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You Need to Have These Cooking Tools

There are some cooking tools that are essential to any home cook's success. I recently put together a list of what I think everyone needs to have in their kitchen.
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New Summer Drink Trend: Frozé

As a native Chicagoan, I can attest that we complain about two things: the never ending construction and the weather. This summer is no exception— it’s hot! We need something to cool us down and make ...
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Chicken Pot Pie Just Like Mom's

  This may be a bit more of a fall and winter dish, but I recently happened to have on hand some extra pie dough, a chicken and some stock. Not to mention it's been a long time since I tasted that ...
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Supper in a Snap is Your Solution to Weeknight Meals

We all lead busy lives. Whether you work a 9-5, 7-7 job or are a stay at home mom/dad, it can be hard to get a quick and healthy meal on the table every evening. The Chopping Block's new series, ...
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Bad to the Bone: Dry-Rubbed Country Ribs

Traveling 946 miles to New Orleans is a long trip. The drive from Chicago is a little over 14 hours. In those very long 14 hours passing through the middle of ‘Merica you are bound to get hungry (we ...
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Brown Sugar Sriracha Popcorn: Sweet, Spicy, Crunchy Love

The one skill all employees at The Chopping Block master quickly is 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 Eat at Chicago Festivals

  Chicago summer means festival season. Every weekend there is a different festival with between 25 to 100 food vendors to choose from. This past weekend I attended Windy City Smokeout, a BBQ and ...
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A New Knife Can Change Your Life

  Some people lust after Mercedes Benzes, but my junior high friends and I, we dreamed about having our own refrigerator when we grew up. Call us kooky, but we spent many a sleepover swapping future ...
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The Continuation of A Chef’s Travels Through San Miguel de Allende

  Every year, for an entire month I travel to one of the most charming, beautiful and quaint colonial cities in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanajuato. For those who have read my ...
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Taking Care of Your Le Creuset

  A customer recently poked his head into the dishroom at our Lincoln Square location. He wanted to know whether or not Le Creuset cookware was difficult to clean and whether it was worth the ...
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You Need to Have These Cooking Tools

There are some cooking tools that are essential to any home cook's success. I recently put together...Read more

New Summer Drink Trend: Frozé

As a native Chicagoan, I can attest that we complain about two things: the never ending...Read more

Chicken Pot Pie Just Like Mom's

  This may be a bit more of a fall and winter dish, but I recently happened to have on...Read more

Supper in a Snap is Your Solution to Weeknight Meals

We all lead busy lives. Whether you work a 9-5, 7-7 job or are a stay at home mom/dad, it can...Read more

Bad to the Bone: Dry-Rubbed Country Ribs

Traveling 946 miles to New Orleans is a long trip. The drive from Chicago is a little over 14...Read more

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