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Five Perfect, Fall-Approved Meals

Five Perfect, Fall-Approved Meals

Autumn brings with it many promises: the falling of leaves, the start of classes, and for those of us in Chicago, a season that often stops too short as the warm days of summer seem to transition rapidly into the chilled nights of winter. However, the prospect of fall brings the promise of good cuisine, as we return to the comfort of apples, pumpkins, and heartwarming comfort foods perfect for nights by the fireplace. Check out our favorite autumn bites below, guaranteed to take your mind off the coming winter and click on the images for the original recipes!

Vanilla Bean-Whipped Sweet Potatoes

A classic fall favorite with a twist, these vanilla whipped sweet potatoes make for great snack and a fantastic side dish. Fantastic for large groups of people!

Potato-Leek Soup with Toasted Nuts and Seeds

A product of both culinary and artistic beauty, this intricate dish contrasts sunflowers seeds and almonds with creamy broth subtly infused with rosemary and bay.

Beet-and-Apple Salad

An uncommon but delectable combination of apples and beets, this salad thrives with horseradish, cider vinegar, and a touch of Dijon. Feel free to experiment!

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon


Delicate in process and meticulous in construction, the searing of fish is an intimidating ordeal to all but those supremely confident in their culinary capabilities. Infused with honey, garlic, and soy sauce, this sauce-embedded salmon must be tempered until golden, and then garnished with lemon and parsley.

Ben&Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream


Can’t cook? Won’t cook? Don’t know how to make food? No worries. This ice cream is fantastic. Eat it straight out the carton.

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Get to Know the Photographer: Isaac Tannenbaum

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Please Come Back to Chicago, Glossier!

Please Come Back to Chicago, Glossier!