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New Culinary Tour to Basque Country

We are thrilled to announce a very special small group culinary tour... this time to the Basque Country of Spain hosted by one of The Chopping Block's favorite chefs, Chef Guillermo Delavault and our ...

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We Fell in Love with Pinot Noir, but Will the Sideways Affair Last?

It’s almost impossible to pinpoint the start of a major cultural shift. What work of art begins the Italian Renaissance, for instance, or on what day did the Jazz Age start? But there’s no doubt that ...

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Using Meat as a Seasoning Agent Part 2

A couple of months ago I presented this topic, which I feel passionately about, in a blog. If meat production is disproportionately impacting the environment, I consider it my responsibility to ...

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Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with Lettuce Soup

  That’s right, I said lettuce soup. When I told my kids I was making lettuce soup, they thought I was crazy, because who in their right mind cooks lettuce? It’s certainly not the first ingredient ...

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Let's Settle This: Which Region has the Best BBQ?

  With summer approaching, it's almost time to start planning upcoming family barbecues and outdoor celebrations. What is a soirée without amazing food? The first thing that probably comes to mind is ...

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Travel to Italy to Cook Like a Tuscan

This blog is a guest post from Peggi Clauhs, tour director for Cook Like a Tuscan. Peggi operated a cooking school in Bucks County, PA called the Cooking Cottage for 25 years. During that time, she ...

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Cheese Wiz

  Ever since I could remember, cheese has been a staple in my diet. From sneaking chunks of mozzarella cheese as a kid to building charcuterie and cheese boards for get-togethers as an adult. I feel ...

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Home Cook Chef Hacks

  There have been numerous culinary techniques I have learned throughout my career that have made me the chef I am today. I always say that as a cook you need to understand all of the aspects of ...

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Hangry: The Psychology of Food

  Hangry. There’s your food and mood in one word. But how does it actually work? How does a food that we eat (or don’t eat) travel in our bodies to control our brains to tell us we can’t focus on an ...

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A Tale of Two Frostings

  Those of you who follow me on Instagram may know that last week was a total cake-a-palooza of a week for me! I had three cakes to bake: one for my niece’s baptism and two birthday cakes. To stay as ...

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