6 Jul

Bellecour Bakery Pop-Up

We are super excited to be working with Bellecour Bakery to bring you all the tasty treats from France via Wayzata! Stop in and pick up a variety of goodies daily. Special order options available. Monday through Friday open from 7 AM to close. Weekends 8 AM to close! Menu PASTRIES AND VIENNOISERIE Almond Croissant  …

7 May

Karl + Kare11

Quick. Tell us three things in your kitchen or fridge, we’ll try to come up with something tasty. That’s KB’s challenge with our friends from Kare11: Belinda, Dave and Bobby. They each gave us three things, we came up with recipes and we shot videos for the show! We’re all on lockdown and we all need to keep…

26 Apr

Mother’s Day Bonbons

Kate’s chocolates are a work of art! Named as one of Oprah’s O-List picks, these chocolates are perfect for giving and getting. A peek inside the box leaves you wondering if you ordered a box of chocolates or a box of hand painted curios made for display. Kate and her team use a 5 step…

24 Feb

Staub

We’ve loved Staub Cookware since it was only available in France. KB read about it in a tiny blurb in Metropolitan Home, a wonderful home and design magazine that went out of business many years ago. Matte black finish with a brass handle. Manufactured at a small factory near Colmar in France. Functional, simple, authentic and beautiful. We met…

17 Feb

Crop Share Program

Black Currants and Raspberries to the right Many years ago, before we even started working at Cooks, KB was in Duluth. On his way home, he passed a tiny sign on the roadside saying, “Black Currants and Raspberries to the right.” The right happened to be a few turns and three or four miles into the countryside, but it certainly started with a…

14 Feb

Charlie

He’s always around and folks are always curious. Yup, he’s a straight-up, standard poodle. He’s obsessed with anything small that’s rooting around the yard: squirrels, rabbits, Apollo, the neighbor’s cat. He’s smart as a whip and more than a little bossy. Because KB and Marie are pretty consistently on the move, it’s always been easier…

6 Feb

Chef Manfred Krug

“Manny” Subjects Taught: Grilling – Seafood and Fish – Regional Cuisine – Date Nights – Private Events Everyone loves Chef Manny. He’s the bomb 💣. He’s a force in the kitchen, a well-rounded chef and individual. He’s forgotten more than most of us will ever learn. From breaking down sides of beef to teaching how…

3 Feb

Wüsthof Shop in Shop

It should come as no surprise that Wüsthof is one of our favorite vendors. We look forward to their visits, and we start planning their next visit before we’ve even finished their current visit. Using the word “vendor” might actually be selling them short. They are more than vendors. They’re collaborators, friends, advisors, and confidants. And…

23 Jan

Our Buyer Andrea

Sure, she’s bossy, a little impatient and can keep up with the salty vernacular of just about any longshoreman! She also shatters every stereotype of the term “millennial.” Bright, sharp, witty, effervescent and a complete wiz with the Google machine and a buying table, Andrea is a huge part of all the goodness happening here…

13 Jan

Chef Tracy Figueroa

“T-Figs” Subjects Taught: Latin and South American Cuisine – Knife Skills – Private Events Chef Tracy’s joyful enthusiasm for life in the kitchen is downright inspirational. Her smile lights up the room, her laugh is infectious and her nurturing spirit makes you want to follow her on whatever culinary journey she’s embracing. When Tracy’s in the kitchen…

30 Dec

Chef Tammy Haas

Cooking has been a lifelong passion for Tammy. She started manning the stove at her family’s North Dakota farm at age 15, having proven herself useless on the tractors 🚜. She’s been cooking ever since, even when she was partially distracted by careers as an intensive care nurse (five years) and trial lawyer (23 years)….