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Baker seeds change with better bread

March 7, 2017

Hewn Bread’s Ellen King leads revival of locally grown heritage grains When she opened Hewn Bread in Evanston, Ill., in 2013, Ellen King set out to make better bread the way Midwestern bakers did a century ago: hand-forged artisanal loaves made with seasonal ingredients sourced from small, local farmers. But in the process of trying […]

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Meet the Midwestern farms supplying Chicago’s restaurants

March 6, 2017

Some of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants have been getting their grains, proteins, produce and dairy from local Midwestern farms just a short trip away for years. Why the penchant for the local? Everything from keeping money in the community to looking for quality produce to give their dishes a little extra kick. Here, we celebrate […]

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Paczki Day In Chicago: Where To Score The Doughnuts For Fat Tuesday

February 22, 2017

Fat Tuesday is around the corner, Chicago. That means it’s time to get in line for an annual tradition: Paczki. These Polish doughnuts sweeten anyone’s day, but natives know that to secure an adequate amount of paczki (pronounced “poonch-key”), strategies need to be developed. So be on the look out for online order forms and […]

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Talking Heritage Grains and Good Food Fest with Ellen King of Hewn!

February 21, 2017

Ellen King of Hewn Bakery in Evanston joins Dane and Beth to talk about the history and present day mystery surrounding the world of grains and bread. Hear as Ellen tell us about the 10,000 varieties of wheat and what makes them special and important in the world today. Learn about the role she’ll play […]

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Hewn Participates in Event to link grain growers, users

February 1, 2017

The emerging small grain economy will connect farmers with local food producers at the upcoming Illinois-Missouri Baker, Brewer and Distiller Summit. A day full of roundtable discussions, networking and inspiration is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Old Bakery Beer Co., 400 Landmarks Blvd. in Alton. “So many good things […]

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Hewn Bakery Finds Inspiration For New Artisanal Breads

January 25, 2017

Though 2017 has arrived at this artisanal bakery as elsewhere, Hewn, 810 Dempster St., has in many ways turned its clock back instead of forward. From the rustic, recycled décor to the use of locally sourced organic ingredients and a slow-acting leavening agent, the past seems firmly ingrained here. Co-owner and Director of Business Operations […]

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TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE THE LIFE-AFFIRMING FOOD MOMENTS OF 2016

January 3, 2017

Hewn is honored to be among Saveur’s most memorable moments that gave food lovers hope this past year. Their favorite stories of 2016 showed the ways food transcends boundaries of nations and beliefs, provides comfort in times of hardship, and empowers a better understanding of self-identity. Read the full post on their website.

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Breakfast Queen Visits Three Restaurants With Staying Power

November 18, 2016

This article appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. It’s worth repeating that while I have great respect for new and innovative, I have even more respect for tradition and consistency. And when I find places that are new, I look for the elements that I think will sustain them and turn […]

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Hewn News, September 2016

September 14, 2016

  We hope that all of you had a wonderful summer. We wanted to take some time to report on our August happenings, and to let you know about some great new things coming to Hewn. Feast on the Farm August 6, 2016 Our Feast on the Farm event at Hazzard Free Farm was, in […]

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03/07/2017

Baker seeds change with better bread

Hewn Bread’s Ellen King leads revival of locally grown heritage grains When she opened Hewn Bread in Evanston, Ill., in 2013, Ellen King set out to make better bread the way Midwestern bakers did a century ago: hand-forged artisanal loaves made with seasonal ingredients sourced from small, local farmers. But in the process of trying […]

03/06/2017

Meet the Midwestern farms supplying Chicago’s restaurants

Some of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants have been getting their grains, proteins, produce and dairy from local Midwestern farms just a short trip away for years. Why the penchant for the local? Everything from keeping money in the community to looking for quality produce to give their dishes a little extra kick. Here, we celebrate […]

02/22/2017

Paczki Day In Chicago: Where To Score The Doughnuts For Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is around the corner, Chicago. That means it’s time to get in line for an annual tradition: Paczki. These Polish doughnuts sweeten anyone’s day, but natives know that to secure an adequate amount of paczki (pronounced “poonch-key”), strategies need to be developed. So be on the look out for online order forms and […]

02/21/2017

Talking Heritage Grains and Good Food Fest with Ellen King of Hewn!

Ellen King of Hewn Bakery in Evanston joins Dane and Beth to talk about the history and present day mystery surrounding the world of grains and bread. Hear as Ellen tell us about the 10,000 varieties of wheat and what makes them special and important in the world today. Learn about the role she’ll play […]


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