Charlie Trotter

CHARLIE TROTTER 1959-2013: Chicago's revolutionary chef. Former owner of premier restaurant helped push others to great success.” Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Vettel, Phil. “Charlie Trotter's immense influence.

Charlie Trotter

Bursting onto the Chicago fine-dining scene in 1987, Charlie Trotter's restaurant soon became a local icon and eventually a national landmark. From his initial rise to culinary stardom to his untimely death in November 2013, Charlie Trotter was one of Chicago's most distinguished and high-profile chefs. Trotter, more than any of his peers, ushered in a new type of dining experience—the "New American" gourmet cuisine that has proliferated across the country—by never offering the same menu twice, and creating multi-course meals from scratch each day using boutique ingredients, including a rare all-vegetable degustation. Drawn from 26 years of Chicago Tribune articles, profiles, and reviews, Charlie Trotter offers a comprehensive account of the restaurant that put Chicago at the center of the American culinary world and chronicles the events and tributes surrounding Trotter's decision to close his eponymous restaurant in 2012. Employing both the fine-tooth comb of local journalism and the acerbic wit of high-stakes restaurant criticism, Charlie Trotter gives readers an intimate portrayal of the lightning-rod figure who for years was synonymous with Chicago fine dining, revealing the inner workings of both the man and his landmark restaurant.

Lessons in Excellence from Charlie Trotter

Instead, they can be small, subtle moves that ultimately fortify your company's overall level of excellence, as Trotter has discovered time and time again. “Charlie Trotter's restaurant is distinguished most by its culinary innovation," ...

Lessons in Excellence from Charlie Trotter

An insider’s look into the award-winning restaurant of internationally acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, with techniques and strategies to create top-tier service, food, and atmosphere. Charlie Trotter's Chicago restaurant is not only one of the premier eating experiences in America, it serves also as the model of a thriving business whose cutting-edge approach to management is setting new standards for quality, efficiency, and profitability. In fact, people in just about any field can learn from Charlie's methods. For this breakthrough business guide, journalist Paul Clarke conducted in-depth interviews with Charlie and his associates, distilling invaluable lessons for entrepreneurs and hospitality professionals who are committed to creating highly respected and innovative businesses. Anyone who wants to improve their business will be sure to learn something new from this Midwestern dynamo.

Icons of American Cooking

Jennifer Iannolo, An Interview with Charlie Trotter, www.theatlasphere.com (December 15,2003). 2. Edmund Lawler, Charlie Trotter's (New York: Lebhar-Friedman Books, 2000), 27. 3. Lawler, Charlie Trotter's, 29–30.

Icons of American Cooking

Presents the lives and careers of twenty-four American personalities involved in food and cooking, covering their education, travels, restaurants, written works, and awards. including such celebrities as James Beard, Julia Child, Mollie Katzen, Martha Stewart, and Alice Waters.

Soup s On

CHARLIE TROTTER Charlie Trotter is owner of Charlie Trotter's restaurant in Chicago , as well as Trotter's To Go , also in Chicago , and C in Los Cabos , Mexico . Trotter has had a TV cooking show on PBS , The Kitchen Sessions with ...

Soup s On

Seventy-five superlative recipes from some of the world's most respected chefs and cooking instructors features a host of creamy vegetable soups, seafood chowders, hearty classic stews, and more, from such notables as Jacques Pépin, Alice Waters, Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller, and others. Original. 15,500 first printing.

The Foie Gras Wars

“OK, who's the last person who saw Charlie Trotter on their farm?” Ariane Daguin, whose Newark-based company, D'Artagnan, is the country's biggest foie gras distributor, asked a gathering of domestic foie gras producers.

