Chef Susan Goss and wine expert Drew Goss

Chef Susan Goss and her husband wine expert Drew Goss are proprietors of the West Town Tavern, 1329 W. Chicago Ave. They have been in the restaurant business in Chicago since 1993 and before that in Indianapolis beginning in 1983. Their first book came out earlier this year, West Town Tavern Contemporary Comfort Food.

Stories from Chef Susan Goss and wine expert Drew Goss

Learn the Art of Assembly from Chef Susan Goss

Date: 
04/22/2013
AsperWrapped

As a professional chef, one of my skills is recipe writing. A restaurant needs standardized recipes in order to turn out consistent food day after day, but at home I am more of an assembler. 

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Eggsquisitely devilish possibility and other eggsact facts

Date: 
06/28/2012
eggmound

This recipe deserves the best eggs you can find. If you think farmers’ market eggs are too expensive, splurge on a dozen to make hard boiled eggs.

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Green shoots and Capricious weather

Date: 
03/30/2012
CrabAspar

Spring has sprung! Here in Chicago it is an amazing 75°F and sunny, the daffodils are up and the redbud tree in my yard is getting ready to burst. According to my garden diary, last year on this day it was 30°F, stormy and dreary. Such is the caprice of Midwest weather. You just never know. Tonight, I am smoking baby back ribs on the grill and eating dinner on the patio. Last year I was eating oxtail ragout in front of a roaring fire in the fireplace.

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A savory twist for the pumpkin

Date: 
10/18/2011
SavoryPie

Why do pumpkin pie and butternut squash soup both sound so delicious, but pumpkin soup and butternut squash pie both sound so odd?

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Up to your elbows in zucchini?

Date: 
08/25/2011
Zucchini

Walk through the farmers markets this week and you will see mountains of summer squash in all shapes and sizes.

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Host a farmers’ market pitch-in to welcome summer

Date: 
06/15/2011
PeaBruch

Here is a simple recipe: find one beautiful summer day and add a local farmers' market. Mix in 6-8 friends. Add a little wine and serve outside.

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