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Tomorrow: Van Aken

James Beard award winning chef Norman Van Aken cooks in our kitchen tomorrow. Don't miss the opportunity to meet this culinary legend in person! Known as the father of fusion cuisine, Van Aken will share his favorite recipes from from his new cookbook "My Key West Kitchen".

Thursday, November 8 
Merchandise Mart 

Apple Pies
Let Us Do Dessert

Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, so let our chefs help with your holiday meal.
We offer two pies, two days and two pick up locations to make your holiday stress-free.  


Our deep-dish, double-crusted Apple Pie is piled high with Granny Smith Apples and served in a 10" cast iron skillet. 


Our classic Pumpkin Pie is spiced to perfection and served in a 10" disposable aluminum pan.  


Order here for Tues. 11/20 pie pick up at Lincoln Square.


Order here for Wed. 11/21 pie pick up at Lincoln Square.


Order here for Tues. 11/20 pie pick up at the Mart.


Order here for Wed. 11/21 pie pick up at the Mart.  



Sticky Toffee Pudding  

Help Us Win an App  


The Chopping Block needs your help to win a mobile app contest.  If you want your favorite cooking school as an app on your smartphone or tablet, "like" and "repin" our  Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe on Pinterest.  


Plus, you get the delicious dessert recipe, just in time for the holidays!


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Be Appreciated This Week    


We're talking turkey at this Saturday's Customer Appreciation Day at Lincoln Square. Join us for a day of discounts and demonstrations as we show you how to roast, deep fry and smoke a turkey. We'll have product samples and our favorite holiday side dishes available all day, as well as tastings of Thanksgiving-friendly wines. Plus, you'll get 20% off everything in the store!


Fried Turkey Saturday, November 10


  • Smoked Turkey 1pm
  • Deep Fried Turkey 2pm
  • Roast Turkey 3pm 

Can't join us this Saturday? We're throwing another spectacular party next week at the Mart!  


Wednesday, November 14



No registration is necessary for these FREE events.



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Festive Fêtes in December     


'Tis the season for throwing parties! We've got your party planning covered in with a December calendar filled with festive classes.

Dinner Party Toast How to Host a Dazzling Dinner Party gives you shopping lists, a clear timeline and general planning tips, as well as a delicious menu featuring Butternut Squash & Thyme Stuffing.

You won't notice any flavor missing in sophisticated recipes such as
Frisée Salad with Oranges and Roasted Beets in our Gluten-Free Holiday class. 

Crêpes Suzette You'll be buzzed with dishes like Crêpes Suzette in our cook with booze class: Under the Influence.

Holiday Hootenanny has an all new line-up of amazing appetizers perfect for seasonal celebrations like Risotto Fritters with Tomato Basil Sauce.
Cupcake Boot Camp features festive holiday recipes like Pear Gingerbread Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.

Fondue Take a break from Black Friday shopping with our FREE Fondue class at the Mart on November 23 at 1:30pm and 3pm. We'll show you how to create the perfect pot of dipping goodness for an easy, fun party.

View all of our November and our just-released December classes on our website
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Entertain the Healthy Way this Holiday Season


Holiday Apple The holidays don't have to be a time of throwing your diet and healthy lifestyle out the snow-covered window. Our new Healthy Revolution: Enlightened Entertaining class will give you a game plan to navigate holiday parties with all of their tempting appetizers, cocktails and desserts. Our Chef John Peters and Revolution Training Centers' Dietitian Krista Shawron have created an impressive line-up of healthy appetizers like Turkey-Bulghur Meatballs with Spiced Cranberry Sauce. We'll also discuss how to choose low-calorie alcoholic options. Join us for this class on:  


Tuesday, November 27 6pm Merchandise Mart

Monday, December 10 6pm Merchandise Mart    

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