I am a filmmaker, a photographer, and a poor writer who gets his tenses wrong all day long. Here you will find random words and stories about the foods we see, cook and eat. I write a newsletter almost every week, that is unless I can find someone who is willing to do it for me.

The newsletter has rules like number of words and characters and if I remember it should inspire you to cook, eat and go out and acquire great foods from small companies from around the world. Limiting the words is good, as I can get long worded with run on sentences. Here, I can do mostly as I want and write about the food life we have, which pays poorly or not at all, but it sure is fun. I expect that every once in a while someone will edit what I write, but with all that we have to do, it will be only once in awhile. So bear with me … spelling and tenses and long run on sentences, will be, the way it is with me.



From around the block to around the world, ChefShop.com is bringing the local village to the global village.

We have been supporting the small family owned, artisan producers who carry-on traditions while creating new ones since 1997. It is these people who keep us close to the ground, and close to our roots of where food comes from. It is this creation of these original foods that are fighting off the continued growth of the commercialization and mechanization of food production.

At ChefShop, we live by the purity and freshness of our ingredients. We explore the countryside to find the perfect Rainier cherry, harvested at its peak of sweet, juicy lusciousness. Or the most delectable chutney, balancing exotic spices with tart, pungent, and fruity flavors. And we know that delicious, quality food nourishes our bodies and our minds in equal measure.

But the quality of our food doesn’t tell the whole story. Because we also care deeply about the farmer and the artisan who share freshly harvested emmer and individually dipped chocolates with us. We care about supporting family farms and preserving food traditions. And we care about sustaining small purveyors by bringing their handcrafted products to market.

When you buy from ChefShop.com, you are getting the purest foods made by family producers whom we’ve individually selected for the quality of their ingredients and their adherence to tradition. It’s mouth-watering food born from passion and commitment.


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