Chicago food and restaurant documentarian Michael Gebert posted a melancholy and sort of bittersweet video a couple weeks ago that follows along during the last days of Chicago's Healthy Food restaurant, one of a dying breed of Lithuanian eateries in the Windy City. I say bittersweet because we finally get to see how Healthy Food owner Gina Santoski makes kugelis, the restaurant's signature dish and a national dish of Lithuania. As Gebert writes, "she was concerned that the traditional ways of making it would attract unwanted Health Department attention; but since she was closing anyway, she let me shoot it all."
Sky Full of Bacon on 'The Last Days of Kugelis'
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