About Rick Tramonto

Rick Tramonto

Rick Tramonto has garnered countless awards for his work at Trio, Brasserie T, and Tru in Chicago, including being recognized as a Food & Wine Best New Chef and as Best Chef: Midwest Region by the James Beard Foundation. He's also the author of eight cookbooks and has appeared on Top Chef MastersIron ChefOprah, and Today, among others. Tramonto lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Eileen, and their children.

Twice Baked Potatoes with Cheddar

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Irish Cheddar

You may have had twice-baked potatoes before, but we bet they weren’t anything like this lovely little Irish-inflected spud.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Grilled Porterhouse Steak Recipe

Grilled Porterhouse Steak

The porterhouse is a generous steak when it comes to flavor and size. Here it’s slathered in oil, topped with chopped garlic and herbs, and grilled.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
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Truffled Mac and Cheese

Truffled Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese goes high falutin’ with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 15
Gorgonzola Dolce | Roasted Pears | Spiced Walnuts

Gorgonzola Dolce with Roasted Pears and Spiced Walnuts

Mild and oh so creamy, Gorgonzola dolce gussies up a cheese course with honeyed roast pears to sweet effect. Certain to woo even stinky-cheese haters.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4

Mini Veal Meatballs with Caramelized Onions

Mini veal meatballs are swathed in creamy, sweet caramelized onions. These mini meatballs are made with some pork for a deep flavor and can be prepared ahead. Definitely party food.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Ahi Tuna Cube with Toasted Black and White Sesame Seeds Recipe

Ahi Tuna Cube with Toasted Black and White Sesame Seeds

This Asian-inspired hors d-oeuvre is nothing more than small cubes of fresh raw tuna that are rolled in gently toasted white and black sesame seeds. Perfection.

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Truffled Lentil Spoons Recipe

Truffled Lentil Spoons

Orange, black, and French lentils are tossed together with a truffle vinaigrette and decorated with a drizzle of a smoky bacon vinaigrette.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
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Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms Recipe

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossible soft and then is topped with all types of sauteed mushrooms

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
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