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Duck Confit is Easy, Actually: Part One

  In my experience, many people tend to think of French food as "fancy" food. It's true that a lot of classic French preparations are complex or labor intensive, and it's easy to think that because ...

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Chicago’s Finest Eateries

  Working at The Chopping Block, one of the most common questions I get asked as a chef actually has nothing to do with cooking at all. Guests always want to know “What’s your favorite restaurant?”

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Salad Lyonnaise: A Cozy and Satisfying Winter Salad

  I'm not always inclined to eat salads during the winter months, but occasionally it feels good to balance all of those rich and hearty cold weather foods with something bright and crisp. Salad ...

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French Bistro Savory Tart

When most people think of the south of France, they think of popular towns like Cannes, Nice and Provence but there’s another charming – and less expensive - region to the west called ...

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20 Dishes You Can Make in a Le Creuset Mini-Cocotte

  Editor's Note: You asked for more recipes for Le Creuset mini cocottes and we've delivered! Check out Executive Chef Lisa Counts new blog post for more recipes: More Recipes for your Le Creuset ...

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