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Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

No flour, no sugar, and gluten-free! This cornbread baked in a cast iron skillet goes together in a snap.

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Vincent Price, a Ghost Doll, and a Pile of Cookbooks

I found a ghost doll, a Vincent Price cookbook (is there a connection?), a German deli, and piles of cookbooks. And how was your weekend?

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014, Part Two

Part Two of the International Home and Housewares Show will be all about some of the new and inventive products, many not even available yet in stores. Which one will be your favorite?

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014

There is so much to do and see at the annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, that I have to divide up the blogs into two parts: Part One today will be people, places, and events, followed by Part Two sometime soon about the products.

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Eataly Chicago

Eataly is now open in Chicago! I could have spent all day there…

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Coming Up: The Home and Housewares Show!

How would you like to have a wall of pots and pans like these? Stay tuned for my upcoming report at the International Home and Housewares Show!

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A Michelin Star Meal with Cuisinart

What could be better than an evening at Michelin-starred restaurant Acadia in Chicago with hosts from the Cuisinart company and table mates being cookbook authors and magazine editors?  Talk about lively conversation!  Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I am able to attend these amazing events.  My daughter Kristina and I had another one of our food […]

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Night with a Carnivore

Iron Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and co-host of The Chew,  Michael Symon, is also a longtime affiliate with Calphalon.  In celebration of Calphalon’s fifty years and to present Symon’s newest cookbook, Carnivore, Calphalon hosted a dinner to showcase both.  My daughter Kristina and I were thrilled to be invited to the event held at the Calphalon kitchens in […]

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