A Fabulous Food Show time of year.

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Brrr!!! Welcome to a brisk, chilly November. We are getting excited as this month, we will be traveling to Cleveland for one of the best food shows in the country, The Fabulous Food Show, at the I-X Center, Nov. 14- 16th. If you are in Cleveland and attending, stop by the Ergo booth and say hi to Scott, Mike and Chef Randy and check out all the great Ergo products available. This time of year, one great way to feed your family is simple one pot meals so in this edition of Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips we are covering ...
Mike StaibA Fabulous Food Show time of year.
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A Mixed Harvest of Fall Goodness and Flavor….

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Wow, fall has come on like gangbusters and we are full on into a great season of cooking and events. In this edition, we have a mixed harvest of goodness and flavor. We have a great new Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips, we are 'Cooking with Umami...the Fifth Flavor. In our Chef's Spotlight we have Chef/Owner Peter Sinapi and his restaurant Sinapi's Restaurant. We decided to get you healthy this month with a delicious smoothie recipe from Kimberly Winder of Wellness Solutions and last but not least we are introducing a new feature, Gourmet Store Spotlight and first up is Charles Department ...
Mike StaibA Mixed Harvest of Fall Goodness and Flavor….
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Barbecue Styles of America: A Guide to Regional Barbecue Flavors

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Hi and welcome to another edition of Chop Talk. As you all know we are all about BBQ here at Ergo and October is no different. Summer is over but we still spend many waking moments thinking about grilled meats. After all what better excuse to 'test our knives' than with a nice brisket hot and juicy off the grill. To that end, we have a guest blogger this edition who has been here before, Robyn Medlin Lindars. and this time she brings us on a trip around the country with her Guide to Regional Barbecue. This month also brings ...
Mike StaibBarbecue Styles of America: A Guide to Regional Barbecue Flavors
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Autumn Ingredients & Spotlight on Chef Doug Keiles

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Autumn has long been associated with the transition from warm to cold weather, the primary harvest has dominated its themes and popular images throughout the world. For many of us, especially here in the States, the smell of freshly made donuts, watching through the window while cider is being fresh pressed, and folks starting to get that wistful look in their eyes as they start to glimpse the hint of Thanksgiving and Christmas just over the horizon, is a childhood memory that brings warm thoughts of family and friends. We're sure many of you can remember returning home from the farmers ...
Mike StaibAutumn Ingredients & Spotlight on Chef Doug Keiles
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Molecular Gastronomy, The Science of Food & Chef Adrian Cruz

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Chop Talk. In this edition we are covering 'art on a plate.' First up is a complete explanation of Molecular Gastronomy, or The Science of Food. Many of us have heard the term, but few of us, except for you educated foodies out there, actually know the origins of the term. We'll cover it's history, highlight some of the great chefs who employ this science in the kitchens of their restaurants and describe the various techniques that make up this cooking method. Our Chef's Spotlight in this edition is Chef Adrian Cruz, who ...
Mike StaibMolecular Gastronomy, The Science of Food & Chef Adrian Cruz
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The Art of Braising & a Chef’s Spotlight on Chef Barry Sexton….

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Hi and welcome to a special edition of Chop Talk. We would like to congratulate Adam Petramala who has been selected as the winner of our Gourmet Kitchen Store Sweepstakes and will be receiving our Crimson 6" Santuko Knife. In this edition's Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips,  as we approach fall, we are covering braising, teaching you how to produce those falling off the bone dishes that we all love. In our Chef's Spotlight, we bring you Chef Barry Sexton, who gives us not one, but two great recipes. Thanks for being here and we hope you enjoy! Food Tricks & Kitchen ...
Mike StaibThe Art of Braising & a Chef’s Spotlight on Chef Barry Sexton….
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Summer Soups, Plank Grilling, Kitch N’ Kaffe and Discounted Factory Seconds, OH MY!!!

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This edition of Chop Talk we have a guest writer for Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips, Robyn Medlin Lindars who get's us up to speed on grilling with planks. Our Chef's Spotlight is a bit different this edition, as we highlight our good friend, John Porter of Kitch N' Kaffe in Mahopac NY. Next, there's nothing better in the summer than a delicious chilled soup and we have a tasty tropical version for you in our Recipe section with a Mango & Pineapple Soup. Last but not least, we have a great discounted value for you in our Chop Talk Special Deal, Factory Seconds. These are perfectly ...
Mike StaibSummer Soups, Plank Grilling, Kitch N’ Kaffe and Discounted Factory Seconds, OH MY!!!
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Ergo Chef, Gourmet Kitchen Store Sweepstakes

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 "IT'S THE ERGO CHEF 'GOURMET KITCHEN STORE SWEEPSTAKES!!!!" Ergo Chef would like to know "What's your favorite 'Gourmet' Kitchen Store?" Just tell us the name and address of your favorite local kitchenware store, your full name and email address in the comments of this post and we'll enter your name into our Gourmet Kitchen Store* Sweepstakes!!! *store must have an actual physical location and address. Good luck and thank you for participating. Ergo Chef Official Gourmet Kitchen Store Giveaway Rules 2014 No Purchase Necessary To Enter Or Win. A Purchase Of Any Kind Will Not Increase Your Chances Of Winning. Void Where Prohibited. 1. Sweepstakes Period: Ergo Chef, Gourmet ...
Mike StaibErgo Chef, Gourmet Kitchen Store Sweepstakes
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Get the most from your recipes…

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Hi and welcome to another edition of Chop Talk. This month's #FTKT is all about how to tackle more challenging recipes, with great tips that will make you a baking superstar to your family and friends. In Chef's Spotlight, we have good friend, culinary personality and Iron Chef America Judge, Mario Rizzotti who also brings us a great Italian classic dessert, Panna Cotta. Check out our new Chop Talk Blog Deal, where each blog will have a special promotion and product highlight. This week's highlight is our new Crimson Series. So without further ado, let's get right to it. Food Tricks and ...
Mike StaibGet the most from your recipes…
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Some BBQ, maybe a nice piece of cake, chefs, recipes…Happy Birthday America!

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Hello and welcome to Summer and America's birthday month. July 4th is here and grills everywhere are being fired up and the tradition of barbecue is in full swing. In this edition of Food Tricks & Kitchen Tips we are covering the the different styles of BBQ across America from region to region. Many of you cater your 4th of July parties and picnics, and we have a great caterer for you in our Chef's Spotlight, Chef Joseph Yorio, Owner of, Event Caterers, Connecticut's Premier Gourmet Caterer. From one-of-a-kind weddings to fully customized dinner parties, Chef Joe creates unique dining events, ...
Mike StaibSome BBQ, maybe a nice piece of cake, chefs, recipes…Happy Birthday America!
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