From the Chopping Block: Last Chance to Get your Kids Cooking this Summer

Our kitchens have been full of the sights, sounds and smells of young cooks hard at work and having fun this summer. The Chopping Block’s Kid and Teen summer cooking camps have been going strong since the beginning of June and will continue through August.Read more

From the Chopping Block: Farmers’ Market Season is Here

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 lessonsRead more

Grilling Safety Tips

Courtesy of Larry Merritt Assistant Director, New Affairs Chicago Fire Department Summer is finally here and if you are like me, you are looking forward to grilled food and fun with family, neighbors, and friends. I just recently bought a new smoker and I gaveRead more

Top 4 German Soups and Stews to Warm You Up (and the recipes so you can make it yourself)

Written by Erika Neumayer Ehrat, designer and founder of Rare Dirndl One of my favorite things about good German food is not only that it is freakin delicious, but that it’s food that warms you up… heart and soul (literally!). Soups and stews are staples in GermanRead more

The Chopping Block: You are the Apple of our Pie

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 atRead more