Susan Stark

Assistant News Editor/Food &Neighbor
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Susan Stark is the Assistant News Editor/Food and Neighbor. As Food editor she oversees the content and production of the Food section. She is responsible for editing content and designing layouts for the Cook County Neighbor sections. As a newsroom multiplatform editor she prepares print copy for posting on dailyherald.com and social media outlets.

Stark was a part of the design team on the Daily Herald's 1999 Crossing Centuries special section. The section won a first place Lisagor Award for news design. She has a bachelor's degree in English and Communications from Western Michigan University.

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Colorful, crafty gadgets make debut at International Home and Housewares Show

Mar 30 2016 | 6:18 am - More than a few new products unveiled at the International Home + Housewares Show merit standout status. Here are a few I found intriguing.

Serving up a Super Bowl

Jan 27 2016 | 8:05 pm - A Super Bowl party calls for tailgate food so pick your menu carefully. In today’s section, we’ve compiled some of our favorites.

In search of the elusive Branston Pickle

Jan 26 2016 | 2:14 pm - Susan Stark spells out where to find the elusive Branston Pickle, featured in Penny Kazmier’s Jan. 20 column, and shines a light on a raffle for chocolate lovers and the history of Super Bowl snacks.

Put out a cheese board in a jiffy for casual entertaining

Dec 30 2015 | 7:22 am - Holiday entertaining can be a crowd or a couple — a New Year's Eve bash or a few friends playing cards. Whatever your party plans, a cheese board makes a festive centerpiece, will feed your guests and best of all, it's mostly prep work.

IPA dip steals the show at Beer Fest Beatdown

Dec 15 2015 | 5:09 pm - The new IPA Onion Dip stole the show at the "Beer Fest Beatdown" this past weekend at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. And we have the recipe.

Holiday cookies can make the best gifts

Dec 09 2015 | 7:23 am - Food often is a cherished part of how we celebrate the holidays. And homemade cookies make for a colorful display at a party or as gifts. No wrapping required.

Happy in the middle, if only there were snow and slow-cooked ribs

Dec 01 2015 | 2:58 pm - Did you know Illinois is ranked 17th in the country for love and consumption of that holiday classic, the green bean casserole? Plus, dreaming of slow-cooked short ribs and snow in this week's column from our food editor.

Giving thanks always a good thing — giving even better

Nov 23 2015 | 12:10 pm - Starting today -- it's go time for cooks preparing to serve Thanksgiving dinner. Let's remember to give and give thanks, too.

Thoughts on recipes, contests and mystery ingredients

Nov 18 2015 | 4:38 pm - That's it. The Cook of the Week Challenge for 2015 is a wrap. Some thoughts from the Food editor on recipes, emcees and mystery ingredients.

Five suburban bakers to compete in Schaumburg this weekend

Nov 10 2015 | 3:48 pm - Last week started out savory and ended on a sweet note. Monday saw the live cook-off to determine the Daily Herald’s Cook of the Year and ended with the Daily Herald Baking Challenge Thursday.

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