Looking for a gift for a consummate foodie and home chef, or a place to learn how to whip up a few goodies? Consider going to the Chopping Block in Lincoln Square. Last month I paid a visit to the store and besides picking up a few goodies, I took many photos. Click on the photos to see the full image. The store is attractively laid out, with a panoply of colors and textures that lend interest in this shop that has everything from cookbooks, seasonings for ethnic foods, cooking lessons, wines, serious chef supplies and the whimsical but always useful items.
And for those of you who spend all your time perfecting that crust and aren’t up to make your own fruit filling, now you can get a gourmet prepared version.
Do you love Emile Henry dishes? They’re gorgeous and pricey, but once you buy one it’ll probably last you a lifetime. The Chopping Block has a nice selection in all the bold and brilliant colors that Emile Henry is known for.
Having problems holding onto that hot pan handle? Try the Banana Handle.
Perfect for our fall to winter temps is this display with a pumpkin pie mix.
Nothing heralds in the winter months like a pot of home made soup, and Le Creuset pots are the perfect complement.
Are you ready to take the plunge and try a little Mexican cooking, but you don’t have a clue how to find a local botega or make a trip down to Pilsen or Little Village for your spices? There’s a nice assortment of Los Chilenos right in the store.
If sea salt is your thing, you’ve come to the right place. They also have salt and pepper grinders. That’s right – grinders for your sea salts.
One of the best ways to keep your knives from dulling out is by using a natural cutting board such as these bamboo ones. Besides feeling better, they look gorgeous.
Last year the Chopping Block offered their premade cookies, which were fabulous. Using the highest quality butters and ingredients, these frozen delights baked up easily in your own oven. This seems to be the year of the pie, and there is usually a monthly featured pie that you can purchase frozen, and after some time baking in your oven, your kitchen will be filled with the lovely aroma of a baked pie, again, without the work. Shhhhh!
4747 N. Lincoln Avenue