How to Carve a Turkey

Do you ever wonder how to carve a Turkey? Our friends at Wusthof have made this handy video to make carving a turkey easy. May your Turkey be delicious and your day be filled with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving from The Cupboard!

The History of the Christian Ulbricht German Nutcrackers

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Maybe you have a special nutcracker you pull out every Christmas and set on your mantle. Or maybe you have had a dream of making this year the year you purchase a nutcracker, something that will become a family heirloom and will mark the start of the holiday season. A Christian Ulbricht nutcracker is a mark of a Christmas steeped in tradition.  They are still hand-crafted in Germany and the factory is still family owned and operated by Gunther Ulbricht, third generation son of the Ulbricht family.

Originally, the Ulbricht family were miners, but when this traditionally prosperous industry began to dwindle, the Ulbrichts’ needed to find new ways to make a living. [Read more…]

How My Friend Became a Real Food Champion

Meet Leslie Nance, founder of Go2Kitchens.com and Lunch with Leslie

Meet Leslie Nance, founder of Go2Kitchens.com and Lunch with Leslie a live cooking show broadcast every Tuesday through Friday on Twitter and Facebook

I am not sure there are many in America who’s lives have not been affected by cancer, either directly or through a loved one. Leslie Nance, is a person whose life was radically transformed by cancer, and in her case, this was a good thing. It was December 22, 2012. I was working at The Cupboard. If you are reading this blog, you are likely a fan of The Cupboard and know just how crazy it is on December 22nd. [Read more…]

The Cupboard-A Locally Owned Kitchen Store at the Beginning of a Food Revolution

Original storefront of The Cupboard in 1972, Fort Collins, Colorado

Original storefront of The Cupboard in 1972, Fort Collins, Colorado

In 1972, in the quiet town of Fort Collins, Colorado, Carey Hewitt opened The Cupboard. Hewitt modeled his store after the popular Denver store of the time Board and Barrel by selling a selection of baskets, pottery, and kitchen items. At that time the store was a mere 750 square feet, the same amount of space that now accounts for the tile foyer of the current Cupboard.  Little did the owner, Carey Hewitt, know that he would be at the beginning of a complete cultural revolution in food taking place in America. [Read more…]

April Foodie Walk Recipes: Teriyaki Meatballs and Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

You will love these two recipes prepared by The Cupboard’s own Kira Weaver!

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