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
With the official arrival of summer, it’s time for potluck parties on the patio! The potluck is the most stress-free way to entertain, however even the guest-driven event needs to be managed correctly. Here’s advice from The Chopping Block’s chefs for pulling off the best
Have a “Pizza” - the Action on the Grill
We eagerly await this time of year because we get to take our love of cooking outdoors in our grilling classes at Lincoln Square. We cook under the Chicago sun or stars (depending on the time of your
Whether you are kicking off a dinner party or rewinding after a long day, there's a cocktail for every mood or occasion. But if you think you have to pay the typical $13 a drink price in a fancy bar to get a fresh and
The Chopping Block first opened our doors in a small cottage in Lincoln Park on April 4, 1997, during a time when recreational cooking schools were unheard of. Since then, we’ve grown to two locations (Lincoln Square and Merchandise Mart) and have spent the past
Have you ever stood in the baking aisle at the grocery store staring at the wall of chocolate available wondering which one you should choose? Chips or bar? Semi-sweet or bittersweet? And just what is white chocolate?
Chocolate is a complex ingredient that can be
Valentine’s Day tends to conjure images of red roses next to a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Yawn. This year, why not celebrate the holiday with a different type of sweet treat for your honey like the classic Macaron?
Macarons are French confections that are currently
It happens every year. We gorge ourselves on sweets and treats during the holidays and resolve to turn over a new leaf in the new year. While you may have been introduced to the term “clean eating” in 2016, this year is all about taking