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Currency Exchange Cafe Chicago

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13th May 2017

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Currency Exchange Cafe: Support Local

After two months in Italy, I dreaded returning to the States. America’s political climate was unavoidable abroad as I was constantly asked, “What is happening in America?” Also, my hometown...

tasteofinnovation-rondaisms

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17th Feb 2017

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The Next Frontier in Food

I’ve seen the future of food and it includes drones! Wednesday night I attended the Taste of Innovation for a look into the future of food and what a feast!...

Whiskey Turkey

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17th Nov 2015

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Bourbon Inspired Thanksgiving Feast

Although I am not a brown liquor drinker, I love the flavor it adds to food when cooking. I recently shared my recipes for infusing your Thanksgiving turkey, side dish,...

Marcus Samuelsson - Rondaisms

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10th Mar 2014

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Kitchen Talk – Diversity in Food Culture

Last weekend, a chef friend from Chicago visited specifically to hear Mother Jones’ panel “Food for Thought – Kitchen Talk on Diversity.” The panelists featured chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Gabrielle Hamilton,...

Daphne Cheng - Rondaisms

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09th Feb 2014

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From Disorder to Enlightenment – Developing a Healthy Love Affair with Food

Featuring: Daphne Cheng, Chef/Vegetable Connoisseur Food Entrepreneur of Suite ThreeOhSix I recall my sophomore year in high school. My gym and health teacher was an Iron Man participant that resembled...

Desserts

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22nd Nov 2013

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Be Grateful & Thankful – Kiss the Cook

Always learning and growing. I had a moment of clarity. As a kid, I hated leftovers for more than two days. In my mind, I thought my mom was being...

Table

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07th Nov 2013

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Thanksgiving Traditions – New and Old

The holiday season is quickly approaching and my favorite time of the year. I was never a big fan of Thanksgiving because of the turkey. It is dry meat. My...

Hot-Dog-Pier

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28th Apr 2013

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Sweet Home Chicago

I am a Chicagoan born and raised.  I have fond memories growing up in the Second City.  The blues nurtured me, the city feed me, and the politics shaped me. ...

boots

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27th Aug 2011

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Levity: NY Woman’s Survival Guide to Hurricane Irene

So naturally the first thing you do is get a pair of high fashion rain boots.  Just because a hurricane is coming is no excuse to look awful. I beautifully maneuvered the...