7 Nov

Special Advent calendar for special chocolate aficionados, yes!

Look out, people! This Advent calendar is not what you find at Walgreens, nope. We’ve been working with Kate Weiser out of Dallas to create an Advent calendar sure to rock your favorite peeps’ world. Kate’s chocolates are little works of art made with the finest ingredients and individually hand-painted. After 25 days, you’ll be looking behind every door for more~…

5 Nov

December Cooking Classes

Coming upon the current holiday cooking and baking season, we can all use a little inspiration. We’ve put together some of our old favorite holiday cooking and classes as well as some new. Virtual as well as in person with lots to learn and to choose from; The art of creating beautiful Focaccias, Cassoulet, Whiskeys,…

4 Nov

Pumpkin Spice Crêpe Cake

In a world of pumpkin spice everything, we couldn’t resist bringing on this new dessert. Leave it up to Chef Diane to bring it to life. Brown butter crêpes layered with pumpkin spice Chantilly and topped with pumpkin jam and a pepita crumble. Available by the slice or as a whole cake. Only available in…

3 Nov

Wüsthof Aeon: Beauty and All Beast

The new Aeon from Wüsthof is now available and everyone should pay attention~ Artisan detailing from tip to tail of stainless steel and coated with a diamond like finish resulting in unparalleled durability and beauty. The handle, get this, is handcrafted from millenia-old bog oak. Seriously, beauty meets the beast here. Each knife comes with…

27 Oct

Appointment Shopping

We’re now offering private shopping in our stores! And just in time for Holiday gift shopping. Shop without crowds or waiting in lines with the assistance of a personal shopper. Ah, so nice.  Make an appointment by calling us at 651.228.1333 to reserve your spot.  See you soon ~

23 Oct

November Crop Shares

If you are looking for a way to mix up tradition this year, check out our Crop Shares this month. We have local meats of many varieties; Smoked hams from Fischer Farms, Beef Tenderloin to knock your socks off from Peterson Craftsman Meats and … wait for it … Heritage Turkeys are back! Small and…

3 Aug

September Cooking Classes are here!

With classes ranging from baking to our salt, fat, acid and heat series. We have classes to inspire your cooking or just for entertainment. And be sure to see what’s on deck in our Kids and Teens categories this fall. So many good choices to keep them learning, and cooking and eating! Check out the…

21 Jul

From Basil to Bees!

Normally, during non-COVID season, we’d be talking about Marie’s lovely garden, out front of our shop on Grand Ave in St. Paul. Year after year, it’s our mid-day, summer respite. Herbs, herbs and more herbs. This year, she took an entirely different track. Instead of herbs, she went for bees and aromatics. Bee Balm and…

19 Jul

Kamado Joe is here

We’ve all lusted for the perfect backyard Temple of Grilling Inspiration. Well. Here it is. The Kamado Joe! Red. Hot. Design and functional perfection. Not only does Cooks have the Grills, we’ve got the Joetisserie, the DoJoe, the Charcoal, the Wood Chunks and all the tools and accessories to make your yard your ultimate BBQ Sanctuary….

18 Jul

August Crop Shares

August Crop Shares pack a punch of flavor infusers and inspiration to get you back in the kitchen for back to school breakfast making and snack baking! Not to mention some of our local fave’s for everyday meal making. Check them out here order soon, these tend to move quick, especially the eggs, btw. Order…

15 Jul

Bourbon and BBQ

Our Bourbon and BBQ cooking class, is a smash hit! Or is it a mash hit? Who cares? It’s delicious fun not matter what you call it~

10 Jul

Heirloom Tomatoes

We could go on and on about the notable organic growing practices of French Lake — no sprays or chemicals, naturally gathered mulch, sustainable vertical gardening — but really, it all comes down to the delicious vegetables. Yum! Delivered at peak ripeness, these Heirloom Tomatoes are bursting with flavor in a variety of colors and…