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A Match Made in Culinary Heaven: Wine with Cheese

  Not long ago, the only cheese in America was sliced onto rye, melted into macaroni or spritzed from an aerosol can. Today, artisan cheeses are tended by trained cheese mongers at specialty shops; ...

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Home Grown Gold

  One of The Chopping Block’s all-time best-sellers is our Jalapeno Gold. This sweet and spicy treat is as versatile as it is addictive. Nearly every day, someone dashes into the store to scoop up a ...

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Food Comics: Cast Iron Care Guide

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. It's no secret how much we love cast iron and how often ...

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How to Read a Wine Label

  A customer walks into the store looking for a bottle of wine, they go to the wine wall, look up, and freeze like a deer in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle. I see this every day and we only ...

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Pears: The Other Fall Fruit

I have always loved the in-between seasons of Spring and Fall. Everything is changing, from the weather to what we wear. I don’t know about you, but I love getting out my “sweater weather” clothes – ...

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Protein FAQs Part 3: Vegan Meat Substitutes and Protein Powders

This is the final post in a 3-part series about protein. Be sure to check out parts one and two before reading this one if you missed them. “What are some good vegan sources of protein?” A quick ...

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It’s Getting (Nashville) Hot In Here!

  Nashville has been on my list of places to go for a while. Between the food scene and the music scene, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.  So when my friend and I found some cheap plane tickets, we ...

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7 Genius Tips For Throwing An Autumn Barbecue

The smell of barbecue in the air is often synonymous with a warm summer day, but as those long days roll into the crisp temperatures of autumn, that does not mean you have to pack up your grill. In ...

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Greek Meatballs on Homemade Naan

  I love social media. It’s a great way to “meet” like-minded people from all over the world. I’ve created friendships with people as far away as the Netherlands, and have found people who enjoy my ...

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Moroccan Braised Chicken

The seasons have switched, and cooler weather is quickly approaching. This change of temperature made me want to take out my braiser and make a nice fall inspired Moroccan Braised Chicken dish. This ...

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