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Charlie Trotter's

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Charlie Trotter's
Chef Charlie Trotter

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Charlie Trotter is known as a perfectionist. How else can you describe a chef who can write a whole cookbook on one type of ingredient (vegetables, seafood), an entire guide on knife skills or simply a book on the concept of excellence? His eponymous restaurant is creeping up on a quarter-century but shows no signs of age. Foodies still flock to Trotter's unassuming Lincoln Park brownstone for contemporary American cuisine—and never get served the same dish twice!

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Home Cooking With Charlie Trotter

Charlie Trotter's Chef's Story DVD

Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home
Charlie Trotter's
Charlie Trotter's: A Pictorial Guide to the Famed Restaurant and Its Cuisine
Charlie Trotter's Desserts
Charlie Trotter's Seafood
Charlie Trotter's Vegetables
Charlie Trotter's Meat and Game
The Cook's Book
Cooking With Patrick Clark: A Tribute to the Man and His Cuisine
Gourmet Cooking for Dummies
Home Cooking with Charlie Trotter
The Kitchen Sessions With Charlie Trotter
Knife Skills: In the Kitchen
Lessons in Excellence from Charlie Trotter
Lessons in Service from Charlie Trotter
Lessons in Wine Service with Charlie Trotter

Wild Sweets: Exotic Dessert & Wine Pairings
Workin' More Kitchen Sessions With Charlie Trotter

Lamb Rack with Cumin-Scented Porcini Mushrooms and Golden Raisins

Chef's Story DVD

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