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Our sweet, juicy homegrown garlic is NOW available at Kitchen Conservatory! 2000 hard-neck garlic cloves were planted last fall in our Ladue garden to satisfy (y)our love for this variety of garlic.

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We have added a demonstration garlic cooking class that is not in our summer newsletter! Register here!

Meet the Press: Garlic
Saturday, July 30
11 am to 1:30 pm
The only politics that will be discussed is whether to slice, roast, press, or infuse the garlic! Experience the incredible flavor of freshly-dug garlic, as Anne Cori creates baked olives with garlic and white bean-pesto dip – both served with homemade pita, roasted garlic-potato soufflé, homemade angel hair pasta all’aglio e olio with baked tomato Provençale topped with lemon-garlic breadcrumbs, plus fresh peach ice cream. Participants will take home fresh garlic.

Anne Cori appeared on Fox 2 News this morning, roasting poblano and bell peppers as a perfect addition to any grilled meat.

Roasting peppers can be done on a gas stovetop, under a broiler, or on the grill. Use a roasting rack for smaller peppers! Make sure that you have a good set of tongs for roasting the pepper, and a Swiss peeler for creating lovely parmesan shavings used in our recipe!


Arugula Salad with Roasted Peppers
1 red bell pepper
1 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
6 tablespoons olive oil.
Parmesan shavings for garnish

Roast the red bell pepper until charred and blackened. Cover and let steam until cool. Peel off the skin, remove the ribs and seeds, and cut into thin strips. Whisk together shallot, vinegars, and drizzle in olive oil. Toss the lettuce with dressing and top each salad with red pepper. Garnish with parmesan shavings.

Great cooking classes for this summer have just been posted at Register Here.

Kitchen Conservatory offers twenty cooking classes each week. Here are some highlights on the Summer schedule:

  • Josh Galliano of Companion Baking in “If I’m Not in a Jam, I’m in a Pickle” on June 11.
  • Tamara Keefe of Clementine’s Naughty and Nice in “Clementine’s, My Darling” on June 13.
  • Jason Brockman of Strange Donuts in “In the Done Zone with Strange Donuts” on June 29.
  • Nate Larson and Heather Young of Living Room in “Be Still My Tart, Let’s Quiche” on July 11.
  • Jason Tilford and Pete Schweiss of Milagro Modern Mexican in “Masa to Mi Casa: Tortillas and Tamales” on July 12.
  • Russ Clark of St. Louis Kolache in “Czech, Please! Hot Kolaches” on July 18
  • Ashley Schuster Kempf of Salume Beddu in “Italian Saucery” on July 19
  • Austin Hamblin and Michelle Allender of The Muddled Pig Gastropub in “Just in Queso” on July 25.
  • William Volny of Bixby’s in “The Flair of Alsatian Fare” on July 28.
  • John Messbarger and John Joern of Peacemaker Lobster & Crab in “The Beach Buoys” on August 1.
  • Crystal Stevens of La Vista CSA Farm in “Canning with the Farmer in the Dill” on August 7
  • Kirk Warner of Kirk’s Traveling Kitchen in “Honey, I Blue up the Kitchen” on August 8.
  • Matt Bessler of The Libertine in “Heavy Metal Cast Iron Cookery” on August 8.
  • Gian Nicola Colucci of Cielo at the Four Seasons in “Viva Italia!” on August 10
  • Lou Rook and Glenn Bardgett of Annie Gunn’s in “No Charred Feelings” on August 20.
  • John Lowe of Ibby’s at Washington University in “Saltwater vs. Freshwater” on August 28.
  • Ben Arthur of J. McArthur’s in “The Chef and Fishmonger” on August 30.
  • Adam Lambay of St Louis Union Station Hotel in “On the Streets of Mumbai” on September 7.
  • Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi in “Rome is Where the Heart Is” on September 14.

The best chefs creating the best food teach cooking classes at Kitchen Conservatory. Don’t miss a bite!

Kitchen Conservatory has been creating fun, informative YouTube videos that are gaining in popularity with over 7,000 views! Discover how to use of our favorite kitchen tools, choose a chef’s knife, tips on making perfect homemade potato chips, and fun moments from some of our popular cooking classes!

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Enjoy some of our videos, and see why We Make Cooking Fun!

Tool Time: Let’s Make Incredible Potato Chips!


Tool Time: Using a Pitting Spoon

Tool Time: Making Whipped Cream with a Cream Whipper

Tool Time: The Art of Pizza Throwing – a fun class for everyone!

The best chefs from the best restaurants are teaching cooking classes at Kitchen Conservatory this spring:

Aaron Baggett of EdgeWild on March 10.

Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi on March 23, April 13, and May 18.

Alex Cupp of Adam’s Smokehouse on March 28.

Matt Daughaday of Reeds American Table on March 29.

Scott Davis of Three Flags Tavern on May 9.

Pete Fagan of Tony’s on March 14, April 18, May 23, and June 20.

Josh Galliano of Companion Baking on June 11.

Adam Gnau of Acero on June 5.

Ivy Magruder of Panorama on February 29.

Vincent Marsden of Vincent van Doughnut on April 3.

John Messbarger of Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. on April 11.

Sarah Mispagel of 801 Fish on May 15.

Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe on June 6.

Brian Pelletier of Kakao Chocolate on April 7.

Bernard Pilon of Norwood Hills Country Club on March 12 and June 4.

Lou Rook and Glenn Bardgett of Annie Gunn’s on April 30.

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Sit back and watch master chefs cook sumptuous meals! At Kitchen Conservatory, we offer extraordinary learning opportunities that culminate in a memorable meals. Yes, you do get to eat all the food prepared. We have openings in several upcoming demonstration cooking classes:

Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley, chef and French cookbook author, explores Provencal cuisine on Wed, January 27 — shrimp bisque, roasted quail, and cherry clafoutis.

John Messbarger, chef of Peacemaker Lobster & Crab, demonstrates lobster bisque and clam chowder on Mon, February 1.

Karmen Rayburn and Jordan Knight, owner and chef of The Blue Duck, shows how to incorporate cocktails into dinner on Mon, February 8.

Lawrence Chen, chef-owner of Private Kitchen, has a splashy show of wok-fried whole fish, plus the famous Shanghai soup dumplings on Tue, February 23.

Ivy Magruder, chef of Panorama, creates fish and shellfish masterpieces with the fresh catch from Bob’s Seafood on Mon, February 29.

Christopher Lee, chef-owner of ChefTableSTL, goes back to his classic French training with salade nicoise, boeuf bourguignonne, and tarte Tatin on Thurs, March 3.

Aaron Baggett, chef of EdgeWild Restaurant, utilizes beer, bourbon, and scotch on Thurs, March 10.

Jean-Pierre Auge, who has been teaching French cooking for 40 years, offers a formidable duck a l’orange and strawberries Melba on Sat, March 19.

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A home-cooked meal is always delicious; don’t you want to cook and eat more home cooking in 2016? Yes, you can cook deliciously! Here are some great cooking classes that will sharpen your culinary techniques:

Culinary Skills, a four-part participation class on Wednesdays, starting on January 13 at 6 pm. Learn how to choose and use the different cuts of poultry, meat, and fish, plus lots of sauces, soups, and stocks, and finish up with irresistible vegetables.

Beyond Basics, a four-part participation class on Tuesdays, starting on February 16. Expand your kitchen know-how by learning to use these kitchen tools: pressure cooker, cast iron cookware, pizza stone, pasta machine, and stovetop smoker — plus the pastry bag, rolling pin, and stand mixer.

Register Here.

People who love to cook love to get new tools for the kitchen. These tools can be stuffed into lots of stockings:

Vegetable Spiralizer. Make carrots, cucumber, zucchini, potatoes, beets, and other vegetables into long spaghetti strands. The vegetable spaghetti is fun to make and fun to eat. We have a small spiral cutter that looks like a giant pencil sharpener or a table-top spiral cutter which suctions to the counter top for making lots of vegetables.

Mezzaluna Knife. This half-moon-shaped knife is a safe and easy way to make lots of chopped salad. The single-blade knife is actually easier and safer to use and clean than the double-bladed mezzaluna.

Recipe Rock. Don’t mess up your recipes in the kitchen, but hold the pages upright with this ingenious magnet, available in lots of colors.

Blue-Handled Fruit Tools. The pear corer and pitting spoon have sharp edges that are amazingly useful in the kitchen. The pear corer pares pears, but also scoops seeds out of chile peppers and cucumbers, plus it hulls strawberries and tomatoes. The pitting spoon pits stone fruits, but also removes the seeds from winter squash and scoops citrus cups.

Lemon Press. A new-and-improved lemon/lime press — the opti-squeeze — requires only half the force to squeeze the fresh lemon half.

A New Jar of Salt. Bacon salt and sriracha-lime salt are new and irresistible flavor additions. Use these salts to trim a bloody Mary or margarita drink — or just to finish any dish.

Bluetooth Probe Thermometer. Cooks needs thermometers and probe thermometers remove any guesswork. Now the probe thermometer is available with a bluetooth connection so the cook is not tied to the kitchen while the meat cooks.

