Home baker Agnieszka “Agnes” Hurtado whips up hundreds of paczki every year. (Nicole Cardos / WTTW News)

Paczki are fried Polish donuts filled with jam. Residents across Chicago and the Midwest celebrate the donut every year on Fat Tuesday, better known to some as “Paczki Day.”

Chef Jesus Delgado speaks with “Latino Voices” host Hugo Balta. (WTTW News)

Chef Jesus Delgado talks about making Peruvian plates for Chicago palates.

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Thanksgiving’s so close you can almost taste it. In anticipation of the marathon day of eating, we asked local chefs, foodies and staff for their favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Dig in!

Organic gardener Jeanne Nolan and chef Nicole Putzel show us what’s possible (and delicious) for local gardeners – even if you don’t have much space.

The chef, author, television and radio host talks about his latest cookbook, “Milk Street: Tuesday Nights.” Plus: Get his recipes for orecchiete with sausage and paprika-rubbed pork tenderloin.

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Memorial Day is synonymous with grilling. In anticipation of the long weekend of cooking out with friends and family, Chicago Tonight asked local chefs for their favorite Memorial Day recipes. Dig in!

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Chicago eateries are ready to sate your sweet tooth on National Pancake Day – and any other day of the year. Learn how some of the city’s artisan cakes are made, and get recipes for your own DIY batch.

Foodies who may be missing the bow-tied former host of “America’s Test Kitchen” don’t have to wait any longer to find out what he’s been cooking.

Ever wondered how you can supercharge your pepper grinder? The new hosts of “America’s Test Kitchen” are here with some of their favorite tips and tricks.

The chef, restaurateur, author and TV host drops by to share two delicious Mexican recipes.

For 83 years, the famous and not-so famous fell in love with the Cape Cod Room. But the iconic Chicago restaurant will soon serve its last meals. We tell you why.

The new “Cook’s Science” book includes more than 300 recipes that claim to be “engineered for success.” (Courtesy Cook’s Science)

The folks from “America’s Test Kitchen” are branching out and focusing their attention on the science behind good food. We hear from two of the key people behind the project.

Chef Rick Bayless joins us with recipes for pork tacos and a tequila-based cocktail of his own invention.

Chef Rick Bayless joins us to talk about the wines of Mexico, his latest restaurant, and new dishes and drinks.

Chicago Tribune columnist JeanMarie Brownson shares some of her favorite recipes for Thanksgiving from her new book, "Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends."

Each year, the Chicago Tribune hosts a nationwide holiday cookie contest, and only the best are selected for publication. Now the first collection of winning recipes can be found in a new cookbook, Holiday Cookies: Prize-Winning Family Recipes from the Chicago Tribune.