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Archive for February, 2014

Guacamole is now a typical American food and served at most parties. What makes one guacamole any better than other? This recipe contains an unusual addition: smoky and spicy fresh poblano peppers. Chef Dave Rook, whose creative skills were on display in the kitchens of Crazy Fish, Aqua Vin, Copia, and now Oceano restaurants, created […]

What makes one cheesecake better than another? Texture. A good cheesecake has a creamy, luscious custard on top of a buttery crust. Cheesecake never excited me until I met this cheesecake. Get the recipe here. We learned how to make superior cheesecake from pastry chef extraordinaire Marla Scissors, who passed away from ALS at age […]

We all scream for ice cream, but this ice cream is the ultimate crowd favorite. The intense flavor of blackberries makes for a luscious and creamy gelato. Blackberry gelato is Number 25 on our list of the Top Thirty Recipes celebrating the Thirtieth Anniversary of Kitchen Conservatory. Not only is the gelato delicious, but the […]

Please welcome these chefs for some exciting new cooking classes at Kitchen Conservatory. St. Louis is awash in fresh culinary talent: Vincent Marsden of Vincent van Doughnut on March 25 for “On the Go with Vincent Van Doughnut” Adam Althnether from Pastaria on April 1 for “The Sauces of Pastaria” Wilfrin Fernandez-Cruz of Winslow’s Home […]

Our countdown of the Top Thirty Recipes that celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Kitchen Conservatory continues with the irresistible and decadent Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes. Cupcakes are still the most popular of all of our dessert classes and this special cupcake is memorable. Join Dawn Meyer in making this sinfully good cupcake on Tuesday, March […]