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?!


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

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Announcing The Launch Of Our New Online Store!

The first snowfall has hit Vermont and we are getting excited to Deck The Halls! Most exciting, however, is the launch of Chef Contos kitchen & store online! You may now shop our gourmet gifts from your computer, iPad, or iPhone and we will ship your items anywhere in the United States! Looking for something to be gift wrapped? Just mention it in the notes when you are checking out.

Here's how it works.

  • browse from one of our categories 
  • add items to your cart
  • check out (you will have the option to use a different shipping address and to mention that you would like the gifts wrapped)