Perfect roast chicken for the perfect chicken sandwich

April 18, 2018

By JeanMarie Brownson Chicken factors into most lunches in our family. Chicken salad, cold fried chicken, chicken soup and leftover barbecued or grilled chicken. Chicken sandwiches of all manner. No wonder that I select the chicken sandwich at a recent lunch at Daily Provisions in New York. Their rotisserie chicken sandwich with bacon, avocado and […]

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Enjoy lunch in an upscale boutique, plus other restaurant openings

April 9, 2018

by Grace Wong After eight years of running Space 519 in the 900 North Michigan building, owners Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel wanted to create a flagship location where people could look at displays, shop curated international goods, and eat delicious food, like Marshall Field’s of old. The upscale boutique, known for its designer clothing, […]

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Best of Wine & Food 2018

March 28, 2018

By Tara Gardner, Laura Hine, Marjie Killeen, Jacquelyn Lumley and Alyssa Zacek BEST UPCOMING COOKBOOK When reporter Amelia Levin came to interview Ellen King, baker and co-owner of Hewn (810 Dempster St., Evanston), the two clicked. So much so that two years later, the duo (with photographer John Lee) have a cookbook coming out this […]

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Why the Morning Bun Should Get Way More Respect Than It Does

March 27, 2018

by Jenn Rice Morning buns with coffee or tea is the perfect way to start any day. They’re simultaneously sweet, salty, crisp and chewy, and in a category of their own. But they often get tossed into a group of anything sweet that’s served in the a.m. Contrary to what many will tell you, a […]

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FOOD 101: French Bread, Italian Bread, The Difference

March 21, 2018

March 21st is National French Bread Day. Every country makes a variety of different breads: harder and softer, rounder and flatter. In France, the focus is on loaves (as opposed to flatbreads): different-shapes that have crusty exteriors and a chewy crumb. In addition to the iconic baguette, other loaves—more wide or narrow, shorter or longer—include […]

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Chicago-area deals and freebies for National Pi Day

March 14, 2018

March 14, or 3.14, is a special day devoted to the unique numerical value of pi and for food lovers it’s another excuse to eat “pie.” And if you’re not nerding out with other math aficionados around the world, chances are you’re drooling over pies you’re going to honor the day with. Whether you’re celebrating […]

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Dining news: Jake Melnick’s, Fat Rice, ’42 Grams’ movie

January 16, 2018

by Andrew Davis —Hewn, 810 Dempster St., Evanston, has announced that its first cookbook, Hewn Heritage Baking, will be released through Chronicle Books in the fall of 2018. Created by Co’Owner Ellen King and her team at Hewn, and written in conjunction with food writer Amelia Levin, the book features recipes made with heritage wheat […]

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DISH: SAVOR Hewn; Prosecco; Restaurant Week

January 15, 2018

by Andrew Davis There are your standard bakeries—and then there are places like Evanston’s Hewn ( 810 Dempster St.; ), which specializes in hand-forged artisan breads. How seriously does Hewn take its breads? So much so that the website has a page on how to care for and how to properly freeze your bread […]

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Spent-grain bread

January 11, 2018

By Ellen King Ingredients: 700 g, divided Water, 78 to 80 degrees f 190g Ripe starter 600 g Bread flour 400 g Whole-wheat flour 19 g Salt 180 g Spent grain, all extra liquid squeezed out 1 In a large bowl, add 650 grams water. 2 Add starter to water and stir with your hand […]

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Latest Hewn News


Hewn Recognized During James Beard Taste America

Chicago chefs’ menus were featured, along with continued recognition of Hewn’s role as the bread service provider and Special Thanks mention.


Hewn on Weekly Round Up – Chicago Events – October 23 2017

Chicago Events October 23 – October 29 Hey, Chicago and beyond! Who’s ready for a new week? I personally could use a couple more days off. I went into anti-social, hibernation mode to catch up on some very much needed sleep. I’m still fatigued but feeling much better. Can you believe all the Halloween parties […]


16 places to eat burrata in suburban Chicago

To a cheese lover, burrata is what a candy-coated truffle is to a chocolate fan. Burrata is a package of yummy goodness – a creamy cheese (stracciatella) cloaked in a gentle shell of mozzarella. The word burrata means buttery in Murgia, Italy, the tiny village where cheese artisans crafted the first burrata over 100 years […]


Lunchbreak: Moroccan eggplant sandwich

Watch Ellen King’s appearance on WGN TV’s Lunchbreak. Moroccan Eggplant Sandwich Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 ea medium eggplant, sliced lengthwise 1/4 cup olive oil 1 ea onion, small diced 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1/4 cup chives, sliced 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 Tbs Moroccan red pepper flakes (red pepper flakes) 1/4 cup lemon juice 8 […]

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