Crazy for Crêpes

While we certainly won't knock a good ol' banana and Nutella filled crêpe, the French-style pancake deserves to be elevated to new and different heights at times.

With savory to sweet variations, these recipes will have you craving crêpes for every meal from breakfast to dinner and even dessert:

Egg Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Crêpes

Swiss Chard, Mushroom and Brie-Stuffed Buckwheat Crêpes with Tarragon Bechamel

Berry-Filled Whole Wheat Crêpes with Honey Yogurt


Spinach Refresher
You'll need sautéed spinach for the crêpe filling in the recipe featured in our video. If you need a refresher on how to get spinach without sogginess, watch our video How to Sauté Spinach:

How to Sauté Spinach 
How to Sauté Spinach


Mario Makes Sausage

Encase You Like Sausage

From our popular Just Encase: Sausage Making Basics class with Chef Mario Scordato to our new Pinterest board about Homemade Sausage, home cooks are embracing encased meat and we love it!

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Through Thick or Thin: We Love Crêpes     
A lot of people are scared to make crêpes. They worry they aren't thin enough, they don't have the right pan or they'll ruin a bunch. In reality, crêpes are actually very simple to make. Even with the time needed to rest the batter, you can whip out a batch in no time. And who cares if you mess up the first one? Full disclosure: we even did in the making of this video. 

Shelley shows that crêpes are the perfect vehicle for all of the fresh vegetables available now, especially spinach. Watch it here. 

How to Make Crêpes 
How to Make Crêpes

Need more practice with your crêpe creations? Sign up for our Sweet and Savory Crêpes class:

Saturday, August 10 at Merchandise Mart
Sunday, August 25 at Lincoln Square


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Feed your Craving for Art     
Making crêpes could be considered an art form. Chicago start-up has curated a selection of delectable artworks that take inspiration from food. In their vision to support artists by bringing art directly to customers, the company focuses on original pieces and limited edition prints on their site. Curated exclusively for The Chopping Block customers, Cureeo has gathered creative talent from their site, as well as other online art resources. Each featured artist
listed below takes a tasty approach to their artwork, from tempting donuts, to abstract veggie tacos and lifelike seafood.

Food Art 1. Robert Chase Heishman, "IMG #8," photography, 30" x 20"
2. G. Anderson, "Apple," screen-print, signed by the artist, 12" x 15"
3. Michael Van Zeyl, " Silver King Fish," painting, 24" x 18"
4. Cara Ober, "Cheeseburger, Golden Years Series," drawing and mixed media, 6" x 6"
5. Leanne Grimes, "Sweet Potato and Kale Taco Night," painting, 14" x 11"
6. Tate Foley, "Class System," Print, 18" x 24"
7. Joel Penkman, "Krispy Kreme Dozen," limited edition giclee print, 23" x 16.5"
8. Tiel Seivl-Keevers, " Wooden Spoons," print, 8.25" x 11.75" 

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