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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Cook of the Week Challenge Round 2: New matchups look to be fierce

Oct 05 2016 | 10:50 am - Welcome to Round 2 of the 2016 Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge. Some of the entries are already in. If these recipes are any indication, the competition is fierce, and the cooks are lighting a fire under their A games.

16 home cooks step up to plate for Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge

Aug 31 2016 | 1:51 pm - Foodies, home cooks and recipe junkies — hold onto your aprons. It’s time to launch the sixth annual Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge. The 16 home cooks range in age from 19 to 65, but one thing they all have in common is a love...

Arlington Heights' Pho An Heights introduces diners to Vietnamese street food

Aug 24 2016 | 11:38 am - At the new Pho An Heights in downtown Arlington Heights, diners can enjoy a flavorful, fresh taste of Vietnamese, Korean and other Asian street foods for lunch or dinner.

Making sure the Italian food at Little Italy Fest-West is the real McCoy

Aug 17 2016 | 9:58 am - Authentic Italian food will certainly be a highlight at this weekend’s Little Italy Fest-West in Addison. Sponsor Ron Onesti of Arcada Entertainment will even be cooking some of his Italian specialties.

Apply now for a shot at Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge 2016

Jul 13 2016 | 6:28 am - Love to cook? Get your application in for the Cook of the Week Challenge 2016.

Make Mother's Day memorable with food, glorious food

May 10 2016 | 11:05 am - Whether you prepare breakfast in bed for mom or buy her dinner on Mother's Day, food can help make the day.

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 | 7:05 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 | 1:14 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 | 6:22 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.

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