Still can’t decide on a gift. Gift certificates are available in any amount and can be ordered and printed from your home computer — even on December 25.

Orders can be placed online ( or by telephone (866-862-2433) or shop in our store for complimentary gift wrapping and fresh samples of our favorite foods.

Our Winter 2016 Cooking Class Schedule has just been published online with 200 new cooking classes. Don’t miss the debut performances of these chefs in our kitchens:

  • Aaron Baggett, chef of EdgeWild Restaurant, teaching “Beer. Bourbon. Scotch” on Thursday, March 10.
  • Lawrence Chen, chef-owner of Private Kitchen, teaching “Shanghai ‘Dine’asty” on Tuesday, February 23.
  • Carl Hazel III, chef of Scottish Arms, teaching “Up in Arms for Scottish Food” on Monday, January 11.
  • Sarah Mispagel, pastry chef of 801 Fish, teaching “Ah, The Macaron!” on Sunday, January 10.

And, yes, our best culinary instructors and restaurant chefs have loads of NEW classes on the Winter Schedule. Here are some highlights:

Jean-Pierre Auge, “Joyeuse Fete” on Saturday, December 19

Susan Caciano, “Vegan Party Hardy” on Thursday, February 18

Jane Callahan, “Quiche and Tell – Pies are Swell” on Monday, March 7

Bob Colosimo (1111 Mississippi), “A Colosseum of Flavors” on Wednesday, February 24

Alex Cupp (Adam’s Smokehouse), “Stick to your Ribs” on Monday, March 28

Pete Fagan (Tony’s), “Pete or Pan” on Monday, January 25

Josh Galliano, “The Gumbo Files” on Sunday, February 7

Kelly Gardner, “Heart and Seoul” on Saturday, February 20

Aruna Gopinath, “Oh-Em-Ghee” on Saturday, March 5

Margi Kahn, “This Bread is Oat Cuisine” on Wednesday, February 3

Mickey Kitterman, “The Land of Cold Vodka and Caviar” on Monday, January 18

Adam Lambay, “Dhoso Do” on Wednesday, February 17

Christina Lane, “Follow That Girl! Cooking for Two” on Tuesday, January 19

Chris Lee, “Kung Fu’d” on Sunday, December 27

Jon Lowe, “We Can’t Weight” on Sunday, January 3

Jack MacMurray, “Plaudits for Paul Prudhomme” on Tuesday, January 12

Ivy Magruder (Panorama), “Chef and Fishmonger” on Monday, February 29

John Messbarger (Peacemaker), “Bisque it all for the Biscuits” on Monday, February 1

Dawn Meyer, “The Scoop on Cookies” on Thursday, February 4

Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley, “French Provencal Connoisseur” on Wednesday, January 27

Barb Nack, “High on Pot Pie” on Tuesday, February 2

Janice Neuwirth, “The New Worth of Flavor” on Saturday, April 2

Wil Pelly, “Spanish Calcotada Celebration” on Tuesday, December 29

Bernard Pilon, “Oui, Chef!” on Saturday, February 27

Naam Pruitt, “Sushi — That’s a Moray” on Saturday, February 13

Karmen Rayburn/Jordan Knight (The Blue Duck), “Spiked Meals” on Thursday, January 21

Maria Sakellariou, “Chip Off the Ol’ Baklava” on Friday, January 22

Crystal Stevens, “Laissez-‘Fare'” on Saturday, February 27

Cassy Vires, “Catch-Her in the Rye (Whiskey)” on Tuesday, January 12

Kirk Warner, “Surf In Turf” on Tuesday, March 15

Robin Wheeler, “Orange You Sub-Lime” on Friday, January 22

Register here.

Pie is delicious all-year round, but pie seems particularly good during the fall when we hunger for apples, pumpkin, and pecans. Sign up for one of our upcoming pie-baking classes and master the fine art of perfect pie pastry.

“For Gourd’s Sake” on Friday, October 23 features pumpkin hand pies.

“The Pie’d Piper” on Saturday, October 31 has five pies — and you’ll want more!

“Lots of Little Pies and Tarts” on Sunday, November 1 has bite-sized pies.

“In Search of Pie-fection” on Saturday, November 7 offers apple, butterscotch cream, and nesselrode.

“How to Bake Pi” on Sunday, November 8 shows the best lemon meringue pie — with a bonus math lesson.

“Legalized Pot Pies” on Tuesday, November 17 shows that pie is also a main course.

And on Wednesday, November 25, make-bake-take home three pies (apple, pumpkin, pecan) for your Thanksgiving feast — you will be the star of the party!

Register here.

Our best double-crust apple pie recipe is available here.