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Capturing the delectable dishes served up by Chicago’s finest chefs is an art. Jay Shefsky recently got a behind-the-scenes look at a very tasty photo shoot. We go back for another serving of this mouth-watering piece.

Michelin-Starred Restaurant Showcases Artist's Work

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In this food-loving town we have everything from hot dog stands and McDonald’s headquarters to the culinary artistry of Grant Achatz's Alinea. And they all need photography. Jay Shefsky offers a behind-the-scenes look at a very tasty photo shoot. 

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WTTW's new web series, Foodphiles, looks at Chicago area restaurants and the diverse characters who keep them cooking.

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Winners of the James Beard Foundation Awards were announced last week and Chicago’s chefs, restaurants earned four top honors. Beard winners Dave Beran and Jimmy Bannos Jr., join us tonight. 

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The Centers for Disease Control says there may be as many as 48 million cases of foodborne illnesses every year in the United States, costing the economy more than $150 billion and resulting in around 3,000 deaths. We talk with two food safety experts about the impact new technologies are having in keeping our food safe. Read an article.

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A food additive that has been used for decades is stirring up controversy. We talk with a Chicago researcher who is in the midst of clinical trials to uncover its potential hazards. Read an article about carrageenan.

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A food additive that has been used for decades is stirring up controversy. We talk with a Chicago researcher who is in the midst of clinical trials to uncover its potential hazards. Ash-har Quraishi has the story in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

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Le Petit Gourmet, Courtesy of Chicago's Classic Restaurants

Chicago was once a "meat and potatoes" town. Now it's home to some of the world's finest restaurants. We talk with the authors of a new book celebrating Chicago's classic restaurants.