the Moscow Mule turns 75

The Moscow Mule, that fresh and effervescent cocktail served up in ice cold copper mugs that started America’s love affair with Vodka, has reached the ripe old age of 75. The story goes that way back when a meeting was convened between John Martin, president of the Heublein liquor distributor, and Jack Morgan, owner and…

Finex Factory Fun

A good time was had by all at Thursday evening’s Finex factory tour. Thanks to everybody who came to see how these works of cookware art are made. Those of you who took advantage of the special pricing…you’re going to love those pans! We hope to persuade the gang at Finex to do this again…

The Curriculum of Cuisine

I hate to admit it, but I am old enough to remember taking Home Ec. in high school, learning that “a pint is a pound the world around” and other tidbits of information. We learned to make biscuits without tunnels and even attempted pasta sauces in the 50 minute class. Yes, my teacher was Mrs. Koch…(pronounced cook,…

Which VITAMIX SUPER BLENDER is Right for You?

Which Vitamix Super blender is right for YOU? S-SERIES: PERSONAL BLENDERS C-SERIES: CLASSIC BLENDERS G-Series: Next Generation Creates a variety of recipes for every meal of the day and precise textures from coarse to fine. • • • Superior customer support • • • Hardened, stainless steel blades • • • High-performance motor • • • Precision…

Renato Bialetti, 1923 – 2016

It saddens us to report that the Italian businessman best known for making famous the Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker, Renato Bialetti, died last week at the age of 93. His remains were laid to rest in a special Moka Pot in Casale Corte Cerro in northern Italy. Bialetti was buried alongside his wife, not too far from the spot his…

Congratulations to our Winners!

Congratulations are in order for our two winners, Vennisa G. and Steve R.. They are taking home a Limited Edition 90th Anniversary Cocotte from Le Cresuet as part of last month’s Le Creuset Anniversary Party. Way to go, guys!

Happy National Kale Day!

In honor of National Kale Day we have collected some of our favorite recipes spotlighting our favorite leafy green. What about you? What is your favorite Kale Dish? Have your say in the comments!   Curly Kale Bruschetta Kale and Chickpea Soup Peanut Kale Carrot Noodle Salad Shishito Peppers with Kale Kale Spaghetti and Meatballs…

Time & Oak, Whiskey Elements… and Tequila?

Alli at our Broadway Store is all in on the new Whiskey Elements from local Time & Oak Manufacturing: “Picked up a pack of the Smoked Whickey Elements and a bottle of $15 tequila…the results? DELICIOUS. I ended up with a final product that tasted like a $40+ bottle of mezcal. What is mezcal, you may…

The People have spoken…

And they LOVE Kitchen Kaboodle! The Willamette Week has conducted it’s BEST OF PORTLAND Reader’s Poll and the results are in: Kitchen Kaboodle is your favorite Kitchen Store! Thanks, Portland, it means the world to us. Best Kitchen Store Winner: Kitchen Kaboodle Multiple locations. kitchenkaboodle.com Portland’s Kitchen Kaboodle isn’t like most kitchen supplies stores. It sells…

Van Ordinaire?

We can’t resist showing off the new artwork on one of our delivery trucks. No ordinary camion now, it’s something of a rolling billboard for Kaboodle and Le Creuset. It even has our little slogan in French. Thanks to Le Creuset for the great images.

We’ll Recycle Your Nespresso Capsules

Sure, you can open up all your used Nespresso capsules, throw the coffee in your compost can and the capsules in the recycling can. Or…you can just bring the old capsules to any Kaboodle store, and we’ll recycle them for you. Easy!