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Brewing Barristers “Lawyer Up” to the Bar To Support Craft Beers

In Interview, Show, WGN On November 21, 2014 Comments Off

Craft beer fans and attorneys at the Michael Best Law Firm Zach Watters and Ben Johnson join Hannah and Dane on Flavor HD. Hear Zach and Ben share… Read More »

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Super Delish Cranberry Dipping Sauce

In Recipes, Show, WGN On November 13, 2014 Comments Off

Hannah uses fresh cranberries (which happen to be on sale at Jewel this week!), and mixes the leftover with either mayo, Miracle-whip, or even plain greek yogurt, to… Read More »

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Halloween Candy – We’ve Got You Covered From Pairings to Partings!

In Interview, Show, WGN On October 30, 2014 Comments Off

Hannah and Dane got to spend time with Audrey Kinsman who shared her research (yes) on pairing wines of different price points with, wait for it….   HALLOWEEN CANDY!… Read More »

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Flavor HD On The Front Lines With Halloween Wars Host… Justin Willman

In Interview On September 21, 2014 Comments Off

When it comes to Food Network, where there’s a “War” there’s a Willman…Justin Willman that is. Host of BOTH the hit show Cupcake Wars and the crazy cool… Read More »

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Chef Robert Childers Carves Up Halloween Wars 3

In Interview, WGN On September 21, 2014 Comments Off

Chef Robert Childers is a pumpkin carving artist on season 3 of Halloween Wars on Food Network, and joined Hannah and Dane to talk about the show, his… Read More »

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Sets Up In OUR Front Yard!

In Interview, Show, WGN On September 19, 2014 Comments Off

Alex Scott lost her battle with childhood cancer but not before she started her Lemonade Stand that has become a national movement and one of the largest foundations related to… Read More »

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Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli & ALL STAR Culinary Cast at Ravinia!

In Interview, WGN On September 19, 2014 Comments Off

Ravinia will be rocking on September 20th as Food Network Magazine brings music and food together for an all day concert with headlining ingredients like John Mayer, Phillip… Read More »

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Food Network In Concert Comes to Ravinia!

In Show, WGN On September 19, 2014 Comments Off

Ravinia will be rocking on September 20th as Food Network Magazine brings music and food together for an all day concert with headlining ingredients like John Mayer, Phillip… Read More »

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Merlin Verrier – The Culinary Wizard of Lollapalooza!

In Interview, Show, WGN On August 1, 2014 Comments Off

When it comes to festivals, nothing is on the same level with Lollapalooza… and with that as the framework, the food has risen to the super fun occasion! … Read More »

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FYI…Beth Peterson is OUR World Recipe Champ & Star on NEW FYI Network!

In Interview, Show, WGN On July 10, 2014 Comments Off

A & E is now launching their new network “FYI” and one of the great new shows premiering along with the network is “Food Champs” documenting the World… Read More »

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Doug Psaltis, Myron Mixon, Amazing Music & the Best BBQ!

In Interview On July 10, 2014 Comments Off

The “Winningest Man in BBQ” Myron Mixon and Chef Doug Psaltis share the mouthwatering magic that is Windy City Smokeout 2014 with Hannah and Dane of Flavor HD…. Read More »

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Strawberry Soup

In Bill Leff, Interview, Recipes, Show, WGN On July 2, 2014 Comments Off

One of our favorite summertime treats:  Strawberry Soup! Served chilled, it’s perfect on hot, humid days and is a great party appetizer too. Try pouring it into stylish… Read More »

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Brugal Rum Redefines Rum – REALLY!

In Interview, Show, WGN On May 28, 2014 Comments Off

We’ve all had rum, and know what we’re getting when we order it, or mix with it… OR DO WE? Brugal Rum redefines and ELEVATES rum, and takes… Read More »

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Chicagoland French Market’s In FULL Swing!

In Interview, Show, WGN On May 24, 2014 Comments Off

Bensidoun USA French Market Director Leslie Cahill joins Hannah and Dane on Flavor HD to preview the 2014 French Market season. Hear about the Chicago French Market’s events… Read More »

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Suburban Farmers Markets = Shoppers First Stop

In Interview, Show, WGN On May 24, 2014 Comments Off

Daily Herald Food Editor Deb Pankey Joins Hannah and Dane on Flavor HD to share the farmer’s market explosion going on all across Chicago’s suburbs. Deb talks farm… Read More »

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Sweets and Snacks Expo 2014!

