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Introducing our New Online Booking Experience

Those of you who have been students of The Chopping Block for a while now know we've used the same online registration system for many years. I've been working here for almost 17 years, and we used ...

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Poor Man's Lobster Rolls

I was such a picky eater growing up. I remember summers at my grandparents’ house in Virginia. My grandpa would go crabbing and bring home bushels of crabs that my grandma would then boil in giant ...

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Food Comics: Perfect Poached Eggs

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he shows us how to make perfect poached eggs. 

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One "Sweet" Birthday Cake

  My birthday was last week, and one of my favorite things to do is to bake my own birthday cake! I get to make whatever I’m craving and it’s just plain fun for me. Sometimes eating it includes ...

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Stuffed Crust Pizza Dip

  My French Onion Dip was a hit last month when my friends joined me for the Super Bowl, so when it came time to start watching March Madness, I knew I had to come up with a dip that would be the ...

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The "S" Words of Cooking

  I remember as a child I always had one friend that liked to experiment with cursing. The scenario was always the same: my friends and I would be somewhere out of the listening ear of an adult, ...

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat in Healthy Cooking

  I recently watched the Netflix series “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.” In four episodes, chef and food writer Samin Nosrat travels the world to explore the basic elements of flavor and how they are used in ...

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Spring Asparagus in a Rainbow of Colors

Asparagus is in season now, even though it's pretty much available all year long, especially the green variety. But the best time to eat asparagus is between late February and June. You'll see it ...

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The Elusive Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal

  Americans are obsessed with convenience. I don’t blame us; it’s nice having products and services available that take small, time consuming tasks off our hands, so we can focus on the things we ...

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Rigatoni Pie Alla Vodka: a Terrifying Challenge Conquered

  I love taking on challenges in the kitchen, and they usually involve baking. But for at least two years I’ve been curious about the process of making a Rigatoni Pie.

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