“Writers like Stuart Dybek, Studs Terkel, Sandra Cisneros, Nelson Algren and Gwendolyn Brooks start to make up the city’s canon. They are required reading for every Chicagoan. But Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology, the neighborhood cookbook taking the pulse of post-industrial Chicago right now seems like required reading as well.” — Third Coast Review, August 22, 2017
So, if you know anything about me at all, you know that I have a deep-seated and longstanding love for the community cookbook. So much so that I’ve made two of them myself. So you can imagine how much this review touches the dorkiest, most casserole-laden part of my soul. Thanks so much to writer Emma Terhaar for taking the time. You can read the full review here.