Saturday, June 06, 2009

Chef Central

Has anyone been to the store Chef Central? I got a giftcard for my birthday, so my friend (the one the card came from!) and I went today. It is a plethora of kitchen gadgets and accessories. Picture the kitchen part of Bed Bath and Beyond, and then like double it or so. They had plasticware of every kind, a huge grilling section, as well as sections on specific foods, like sushi making and pasta making, and a gourmet food section.

I had three specific items I needed, the rest would be a free-for-all: an apron, basting brush, and wire cooling rack. I didn't get the apron, because they didn't have one I really liked. But the others I got. I love silicone basting brushes, this one even comes apart to clean it.

With the rest, I found some yummy (looking- I having tried them yet) Huckleberry Fruit Spread and Apple Butter. They are from Oregon Growers and Shippers, whom I had never heard of, but has wonderful-looking fruit and honey spreads. I will try to come up with a good recipe to use them, but the website suggests huckleberry pancakes. That would be good with the Butter Pecan Syrup from there as well! MMMMM

Lastly, there is this guy:

That's right, everything SHOULD taste like bacon. Not sure what I will do with him yet, but I'll keep you posted.

2 comments:

Karen said...

Russ would love those pancakes...he needs the calories too!!!

bahlborn23 said...

you of all people have never ben to chef central. Hard to beleive. I have had huckleberry jam in Montana. it is really yummy! Enjoy.