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Laura S

Laura S
Laura moved to Chicago two years ago in pursuit of superior pizza and has not been disappointed. She works at a consulting firm in Evanston during the day, and moonlights as a food and book blogger at Page & Plate (http://pageandplate.com/) in her free time. She lives in Lakeview with her very patient boyfriend and not-so-patient cats, Kitty and Daily, and is always searching for new recipes, restaurants, and reads.
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Baby, It’s Freezing Outside: 5 Kitchen Hacks to Warm Up Your Winter

  By this point in 2019, I don’t need to preach to you about the misery of winter in Chicago. Even though this isn’t my first frigid rodeo, something about this winter feels more painful than the ...

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The Ultimate Cooking Showdown Competition TCB Edition

  If there are two things you need to know about me, especially over the course of reading this blog, it’s that I’m ultra-competitive and I’m a pretty amazing gift giver. If I had to say what my ...

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Bring This to a Holiday Party

No matter what holiday you observe this time of year, there’s parties to attend and along with parties to attend, there’s offers of “What can I bring?” to make so that the party-thrower is likely to ...

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

Arguably the most important meal you’ll eat this year is rapidly approaching. Turkey Day. The Gobble Feast. Thanksgiving. Every year, Thanksgiving becomes a friendlier holiday to me, especially when ...

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Pumpkin: More than just a Pie Filling

Pie? Sigh. Humans have been growing pumpkins for thousands of years, and we’ve been figuring out how to use them in our cooking for just as long. So why, I ask, WHY, is the pie the way that we most ...

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5 Ways to Win #foodstagram

Insta, insta on the wall, whose are the best food photos of them all? We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in front of a beautiful plate of food that you just put together on the patio at The ...

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5 Wines and What We’re Eating with Them this Summer

  The days of showing up with a six pack of Bud Light and a half-eaten box of pizza are over. As we age, there’s a new obligation to bring something exciting. Something sophisticated. Something that ...

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10 Things You Should Grill before Winter Comes and it’s Too Late

  As any good Game of Thrones fan (or Chicago resident) knows, winter is coming. Sure, you may be enjoying the most beautiful July day you’ve ever set eyes on, but you know that parka lurking in the ...

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You Don't Have to Be a Frequent Flyer to Explore Global Cuisine

Last week, when I landed at O’Hare and de-planed from a direct flight from Dublin, Ireland, it occured to me that I would never be able to summarize my week-long trip in a short enough amount of time ...

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‘Tis the Season: Cooking in Sync with the Weather

  Someday, it will warm up. Someday, it will stop snowing. It has to, right? Right? Though the foreseeable forecast still casts a pall on my dreams of summer, I’m trying to look at the positives: ...

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