THE CHOPPING BLOCK WINNERS:  Not only did The Chopping Block host AWJ-Chicago's smashingly successful summer picnic (July 29, 2015) but the top cooking school & retail shop raffled off two cooking classes. And the winners are long-time AWJ member Patricia Arnold (pictured), journalist, author and PR and publishing consultant, who's taking an Under the Tuscan Sun class; and brand new AWJ member Teresa Schmedding, deputy managing editor/digital operations for the Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Illinois. who's enrolled in the Summer Soiree class.  Maybe next year these two cooking journos can organize a foodie event for the Association of Women Journalists!