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Cookbook Mon Nov 09 2015

Memories and Recipes from the Breakfast Queen

Ina's Kitchen.jpg When Breakfast Queen Ina Pinkney announced the closing of her namesake restaurant in 2013 she made headlines across the Midwest. People came from miles around to pay tribute to the Queen and to morn the loss of the 30 plus year institution. Not to fear, the favorite dishes that we all came to love at Ina's are showcased in the first paperback edition of her newly retitled book, Ina's Kitchen: Memories and Recipes from the Breakfast Queen.

This memoir/cookbook showcases 39 of Ina's favorite recipes. Readers will discover memories, and life advice as well as stories that will deepen their love and appreciation for this well known Chicago breakfast icon.

Recipes include everything from Ina's signature Blobbs and Heavenly Hots to Baked French Toast and Ina's Bloody Mary recipe. Desserts and savory dishes are also included to make Ina's cookbook well rounded. The book is full of Ina's charm and spirit, which is perfect for Ina's greatest fans, but also great for those looking for an essential piece of Chicago's culinary history.

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Tommy / November 19, 2015 12:00 PM

Ina was such an unbelievably nasty person to be around. Her food was good, but her attitude was wretched.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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