Sunday, October 7, 2018

Back On The Radio! - Food News - October

Tune in Monday morning as I report the latest 
food news and trends on WVMT-620am.
8:10 - 9:00am

How To Complain At Restaurants Without Being Rude

An Ingredient Yotam Ottolenghi Can’t Do Without

Stay Healthy This Flu Season With This Tonic

Millennials Are Making These Industries Suffer

How Millennials Killed Mayo 

The Season's Hottest Cookbooks

New Food Shows/Movies - Most Excited About The Quest Of Alain Duccasse

New Food Emojis Just Hit Your Phone

Forget Pumpkins Carving Try This Trend!

Cooking Thanksgiving This Year? Then Make This Now

It's Football Season - Make These Ribs

What I Wish I Was Eating


Cook The Book: Sister Pie
Falls Soups & Appetizers
Build The Holiday Cheese Board 
Pie Dough To The Rescue

Chef Contos kitchen & store
65 Falls Road Shelburne

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Firefly - Your New Summer Cocktail!


~ The Firefly ~

3 ounces tequila of your choice
1.5 ounces pineapple juice
1 ounce agave (see note)
1.5 ounces lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick or pinch of cinnamon

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, pineapple, agave, lemon, and cinnamon. Shake, and pour into your glass of choice!

Note: play around with the amount of sweetness you like! This recipe measurement yields a pleasantly sweet drink, but if you have a sweet-tooth or sugar aversion, change it however you'd like.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018




Your generous support is helping to build a community based cooking school in 
the Yucatan, set to open in September. Contributions will allow us to complete
 the necessary renovations to the class kitchen, located in the historic center 
of Valladolid, and purchase necessary equipment and supplies.
Goal of $9000 needs to be reached by May 25, 2018.
We are at $3450


Thank you xox Courtney

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A NEW COOKING SCHOOL - Amor y Canela 🌴


I hope this finds you well and enjoying a beautiful Spring day wherever you may be.

Something new is coming to the neighborhood this summer, and we need your help opening our doors!

Growing up in Chicago I was surrounded by a community that was the customers and workers at my father’s restaurant Chez Paul. I was nourished with French food and amazing experiences. A lot of experiences took place in Mexico as it was a place that we vacationed a couple times a year.
I fell in love with beautiful country at a young age. I’m now working on opening a second cooking school down there which I hope you will come and visit. The Yucatán is a beautiful place with magical swimming holes, tropical fruits growing all around and beautiful people. 

Kickstarter is a wonderful community that helps bring dreams to life. Let’s make this happen together. Thank you for supporting my kickstarter. 

You may have been to the area and certainly understand my enchantment with this very welcoming and culturally rich community. Opening a school in Valladolid has been a dream of mine for some time, and now it is poised to be a reality.

Opening this September, Amor y Canela (Love and Cinnamon), will bring a much needed resource to Valladolid and this area of the Yucatan (Of course we will still be open still 7 days a week in Shelburne, Vermont).
I have planned a school and curriculum that will support and nurture the community while being an invaluable resource to both locals and travelers.

I have taken the liberty of attaching my Kickstarter campaign. You can read much more about my plans and see videos of the area and project.

With a Kickstarter, you need to secure all the funding to reach your goal, or you receive none of what has been pledged. I thought some of you may be interested in supporting this project at whatever level is comfortable for you.

Thanks for reading and considering…and may you find the support and good will needed to help you reach your most desired and treasured goals!

Thank you for your support!