Chicago Theatre Review
Mindy Segal at the Bottom Lounge
-The CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL (CHF) presents Chicago pastry chef MINDY SEGAL on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7
P.M. at the BOTTOM LOUNGE (1375 W LAKE ST). The James Beard Foundation award winner will discuss her highly anticipated first cookbook Cookie Love with WBEZ Chewing the Fat podcasters LOUISA CHU and MONICA ENG. TICKETS range from $8-18 and BOOK/TICKET PACKAGES range from $30-35 and are currently on sale at CHICAGOHUMANITIES.ORG  or via the CHF BOX OFFICE at 312-494-9509.
In a city where hot dogs and Italian beefs reign supreme and where
foodies can enjoy a true gastronomic mecca, Segal looks to shine a
greater light to the cookie and exalt it to be among Chicago’s best
culinary offerings. Segal’s new cookbook, Cookie Love, explores the
confectionary queen’s ability to add a contemporary twist on classic
deserts. The book is Segal’s decadent and dazzling ode to the most
satisfying of sweets.
“Cookie Love has some of the most inspiring forms and flavors we’ve
seen in this genre for a generation,” said CHU. “I’m excited to talk
to Mindy about her stories behind her pastry craft, especially what
may be the most emotionally charged American cookie: chocolate chip!”
MINDY SEGAL was awarded the James Beard Foundation award for
Outstanding Pastry Chef in the Country in 2012 and was nominated for
the category five years in a row, from 2007-2011. She has been
featured in The New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal,
Food & Wine, and_ O_, The Oprah Magazine. She has made television
appearances on The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and The
Food Network. Segal is the proprietor of Chicago’s popular
HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar. She lives in Chicago. Cookie
Love is her first cookbook.