It’s time to dust off your favorite farmers’ market tote, the season for shopping locally is finally here! This year, there’s something new at the Thursday evening market in Lincoln Square: chef demonstrations by The Chopping Block. We are excited to bring our cooking lessons right
Any home cook worth their salt knows that a good sauce can turn a mediocre dish into a star. It’s how the chefs do it in the restaurants, right? But we’ve all also heard the stories about stocks simmering for days and sauces reducing for
Do you have a favorite watering hole in the neighborhood? With all of the great options available in Lincoln Square, chances are you do. But what if your dream neighborhood hangout had delicious snacks, unusual wines and the company of other food and wine loving
Score with your Football Food
The Super Bowl is just around the corner. Do you have your playbook ready for your viewing party? Whether you are entertaining for a big group of fans or a small team, you'll want your snacks to score.
Finger foods are
Is one of your new year’s resolutions to be a better cook? The equipment you stock your kitchen with could have more of an effect on your cooking than you might think.
There are so many different types of cookware available now, it may be
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing. You probably already need a break from the shopping and parties. That’s exactly what tea parties are for!
The history of the tea party began with England’s King Charles II married Catharine of
Can you believe it’s already time to start planning the Thanksgiving feast? One of the most important courses of the meal (always) is dessert. Pie is traditionally served at the holiday table, but do you know why? No, the colonists did not have pie at
Have you ever found yourself staring at the meat case in the supermarket with a blank look on your face? Are you wondering what’s the difference between prime, choice and select meat? Pondering which ribs should you get: baby back, country style or spare ribs?
September is back to school time, but that doesn’t only apply to kids. What is a topic you’d like to learn more about as an adult? If you answered cooking or wine, The Chopping Block can help! With two new sommeliers on staff, we are
The decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle is not one most people take lightly. Whether you are
considering going vegan or are already eating that way, it's important to understand the diet and what you need to do to be healthy. The Chopping Block recently