Good Eating from the Chicago Tribune

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Good Eating

I would buy any cookbook associated with Carol Mighton Haddix.  As the editor for thirty-four years of the “Good Eating” section of the Chicago Tribune, Carol has a lot of recipes under her belt, and some of them are compiled in this great cookbook that you can win in today’s giveaway.  I wrote a blog about Carol when she retired that you can read here.

The Chicago Tribune test kitchen dates back to 1948.  When putting the book together, Carol and her staff tasted every recipe and would ask themselves, “Would I make this recipe at home?” The over 500 recipes in the book are from local and national chefs, readers, some from cookbooks, and all the rest developed right in the Tribune test kitchen.  You can count on them being special.  You will find recipes for Chicago staples such as deep dish pizza and Eli’s cheesecake along with more elaborate dishes like a roast rack of lamb with figs and herbs, or chipotle shrimp with corn cakes.

Giving away this cookbook brings  to mind how many food sections of newspapers have disappeared due to cost-cutting or to more people finding recipes online.  To me, nothing will ever take the place of a newspaper food section.  I have found some of my all-time favorite recipes from weekly food sections.  So in that spirit, to enter this giveaway, (Continental USA only) all you have to do is leave me a comment on this blog about a favorite recipe you or someone in your family cut out of a newspaper.  Or maybe a neighbor gave you her favorite recipe from a food section and it is still sitting in your recipe box.  The winner is randomly selected using and will be notified before the next Monday giveaway. Deadline to enter is this Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.  Good luck, and Good Eating!

Congratulations to Lisa Keys, whose name was drawn as last weeks’ winner of “The Berghoff Family Cookbook.”


10 Responses to Good Eating from the Chicago Tribune

  1. September 29, 2014 at 4:03 am #

    Yay for me winning the latest cookbook give away. I used to buy the Wednesday paper just to get the food section, but sadly those pages are getting less and less

  2. September 29, 2014 at 4:11 am #

    Our favorite pumpkin cheesecake recipe came from the Daily Herald Cook of the Week column in 1997. So delicious! I still look forward to the weekly food sections but I agree that they certainly aren’t what they used to be.

  3. September 29, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    AHHHH. The absurd thing about me wanting to be a food editor of any paper is that I cannot write, but I would still collect every food section of the Washington Post and any newspaper that I could find! My favorite columnist was CiCi Williamson who wrote for small local newspapers on how to use a microwave!

    Why is it that your favorite recipe is the one that you have lost? It is a carrot casserole with horseradish and a mayonnaise base.

    Martha Workman

  4. September 29, 2014 at 5:04 am #

    My family’s favorite recipe I also got from a newspaper food section–not sure if it was the Sun Times or Daily Herald. It’s called scallpped pineapple and is like a bread pudding–made with canned pinapple, cubed and dried raisin challah bread, butter, milk, eggs,and sugar. I make it most holidays–great as a dessert or as a side dish served with ice cream (peach ice cream from Gregg’s custard in Mundelein is my go-to choice) and/or Cool Whip. I know real whipped cream would be even tastier. But without the ice cream and/or CoolWhip topping it could be used as a side dish for ham. I don’t just save it for hoidays–in fact I made it last week.

  5. September 29, 2014 at 5:35 am #

    I love newspaper clippings of recipes. I have quite the collection that I have clipped through the years. Would love to own this cookbook. Thank you for the offer to win this.

  6. September 29, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    From the Trib before it went liberal…

  7. September 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    Wow it’s been so long since I even saw a newspaper with actual recipes in it! Honestly, I remember clipping them but don’t remember one that loved so much I kept making it.

  8. October 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    The Pantagraph, in Bloomington Il, had a food column called the Recipe Roundup. My mother saved a gazillion clippings from it. There are so many recipes I have used and liked that I can’t name just one. The column no longer runs and is one reason I stopped subscribing.

  9. October 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    I would say my favorite would be one of my Mom’s recipes that ended up being published in our local paper when I was just a kid…thought that was just the best thing ever! I would love this cookbook…was born Chicago and actually had one of my own recipes published in their newspaper. Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

  10. October 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    I’ve got zillions of recipes out of newspapers over the years (before we all had internet) and have used many of them. Not sure my favorite but now I have the sad job of sorting through and discarding some those boxes and file are over-flowing … and I don’t cook that much any more!

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