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Two takes on our favorite chicory, radicchio via +Tasting Table 
We're adding bite and sharpness to countless dishes by throwing in a few leaves of radicchio, that deep purple-hued chicory that's in season right now. Seattle-based chef Renee Erickson is a fan, too--so much so that she shared two of her favorite ways to cook the beautifully bitter leaves. Lettuce show you how it's done.
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Beer isn't just for drinking. Add it to your cooking to create dishes like Beer-Braised Pork Tacos with Cumin Crema in From Beer to Eternity Sun 3/8 6pm at Lincoln Square.
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Love to share what you make? Attend Chicago Food Swap​ in our kitchens on Sunday, March 15 at 2pm.
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Do you roll your dough with a wine bottle? You are cooking just like a college student!
In my recent return to college, I’ve experienced some of the highs and lows of cooking with the reality of college roommates in a small town on a limited budget. During my time at The Chopping Bloc...
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It's awards season, so here are some of our favorite places in Chicago that deserve recognition.
It's awards season: the Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys, Academy Awards - even the James Beard awards! Perhaps the “Oscars of the Food World”, The James Beard Foundation Awards, in the spirit of thei...
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On a budget? You can still eat well in Chicago with these suggestions from +Tasting Table 
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Easy-to-make homemade and Greek-style yogurt recipe and technique via +Chicago Tribune 
Ever thought about making your own yogurt, but thought the process was too involved, or that you might need special equipment or supplies? A while back, cookbook legend Marion Cunningham did a piece on quick fruit-based desserts for Food. She included a simple technique for homemade yogurt, no special equipment or starters required:
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Our sommelier shares how to drink good wine on the cheap.
I am a sommelier. I teach wine. I write about food and wine. So, my students and clients tend to think I drink expensive wine all the time. The truth is, those of us who are in the wine industry pr...
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Chinese-American community cookbook asks: 'Have You Eaten Yet?' via +Chicago Tribune 
"Have You Eaten Yet?" is the apt title of a new community cookbook published by the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago.
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You'll love this Mashed Garbanzo Bean Salad.
Let me start off  by saying this: I don’t like the word “chickpea.” It’s boring. I prefer the other one– Garbanzo bean! That name is obviously crazy more fun. Right? “Chickpea” is definitely your b...
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Less than one week until Eugenia Bone shares The Kitchen Ecosystem with us. Don't miss this special class on transforming your kitchen to be sustainable and self-sustaining.
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We're always trying to bring new & innovative programs to you, so don't miss our special class with the author of "The Kitchen Ecosystem" on Mon 3/9 6pm at the Mart. It will change the way you think about cooking!
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Wendy Caris's profile photo
Elena Caunca's profile photo
David Hopkins's profile photo
Mark Dre's profile photo
Sarina Bland's profile photo
Wishbone's profile photo
Keshode Walker's profile photo
Hillson Footwear Pvt Ltd.'s profile photo
Bridget Davis ~ The Internet Chef's profile photo
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222 Merchandise Mart Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60654
4747 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625
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Chicago's Premier Recreational Cooking School, Private Event Venue, Gourmet Retail & Wine Store
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The Chopping Block, Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well as seasonal, date nights, healthy and kids classes.