The Eli's Cheesecake Cookbook captures the glory of this globally celebrated interpretation of one of America's favorite desserts. Eli's cheesecake began more than 35 years ago, rising to prominence first as a featured item at one of Chicago's most popular restaurants--Eli's The Place for Steak, a classic steakhouse and pillar of the city's culinary community that was also a noted celebrity watering hole. From Eli Schulman's first cheesecake creation at Eli's The Place for Steak to President Obama's 50th birthday cake, this book details the storied history of one of the nation's most famous desserts. This cookbook includes 40 cheesecake recipes, including Original Plain, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Rum Raisin, Belgian Chocolate, Espresso, and Banana, plus 10 signature steakhouse dishes like the acclaimed Liver Eli. Schulman is often credited with putting "Chicago-style" cheesecake, richer and creamier than its New York counterpart, on the map. Published to coincide with the 35th anniversary of Eli's Cheesecakes, this collection will allow home cooks to make the same cheesecakes that helped celebrate Mayor Rahm Emanuel's inauguration, Presidents Clinton and Obama's inaugurations, Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial, the City of Chicago's 150th birthday, the White Sox World Series, and more. As Eli Schulman might say, it's a helluva book.