Lights, Camera, Action: It's Movie Month
Movie & Popcorn We love Oscar month! Not only does it give us a great excuse to make our famous Truffled Popcorn, our staff gets to be creative with our cooking class titles paying homage to the movies. Some of our favorites from this year include:

Jurassic Pork
The Merchant of Venice: Venetian Cicchetti
Blue Jasmine: Taste of Thailand
My Big Fat Greek Feast
Date Night: La Bamba
Gone with the Wheat: Gluten-Free Gourmet
Whey's World: Homemade Cheesemaking
Citizen Casing: Sausage Making Basics

Take a look at our just-released March calendars and let us know which class title is your favorite on Facebook or Twitter.
Experience Traditional Provençal Food
Provence Food and Wine is a blend of French, Italian, North African and Mediterranean flavors all in one cookbook. Author Viktorija Todorovska offers simple recipes, straightforward advice, and unique yet accessible ingredients.
Co-author François Millo is also an acclaimed photographer, capturing the spirit of Provence, its landscapes, and its people. Join Viktorija and François for an upcoming cooking demonstration and tasting of recipes from their book.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
The Chopping Block at the Mart
Wine Classes Return
We are proud to partner with Fine Vintage to bring the prestigious wine courses of The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) to Chicago. Designed for both wine enthusiasts and the wine trade, these courses offer highly accomplished instructors, fantastic wines, and  internationally recognized certification. James Cluer, one of only 312 Masters of Wine in the world and only 38 in North America, is the founder of Fine Vintage and will teach the first courses at The Chopping Block in March himself.
Valentine's Day is Almost Here
Are you sweet on someone? Show them how much you care with a romantic cooking class on Valentine's Day weekend. Purchase a Sizzling Savings Card  worth $150 and get an additional $20 that you can spend on a bottle of wine, the tool or ingredient you can't live without, or even another class!

Want to impress your date with a tasty and romantic dessert?

Don't Be a Chicken
The smell of chicken roasting in the oven warms our hearts just as much as it makes our stomachs growl. As Mike Lintal shares in his latest blog, if you utilize all of it, one chicken can last for days.

Did you know the chicken's back is one of the most delicious pieces of the bird? Chef Sara Salzinski's family actually fights over it! Watch her video on how to remove the backbone for roasting in her latest blog.

For more chicken know-how, sign up for our A Few Good Hens: Chicken 101 coming up in March.
Pinterest Need even more ideas for chicken? Check out our
Chop Chef
Photo Courtesy of Tasting Table
Learn the art of slicing and dicing like a chef in our most popular class: Knife Skills. Anthony Todd from Tasting Table did, and he shares what he learned, as well as some extra tips from our Chef Ron Martin.

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