Christmas Connection at The I-X Center, Cleveland. Sous Vide, Hoodoo Browns BBQ, Ergo’s New 2015 Products!

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Ergo Chef is an Official Sponsor of this year’s I-X Christmas Connection Show in Cleveland Nov. 20-22, 2015! The Christmas shopping season starts here with over 600 10×10 booths offering something for everyone on your shopping list! Handmade soaps, pottery, gourmet dips, woven garments, flavored coffees, jewelry, furniture and much more will fill the aisles with Christmas cheer. Over 140 brand new vendors will be participating in this year’s event! More Than 600 Booths to Shop From: The Christmas shopping season starts here with over 600 booths, including 140 new vendors, offering something for everyone on your shopping list, naughty or nice! ...
Mike StaibChristmas Connection at The I-X Center, Cleveland. Sous Vide, Hoodoo Browns BBQ, Ergo’s New 2015 Products!
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Autumn means Stocks & Soups, Food Shows, Sweepstakes Event, Chef Kern & a Fall classic, Pork Osso Bucco…

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Welcome to October and the start of the Fall Season. We love this time of year for so many reasons. One, is that we get to attend some of the great food and culinary shows around the country and we look forward to to meeting and greeting you all face to face. That said, coming up this month is the Metro D.C. Cooking Show, Oct 24-25, 2015 in Washington D.C. & we'll be heading to Cleveland Nov 13-15, 2015 for the Fabulous Food Show. The Metro DC Cooking Show Headlining this year's DC show will be Giada De Laurentiis and our good ...
Mike StaibAutumn means Stocks & Soups, Food Shows, Sweepstakes Event, Chef Kern & a Fall classic, Pork Osso Bucco…
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Tailgating, Chef Whitney Miller, Wine Tips for Tailgating with Michael Stubelt of The Wine Stash!

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Welcome to the September edition of Chop Talk. It's hard to believe it but Summer is gone and soon we'll be getting ready for Goblins, Turkey and Pumpkins! With ‪football‬ season here and ‪Fall‬ right around the corner, in Food Tips & Kitchen Tips we're talking ‪‎tailgating‬!! We're also sitting down with the 1st US Masterchef winner, Whitney Miller, for some advice for this season's contestants in this month's Chef's Spotlight. Whitney also provides us with a delicious Red Snapper Cevich Recipe‬. We'll need something to wash it down with so we'll be talking wine with The Wine Stash's, Michael ...
Mike StaibTailgating, Chef Whitney Miller, Wine Tips for Tailgating with Michael Stubelt of The Wine Stash!
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Food Hacks, Chef Michel Nischan & the Myron Mixon Grill Tool!

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Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips: 10 Easy Food Hacks  Food hacks are all the rage this year so we thought we jump on the bandwagon...although we've been doing Food Tricks here for going two years now, so we'd like to think that we were ahead of the curve and the rest of the food world is just catching up! Enjoy 1. Do you have a craving for hard tacos but no shells?  Here’s a speedy solution: Put soft tortillas in mugs and nuke em for a few minutes. They'll crisp up without any frying! 2. Who doesn't love fish on the grill? One of the problems is ...
Mike StaibFood Hacks, Chef Michel Nischan & the Myron Mixon Grill Tool!
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History of Fried Chicken & Spotlight on Chef Duff Goldman…

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Hello and welcome to July's Chop Talk! Special announcement: Holiday Contest and Sweeps, is pleased to team up with Ergo and Chef Michael Symon to offer a chance for one lucky winner to own a Michael Symon Signature 3 Pc. Knife Set!!! Set includes: 9" Chef Knife, 7' Vegetable Cleaver,6" Serated Utility Knife. Click the link below for contest details and to enter for your chance to win! 3 Pc. Knife Set Giveaway Offer Ends 7/20/15 This month's Chop Talk is packed full of great info, chef's and more. In Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips is History of Fried Chicken with a Step by Step Guide. We will help ...
Mike StaibHistory of Fried Chicken & Spotlight on Chef Duff Goldman…
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Up Close with Chef Michael Symon by blogger Louis S. Luzzo, Sr.

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I have known Michael some three years now, having first met him at the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland back in 2012. Relaxed, humble and completely accessible, if you are fortunate enough to spend any time at all in his presence, or watch him interacting with his family, or sit with him shoes off, feet up, watching a Browns game on a Sunday afternoon, you'd be hard pressed to associate this laid back everyman with the public dynamo we all know as the public 'Chef Michael Symon.' His trademark laugh and smile are always right below the surface waiting to ...
Mike StaibUp Close with Chef Michael Symon by blogger Louis S. Luzzo, Sr.
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The Five Mother Sauces, Chef Ming Tsai & The Big Green Egg

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The cold has finally broken and it’s beautiful May weather! Welcome to this month’s Chop Talk! Just a quick note that we are taking Pre-Orders this month for the new Michael Symon Knife Line, which should be available late June~early July and we’ll keep you informed with all the latest updates. In our Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips we’re talking “Mother Sauces.” Cooking can be a fun filled experience in the kitchen which allows the home cook to be creative and speak from their heart.  We’ll teach you all the secrets on how to make Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Tomato and Hollandaise. Our Chef’s Spotlight is Chef ...
Mike StaibThe Five Mother Sauces, Chef Ming Tsai & The Big Green Egg
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How To Care For And Store Your Kitchen Knives & Chef Florian Bellanger

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Spring is here. It looks like the weather is finally breaking and warmer temperatures are on the way! This month we have a great lineup for you from tips to chefs and recipes, to new product news. If there are some kitchen or culinary topics you would like us to cover, please reach out with your suggestions and we'll be sure to make our best efforts to bring it to you. In this month's Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips, we're covering  "Everything you need to know about caring for your Kitchen Knives." When you purchase a good set of kitchen knives, you want ...
Mike StaibHow To Care For And Store Your Kitchen Knives & Chef Florian Bellanger
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March: GMO’s, Michael Symon & the new Ergo/Symon knives

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We here at Ergo have a great announcement for you all. Later this year you'll be able to add Michael Symon knives to your kitchen. Cleveland's Iron Chef and co-host of ABC-TV's daytime hit show "The Chew" inked a deal with Ergo Chef to create a line of signature blades. We will produce five individual knives for the Symon series. The blades will include a 9-inch chef knife; a 6-inch chef knife; a 6-inch serrated utility knife; a 7-inch vegetable cleaver; and a 3.5-inch paring knife. A four-piece steak knife set will also be available. Symon says that the opportunity to produce his own ...
Mike StaibMarch: GMO’s, Michael Symon & the new Ergo/Symon knives
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The Lowdown on Gluten Free & The Chew’s Carla Hall…

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Welcome to the February Blog  We hope you are keeping warm and safe with all this brutally cold weather. To begin, with Celiac Disease on the rise and problems with gluten becoming more prevalent than ever, we thought would give you all you need to know about gluten, it's affects and where you might find it. Our Chef's Spotlight this month is The Chew's Carla Hall and we have a great recipe from her cookbook Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You, Shao Mai. Our Gourmet Store Spotlight this month travels to Fairfield, Connecticut and visits our friends at Kitchen Corner, a ...
Mike StaibThe Lowdown on Gluten Free & The Chew’s Carla Hall…
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