October 2011

An afternoon with Laura Calder

25 October 2011

About 50 people came out this past Sunday to meet Laura Calder, host of the James Beard award-winning French Food at Home on the Food Network. She's also the author of a beautiful new cookbook, Dinner Chez Moi, the fine art of feeding friends. Laura is charming and funny and has lots of great advice when it comes to hosting dinner parties. Her favorite kind is spontaneous: “they’re a lot more casual and fun with less expectations than a dinner with invites sent a month in advance.”

Halloween is creeping up...

22 October 2011


Halloween has always been one of our favorite holidays. It was fun as a kid, perhaps even more fun as a teen, and it’s still great fun today. But there’s a darker side, one we didn’t think twice about until reading this article from Good Food - Child Slaves Made Your Halloween Candy. Stop Buying It.

Cooking demos, Chocolate samples and more

17 October 2011

Thanks again to everyone who came out to Cook Culture this past Saturday to enjoy some delicious demos, featuring items you can buy in-store. Chef David Mincey was giving out samples from his collection of artisan, small-batch chocolates. Chef Cosmo Meens was showing off how easy some of his favorite recipes are to make, given the right tools… and our Henckels rep was on hand with free knife sharpening lessons.