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After a Long Absence, a Chef Returns to San Miguel

  I’ve been traveling to the lovely colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for 13 years now, and with each trip, something remarkable happens. That’s the magic of San Miguel, which you always ...

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Provincetown Picks

It is hard to believe that Apple Fest is behind us, and we are anticipating cooler weather and heartier meals coming up soon in Chicago. Fall on the East Coast is beautiful as well, so I booked a ...

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We're Ready to Cook Like a Tuscan Again

After wonderful Cook Like a Tuscan tours in 2018 and 2019, and then a hiatus in 2020, we are delighted to be offering two culinary adventures in Tuscany this fall. Led by The Chopping Block’s former ...

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Holy Mackerel: The Tinned Fish Craze

  A couple of months ago, our niece Vicki and her husband Josh went on vacation to Portugal. When they returned, they presented us with souvenir gifts, including several colorful cans of tinned fish.

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Learn how to make Pasta e Fagioli in Italy

For the third year running, The Chopping Block has partnered with Onward Travel to host a cooking boot camp in Tuscany. They've been so popular, we are delighted to announce two tours of culinary and ...

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Boston's Best New England Clam Chowder

  I visited my college town this weekend and spent much of the time on the hunt for the most delicious clam chowder. Growing up in the Midwest, I didn’t have occasion to enjoy New England Clam ...

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Crossroads Diner: At the Intersection of Hospitality & Community - L.A. Edition, Part 2

  Returning to the scene of the criminally delicious, this month's edition of Crossroads Diner delves back into my recent Los Angeles eating and drinking spree. I would be remiss, however, if I were ...

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A Culinary Adventure in Mexico

  For years now, I’ve written blogs about my love for the city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I’ve written about the food, culture, restaurants, chefs, places to visit, as well as some of the ...

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Crossroads Diner: At the Intersection of Hospitality & Community

I don’t know about you, but my best travel pals are my taste buds. What better way to feel connected to a place and its people than to eat as they eat. It’s a fact of being human, the need to eat to ...

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Travel to Mexico with The Chopping Block

  After fun and delicious culinary adventures in France and Italy, it’s time to head south to another fabulous food enthusiast destination: Mexico!

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