M. Eileen Brown

AVP/Director of Strategic Marketing and Innovation
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M. Eileen Brown is the Assistant Vice President/Director of Strategic Marketing and Innovation for the Daily Herald. From 2002 to 2007, she was the Managing Editor of the Daily Herald. Before that, she was the Editor of the Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana and an entertainment editor and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. She was also a reporter and travel editor for the Daily Herald for nearly 20 years.

She currently is responsible for the Daily Herald Media Groupís strategic marketing initiatives, as well as the events division and special sections. Eileen works with the newsroom, inter-active and the advertising department to come up with new business models and ventures.

Eileen grew up in Chicago, but has lived in the suburbs for nearly 30 years. She serves on the boards for the Wings, GOA Regional Business Association and Giving Du Page. Certified in Myers Briggs, she also serves on the national board for the Association for Psychological Type International.

She lives in Itasca, and spends much of her free time doing yoga, biking, lifting weights or cutting up vegetables for soup.

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Soupalooza: Experimenting with flavored ice cubes in smoothies, soups and more

Aug 06 2015 | 6:26 am - It’s time to go crazy with ice cubes! Try adding buttermilk and frozen pea puree ice cubes to this carrot soup. It's magic.

Lemon basil key to refreshing soup served cold

Jul 01 2015 | 4:01 pm - There's no standing over a hot stove with Chilled Lemon Basil Avocado Soup. Everything goes into the blender and viola! A cool, refreshing first course.

Charred zucchini soup may lack in looks, but scores in flavor

Jun 01 2015 | 3:29 pm - It may not be pretty, but charred zucchini soup with yogurt and pine nuts is a richly flavored soup that tastes like a vacation in Greece.

Soupalooza: Fennel takes potato soup to delicious new heights

Apr 29 2015 | 10:32 am - Vichyssoise is one of M. Eileen Brown's all-time favorite soups she didn't think it could get any better. Then she spotted a recipe for Fennel, Garlic and Potato Soup by cookbook author and New York Times food columnist Martha Rose Shulman.

Soupalooza: Online comments help creamy artichoke soup come alive

Mar 25 2015 | 3:35 pm - When M. Eileen Brown found a box of frozen artichokes in the freezer begging to be used, she went online and found a recipe from the Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis for Creamy Artichoke Soup. It sounded delicious, almost like a soup version...

Soupalooza: Know your curry before adding to creamy cauliflower

Feb 25 2015 | 8:47 am - The instructions for Curried Cauliflower Soup called for cauliflower, garlic and onions cooked in almond milk with a little curry powder tossed in for flavor. Add a little toasted sunflower seeds for crunch and you’re done. How difficult could...

Cashews secret ingredient in creamy vegan soups

Jan 26 2015 | 10:06 am - Cream soups — loaded with saturated fat and calories — are a bit on the decadent side, especially when shaving off a few pounds was one of your New Year’s resolutions. But it’s that creamy goodness, generally the...

Soupalooza: Black-eyed pea soup boosts health, good luck in New Year

Dec 31 2014 | 9:25 am - M. Eileen Brown stumbled onto a recipe or story about the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck and became intrigued. After all, who doesn't want a little extra good luck — especially when it involves...

Soupalooza: Garnishes push soup from simple dinner to spectacular meal

Nov 26 2014 | 6:32 am - We have entered the fancy season. With the holidays approaching and guests arriving, everything needs a little extra joosh — and that includes something as simple as soup. So whether you are serving your out-of-town guests a leftover turkey...

Soupalooza: Chili a way to savor Buffalo wing taste without the bones

Oct 29 2014 | 3:22 pm - Looking for a vegetarian way to enjoy Buffalo chicken wings? M. Eileen Brown has you covered. In her monthly Soupalooza column she shares a recipe for Buffalo-style chili. It's packed with black beans, quinoa and hominy — a protein home run,...

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