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Ever wondered how you can supercharge your pepper grinder? The new hosts of “America’s Test Kitchen” are here with some of their favorite tips and tricks.

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The chef, restaurateur, author and TV host drops by to share two delicious Mexican recipes.

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For 83 years, the famous and not-so famous fell in love with the Cape Cod Room. But the iconic Chicago restaurant will soon serve its last meals. We tell you why.

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The new “Cook’s Science” book includes more than 300 recipes that claim to be “engineered for success.” (Courtesy Cook’s Science)

The folks from “America’s Test Kitchen” are branching out and focusing their attention on the science behind good food. We hear from two of the key people behind the project.

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Chef Rick Bayless joins us with recipes for pork tacos and a tequila-based cocktail of his own invention.

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Chef Rick Bayless joins us to talk about the wines of Mexico, his latest restaurant, and new dishes and drinks.

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Thanksgiving’s so close you can almost taste it. In anticipation of the marathon day of eating, “Chicago Tonight” asked local chefs and foodies for their favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Dig in!

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Chicago Tribune columnist JeanMarie Brownson shares some of her favorite recipes for Thanksgiving from her new book, "Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends."

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Each year, the Chicago Tribune hosts a nationwide holiday cookie contest, and only the best are selected for publication. Now the first collection of winning recipes can be found in a new cookbook, Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune.

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Rick Bayless takes Eddie Arruza on a tour of his Bucktown garden. Bayless uses many of the crops he grows in his backyard in his restaurants and at home. With fall around the corner, Bayless prepares a seasonal dish using vegetables from his garden. 

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America's Test Kitchen Founder Christopher Kimball shares some recipes for Thanksgiving. Read the recipes.

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Mushroom and Kale Royal Pie

Our panel of expert chefs and restaurant owners – Chelsea Kalberloh Jackson of Pleasant House Bakery, Dan Smith of Hearty Boys, and Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead – weighs in on how you can get the most out of dining out this summer. View some recipes.

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Are some of the plants in your garden already dying? Or are the top-heavy plants face down in the mud? The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fournier joins us. Read her summer gardening tips.

Rick Bayless Shares Cocktail Recipe for Valentine's Day

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Top Chef and Mexico: One Plate at a Time host Rick Bayless shares his recipe for a Mexican El Diablo cocktail. 

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Chef Rick Bayless joins us in studio, sharing recipes from his signature restaurant, Frontera Grill.

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Charlie Trotter

It's the end of a culinary era in Chicago. Charlie Trotter is closing his acclaimed and influential restaurant.  We tell you what's behind his decision.