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Chef Carla Hall’s Soul Food

  Chef Carla Hall is on a Soul Food journey to “redefine soul food, to reclaim it.”  Her new cookbook Carla Hall’s Soul Food shares her passion from the past and her plan for the present to make Soul Food an official cuisine.  What a delightful honor to visit with Carla in her New York…

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Steve Dolinsky: Pizza City U.S.A.

By kitchenchat | October 4, 2018

  Ready to bite into some Chicago pizza? Steve Dolinsky, an award winning culinary media personality known for his weekly Hungry Hound segment on  ABC  7 News Chicago and his podcast The Feed with Chef Rick Bayless, has a new book called Pizza City, U.S.A.: Why Chicago is America’s Greatest Pizza City. This new book…

Donnie Madia: The Art of Collaboration

By kitchenchat | September 26, 2018

“No one person is bigger than the whole.”  Those were the wise words once whispered into Donnie Madia’s ears by one of his business partners, and this saying has become a key element to his long-standing success in Chicago’s culinary scene.  He typifies the art of collaboration. With twelve restaurants in the One Off Hospitality family,…

Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Chicago’s Foodie

By kitchenchat | September 14, 2018

Join co-hosts Margaret McSweeney and Chef Jaime Laurita in the Viking and La Cornue Showroom for a Kitchen Chat with Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Celebrate all things culinary in Chicago.

Myron Mixon: The Winningest Man in Barbecue

By kitchenchat | August 28, 2018

Myron Mixon is the “Winningest” Man in Barbecue.  He has won the World Championship four times and even has a Barbecue “Super Bowl” ring!  His cookbook Barbecue Rules will help the home pit masters perfect their skills. Recently, Mixon had a KITCHEN CHAT in the Viking and La Cornue Showroom with Margaret McSweeney and Chef…

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What’s Gaby Cooking

Everyone on Instagram always asks @WhatsGabyCookin. Gaby Dalkin is the Pied Piper of the culinary world.  Gaby’s enthusiasm, encouragement, recipes and authenticity help her followers become even better home chefs all while having…

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