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Jesus is a member of the retail team at The Chopping Block who grew up in a household where "fast food" meant waiting an hour for a homemade feast. He is a lover of writing, social activism, teaching, and creating. When he's not at The Chopping Block, you can find Jesus nuzzled up with a good slice of pizza and a movie.

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Chocolate De Abuelita

  It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! The event I’ve been waiting for all year! No, it’s not that holiday this weekend where we celebrate by buying stuff. It’s the time of year where everyone ...

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Celebrate Tamale Season

For Thanksgiving, I didn’t grow up eating green bean casseroles, canned cranberry sauce, or soggy bread that was shoved in a turkey cavity and left to cook there. Nope! Thanksgiving meant using ...

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It’s Time for Another Installment of Apple Fest

If you are an avid reader of The Chopping Blog and a loyal customer to our Lincoln Square location, I don’t have to explain to you what Apple Fest is. But if you are a newcomer, then get ready for ...

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Chicken Tinga: As Addictive to Say as to Eat

Cooking a balanced and well-composed meal doesn’t require anything other than a few ingredients and a couple of simple techniques. The Chopping Block shows you this every week in our new ...

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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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Street Food: The Best Kind of Summer Food

  There's something so whimsical and nostalgic about walking up to an elaborately designed food truck and ordering something delicious right off the street. It's almost as if you’re a kid again, only ...

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No Ice Cream? Try this Dairy Free Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet

You know what's terrible? Not being able to have ice cream on a hot day. I’m lactose intolerant which means growing up in a Mexican household that put dairy on everything was torture. I remember ...

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The Best Burgers in Chicago: VPT

Let's face it; springtime in Chicago hasn’t been the most exciting thus far. With my seasonal allergies acting up, random downpours of rain, and being pelted by snow recently, I really need something ...

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Kitchen Shoes that are Comfortable and Stylish

Meet Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the geniuses behind Animal, Son of a Gun, and Jon & Vinny’s, some of LA’s trendiest restaurants.  Image via: jonandvinnydelivery on Instagram   These chefs have ...

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Huge Love For Little Pies

There are two types of people in this world: pie lovers and liars. I LOVE pie. Pies will never make you feel lonely, tell you to get a gym membership, or hog the blankets at night. You can fill them ...

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