Marilyn Pocius has written the definitive book to aid us Chicago-area would-be-chefs in our search for ingredients, equipment, and services. Do you know where to get good fish in the city? How about where to get your knives sharpened? Are you looking for a good Korean supermarket? It's all in A Cook's Guide to Chicago.
Thanks to this book, I now have a lead on procuring the much-dreaded durian. Highly recommended. I hope she keeps the book up-to-date.