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Archive for January, 2009

Shoo away the winter doldrums and warm up with a cooking class! Our spring schedule is now posted online and features 175 new classes. Highlights include the long-awaited return of several of our favorite chefs: Jim Fiala of The Crossing, Ivy Magruder of Vin de Set, Paul Jacobsen of Morton’s, Vince Bommarito, jr of Tony’s, […]

Need a new recipe for the party on Sunday? Be sure to add plenty of chipotle peppers so that the wings are hot! Chipotle-Garlic Chicken Wings 2-3 pounds chicken wings, cut at the joints and wingtips discarded 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup tomato puree 6 cloves garlic, minced 2-4 chopped chipotle peppers (to taste) […]

We just finished a wonderful week of cooking at Kitchen Conservatory. We tried a new style of cooking class: a vacation cooking school. Class was every day for five days from 10 am to 4 pm. We had a great group of students who were very eager to learn. Each day was an exploration of […]

When I received the current issue of Gourmet magazine, I thought that there must be a mistake. The cover photo was the ugliest picture of food I had ever seen. The pasta looks cold and the sauce looks congealed. The flecks of cheese did not melt — are they plastic? Wouldn’t cheese melt on hot meatballs? […]

Longtime readers of this blog know that I have a jones for eggs. Whether the eggs are raw, semi-cooked, or fully-cooked, eggs add so much flavor and texture to food. We keep chickens and I enjoy eating freshly-laid eggs for breakfast. (We call our eggs, “Laid in Ladue.”) The optimal cooked temperature for eggs is […]

Please come to a wonderful event this Sunday, January 18, 2009 for “You Take the Cake.” This party is a celebration of the life of pastry chef Marla Scissors and a fundraiser for research on ALS. Plus, the party is a dessert extravaganza. Lots of delectable desserts made by celebrated local chefs will be available […]

It’s okay to eat white foods in winter; potatoes, turnips, parsnips, and cauliflower are vegetables that match the season. The only response to a dreary, gray winter sky is to make a pot of soup. This basic soup recipe gets additional depth of flavor from roasting and caramelizing the cauliflower. For a change of pace, garnish […]

Would you rather eat homemade or store-bought cookies? Which cookie will taste better and be made with ingredients you can pronounce? Which cookie is safer — a cookie made in a home kitchen or a cookie made in a factory in an unknown location with unknown workers and potentially unknown ingredients (melomine?). According to Missouri public […]

Ever had the desire to take a week of vacation and go to cooking school? Now you can do it without buying a plane ticket. Please join us for Mastering the Art of Cooking on Monday, January 19 for five fun days of cooking. The class will meet from 10 am to 4 pm and […]