Foodphiles

WTTW’s original web series FOODPHILES introduces us to Chicago-area chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders, and baristas. In each webisode FOODPHILES takes you into the kitchen and behind the bar, to get up-close and personal with these passionate people. Why did they get into this business? How do they come up with new ideas? And what do these dishes reveal about them as human beings? The often-surprising answers give us a window into culture, history, and humanity. And then, of course, there’s the food itself. We’ll see the intricate processes that make these mouthwatering dishes, from prep…to the plate.

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Forager Gatherer

Forager-Gatherer

Foraging for food at Elizabeth Restaurant Continue
Miracles on 75th Street

Miracles on 75th Street

A family business on a mission Continue
You Want Kimchi With That?

You Want Kimchi With That?

Korean and American collide at bopNgrill Continue
Going with the Grain

Going With the Grain

Milling wheat and making pies at Baker Miller Continue
Subcontinental Divides

Subcontinental Divides

Exploring the diversity of Devon Avenue Continue
Have Tamales, Will Travel

Have Tamales, Will Travel

Ride along with a food truck pioneer Continue
Don't Thai Me Down

Don't Thai Me Down

Arun’s circuitous route to culinary fame Continue
Lab Partners

Lab Partners

Experimenting with new cocktails at Scofflaw Continue
An Island Unto Itself

An Island Unto Itself

Puerto Rican cuisine comes to Bronzeville Continue
Farm to Mug

Farm-to-Mug

Sourcing beans at Bridgeport Coffee Continue
A Well-Oiled Machine

A Well-Oiled Machine

Behind the scenes at Bob Chinn’s Continue
Profit Schmofit

Profit Schmofit

This kosher restaurant isn’t in it for the money Continue
Brazilian Stew

Brazilian Stew

A dive into the Brazilian melting pot Continue

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