Thanks, Chef

Food: Goodbye Charlie Trotter
Photo: Marsden Epworth

Charlie Trotter, chef, restaurateur and teacher, the man credited with changing the way Chicago restaurants fed and treated guests, died last week. He was 54 years old.

Not lovable like Julia Child or buoyant like Emeril or Mario Batali, he was, nonetheless, a riveting instructor on public television in the late 1990s, and one of his cookbooks, “The Kitchen Sessions,” certainly inspired home cooks to tread where they had never gone before.

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