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Culinary Siphons are Not Only for Whipped Cream

  I used to love when my mom would buy Reddi-Whip when I was a kid; it was such a fun treat to eat right out of the can. It wasn’t until I grew up and went to culinary school that I started to whip ...

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Drinking Beer From the Oldest Brewery in the World (Maybe)

  I've noticed several trends in how chefs pair wine for our classes, but the one that makes me laugh the most is when they choose beer. I find this funny because there's always a small amount of ...

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Lagers vs. Ales: Know Your Beer Part 2

This is the continuation of a two part article about beer. If you missed part one, check it out here.  Ale Varieties IPAs and American Pale ales: Pale ales are brewed with primarily pale malts and ...

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Lagers vs. Ales: Know your Beer Part 1

You probably know me as a personal trainer and nutritionist who usually writes here about health and diet. One of my other biggest passions happens to fly in the face of exercise, and that's craft ...

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Beer Can Butternut Squash

If you’re someone who likes to get creative in the kitchen and try out new things, sometime it can be difficult to know where to start or how to experiment without ruining your dinner for that ...

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Love Craft Beer? Tour Chicago's Lagunitas Brewery

In the past couple years, hundreds of craft breweries have been opening up around the country. According to The Hop Preview, there are 66 breweries in the Chicago land area alone. One of the largest ...

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Drinking Craft Beer in Kansas City

  Since my start at The Chopping Block, I have become much more accustomed to trying new food. It becomes a hobby when everyday there is a new flavored popcorn or appetizer for the store tasting. So ...

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Awaiting Beer Garden Season with Belgiums

My two fondest memories of this time of year involve beer and risotto.

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Cheesy Goodness

As we slide into fall, it seems like our appetite for comfort food increases in direct relationship to the drop in temperature.

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