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I’m Getting Hungary

  For the last few years, my husband and I have taken to international travel, particularly trekking across Europe, the Baltic, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, and (coming this fall) the Adriatic. ...

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We Won Big at the Oscars of Housewares Retailing

  Last Saturday night, The Chopping Block received an award that is the equivalent of winning an Oscar in the housewares retailing industry. It was the final step in a long journey of applications, ...

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Small Steps Toward a Greener Kitchen

  Did you know that The Chopping Block is one of the largest, greenest kitchens in the nation? From where we source our food to how we prepare, dispose of and donate our leftovers, we have a lot of ...

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Irish Soda Bread

Growing up, St. Patrick’s Day in our house meant a corned beef and cabbage dinner with plenty of potatoes and carrots tossed in. I remember my father being the one to take over the kitchen on this ...

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Fight for your right to Pâté

  Chicken Liver Parfait. The finest, smoothest and richest pâté known to man. People love ordering it at high end restaurants, but no one wants to make it at home. Up until recently, I wouldn’t want ...

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Make it to Spring with Sweet Potato Curry

One of my go to comfort foods this winter has been flavorful curry dishes. There’s something about the warm spices and aromas that makes these last few weeks of cold not seem so bad. I came across ...

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Spice Up Your Meal Prep With Chili

If you are looking to lose weight and/or perform better in the gym and you don’t have your nutrition dialed in, you will plateau very quickly. The easiest way to stay on top of your diet is to prep ...

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Birthday Cake Popcorn with Sprinkles

If there is one skill all employees at The Chopping Block will master, it’s how to make perfect stovetop popcorn. If you have ever been to one of our cooking classes or private cooking events, you’ve ...

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How to Make Apple Cider Syrup and Turn It Into Pie

Close to 20 years ago, one of our former chef instructors Lisa Futterman came to work with a recipe she clipped out of a newspaper for an Apple Cider Pie. It was the craziest pie I had seen. She took ...

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Weeknight Surf and Turf

  One question I get asked over and over on my social media channels is how do I cook a meal from scratch nearly every night of the week? I have a full time job in the city. My commute is about 90 ...

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