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Chelsea Ross

Chelsea Ross


I grew up in Connecticut, studied commercial photography at FIT in New York City, and recently received my BA in photojournalism at Columbia College. Been an intern for SE for almost a year now and love photographing/eating for the writers on our team!

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  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Favorite foods: By attempting to narrow my list down to a reasonable size, the foods I crave mostly are pasta with Rao's tomato sauce, homemade meatballs, anything with sriracha, Momofuku ramen (and their pork buns!), coq au vin, truffle fries, & grilled octopus..!
  • Last bite on earth: My last bite on earth would probably have to be a huge bowl of penne pasta with turkey meatballs, tossed in Rao's tomato sauce with fresh mozzarella cheese and basil - and also a glass of red wine

A Sandwich a Day: Gino's Special at Panino's

I have tried a few of the twenty odd options on Panino's menu, but the one that sticks out is Gino's Special ($7.95). Between two thick pieces of focaccia bread baked with sun dried tomatoes lies layers of fresh mozzarella, thin-sliced prosciutto, basil, and, what every Italian dish needs, extra virgin olive oil. More

Lunch in the Loop: Eppy's Deli

I need that Reuben ASAP

Lunch in the Loop: Tortas Frontera

Deep Fried Chicago: The Rocking Horse

Rocking Horse is a favorite of mine to go to when I'm craving wings. Great post! :)

Martha Stewart's Chicken and Kale Casserole

Baked pasta dishes should be hearty, but sometimes they turn out heavy, too—and those two things don't necessarily need to go hand in hand. Sure, it's easy enough to load up a baking dish with pasta and cheese and meat and whatever else, but this recipe from Martha Stewart is a little more delicate. There's plenty of kale to stand in for some of the pasta, and an airy ricotta to keep things light. More