In Interview, Show, WGN On May 21, 2014 Comments Off

Sweets and Snack Vice President Susan Whiteside joins Hannah and Dane to preview this years Sweets and Snacks expo. Hear about industry trends and the hottest new snacks,… Read More »

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Green City Market Brings Farm To City!

In Interview, Show, WGN On May 17, 2014 Comments Off

Chef Sarah Stegner joins Hannah and Dane to talk about all the Green City Market, and how the market has helped to change the way chefs in Chicago… Read More »

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Janet McCracken Helps Make Mother’s Day MAGIC In Everyday w/ Rachael Ray!

In Interview, Show, WGN On May 16, 2014 Comments Off

Janet McCracken, Test Kitchen Director for Everyday with Rachael Ray joins Flavor HD to share easy fun and flavorful ways to enjoy Mother’s Day and make sure Mom… Read More »

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Get Inspired for a Big Green Backyard Makeover with Dr. BBQ!

In Interview, Show, WGN On May 13, 2014 Comments Off

Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe joins Flavor HD to fill us in on the BEST and BEST TASTING way to enjoy pork AND get a $15,000 Big  backyard makeover in the… Read More »

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Chef Sam Choy is Cooking with CLASS in St Croix

In Interview, Show On April 19, 2014 Comments Off

Legendary Chef Sam Choy MAY be Hawaii’s finest natural resource (or at least its best tasting one) but he IS one of the stars of this years St. Croix Food and… Read More »

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Resurrection University Aces Their 100th With Duff

In Interview, WGN On April 19, 2014 Comments Off

100 years of anything is worth celebrating, and Res U is throwing a party for their 100th anniversary.  And, when there’s a party… there needs to be cake! … Read More »

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The Hodgson Mill Whole (Grain) Story

In Interview, Recipes, WGN On April 12, 2014 Comments Off

Hodgson Mill brings quality ingredients to consumers with milled grains, cereals, quinoa, pastas and more!  What’s that? You’re gluten free?  They’ve got you covered there as well! Wholesome… Read More »

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Good Housekeeping Sets The Bar With A Seal Of Approval

In Interview, Show, WGN On April 12, 2014 Comments Off

Ever wondered what goes into the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval? US TOO!  Luckily, we got to speak with Sharon Franke, Good Housekeeping’s Kitchen Appliances and Technology Director to… Read More »

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Room Copenhagen Designs For ALL

In Interview, Show, Uncategorized On March 30, 2014 Comments Off

Making room for design in your home has never been easier now that Room Copenhagen is on the scene.  From Legos to Paul Frank to Pantone – Room… Read More »

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OXO Makes Our Lives Better! We XOXO OXO!

In Interview, Show, WGN On March 28, 2014 Comments Off

Hannah and Dane make a beeline to the OXO booth every year at the International Home and Housewares Show, and this year they got to spend time with… Read More »

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Brew Demon Makes You A Home Brewer

In Interview, Product Demo, Show, WGN On March 19, 2014 Comments Off

Unleash your inner brew demon with the Brew Demon home brewing kit! Hannah and Dane interview Sam, the inventor and learn about what makes it so unique, so… Read More »

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Curious Chef Gets Kids In The Kitchen

In Interview, Product Demo, Show, WGN On March 19, 2014 Comments Off

Cooking with our kids is one of our favorite things to do, and when we saw the Curious Chef product line, we were excited to have food grade… Read More »

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Eataly’s LaScuola With “Dean” Lidia Bastianich

In Interview, Show, WGN On March 13, 2014 Comments Off

Class is now in session at Eataly’s long anticipated LaScuola, and Flavor HD’s Hannah and Dane are ready with pad, pencil and extra virgin olive oil. Hear Eataly… Read More »

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Tea For Two With Le Palais des Thés

In Interview, Show, WGN On March 13, 2014 Comments Off

During National Tea Month, Flavor HD’s Hannah and Dane learn about the development and resurgence in tea’s popularity from Aurélie Bessière with Le Palais des Thes. For more… Read More »

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Chicago Hosts A Trifecta Of Food Fun

In Interview, Show, WGN On February 26, 2014 Comments Off

The City of Chicago is throwing a Mardi Gras-themed birthday party and food truck rally to celebrate Chicago’s 177th birthday on Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington Street) on… Read More »

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Esther and Dane’s Easy Reesey Peanut Butter Bars

In Recipes, WGN On February 13, 2014 Comments Off

Dane Neal of Flavor HD shows Hannah how to make his delicious and easy Peanut Butter Bars for their Valentine’s Day Recipe series. This recipe is so easy… Read More »

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The Dinner Party You’ve Always Wanted To Attend

In Interview On February 13, 2014 Comments Off

The best conversations happen over dinner, and we in Chicago are lucky to have a dinner party visionary in our midst.  Hannah and Dane are joined by Elysabeth… Read More »

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Valentine’s Day Dessert From Marc Sievers= Easy & DELISH!