The Foie Gras Wars

In announcing that he had stopped serving the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese at his world-renowned restaurant, influential chef Charlie Trotter heaved a grenade into a simmering food fight, and the Foie Gras Wars erupted. He said his morally minded menu revision was meant merely to raise consciousness, but what was he thinking when he also suggested -- to Chicago Tribune reporter Mark Caro -- that a rival four-star chef 's liver be eaten as "a little treat"? The reaction to Caro's subsequent front-page story was explosive, as Trotter's sizable hometown moved to ban the ancient delicacy known as foie gras while an international array of activists, farmers, chefs and politicians clashed forcefully and sometimes violently over whether fattening birds for the sake of scrumptious livers amounts to ethical agriculture or torture. "Take a dish with a funny French name, add ducks, top it all off with celebrity chefs eating each other's livers, and that's entertainment," Caro writes. Yet as absurd as battling over bloated waterfowl organs might seem, the controversy struck a serious chord even among those who had never tasted the stuff. Reporting from the front lines of this passionate dining debate, Caro explores the questions we too often avoid: What is an acceptable amount of suffering for an animal that winds up on our plate? Is a duck that lives comfortably for twelve weeks before enduring a few weeks of periodic force-feedings worse off than a supermarket broiler chicken that never sees the light of day over its six to seven weeks on earth? Why is the animal-rights movement picking on such a rarefied dish when so many more chickens, pigs and cows are being processed on factory farms? Then again, how could the treatment of other animals possibly justify the practice of feeding a duck through a metal tube down its throat? In his relentless yet good-humored pursuit of clarity, Caro takes us to the streets where activists use bullhorns, spray paint, Superglue and/or lawsuits as their weapons; the government chambers where politicians weigh the ducks' interests against their own; the restaurants and outlaw dining clubs where haute cuisine preparations coexist with Foie-lipops; and the U.S. and French farms whose operators maintain that they are honoring tradition, not abusing animals. Can foie gras survive after 5,000 years? Are we on the verge of a more enlightened era of eating? Can both answers be yes? Our appetites hang in the balance.

The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook

He is also an accomplished cookbook author, including Amuse-Bouche, Tru: A Cookbook from the Legendary Chicago Restaurant, and Fantastico! charlie trotter has become a culinary superstar through his eponymous Charlie Trotter's, ...

The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook

The vocation of chef is a noble one. It involves providing for others the fuel essential to life in a way that celebrates the senses and enlivens the spirit. All of the chefs who have contributed to this book are artisans of their vocation. Their culinary delights are best appreciated, however, when teamed with the art of a winemaker." --Park B. Smith, Veritas restaurant Culinary masters from across the country contribute more than 80 fabulous recipes that pay homage to the world-famous Bryant Family Vineyard wine legacy. Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet, first produced in 1992, is internationally recognized in such magazines as Wine Spectator, Decanter, and Food and Wine, and is served with distinction by wine connoisseurs and well-known chefs alike. To celebrate the fervor and passion that keeps the Bryant Family Vineyard waiting list over 6,000 deep, culinary legends, including Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud, Terrence Brennan, Lidia Bastianich, Patricia Wells, and Gale Gand, share recipes inspired by their ardent love of the Bryant grape. The The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook features a foreword by wine connoisseur and restaurateur Park B. Smith, an introduction by distinguished chef Charlie Trotter, and four-color photography by Robert Holmes showcasing the Napa vineyard's landscape and wine-making activities. A portion of the proceeds from The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission, a charity dear to Barbara Bryant's heart.

Great Chefs Cook Vegan

C Charlie Trotter with Matthias Merges “For far too long vegetables have held a place on the back burner. As cuisiniers, we must hold the simple potato with the same reverence as we hold all parts of the meal.” harlie Trotter, one of ...

Great Chefs Cook Vegan

Rev. ed. of: Great chefs cook vegan / Linda Long. 2008.

Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

In 1999, Trotter hosted TheKitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter on PBS and madea cameo appearance playing himselfinthe filmMy BestFriend's Wedding (1997). Hisbooks includeCharlie Trotter's (1994), Charlie Trotter's Vegetables (1996), ...

Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

First published in 1983, John Mariani's Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink has long been the go-to book on all things culinary. Last updated in the late 1990s, it is now back in a handsome, fully illustrated revised and expanded edition that catches readers up on more than a decade of culinary evolution and innovation: from the rise of the Food Network to the local food craze; from the DIY movement, with sausage stuffers, hard cider brewers, and pickle makers on every Brooklyn or Portland street corner; to the food truck culture that proliferates in cities across the country. Whether high or low food culture, there's no question American food has changed radically in the last fourteen years, just as the market for it has expanded exponentially. In addition to updates on food trends and other changes to American gastronomy since 1999, for the first time the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink will include biographical entries, both historical and contemporary, from Fanny Farmer and Julia Child to the Galloping Gourmet and James Beard to current high-profile players Mario Batali and Danny Meyer, among more than one hundred others. And no gastronomic encyclopedia would be complete without recipes. Mariani has included five hundred classics, from Hard Sauce to Scrapple, Baked Alaska to Blondies. An American Larousse Gastronomique, John Mariani's completely up-to-date encyclopedia will be a welcome acquisition for a new generation of food lovers.

Vegetarian Times

CHARLIE TROTTER'S CHICAGO Chef Charlie Trotter began offering AN ALL-VEGETABLE DEGUSTATION, or tasting menu, at his chicago namesake restaurant three years ago. he doesn't have a philosophical, health-food ax to grind. rather, ...

