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April 9, 2018

By PilotLight

Pilot Light receives 2018 Pearson Program Excellence Award from Society of Public Health Education

Pilot Light is thrilled to announce that our flagship program, the Institute for Food Education, received the 2018 Clarence E. Pearson Program Excellence Award from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) on April 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.  The Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions by a program to the practice of health education, is named in honor […]

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March 30, 2018

By PilotLight

Chefs from Piece Pizzeria, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Lillie’s Q and Hot Doug’s talk food education

The end of March wraps up our fourth annual Piece Pizza Party for Pilot Light, where Piece Brewery and Pizzeria, along with four of our favorite partner chefs, Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp, Charlie McKenna, and Doug Sohn, have donated 10% of their sales to our food education work in Chicago Public Schools. We sat […]

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March 13, 2018

By PilotLight

Pilot Light Food Standards officially released, igniting food education in Chicago and beyond

  by Hannah Hemperly The Pilot Light Food Education Standards, a multi-year undertaking, were officially released Monday night at avec in Chicago, IL with Pilot Light co-founding chefs Paul Kahan and Matthias Merges leading a lively discussion on the impact of the new Food Education Standards. “Food education is the vehicle that can change our […]

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December 24, 2017

By PilotLight

Spiced Molasses Cookies From Our Kitchen to Yours

Spiced Molasses Cookies Ingredients  1¼ cups all-purpose flour  ½ cup whole wheat flour  1 teaspoon baking soda  1 teaspoon kosher salt  2 teaspoons ground ginger  1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon  ½ teaspoon ground cloves  1½ teaspoons finely ground black pepper, plus more for sprinkling  1 cup (packed) […]

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December 18, 2017

By PilotLight

A Healthy Holiday Recipe from the Pilot Light Chefs

Sweet Potato, Collard Green, Pomegranate, and Sunflower Seed Salad Ingredients: 2 Medium sized sweet potatoes, cut into small pieces 1 Bunch Collard Greens or Curly Kale ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds ¼ Cup Sunflower Seeds, Toasted Canola Oil or Olive Oil Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Apple Cider Vinegar, to taste 1 Tablespoon Yogurt Method: […]

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December 5, 2017

By PilotLight

Old Fashioned Face-Off 2017

On December 5th, Old Forester is bringing the best Old-Fashioned spin-offs together in the Old Forester Old Fashioned Face-Off. Seven cities around the country, including Pilot Light’s hometown of Chicago, will celebrate the 84th anniversary of Repeal Day by bringing their best to the table. 14 bartenders from around Chicago will compete for awesome prizes […]

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August 2, 2017

By PilotLight

Peach Party

By Brenna Gordon O’Dea Peach season is upon us and boy is it SWEET. Okay, so the exact parameters of peach season are a bit hazy, or as The New York Times puts it perfectly, fuzzy. But one thing is for sure, when it comes to summer peaches, when you get a good one, you […]

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July 26, 2017

By PilotLight

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday: Beating the Berry Blues

By Brenna Gordon O’Dea And finally…it happens. August arrives. We are not quite there yet, but the final month of freedom is just around the corner, and we are filled with…ALL THE FEELS. Of course, we are beyond excited for back to school season to begin. We miss YOU, our stellar students, teachers, and parents during […]

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July 19, 2017

By PilotLight

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday: Parchment Party

By Brenna Gordon O’Dea We are back for another Waste Not Wednesday and we promise it will be as delicious as the last! Today we are taking you from A to Z, through just a few of the MANY delicious ways to liven up those lackluster veggies. We are talking about one of the easiest, tastiest ways to take […]

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July 14, 2017

By PilotLight

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday: Pesto Party

By Brenna O’Dea Do you have some greens sitting in your crisper that have gone from gorgeous to gross?? Don’t go throwing them away just yet! Pesto season is upon us. If you didn’t already know that, then hop on board and enjoy the ride! Now is the perfect time of year to transform those […]

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