How a Diagnosis Prompted this Chef to Clean Up His Cooking

Liz Grossman

Throughout most of his career as a chef in Chicago, Cleetus Friedman didn’t think about things like nutritional yeast, coconut aminos, or cassava flour. He was known for his cranberry chicken salad at City Provisions, beer-friendly fare at The Fountainhead, and brisket sandwich dip at Theater on the Lake. But the chef, who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 15 years ago, was used to...