the Loop

Out of the Loop

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New Prairie Kitchen

New Prairie Kitchen

Profiles of 25 influential chefs, farmers, and artisans who live and work in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Featuring more than 50 seasonal recipes created by the award-winning chefs, including broad range of styles and techniques.

Only the Strong

The lives of a reformed hit man, a crusading doctor, a genteel mobster, and a headstrong college student arrive at a fateful intersection in a sweltering Midwestern city amidst the turbulent social change of 1970.

18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein

18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein

A collection of articles from Greenstein's Chicago Tribune column detailing his time golfing with and interviewing various sports coaches, broadcasters, and players — some more experienced than others in the game of golf.