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Faithful Shopper -- More for Mom

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Flowers, chocolates, perfume -- it's what most of us give the moms in our lives on Mother's Day. But why be conventional? After all, moms have many lives -- they work, they travel, they lead. Get a gift for the woman she is besides a mom.

Charlie Trotter Day Is August 17

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.07.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I am grateful to have been affected by the passion and drive that was Charlie Trotter. As his sister Anne noted during the memorial service last year, Charlie felt that "If you are willing to work hard enough, no obstacle is too big to overcome."

LOOK: Celebrity Chef's Mini-Mansion Hits The Market

Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste

Chef Charlie Trotter's five-bedroom 5,200 square-foot Chicago mini-mansion is for sale.

Veggie Queen: Executive Chef Heather Terhune

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Chef Terhune isn't from Chicago and I wondered how she felt about being in one of the most culinary cities in the world.

Charlie Trotter: We Are Forever in Your Debt

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

At the memorial service on Monday, there were at least 400 people and an estimated 50 of them were wearing white chef jackets.  The pastor likened eating with Charlie Trotter to the sacrament of breaking bread.

A Great Chef, a Better Man

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
Marcus Samuelsson

Charlie Trotter was the consummate chef. As a role model, mentor and great friend to so many of us chefs around the world, he will never be replaced. And for those of us lucky enough to eat at his tables, let's forever consider ourselves grateful.

Remembering Charlie Trotter

Homaro Cantu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Homaro Cantu

Charlie would say, "More caviar! No we can't charge them for more, we just do it! That's what we do, the right thing. Anything less would not be enough, anything more and it would be too much."

Famed Chef Charlie Trotter Dies At 54

Posted 11.06.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter has died. He was 54. NBC Chicago first confirmed the news with a fire department source Tuesday...

Report: Charlie Trotter Shut Down Student Art Show In Bizarre Tirade

Posted 08.30.2013 | Chicago

Celebrity Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, often described as "mercurial" in media profiles, on Thursday kicked a group of high school students preparing...

Charlie Trotter Accused Of Selling Counterfeit Wine

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Chicago

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, June 13 (Reuters) - The famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter has been sued for allegedly selling two wine c...

PHOTOS: Have $3.8 Million? Buy Charlie Trotter's Restaurant

Posted 06.07.2013 | Chicago

Six months after famed chef Charlie Trotter abruptly and bizarrely shut down an auction of items from his acclaimed Chicago restaurant, the restaurant...

Famous Chef To Sell Restaurant, Piece By Piece

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.15.2013 | Chicago

Items from Charlie Trotter's famed, now shuttered, Michelin-starred Chicago eatery are back on the auction block, months after Trotter halted an initi...

Five Years of The Interview Show -- The Highlights

Mark Bazer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Comedy
Mark Bazer

The Interview Show, which I host at The Hideout (in Chicago) and Union Hall (in Brooklyn), celebrated its fifth anniversary on Feb. 1.

Charlie Trotter Auction Comes To Abrupt, Strange End

Posted 12.13.2012 | Chicago

Chef and restaurateur Charlie Trotter on Wednesday put most of the remnants of his closed, world-famous Chicago restaurant up for auction. And, holdin...

60 Cases Of Charlie Trotter's Wine Stolen En Route To Auction Block

Posted 11.08.2012 | Chicago

It's an Encyclopedia Brown-like mystery for the food world: Charlie Trotter And The Case Of The Missing Wine. The famous chef had been prepping hi...

Matt Eversman Is 28 and About to Open His First Restaurant

Mark Bazer | Posted 11.26.2012 | Taste
Mark Bazer

Matt Eversman, the 28-year-old chef of the soon-to-open OON in Chicago, visited The Interview Show to talk about his quick rise in Chicago's restaurant scene, his plans for OON, "externing" for Charlie Trotter and more.

PHOTOS: Charlie Trotter's Final Dinner Service

Posted 09.04.2012 | Home

On January 1, Charlie Trotter announced that he was closing his eponymous Chicago restaurant after 25 years. And now the time has come -- after a fina...

PHOTOS: Chicago Restaurants Rake In James Beard Nominations

Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

The James Beard Award Foundation released their list of semi-finalists vying for top restaurant and chef honors this week, and, foodie destination tha...

Avenues Chef Curtis Duffy on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Avenues Chef de Cuisine Curtis Duffy stopped by to discuss his cooking philosophy, winning two Michelin stars and the de facto tasting menu he makes for his children at home.

Chef and Lollapalooza Culinary Director Graham Elliot Bowles on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Bowles stopped by to discuss his upcoming restaurant, Grahamwich; being culinary director for Lollapalooza; how being a chef is like being a musician; and more.

Charlie Trotter on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Chef Charlie Trotter stopped by The Interview Show to discuss his restaurant, his appreciation for today's diners and his (very) early days at the Ground Round.

Foie Gras Wars Author Mark Caro on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Watch Mark Caro, author of The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World's Fiercest Food Fight discuss the all things ducky.

Barack Obama's White House Chef

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Josh Brusin

Could you imagine asking Charlie Trotter to make you a grilled cheese sandwich and potato chips? Or Rick Bayless to just make you a bowl of oatmeal?

Boulud and Keller: What it Takes for American Chefs to Compete in France

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Americans have never even cracked the top ten in the Bocuse d'Or despite the increased quality of high-end American gastronomy and the numerous accolades received by the country's leading chefs. It's an anomaly Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller have been working furiously to eliminate.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Science Food

Michael Nagrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Nagrant

Alinea and Grant Achatz's cooking was even sometimes dubbed soulless. Like me, though, many of these critics had never eaten the food or spoken with the chef. I think maybe, all they needed to do was eat at Alinea once to discover the truth.