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Salt Block Party

Fads permeate every aspect of our culture, even food. It makes sense when you think about it. Human beings are competitive by nature, and we are always looking for something to set us apart from our ...

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Well Seasoned

"All ingredients need salt. The noodle or tender spring pea would be narcissistic to imagine it already contained within its cell walls all the perfection it would ever need. We seem, too, to fear ...

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Let's Get Pickled

I have a confession to make. I am crazy about pickles! I can easily polish off a jar without much effort. Several years ago, after my local grocery store stopped selling one of my favorite brands of ...

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The Ole’ Sockeye Salt-Bath

Preservation is not a term solely used in the craft of cookery, but more importantly it doubles as a moniker that is associated with the mastery and art of remaining a long term participant in this ...

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What Does "Cooked" Really Mean?

I recently looked up definitions of the word "cooked" online. Over and over, the definitions point to the application of heat to food as meaning "cooked". But I wonder, are these definitions missing ...

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I Luv Me a Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon rolls have a special place in my heart. My mom was into bribing me to accompany her places, so I would always get a cinnamon roll if I went to the mall with her. Of course, a cinnamon roll ...

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Last Minute Shopping

If you’re anything like me, every holiday season you are running around at the eleventh hour trying to find that perfect gift for someone. This year, come by The Chopping Block for any last minute ...

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Truly One of a Kind

Mark your calendars, tell your friends and plan your trip to the One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart this Thursday, December 6 through Sunday, December 9. In my opinion, this show is the most ...

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Tailgating Time

Dust off your favorite hoodie, put on your fan gear like it's the latest fashion trend and get ready for some good old fashioned tailgating action. We are now into week 8 of football season. It is ...

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Turkey Thyme

Everyone knows the most quintessential holiday menu item is turkey. Turkey has been a staple in most of our lives for as long as we can remember. We probably see turkeys in our memories resting ...

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