Vegetarian Times

To do what no other magazine does: Deliver simple, delicious food, plus expert health and lifestyle information, that's exclusively vegetarian but wrapped in a fresh, stylish mainstream package that's inviting to all. Because while vegetarians are a great, vital, passionate niche, their healthy way of eating and the earth-friendly values it inspires appeals to an increasingly large group of Americans. VT's goal: To embrace both.

The Best Life Diet Cookbook

CHARLIE TROTTER IS AN ALUMNI of the University of Wisconsin Madison, where he studied literature and political science before he followed his passion to cook. He opened Charlie Trotter's restaurant in 1987, and since then it has become ...

The Best Life Diet Cookbook

A good meal is one of life's great pleasures, but we all know that it can be difficult to choose foods that make us happy and keep us healthy. In his New York Times bestselling book The Best Life Diet, Bob Greene showed more than a million people that you can lose weight and eat delicious food. Now, in The Best Life Diet Cookbook he provides more than 175 recipes that taste as good as they are good for you. With recipes like Flank Steak with Potatoes and Garlic and Sweet-and-Sour Stuffed Chicken, it isn't hard to eat well while shedding pounds. Slimmed-down comfort foods like Sweet Potato with Turkey Hash and Beef Stew with Winter Root Vegetables make family dinners satisfying and healthful. Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Oranges and Pistachios comes together in a snap. Or try one of the recipes contributed by world-class chefs like Charlie Trotter or Suzanne Goin, adapted to fit the Best Life guidelines. Craving something sweet? You won't believe that Pear and Banana Crisp and Apple Pie with Oatmeal Crust are low in fat and calories. Also included are three sets of two-week meal plans: The Quick and Easy Plan for when you're most time-pressed; The Family-Friendly Plan with meals to satisfy the whole gang; and The Kitchen Connoisseur Plan for those looking for more of a challenge in the kitchen. Whether you're trying to drop some pounds or simply want to maintain your weight, these plans do all the calorie-calculating for you. The Best Life Diet Cookbook is full of useful shopping tips and culinary information. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful black-and-white and color photographs, it is a book you will turn to again and again. Bob Greene firmly believes that every meal should be a celebration both of the pleasures of food and your commitment to living your best possible life, and with The Best Life Diet Cookbook, you can reclaim your joy of eating and live the life you deserve.

The Cook s Book

Charlie Trotter started cooking professionally in 1982 after graduating with a degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin, USA. At that time, he embarked on an intense four-year period of work, study, and travel, ...

The Cook s Book

A new edition of The Cook's Book - winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Now in e-book format Master classic dishes and pick up tips for success every time with the world's top chefs, including Marcus Wareing, Shaun Hill, Ken Hom & Charlie Trotter. From making a mouth-watering sauce to jointing a chicken and preparing fresh lobster to cooking the perfect rice, you'll find easy to achieve techniques and over 600 delicious recipes to help you create perfection on a plate in your own kitchen, no matter what your culinary skills. Get cooking and explore chapters covering all the major foods: from meat, fish and vegetables to desserts and cakes. An essential ingredient for every kitchen.

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia

THE TROTTER PROJECT After the death of well-known chef Charlie Trotter in 2013, members of his family, friends, and a group of alumni of his restaurant joined together to form The Trotter Project. It aims to continue Trotter's practice ...

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary restauranteurs, Michelin superstars, beloved haunts, and food companies of today and yesterday. More than 100 sumptuous images include thirty full-color photographs that transport readers to dining rooms and food stands across the city. Throughout, a roster of writers, scholars, and industry experts pays tribute to an expansive--and still expanding--food history that not only helped build Chicago but fed a growing nation. Pizza. Alinea. Wrigley Spearmint. Soul food. Rick Bayless. Hot Dogs. Koreatown. Everest. All served up A-Z, and all part of the ultimate reference on Chicago and its food.

Alimentary Performances

“An Interview with Charlie Trotter.” The Atlasphere, December 15. ... “A Timeline of Charlie Trotter's Influence and Achievements.” Grub Street, November 6. www.grubstreet.com/2013/11/charlie-trotter-timeline. Kokonas, Nick. 2004.

