ALL ARTICLES BY Nicolette Degrassi

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From Supper Club to Dumplings; This New Business Sings

When their supper club plans fizzled due to the pandemic, Richard Lee and Claire Guyer got cooking – with dumplings – and have not looked back.
w Shannon Ronan and Breelyn MacDonald with jerky

This Woman-Owned Business is Making Beef Jerky with Love and Pride

What started as a hobby turned into a business. Meet the “two chicks” behind California-based Two Chicks Beef Jerky.
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Two Moms, a Cocktail Shaker and a Dream

These Pennsylvania friends, mothers and neighbors concocted a line of organic mixers designed to create the perfect drink
earl gray spread

Husband and Wife Duo Spread Happiness with a Korean Dessert Tradition

Nick Ng and Ahreum Kim used the pandemic to get creative with Ooyoo, a Minnesota-based company specializing in Korean-style dessert spreads.
aliment pasta kit

Twin Cities Chef Team Twirls Pasta Possibilities Into Post-Pandemic Dreams

When the pandemic hit, two brothers-in-law decided to stop talking about starting a business together and actually do it. The result: Aliment Pasta Co, which originates from the Latin word alere, which means to nourish.
Maya-Camille Broussard

Meet the Chicago Baker Helping to Change the World Through Pie

There’s a lot of good will baked into Maya-Camille Broussard’s sweet and savory pies, quiches, and tarts – and we’re not just talking buttery goodness. Chicago’s Justice of the Pies is all about giving back and helping the community.
Mark and Joe of Bridge City Brinery

It’s a Big Dill: Two Pittsburgh Chefs Start a Pickle Business

How did two restaurant chefs stay busy when the pandemic hit? They pickled everything. Read more to learn what makes Bridge City Brinery’s pickles unique.
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This San Antonio Food Craze Will Make Your Tastebuds Explode

Ruby Wilder of the taco delivery service Ruby’s Krafty Tacos wants to make her spicy michelada bombs the next hot cocoa bombs – just add beer! Read on to find out how you can get your hands one one yourself.

Boston’s Chef Ming Tsai Spreads Kindness Through Vegan Pop-Up Meals

Boston Chef Ming Tsai has been a pioneer in the culinary world for years. A former James Beard award winner, he’s also a prolific cookbook author, restaurant owner and host of the Emmy-nominated Simply Ming, the longest-running cooking show on PBS. But perhaps his most impressive achievement has been using his culinary talents to pay…