Cuisine of Chicago

Chicago is famous for its food – not only as a gourmet dining epicenter, but as the home of several local specialties. For an authentic experience, get a taste of these culinary staples with our Chicago guide to deep-dish pizza, the classic Chicago-style hot dog and the Italian Beef.

Chicago-style Hot Dog

Chicago-style Hot Dog

Make the perfect Chicago-style hot dog, Chicago Dog, or Chicago Red Hot at home with our classic recipe. The best hotdog ever !!!

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Chicken Vesuvio

Chicken Vesuvio

Chicken Vesuvio, a specialty of Chicago, is an Italian-American dish made from chicken on the bone and wedges of potato, celery, and carrots; sauteed with garlic, oregano, white wine, and olive oil, then baked until the chicken’s skin becomes crisp.

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Cuisine of Chicago – Food and Drink

Cuisine of Chicago - Food and Drink

The city is additionally known for various popular culinary dishes, notably the deep-dish pizza, the Chicago-style hot dog and the Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich.

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Giardiniera – Italian Pickled Vegetables

Giardiniera - Italian Pickled Vegetables

Giardiniera is an Italian or Italian-American relish of pickled vegetables in vinegar or oil.

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Italian Beef Sandwich

Italian Beef Sandwich

An Italian beef is a sandwich of thin slices of seasoned roast beef, dripping with meat juices, on a dense, long Italian-style roll, which originated in Chicago where its history dates back at least to the 1930s.

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Neon Green Relish for Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Neon Green Relish for Chicago Style Hot Dogs

An important ingredient in the making of a Chicago-style Hot Dog is the neon green pickle relish. And if you live outside of Chicago it’s very hard to get hold of – so we have a recipe to make it yourself at home.

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Shrimp DeJonghe

Shrimp DeJonghe

Shrimp DeJonghe, a specialty of Chicago, is a casserole of whole peeled shrimp blanketed in soft, garlicky, sherry-laced breadcrumbs. It can be served as an appetizer or a main course.

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