Alimentary Performances

A pea soda. An apple balloon. A cotton candy picnic. A magical mole. These are just a handful of examples of mimetic cuisine, a diverse set of culinary practices in which chefs and artists treat food as a means of representation. As theatricalised fine dining and the use of food in theatrical situations both grow in popularity, Alimentary Performances traces the origins and implications of food as a mimetic medium, used to imitate, represent, and assume a role in both theatrical and broader performance situations. Kristin Hunt's rich and wide-ranging account of food's growing representational stakes asks: What culinary approaches to mimesis can tell us about enduring philosophical debates around knowledge and authenticity How the dramaturgy of food within theatres connects with the developing role of theatrical cuisine in restaurant settings Ways in which these turns toward culinary mimeticism engender new histories, advance new epistemologies, and enable new modes of multisensory spectatorship and participation. This is an essential study for anyone interested in the intersections between food, theatre, and performance, from fine dining to fan culture and celebrity chefs to the drama of the cookbook.

How to Start a Home based Catering Business

... 2004) Charlie Trotter's, Charlie Trotter (Ten Speed Press, 1994) Charlie Trotter's Desserts, Charlie Trotter (Ten Speed Press, 1998) Charlie Trotter's Vegetables, Charlie Trotter (Ten Speed Press, 1997) Ducasse Flavors of France, ...

How to Start a Home based Catering Business

Catering continues to be an expanding industry. The author is an experienced chef with extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry. She has updated information and expanded on the role of social media.

Vegetarian Times

Recently, he's taken his passion to a new level with raw cuisine, dishes inspired by those in Trotter's forthcoming book, ... As serious as his raw food endeavors may seem, the bottom line is this: Charlie Trotter loves all good food, ...

Vegetarian Times

To do what no other magazine does: Deliver simple, delicious food, plus expert health and lifestyle information, that's exclusively vegetarian but wrapped in a fresh, stylish mainstream package that's inviting to all. Because while vegetarians are a great, vital, passionate niche, their healthy way of eating and the earth-friendly values it inspires appeals to an increasingly large group of Americans. VT's goal: To embrace both.

99 Bottles

out as a sommelier, I read this book called Lessons in Service about the Chicago chef Charlie Trotter and his self-named restaurant. It changed my life. In it, I learned that chefs sometimes went and worked in other restaurants as ...

99 Bottles

A highly opinionated, vibrantly illustrated wine guide from one of the country’s most celebrated—and unorthodox—sommeliers and winemakers. In this entertaining, informative, and thoroughly unconventional wine guide, award-winning sommelier, winemaker, and wine educator Andre Mack presents readers with the 99 bottles that have most impacted his life. Instead of just pairing wines with foods, Mack pairs practical information with personal stories, offering up recommendations alongside reflections on being one of the only African-Americans to ever work at the top level of the American wine industry. Mack’s 99 bottles range from highly accessible commercial wines to the most rarefied Bordeaux on the wine list at The French Laundry, and each bottle offers readers something to learn about wine. This window into Mack’s life combines a maverick’s perspective on the wine industry with an insider’s advice on navigating wine lists, purchasing wine, and drinking more diverse and interesting selections at home. 99 Bottles is a one-of-a-kind exploration of wine culture today from a true trailblazer.

Studies in Urbanormativity

Chicago chef Charlie Trotter is an exemplary embodiment of this phenomenon: beginning with the opening of his 1987 Lincoln Park, Illinois restaurant, Trotter became a “flag bearer in a national haute cuisine revolution,” in part because ...

Studies in Urbanormativity

The world has been witnessing a long unfolding process of urbanization that not only has altered the structural basis of society in terms of political economy, but has also symbolically relegated rural people and life to a secondary or deviant status through an ideology of urbanormativity. Both structural and cultural changes rooted in urbanization are connected in complex ways to spatial arrangements that can be described in terms of inequality and uneven development. Through a focus on localities, Studies in Urbanormativity: Rural Community in Urban Society examines the implications of urbanization and its corresponding ideology. Urbanormativity justifies rural domination by holding urban life as the standard against which rural forms are compared and deemed to be irregular, inferior, or deviant. Urban production, as conceptualized in this book, is inherently exploitative of rural resources—natural, social, cultural, and symbolic. As this exploitation advances, a wake of entropic conditions is left behind in the forms of degraded landscapes, broken social institutions, and denigrated communities, cultures and identities. Edited by Gregory M. Fulkerson and Alexander R. Thomas, Studies in Urbanormativity engages a topic on which scholars have been surprisingly silent. Designed for advancing theory and practice, the chapters provide new theoretical tools for understanding the complex relationship between the urban and rural. While primarily intended for scholars and practitioners interested in rural life, rural policy, and community development, the insights of this book will also be of interest to scholars studying various forms of cultural and social domination, as well as identity politics.

The Dish

Gourmet Guru: Chef Charlie Trotter Flavor Fanatic Modernday culinary icon Chef Charlie Trotter, of Charlie Trotter's in Chicago, is famous for his own beautifully orchestrated multicourse meals. Carolyn Says: Having dinner at Charlie ...

