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DIY Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

If I were told that I could only have one food for the rest of my life, it definitely would be pizza.  If you grew up in the 70’s and 80’s you most likely only went out to eat if it was a special ...
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Bao Down to Yummy Steamed Buns

  I recently taught one of The Chopping Block's more popular classes, Dim Sum and Then Some. One of the recipes in this class is Bao, which is a steamed bun filled with chicken, pork, vegetables or ...
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Bring Some Routine to your Kitchen Cleanup

There’s a lot to learn about routine in a professional kitchen. From the order of tasks that need to be completed to open, to the timing observed when preparing ingredients and dishes, to the ...
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Creamy Soups: Hold the Cream

Fall is synonymous with soup. The possibilities are almost endless, and there is nothing quite as comforting. As the weather gets colder, a warm thick soup is just the ticket! We all love a creamy ...
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Got Sad Looking Herbs? Make a Simple Syrup!

  Does this sound familiar? You need two or three tablespoons of an herb for a recipe. However, your grocery store only sells herbs in large bunches, so you have no choice but to buy the whole ...
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Mastering Wine and Food Pairing with our New Guide

Pairing wine and food is not as simple as the old rule of white wine with fish and red wine with meat. It's much more complicated than that, but despite what some wine experts would have you believe, ...
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For the Love of Pasta

  Flour + Water + Eggs + Salt + a pinch of magic = True love!  I absolutely love making pasta from scratch.  How can something so simple be so delicious?!  I find it remarkable that you can make one ...
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Cocktail Party Idea: Drinks from Toronto

  Last weekend I drove up to Toronto and discovered that not only is it a culturally and culinarily rich destination, but the city contains one of the most creative cocktail spreads I'd ever ...
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That's Peachy Part Four: The Return

  It’s that time of year when I get to once again share my love of the peach.  
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Your New Favorite Fried Chicken

  I am an absolute fiend for using leftovers. In fact, my mania for using every last bit of EVERYTHING in the kitchen has been known to make a few eyes roll around the house. But when I looked into ...
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DIY Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

If I were told that I could only have one food for the rest of my life, it definitely would be...Read more

Bao Down to Yummy Steamed Buns

  I recently taught one of The Chopping Block's more popular classes, Dim Sum and Then Some....Read more

Bring Some Routine to your Kitchen Cleanup

There’s a lot to learn about routine in a professional kitchen. From the order of tasks that...Read more

Creamy Soups: Hold the Cream

Fall is synonymous with soup. The possibilities are almost endless, and there is nothing quite as...Read more

Got Sad Looking Herbs? Make a Simple Syrup!

  Does this sound familiar? You need two or three tablespoons of an herb for a recipe....Read more

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