Sunday, April 13, 2014

Food News: $100 Grilled Cheese; What's In Your Beer?; Bud & Breakfast; Lamb Recipes

 

Monday morning (4/14/14) at 8:10am I will be live on WVMT-620am. Stream live or tune in as we talk 2014 trends and the latest food news. Below are some fun topics we may touch on.

5 Sexiest Jobs For Men…Guess what was # 1?

Wild Meat Is Served In Quebec

Fish Blatter Is An Ingredient In Beer?

26 Food Things Only A Chicagoan Would Understand

Sunday, April 6, 2014

CCKS Turned One



On April 2nd Chef Contos kitchen & store turned One... so we celebrated! 


This year has flown by, I feel like it should still be November but here we are springtime in Vermont!
As a 1st year business owner I am most surprised and thrilled by all of the new friends that I have made  through customers, vendors, and neighbors. CCKS has created a community centered around food and will continue to be a resource for inspired cooks and entertainers. My goal for this next year is to continue striving for excellence in every area of the business whether it be searching for the latest fun specialty foods, perfecting recipes for our new cooking classes, or collaborating with other local business. 

Charlie Trotter


Sunday, March 9, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Dessert; Porn Bread?; Cajeta Guinness Bomb








This morning (3/10/14) at 8:10am I will be live on WVMT-620am. Stream live or tune in as we talk 2014 trends and the latest food news. Below are some fun topics we may touch on.

10 Ways To Fool People Into Thinking You Know Wine

Cajeta Guinness Bomb? Heck Yeah!

Disappointing News Continues To Roll Out Regarding Yummy Yoga Mat Ingredient

IBM Launches Watson Food Truck

Which States Drink The Most Wine?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Think Like A Food Critic, Best Food Valentine's Cards, Robots Are The New Beer Snobs; Classic Soufflé


This morning (3/10/14) at 8:10am I will be live on WVMT-620am. Stream live or tune in as we talk 2014 trends and the latest food news. Below are some fun topics we may touch on.

My Morning Laugh: Comedians In Cars - Tina Fey

Kitchen Slang 101: How To Talk Like A Chef

7 Rules to Thinking & Eating Like A Food Critic

Get Ready For Higher Meat Prices As Cattle Herds Shrink

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 Trends; Cultured Butter; Chocolate Gets Healthier; Top Foods To Add To Your 2014 Diet


This Thursday morning at 8:10am I will be live on WVMT-620am. Stream live or tune in as we talk 2014 trends and the latest food news. Below are some fun topics we may touch on.

25 Things You Need To Do In 2014 (Fly to San Fran to eat at Tosca is top for me)

2014 Food Trend Predictions and More

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cheese Ball Comeback; Glamor Dogs; Cocktail Hour Gifts; Fondue With Class




















Monday morning at 8:10am I will be live on WVMT-620am. Stream live or tune in as we talk holiday trends and the latest food trends. Below are some fun topics we many touch on.

Bring Back The Cheese Ball! Here at CCKS we are excited to be making these gems and serving them at our holiday parties.

Dress Up Edible Gifts

Eggs Without Chickens? (video)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Top 5 Favorite Things (Guest Blogger)







Liz Bernier, known at CCKS as Liz-tastic, is one of the amazing assistants helping run Chef Contos kitchen & store. Liz and I are having a great time this holiday season, the store is festive and full of interesting holiday gifts, not to mention the baked goods that consistently tempt customers.  Liz is passionate about baking and I wanted to share with you her top 5 favorite things in the store, not surprisingly some items are baking related. Please join me in welcoming Liz Bernier!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Make You Pie More Beautiful; #1 Thanksgivukkah Recipes; Next Food Trend?


Monday morning at 8:10am I will be live on WVMT-620am. Stream live or tune in as we talk turkey and the latest food trends. Below are some fun topics we many touch on.

#1 Thanksgivukkah Recipe (I wish I have time to write a recipe for Rugelach Pie!)

Norwegian Army Fights Climate Change With Vegetarian Diet

Ever Thought About Making Red Wine Vinegar?

Stress Free Thanksgiving Tips By Yours Truly

23 Ways to Make Your Pies More Beautiful

Why Don't We Eat Turkey Eggs?

The Next Food Trend...Biscuits!

Salted Honey Pie

Thanksgiving Desserts Beyond Pie

Punch On Thanksgiving?!



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Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving With Less Stress


Written by Sally Pollack, Burlington Free Press


There are six shopping days left until Thanksgiving.
Put down the newspaper, click off the computer, and go to the grocery store.
Now is the time to buy less-perishable food items for Thanksgiving, says Courtney Contos, a chef and cooking instructor who owns a kitchen store in Shelburne, Chef Contos.
This means butter, baking ingredients, wine, nuts, potatoes and root vegetables. There are many reasons to be super-organized and ultra-prepared if you are hosting Thanksgiving.
One of them is to have an extra bottle of wine in the house to drink as you make certain advance preparations, and on the big day.
“I find nothing wrong with enjoying a nice glass of wine at any point during my day of cooking,” Contos wrote in an email.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Shop CCKS This Saturday & Support The Vermont Food Bank

Need hostess gifts for the holidays? How about stocking stuffers? Hannukah presents?

Come join us at CCKS and get yourself in the holiday spirit! Pick up some great culinary gifts and gourmet food items while giving back to the community. Bring in 3 non-perishable food items to support the Vermont Foodbank and get 10% off any item!* Free gift wrapping