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Shut Up and Mangia!, Issue #045 =
March 16, 2014

I eat merely to put food out of my mind. ~ N.F. Simpson

Chicago is known for many things including hot dogs and deep dish pizza but, the one meal that stands out the most is our delicious roast beef sandwiches. This is a great dish to make on the weekends and don't forget the sweet peppers and hot giardiniera

The Best Beef

The Italian beef sandwich is serious business in Chicago. We're not fooling around here. Everyone has their favorite place. Once people make up there mind that's it. There's no changing it.

Let's separate the favorites by territory. Taylor Street has Al's No. 1 Italian Beef, Elmwood Park has Johnnie's Beef, River North has Mr. Beef, Buona Beef in Berwyne and Max's Famous Italian Beef on North Western.... Read More

Eat Like An Italian

Very proud to announce my new paperback "Eat Like an Italian" will be released around the first of April. This book will contain most of our old favorites plus many new recipes. Official release will be announced through our newsletterm "Shut Up and Mangia", and our Facebook page. Again thank you for your support. Without you we would not exist.

Site News

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We have over 6000 fans so far and it keeps getting bigger everyday. Thanks. We’d appreciate it if you share this page with all your FB friends.

Great Chicago Italian Recipes is dedicated to adding new and traditional Italian recipes for your enjoyment. The site is getting bigger and better. Don't forget the addition of “The Italian Grocer“ and the“The Great Italian Music Store“ for your convenience. Thank You for supporting this site.

Final Thoughts

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Mangia Italiano!

Take Care,

Phillip J. Speciale

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