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Teresa Fiocchi, Cook of the Week Challenge finalist

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  • Cook of the Week Contest finalist Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein.

      Cook of the Week Contest finalist Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • The finished dish of Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein for the finale for the Daily Herald 2016 Cook of the Week Challenge at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca on Nov. 1.

      The finished dish of Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein for the finale for the Daily Herald 2016 Cook of the Week Challenge at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca on Nov. 1.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein cooks up her barely kale pilaf.

      Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein cooks up her barely kale pilaf.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Bourbon, Beef & Dumplings made by Mundelein Cook of the Week Challenge contestant Teresa Fiocchi.

      Bourbon, Beef & Dumplings made by Mundelein Cook of the Week Challenge contestant Teresa Fiocchi.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein and her dish for the first challenge in the Cook of the Week Challenge. Fiocchi made turkey milanese topped with eggplant cocoa caponata with capers.

      Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein and her dish for the first challenge in the Cook of the Week Challenge. Fiocchi made turkey milanese topped with eggplant cocoa caponata with capers.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 

Teresa Fiocchi of Mundelein was one of four finalists in the Daily Herald's Cook of the Week Challenge competing live on Nov. 1. She was also named the Fan Favorite.

Age: 47

Occupation: Self-employed

Background: When Teresa Fiocchi was in high school, she participated in a student-run restaurant that fed teachers and staff once a week. "I love to make various types of homemade pastas that I store in the freezer, but my pantry is also stocked with all shapes of dried pasta, too."

Faced: Chris Copeland in Round 1, Craig Brannan in Round 2.

Round 1 ingredients: Turkey breast, cocoa powder, eggplant and capers.Round 2 ingredients: Boneless beef chuck, bourbon, smoked paprika and pearl onions.

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