Cooking class at The Chopping Block Cooking School

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On Wednesday, we went with our inner city fourth grade class to The Chopping Block, a cooking school in Chicago. We had a great time making pasta from scratch, and watching a group of 10 and 11 year olds who are obsessed with hot sauce and fried chicken learn how pasta is made.

Book of the Week: Edible Selby

Book of the Week: Edible Selby

Totally loving this book. A little bit about it:

Photographer Todd Selby is back, this time focusing his lens on the kitchens, gardens, homes, and restaurants of more than 40 of the most creative and dynamic figures working in the culinary world today. He takes us behind the scenes with Noma chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen; to Tokyo to have a slice with pizza maker Susumu Kakinuma; and up a hilltop to dine at an inn without an innkeeper in Valdobbiadene. Each profile is accompanied by watercolor illustrations and a handwritten questionnaire, which includes a signature recipe. Reveling in the pleasures of a taco at the beach, foraging for wild herbs, and the art of the perfectly cured olive, Selby captures the food we love to eat and the people who passionately grow, cook, pour, and serve these incredible edibles every day.

O Take Me Out to the Ballgame

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Yesterday was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  At Kellogg, this involves watching the movie and going to see the Cubs play baseball at Wrigley Stadium (one of the oldest and probably the most iconic baseball stadium in the US).  Because this is business school, the game is book-ended by pre-game and post-game drinking.  Wrigleyville itself is an entire suburb dedicated to bars and restaurants catering to all the fans who go to see the games.  Because the crowds who go to the games can be so disruptive, the Cubs are one of the few teams who never play games on Friday nights – Wrigleyville gets too chaotic and messy, so the League shut down the Friday night games!  In short, a great day was had by all.