In Recipes, WGN On February 13, 2014 Comments Off

If you want to make a big impression with an easy to make, but DELISH restaurant caliber dessert – THIS is the recipe for you! http://wgnradio.com/flavor-hd/stories/flavor-hds-valentines-day-recipes/ Flavor HD’s… Read More »

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GoGo Squeez Lets You GoGo Deliciously!

In Interview, WGN On February 13, 2014 Comments Off

Jorie from the GoGo Squeez Chicago Squeez Squad joined Hannah and Dane to bring us up to date on all things GoGo and delicious! GoGo Squeez is a squeezable,… Read More »

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The Jeff Mauro Carpet Commercial

In Interview, Show, WGN On February 4, 2014 Comments Off

The moment we learned that Sandwich King Jeff Mauro was tackled in a local carpet commercial, we knew we had to bring it to you!!! Here it is… Read More »

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Jeff Mauro’s Kingdom Is “The Kitchen”

In Interview, Show, WGN On January 31, 2014 Comments Off

Hannah and Dane love when Jeff Mauro comes to visit, and today we’re talking about The Kitchen, Food Network’s newest show.  Joined by some of the top stars… Read More »

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How To Live To 100 – Jason Wrobel Tells Us How!

In Interview, WGN On January 18, 2014 Comments Off

Your mother was right when she told you to eat your veggies, and maybe if she would have cooked them like Jason Wrobel, you would have listened.  On… Read More »

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From Soup To Nuts, Vitamix Makes Delicious, EASY!

In Interview, WGN On January 11, 2014 Comments Off

As we enter the new year, healthy resolutions abound.  Few products make sticking to these changes easier, or more delicious than Vitamix.  And, for being 93 – they… Read More »

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The History and Tradition Of Moet & Chandon Champagne

In Interview, WGN On December 31, 2013 Comments Off

For 250 years, this company has been quenching the thirsts of Emperors and commoners alike, Amanda Hawk joins Flavor HD to share the history of Moet & Chandon… Read More »

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Cinnamon Eggnog French Toast Bake

In Recipes On December 30, 2013 Comments Off

Here is a great recipe for an easy and delicious (seriously delicious) french toast bake.  You can make it the night before, so its waiting for you to pop… Read More »

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Alton Brown On Tour, On “Cutthroat Kitchen’ & Hope For ‘Good Eats’ Fans…

In Interview, WGN On December 30, 2013 Comments Off

Culinary King Alton Brown joins Hannah and Dane to discuss his new show ‘Cutthroat Kitchen,’ Food Network’s first true game show, explaining the strategy of the show, and… Read More »

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Melissa d’Arabian’s Picky Eaters Project Redefines and Redesigns

In Interview, Show, WGN On December 29, 2013 Comments Off

Calling in from her home on Thanksgiving, Melissa d’Arabian shared her FoodNetwork.com webseries regarding picky eaters.  Profiling her work with her own (picky) children, this aims to help families with… Read More »

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Delicious Dishes For Foodie Fams = Weelicious!

In Interview, Show, WGN On December 29, 2013 Comments Off

From first foods, to family meals – feeding a family is no small feat.  Check out Weelicious.com for recipes, tips and ideas to make every stage delicious.  Weelicious… Read More »

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Belinda Chang Pairs Perfectly With Holidays

In Interview, Show, WGN On December 23, 2013 Comments Off

Genius sommelier and our friend, Belinda Chang, joins Hannah and Dane to discuss holiday wine pairings, and traveling with a champagne saber…     Podcast: Play in new… Read More »

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Savory Sweet Potatoes With Scott Miller

In Recipes, WGN On December 22, 2013 Comments Off

As part of our WGN Radio Holiday Recipe Webisodes, we spent time with Scott Miller from The Pete McMurray Show.  In this webisode, he makes his savory sweet… Read More »

