Charlie Trotter is a legendary culinary figure and owner of one of the nation's finest restaurants Charlie Trotter's in Chicago. Eight-time winner of the James Beard award, Trotter also boasts accolades five star awards from AAA, Mobil Travel Guide, Restaurant Magazine, and Wine Spectator. He is also owner of Trotter's To Go in Chicago, an acclaimed former host his own PBS cooking show, and author of an astonishing fourteen cookbooks. His newest cookbook is re-vamped and redesigned soft cover edition of his 2000 release, Charlie Trotter Cook at Hom. The newly titled "Home Cooking with Charlie Trotter" features recipes from Trotter's own collection of favorite home dishes. Along with stunning photography, the book includes easily accessible recipes for casual home cooks with basic and straightforward techniques. Trotter supplements his restaurant ownership with various philanthropic endeavors including a Culinary Education Program for high schoolers. Chef Trotter returns to the show.
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Podcast Date: 5/22/2009