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Win a Copy of 'The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook'

roasted butternut squash and onions with goat cheese

Win a Copy of 'Seriously Delish'

Apples/Pumpkin/Caramel

Win a Copy of 'The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook'

oven-roasted raratouille

Win a Copy of 'The Ginger & White Cookbook'

Lemon Meringue Pie (grandmother's recipe)

Win a Copy of 'Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food'

Win a Copy of 'A Change of Appetite'

trays and trays of roasted vegetables

Win a Copy of 'Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen'

Pasta amatriciana

Win a Copy of 'Sweet and Vicious: Baking With Attitude'

limoncello ice cream

Giveaway: Win a Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer

Win a Copy of 'Vibrant Food'

the entire Farmer's Market - "The Museum of Fruit and Vegetables"

Win a Copy of 'Vibrant Food'

the entire Farmer's Market - "The Museum of Fruit and Vegetables"

Win a Copy of 'Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes'

Whatever is ripest, sweetest, juiciest

Win a Copy of 'Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes'

nectarines and tomatoes

Win a Copy of 'Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen'

ceviches, grilled chicken, Pisco sours....

Win a Copy of 'Robicelli's: A Love Story, With Cupcakes'

Vanilla bean cupcake
Fudge frosting

Bake the Book: A Lighter Way to Bake

butterscotch pudding

Cook the Book: 'The Homesick Texan's Family Table' by Lisa Fain

barbecued brisket
and ribs

Bake the Book: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts

warm cherry pie
or: ice cream

Bake the Book: Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts

Ice Cream - double scoop, triple scoop.....

Bake the Book: Teeny's Tour of Pies

Bake the Book: Teeny's Tour of Pies

coconut custard
or sour cherry

Cook the Book: 'Yucatán' by David Sterling

I-T-A-L-Y

maybe for a year; so many regions to visit....

Cook the Book: 'My Paris Kitchen' by David Lebovitz

cheeses
and going to a Patisserie in the morning for a warm croissant
or: composed salads

Bake the Book: Frenchie

cheese
and more cheese

Cook the Book: 'The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone' by Deborah Madison

Ottolenghi recipe for roasted butternut squash with tahini and spices

Eating out in Chicago!

Recommendations appreciated - we'll be there for a week. Famous pricey restaurants are in all the guidebooks - we're more interested in great local places. Share your tips?

Baked Eggplant with Lamb and Walnut Sauce

A Turkish-inspired dish with a ragu as complex as bolognese that can be made in a fraction of the time. The principal spice blend in the sauce is called janissary spice, the product of Turkish spice blender in Istanbul, but it's easy to replicate at home. Seek out maraş chiles, which are intensely sweet, not that hot, and carry the rich flavors of sun-warmed tomatoes with hints of red bell pepper for the blend. You can find them at Cambridge's Formaggio Kitchen and Oakland's Market Hall foods (both sell online as well). Easier-to-find aleppo makes a good, if not more tart and spicy substitute. More