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January 17, 2008

The Junior League of Chicago has released its fifth cookbook, Peeling the Wild Onion: A Collection of Chicago Culinary Culture.

Just as an onion has many layers, “a food tour through Chicago reveals world-renowned gastronomic destinations, from hot dog stands to ethnic eateries, according to Christopher Koetke, Dean of the School of Culinary Arts in Kendall College.

Peeling the Wild Onion lets anyone delve into all those diverse culinary layers in their own kitchen. Honoring Chicago’s distinct seasons, Peeling the Wild Onion features over 200 recipes that are arranged by spring, summer, fall and winter. Sections highlight noteworthy events that Chicagoans look forward to every year, making the book a true cultural memento.

The book’s chic appearance, with artwork from Anne Hankey, and anecdotal commentary all portray the energetic vibe that exists throughout Chicago.

The book is locally available for purchase from the Junior League of Chicago’s website:, or by calling 312-664-4662, ext. 101.

Since 1912, the Junior League of Chicago has been an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving Chicago’s community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The Junior League of Chicago reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism. The League’s purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Peeling the Wild Onion (ISBN 978-0-961 1622-5-2) retails for $29.95 and is also available through or by calling 800-269-6839. The book is distributed to the book and gift trade by Favorite Recipes Press, which can be contacted at or by calling 800-358-0560.

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