December 19, 2017

Popovers

Popovers

When Chef Coombs suggested including a popover pan with his exclusive popover recipe in the box, we were thrilled. A popover pan in a subscription box? Who does that? We do. We strive to make each box unique for our subscribers and the popover idea was perfect for our holiday box.

Popovers are simple to make but the results are oooh and ahhh worthy! The eggy batter plumps up in the oven creating a crispy... Read More

November 07, 2017

Entertaining with Natural Elements

Entertaining with Natural Elements

With the holidays fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to ask our current Chef, Whitney Miller, for an easy tip or trick that she uses while entertaining that we could share with our community. Whitney's southern roots run deep and her approachable recipes embody true hospitality. She suggested having fun when choosing serving pieces! For instance, Whitney loves to use natural elements when putting together a cheese platter. A wood cutting board or... Read More

July 25, 2017

Supermensch

Supermensch

My husband John reached out to Shep Gordon a few months ago about CrateChef after hearing him interviewed on Mark Maron's podcast and watching the documentary "Supermensch - The Legend of Shep Gordon". If you are not familiar with Shep Gordon, he has managed a long list of musicians, entertainers and, most notably for us, Chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse. His experiences in the entertainment... Read More

July 10, 2017

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

Summer is made for driving and Rebekah and I are hitting the road tomorrow! We are headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to meet our next Chef. I don't want to give anymore away, but we are super excited to partner with him and share his love of Louisiana cuisine and culture with you.

Rebekah’s behind the wheel which I guess means I’ll need to pay attention to the navigation :) It’s about a nine hour drive... Read More

July 04, 2017

Independence Day

Independence Day

Fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts, baseball games and barbecues. Fourth of July is my favorite time of the summer. I won’t get too political here, maybe nostalgic is a better word.

As Americans, this year we will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago declaring that the thirteen original colonies were a new nation. Growing up in one of the original colonies, Connecticut, I was keenly aware of this history and extraordinary... Read More