From The Chopping Block

Seasoned Salts Handmade by our Seasoned Chef The Chopping Block is excited to launch a new line of products designed to help you flavor your food better. Our Owner/Chef Shelley Young  is creating handmade salt blends in Michigan now, and she has plans for moreRead 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

The Chopping Block: We’re Making Happy Hour Happier

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 lovingRead more

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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 foodsRead more

From The Chopping Block: New Year, New Cookware

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 beRead more

The Chopping Block: Holiday Tea Party

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 ofRead more

The Chopping Block You Can Save Lots of Money By Learning How to Butcher

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?Read more

From the Chopping Block: Vegan from Scratch

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 recentlyRead more

From the Chopping Block

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 ofRead more

The Chopping Block: Got a Sweetheart with a Sweet Tooth?

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 currentlyRead more