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Welcome Braising Season with Roulade and Dumplings

  Time is flying by this year, and we are already planning our holiday offerings, both virtually and in-person at Lincoln Square. We are also continuing to offer outdoor grilling classes, and we've ...

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Dumpling Debate

  What is the first thing that you think of when you hear the term “dumpling?” Over the course of thousands of years there have been many talks as to what constitutes a food item to be considered a ...

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The World’s Most Delicious Snowflakes

  While it is probably inadvisable to risk alienating large swaths of your audience in the opening paragraph, I’m going to admit something: I love winter. The cold weather lets me show off all my ...

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Homemade Pierogi: No Special Equipment Needed

I love any kind of dumpling. If there’s filling inside dough, I’m in.

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Chicago Loves Pierogi: Learn to Make it in our Cooking Class

There's no question we love Pierogis in Chicago. With such a strong Polish culture in our city, we've all likely tasted the traditional dumpling which can be made with either sweet or savory ...

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2014 Street Food Winner

With the new year comes reflection and resolutions for many people. This year, I did not make any resolutions; however, I did take some time to reflect on the wonderful experiences I was fortunate to ...

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We Provide a Positive Direction

Each week, I pour two years of culinary knowledge into the minds of sixteen teens. I love what I do: teaching, pulling inspiration out of these teens and watching them flourish by just giving them ...

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Dim Sum for Everyone

Dim sum is a fun and social way of eating a variety of Chinese foods that are commonly prepared in small steamer baskets and pushed around on wheeled carts right up to your table. The portions are ...

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Dim Sum Don’t Mind if I Do!

There is nothing more this food snob loves more than some authentic hard core Chinese food! With the recent Chinese New Year, I visited one of my favorite restaurants, The Phoenix located in ...

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What Do You Eat When You're Sick?

I don't get sick that often, but I do get one or two "good" colds a year. I stock up on Airborn, Zicam, tissues with aloe, etc. but the thing that makes me feel the best is some good old-fashioned ...

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