The Dish

Welcome to The Dish, where new nutrition aptitude meets stylish lifestyle attitude! Serving up heaping helpings of nutrition know-how designed to fit a busy schedule and a sense of taste, The Dish is here to proclaim that you can have your chocolate torte and eat it, too! Forget starve-yourself regimens and diet gimmicks that just don't work; instead join Carolyn O'Neil and Densie Webb as they invite you to wine and dine, entertain and travel, and feel fabulous. As registered dietitians, they know their stuff, but call them the Dish Divas as they put the fun into eating right and feeling great. In these pages they dish out smart tips on how to fit nutrition into hectic days, how to make healthy eating stylish, and how to be trim by eating more, not less (yes, it can be done!). There are no food police on patrol here, just some real-life advice from two nutrition experts, who talk you through food challenges with wit and wisdom. Eating out? The dish is here, from four-star tables to the fast-food lane. What about a bit of the bubbly? The Dish Divas offer the lowdown on the liquid portion of portion control. Need to get your rear in gear? From power walking to karate kicks, they'll help you find the moves that appeal to you. They've even dished up plenty of fresh advice on beauty and fashion. To show you how to maximize flavor with flare, there are loads of easy-to-cook recipes from top chefs, dubbed Gourmet Gurus. And to answer that oft asked question, how do stylish women stay fit and still live the high life, Carolyn and Densie gather the secrets that work for their Hip & Healthy Heroines. A marvelous mix of nutrition advice, culinary wisdom, and chic insight, The Dish is here to help you create your own hip and healthy lifestyle.

Vegetarian Times

□Kfi Charlie Trotter discusses several dishes, above, with one of his sous chefs in the kitchen of his world-famous Chicago restaurant named, appropriately, Charlie Trotter's. Winner of numerous culinary awards, Trotter has become ...

Vegetarian Times

To do what no other magazine does: Deliver simple, delicious food, plus expert health and lifestyle information, that's exclusively vegetarian but wrapped in a fresh, stylish mainstream package that's inviting to all. Because while vegetarians are a great, vital, passionate niche, their healthy way of eating and the earth-friendly values it inspires appeals to an increasingly large group of Americans. VT's goal: To embrace both.

A Twist of the Wrist

Ginger-soy poached chicken with soba Noodles, Japanese Eggplant, and Haricots verts charlie Trotter-charlie Trotter's, chicago The kick of ginger blended with the headiness of the hijiki seaweed makes a delicious sauce for poaching ...

A Twist of the Wrist

Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton has conquered the gourmet world as the original dessert chef at Spago and founder of the celebrated La Brea Bakery. Her recipes are legendary, innovative, and delicious. However, in the last few years, there has been a great shift in cooking toward the Home Meal Replacement (HMR), better known as “takeout.” It’s impossible to spend hours in the kitchen after a hard day’s work, so more people are buying prepared foods and frozen meals, compromising taste for convenience. Realizing that people’s hectic workdays don’t afford everyone the time to re-create her epicurean triumphs, Nancy has come up with the perfect solution . . . Enter, the jar! Compiling a list of her favorite products that come in jars—and cans, bags, and boxes—Nancy has created easy-to-follow recipes that require less than thirty minutes to prepare. With this book there’s no need to sacrifice flavor, sophistication, and taste just because you’re spending less time chopping, cleaning, cooking, or baking. Nancy’s shortcuts not only allow us to produce quick and easy meals at home, they let us bring back the pride and the joy of creating gourmet meals for our family and friends. A Twist of the Wrist contains 137 quick and delicious gourmet recipes from salads to pasta to meats and desserts, such as: Cumin Shrimp and Chickpea Salad with Roasted Carrots Creamy Corn Soup with Bacon and Cheddar Crostini Orzo with Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Radicchio, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar Boneless Pork Chops, with Creamy Polenta and Fennel Pollen Seared Rare Tuna with Tomato-Olive Salsa Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce, Cajeta, and Salty Spanish Peanuts In addition to Nancy’s own creations, she includes recipes concocted with prepared ingredients from some of her chef friends, including Sara Foster, Tom Colicchio, Charlie Trotter, Mario Batali, Suzanne Goin, Ruth Reichl, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. There is also a pantry section, telling us where to get—by the Internet and mail order—the best of all things canned, jarred, and bottled. This charming and utterly indispensable cookbook is suited for any type of cook, whether you’re an on-the-go gourmand or you just love flavorful, accessible meals at home. A Twist of the Wrist fits perfectly into today’s modern lifestyle and is a must-have for the contemporary kitchen.