Ann Baker

I’ve been in the food and wine “biz” now for almost 17 years. Way back when.. I had an early sort of mid-life crisis and decided I would quit a managerial position at a large downtown ad agency in pursuit of a culinary degree. I survived the professional certificate program at the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago (now a division of Cordon Bleu). The years that followed included jobs in catering, working as a personal chef, teaching, writing, restaurant and wine shop gigs, and most importantly…becoming a mom. As life has a way of coming full circle, I am now back to working an administrative job, managing schedules for my very busy family, and serving on the board of a local community theatre. On weekends, you will find me in the backyard, tending to a small but very productive herb and vegetable garden, cursing the day I planted garlic chives. The rest of my non-sleeping hours are spent cooking, entertaining, and pouring over food blogs, magazines and cookbooks. Surrounding yourself with good friends and great food is what it’s all about. I love sharing my passion, one recipe at a time. Enjoy!

I think about Cornish Game Hens a lot.  And how I was first introduced to theses magic wonders by my culinary inspirations Shelia Lukens and Julee Rosso,...

..or as they may call it in France: “Ragoût de poulet avec des légumes et herbes sauvages”  Ah yes, those savage herbs.  Let’s talk...

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