MasterChef Junior Winner of Season 6, Beni will inspire you!  This young culinary luminary has already accomplished so much and has a bright future in front of her.  At age 12, Beni has enjoyed growing up cooking with her parents and was influenced by her Nona, who was born in Poland during World War II.…

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Are you enjoying the Instant Pot® craze? Chandra Ram will help you take your Instant Pot® to the next level with her Indian Instant Pot Cookbook Chandra has an extensive culinary background with training at CIA, working at many high profile restaurants and becoming editor of Plate. Chandra’s father was born in India, and her mother is…

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“The Merchandise Mart was built in the 1930s by Marshall Field, sold to the Kennedy family in 1945 and is now owned by Vornado Realty Trust. The Mart is the largest commercial building in the country and is the second biggest building by square footage in the country (Only The Pentagon has more square footage) LuxeHome has…

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“Italian food isn’t the result of a single culinary style, it’s a mosaic of many cooking traditions that stem from each province’s geography and climate, agriculture history and culture.”  Jack Bishop, Chief Creative Officer at America’s Test Kitchen on PBS Come on a culinary journey with  America’s Test Kitchen along with National Geographic. Their three…

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Dorie Greenspan is an inspiration.  I am so grateful to have met her early in my culinary journey.  Her genuine kindness and encouragement along with her passion for cooking brings out the best in others and in her recipes.  What a delight to recently have a Kitchen Chat with her in the Viking and La…

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Chef Diana Davila, Executive Chef and Owner of Mi Tocaya Antojeria,  was recently named one of the Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine magazine.   Her neighborhood Mexican restaurant is located in Logan Square in Chicago, and the meaning of its name even evokes the emotional connection between the guests and the…

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  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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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 is…

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