Sunday, August 10, 2014

CCKS After Hours: Two Girls And A Lamb

I would like to introduce you to a new series that we hope will have you laughing as much as we were when these moments/events happened. Welcome to CCKS After Hours
Many more to come...



Two Girls And A Lamb 

By Liz Bernier aka "Liz-tastic'

For our one year anniversary we knew we had to do something big, so we decided on roasting a whole lamb in the back driveway of the store. The hardest part (or so we thought) was finding a local lamb that was around 35 pounds. It took us a 
while, but we finally found a chef friend who was able to get one for us. 

After picking up the lamb, wrestling it into my car and getting it back to the store, we started the process of

Maple Water; Top Food Cities; Ribs; Eat Your Pot


Monday morning (8/11/14) 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.

12 Ways To Eat Your Weed

Ribs You Want To Make (video)

How To Cook Lobster

America's 5 New Foodie Cities

Pancakes For Dessert

Eating In American Is Lonely 

Watch Out Coconut Water Because…

Maple Water?

A New Cocktail 

Up Coming Cooking Classes:

KIDS: Sweet & Savory Pies 8/13
KIDS: French Desserts 8/20
New World Cuisine 8/30 (1 space)
Brunch In Spain 8/31
Peach Slab Pie 9/6
Classic Julia 9/13







Sunday, June 1, 2014

Our Favorite Stories & The Latest Food News



































Monday morning (6/2/14) 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.

Peaches Will Be Here Soon, You Want This Refreshing Recipe

What's The Country's Hottest Bar Trends?

Why is Big Dairy Is Adding This To Our Food

5 Additives In Your Food That May Concern You

What I Wish I Was Eating

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Food News: New Food Trend; Sabering Video; Summer Reading & Watching



Monday morning (5/12/14) 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.

Have You Sabered? (watch)

Old Bay Rising

Where Is The Worlds Largest Wine Cellar?

Are Artificial Coloring Worse For Kids Than Sugar?

Summer Read

GMO Label Law Passes In Vermont. "Those opposed will put up a fight. Help us fight back."

Pigs Raised To Taste Like Whiskey

Rhubarb Is Coming…You make like this crumb cake or this

The Joy Of Cooking Is Now An App!

The Next Big Food Trend Is…And Even The White House Is Enjoying It.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hot Off The Press



Big shout-out to Seven Days for this fun ink written by Xian Chiang-Waren

Chef Courtney Contos, the owner of Shelburne's Chef Contos Kitchen & Store, lives by a philosophy attributed to Joseph Campbell: "Follow your bliss." Raised in Chicago's high-end restaurant scene, Contos skipped a semester of high school to run a small eatery in Mexico, talked her way into a coveted internship at the legendary Charlie Trotter's restaurant and traveled the country as a private chef before settling in Vermont in 2006. For the chef, now 39, following her bliss has always…continue reading here...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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