With a family of restaurants that includes Blackbird, Avec and The Publican, among others, chef Paul Kahan is one of the most recognizable faces of the Chicago dining scene, taking home two very distinct honors just this past year. Not only was the born-and-bred Chicagoan inducted into the Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame, he was also named co-winner of Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation, sharing the 2013 title with David Chang of New York's Momofuku Noodle Bar. But enter this chef's kitchen, and you'll find a surprisingly compact and utilitarian space. Wine Spectator's Lizzie Munro explains.
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