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Archive for July, 2010

The annual sale at Kitchen Conservatory starts on Saturday, July 31, 2010 and runs for one week only. Sale ends on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to purchase fabulous kitchen essentials at unbeatable prices. Everything — all the cookware, knives, bakeware, cookbooks, and kitchen tools — is on sale. Plus, we are again offering our fun […]

Twenty years ago, one of my catering customers pulled me aside and said, “you must stop using butter, no one wants to eat saturated fat.” I thought about her advice, but my style of cooking is focused on taste and flavor. So I had a bumper sticker made for my car: It’s Better With Butter. […]

Maybe there are people out there who do not give a fig, but Dawn Meyer does. She gives a fig about figs — and everything else. Since joining Kitchen Conservatory in 1999 and working a variety of positions (kitchen assistant, store manager, webmaster, culinary instructor, sales associate), Dawn has cared deeply about quality. Her popular […]

The tomatoes are fabulously delicious this year. We are growing red Jet Star and yellow Golden Girl, and pick of the crop is available for purchase at Kitchen Conservatory (to accompany our garlic and basil!). A truly vine-ripened tomato falls into your hands when you cup the bottom of the fruit; no tugging necessary to pick […]

I vividly remember the first time I tasted rum-raisin ice cream. I was 12, at the ice cream parlor, and everyone else was getting some version of chocolate ice cream. I had to try the one I had never tasted before. And “rum raisin” sounded so sophisticated. I was sure I was an adult just because I […]

Joe Bonwich of “Let’s Eat” in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes today, “We’re usually uncomfortable proclaiming something “the best,” but in the case of the garlic grown at home by Anne and Tom Cori and sold at Kitchen Conservatory, we’ll make an exception. This is the best fresh garlic you can buy in St. Louis. […]

Everyone loves to eat simple sugar cookies, especially when they are small and crisp and delicate, and then dozens disappear before you know it. First we baked these cookies plain, then we used sugar in our favorite colors — purple and green — and made stunning cookies. These cookies would be a good backdrop for […]

For four years, Kitchen Conservatory has offered a culinary book club. It is so much fun; I hope that you will consider joining us! We read, discuss, and eat. The book club meets once a month on a Sunday afternoon at Kitchen Conservatory. We have read all kinds of books relating to food: memoirs, biographies, history, […]