Whether you're a killer chef or cooking noob, everyone has a time-honored family recipe or two that continues to be the center of attention on national holidays, picnics, or simply a blustery Chicago night. Yep, these dishes are memory makers, and if you were lucky enough to learn how to make them firsthand from your mama, then they're all the more special.
So, in the spirit of Mother's Day, we chatted with chef Kristine Subido and her mom, Melinda, about food, family, and what's it like working together at Subido's Filipino chicken restaurant, Pecking Order. And just as expected, everything on the menu is made up of tasty dishes inspired by family recipes. Of course, Subido wouldn't be a previous Rising Star Chef award recipient if she didn't add her own modern-day whimsy to the mix. So, click through to read more about this dynamic mother-daughter duo. We have a feeling you'll be inspired to head to the kitchen with your own number-one gal.
Photographed by Grace Willis