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Feast Of The Seven Fishes

In Interview, WGN On December 22, 2013 Comments Off

Chef David DiGregorio join Hannah and Dane to discuss his family’s traditions and how they influenced Osteria Via Stato’s Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes. For more… Read More »

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Wendy Snyder’s Festive Holly Treats

In Recipes, WGN On December 14, 2013 Comments Off

As part of WGN Radio’s Holiday Recipe Series, Flavor HD’s Hannah and Dane help out Wendy Snyder with her Holly Cookies. Check out the recipe and video here:… Read More »

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Bill Leff’s Incredible Fantastic Delicious EggNog Pie and Bailey’s Pie Recipe

In Bill Leff, Interview, Recipes, WGN On December 14, 2013 Comments Off

For centuries men and women have wondered if there was a way to combine two of the greatest thing in the galaxy:  EggNog and Pie.  WGN’s Bill Leff… Read More »

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Wendy Snyder’s BLT Dip = YUM!

In Interview, Recipes, WGN On December 14, 2013 Comments Off

As part of our WGN Radio Holiday Recipe Webisodes, we spent time with Wendy Snyder from The Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Show.  In this webisode, she makes… Read More »

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Duff Goldman Is Thankful For Everything

In Interview, Show, WGN On December 14, 2013 Comments Off

Joining us for the second annual Flavor HD Thanksgiving Extravaganza on WGN Radio is The Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman.  Calling in from his family’s home, he… Read More »

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Toasty Cheese Keeps On Truckin’

In Interview, WGN On November 11, 2013 Comments Off

We here at Flavor HD are huge supporters of the food truck movement, both locally and nationally.  One of our favorite trucks anywhere is luckily, local! The Toasty… Read More »

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Hollywood Casino Chefs MAKE THE CUT Leading Up To The Finals In Joliet!

In Interview, WGN On November 8, 2013 Comments Off

Two final Hollywood Casino Steakhouse Chef teams are one step closer to the “Director’s Cut Award” to be presented at Hollywood Casino Joliet on Nov 19th. Hear Aurora’s Food… Read More »

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Damaris Phillips Is Southern At Heart

In Interview, WGN On October 29, 2013 Comments Off

Damaris Phillips loves southern cooking, and her new show will make sure we all do as well!  Damaris talks with Hannah and Dane about her show, her experience on… Read More »

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Rocco DiSpirito Brings It All Together On Restaurant Divided

In Interview, WGN On October 24, 2013 Comments Off

      Chef Rocco DiSpirito joins Hannah and Dane on Flavor HD to preview his new Food Network show “Restaurant Divided” and how he is working to help… Read More »

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Mo Rocca Goes Old School

In Interview, WGN On September 18, 2013 Comments Off

Mo Rocca’s cooking up new experiences with the older generation. On, My Grandmothers Ravioli, on The Cooking Channel, he goes old school with classic recipes. Podcast: Play in… Read More »

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Nadia G Brings Bitchin’ Style To Your Kitchen

In Interview, WGN On August 18, 2013 Comments Off

Nadia G vamps up the Cooking Channel every week with Bitchin’ Kitchen, and now she is letting us do the same with utensils, and aprons that are just… Read More »

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Duff Goldman’s Tie-Dye To Dye For!

In Interview, Product Demo, WGN On March 24, 2013 Comments Off

Duff by Gartner Studios has done it again! This time, in addition to high quality pans, tools, and mixes – they’ve upped the game to create a tie-dye… Read More »

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Bill Kurtis Stays Grassy – AND Classy!

In Interview, WGN On January 14, 2013 Comments Off

News, film and television superstar Bill Kurtis joins Hannah and Dane on Flavor  HD to about his grassfed beef company, and the taste and health benefits of ”Tallgrass Beef” during National Meat Month. PLUS, the art… Read More »

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Hannah’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

In Recipes, WGN On November 4, 2012 Comments Off

This recipe is not only delicious – but it’s also great because you can customize it a TON of different ways. Here’s how I make it, and then I’ll… Read More »

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Flavor HD talking King Cakes with Paul’s Pastry

In Interview On April 21, 2012 Comments Off

Flavor HD’s Hannah Stanley and Dane Neal talk with Sherri Paul-Thigpen of Paul’s Pastry (www.PaulsPastry.com) in Picayune, Mississippi about the history of the king cake, the symbolism contained… Read More »