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Happy Birthday Julia!

    Just after finishing my culinary school training, I attended a food professionals’ conference in New York. At one of the lectures, the seat next to mine remained empty until a very tall woman ...

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Food: Transforming America's Table, 1950-2000

Were you a "good eater" as a kid? If you weren't - how old were you when that finally changed?

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Or, you could say, expiration/inspiration. You CHOUX(se). Ha, I crack myself up sometimes! Okay, enough of the Bad Egg jokes, Veruca. If you don’t get it, don’t worry, it really wasn’t that funny ...

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Comfort Food Craving

Here we go, Chicago. The holidays are over and the cold weather has yet to set in, but to get you prepped and ready to go, I decided to write about one of the most decadent and comforting dishes I ...

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100,000 Ways to Eat an Egg

No, I'm not going to tell you 100,000 ways to eat an egg, but I am absolutely certain that there are that many, if not more. The chicken egg is nothing short of a culinary miracle and it is a subject ...

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Need a Little Inspiration?

This morning, I taught the summer menu of our Celebrating Julia Child class series. Julia Child was a co-author of the famous "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". The focus of this very popular ...

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I have one of the best teams in the world to work with, ultimately making my job as Sales Manager of Private and Corporate Events here at The Chopping Block what I think one of the easiest jobs to ...

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