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Andrea

Andrea
Andrea has been with The Chopping Block since 2002 in every role from Chef Assistant to General Manager to Private Event Coordinator and now Marketing Manager. Her journalism background and culinary school education from Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago give her the know-how to spread the word about The Chopping Block's mission to get people to cook. She'll never shy away from a music festival, hot yoga class, beach read, dinner out with friends or a good glass of Pinot Noir, especially when cuddling on the couch with her terrier-mix, Bosworth.
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Eating all the Chilies in New Mexico

Every time I visit my sister and brother-in-law in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I insist on eating as many dishes with chilies as possible. I say to them all of the time, "I have to eat all of the chilies!" ...

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New Kid on the Goat Cheese Block

When you've been in business for 23 years like The Chopping Block has, we get to witness success stories of former employees who have branched out into their own businesses. It's so cool to see ...

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Make the Most of Fall's Favorite Fruit: Apples

The sounds of pie making in our Lincoln Square kitchens last week brought back memories of Apple Fest in years past. In 2019, our culinary team made and sold 800 (!) of our famous Apple Pies, the ...

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It's Still Summer so Take Advantage of Tomatoes

I get that some people simply can't wait for the last minute of Labor Day to end so that they can unofficially welcome fall by breaking out their Ugg boots, sweaters and pumpkin-spice everything. But ...

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Virtual Events are the Only Choice Right Now

    COVID-19 has changed the course of many businesses, including ours. It was always part of The Chopping Block's strategic plan as one of the largest recreational cooking schools in the country to ...

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Smoked Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce will Scare your Taste Buds

A friend recently suggested I watch the Gordon Ramsey episode of Hot Ones on YouTube, and I laughed as the celebrated chef worked his way through a series of hot wings doused in hot sauce, getting ...

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are Full of Surprises

Cupcakes are my favorite dessert to make for parties and now that we are living in COVID-19 times, they are even more perfect for your small gatherings. You don't have to share utensils from cutting ...

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Express your Artistic Flair with Garden Focaccia

If there's one good thing that's come from the global pandemic, it's a resurgence in the love of bread baking. I cannot count the number of posts I have seen from my friends trying their hand at ...

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Summer Calls for Homemade Ice Cream

I come from a family that loves its ice cream. Now even as an adult who has a baking/pastry degree, a simple bowl of ice cream is still my favorite dessert. Growing up in Texas, we were loyal to Blue ...

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How to Make a Lattice Pie

Has your baking streak ended now the country is beginning to reopen and stay at home orders are being lifted? If you've been like so many of us over the past few months of quarantine, you've been ...

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