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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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Soup made great, even amazing with right toppings

Feb 12 2016 | 4:23 pm - As we soup lovers know, the right toppings can turn a good soup into a great soup, sometimes even an amazing soup. The addition of crunchy, creamy, salty, sour and/or spicy can make all the difference.

Soups offer creative types flexibility but not with spicy peppers

Jan 05 2016 | 6:13 am - There’s something about soup that attracts the impetuous cook. OK, so that’s a bit stereotypical, but there’s an element of truth there — at least where I’m concerned.

Veggies given fair shake by carnivore chef

Oct 05 2015 | 5:16 pm - What’s a nice vegetarian girl doing pouring over “Girl in the Kitchen,” the cookbook by “Top Chef” winner and Chicago superstar chef Stephanie Izard? Surprisingly, her cookbook is filled with noncarnivorous...

Daily Herald events let us get to know each other face to face

Oct 09 2015 | 10:04 am - What do vintage cars, cooking, fitness, prep sports, photography and martinis have in common? They are just some of the interests that have been the focus of Daily Herald events.

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

Aug 06 2015 | 5:26 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 | 3:01 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 | 2:29 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 | 9:32 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 | 2:35 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 | 7:47 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...

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