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From Chicago’s Centered Chef to Weight Watchers to TED Talks, Chef Ryan Hutmacher is Cooking!

This Local Chef is Getting America Healthy, One Meal at a Time!

January 5, 2015
Chef Ryan Hutmacher
Lisa Payne

Coming off a holiday season full of cocktail parties, Mom’s meatloaf and an assortment of holiday buffets, there’s no better time to be excited about eating healthy. Enter national culinary expert extraordinaire, Chef Ryan Hutmacher. While initially following a corporate career path in sales management, Ryan soon found himself in a whole new direction. “I was struggling both physically and mentally with the stress and was in search of something more fulfilling that supported the lifestyle I truly wanted to live,” he says. “I always loved food, even to a fault, but I decided to go ‘all in’ and headed to culinary school to explore my interest in the art form …  Read more

The Ultimate LOCAL Holiday Gift Guide for Chicago Foodies

Stay Hungry with These Amazing Holiday Gifts!

December 22, 2014
Chicago Foodie Gift Guide
Sara R. Fisher And Caitlin Murray Giles
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The holidays are a time for giving and a time for eating. Whether it’s your coworker, friend, family, neighbor or anyone else, everyone loves to receive delicious treats as gifts. Here are some ways to spoil the foodie in your life from one of our favorite local online shops, Monthly Clubs Artisan Sauce of the Month, 3 Months. Sauces are delivered monthly and can be used as delicious marinades, dressings, dips and more. This three-month option is a wonderful gift for under $25! Also available in six or 12-month options. Condiment of the Month, 6 Months. Getting a new condiment monthly for under $50 is a dream for foodies as the offerings are sweet, …  Read more

Chicago Gift Guide for the Foodies

The Top Chicago Foodie Gifts for this Holiday Season!

December 8, 2014
Chicago Foodie Gift Guide
Kaleigh Glaza

Some of the best parts of the holiday season revolve around food (Thanksgiving turkey, hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and more). So we’ve put together a gift guide for those Cheeky gals who truly love to cook and eat! With a focus on Chicago brands, this gift guide will have your mouth watering and provide ideas for seriously delicious gifts. For the Java lover: TOMS Thankful Blend Put a boost in your morning with a tasty drink for a great cause! You can write what you’re thankful for on the bag, and you’ll also be providing clean water for a week to someone in need with every purchase. For those with Chicago pride (like us!): Pastoral’s “Best …  Read more