Local cookbook author and food magazine editor shares her thoughts on the closing of iconic restaurant Blackbird

Ji Suk Yi

Chandra Ram: Editor of Plate. Photo credit Geoffrey Smith.

Cookbook author and editor of award-winning food magazine Plate, Chandra Ram, shares her memories of iconic Chicago restaurant Blackbird. The award-winning restaurant and culinary industry favorite announced this week it was closing after 23 years as a West Loop neighborhood landmark. Ram is a member of the Les Dames d’Escoffier and the James Beard Foundation Award committee. 

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Born in South Korea, Ji Suk Yi immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost five years old. She had an eclectic childhood— a fusion of Southern and Korean American culture. She’s called Chicago home since 2006. (Click for more.)
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