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La Cuisine Celebrates its Fortieth!

Jordan Wright
April 2010

Chock-a-block with the best kitchen equipment and supplies - photo by Jordan Wright

Chock-a-block with the best kitchen equipment and supplies - photo by Jordan Wright

For those professional cooks or weekend iron chefs who prefer to whip up a soufflé using a French copper bowl or create artisanal
La Cuisine - The Cook's Resource - photo by Jordan Wright

La Cuisine - The Cook's Resource - photo by Jordan Wright

chocolates with edible gold leaf or a color riot of pretty dye-free sugar sprinkles, the tiny Provencal green and pink townhouse, La Cuisine in Old Town Alexandria, where they have been selling some of the finest quality cookware and gourmet food products for 40 years, is an unparalleled culinary resource.

Sourcing the Most Sought-after Kitchenware

Here you’ll find everything from earthenware tagines to make authentic Morroccan stews, cookbooks, olive wood scoops and spoons, the most extensive collection of baking gear, dozens of wooden butter molds, cookie cutters in a myriad of shapes and sizes, enough copper pots and molds to re-plate the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, and pots, pans and knives from the likes of Mauviel, Messermeister, Pillivuyt, Combrichon, Sabatier, Lodge Cast Iron and Shun. And that’s just a soupcon!

You’ll also find culinarily-knowledgeable assistance from owner, Nancy Pollard, and her staff, Stephanie Gorenflo and Larissa Avendano, who between them have dozens of years of cooking experience.

Classes for the Cook – Young and Old

They also offer classes in knife skills from Joe Raffa of Oyamel; marzipan, chocolate molding and fondant classes from Phyllis Farzam; cookies and pie making from Betsey Cukla of Hammersong, of the adorable cookie cutters; and cooking lessons for kids by Alicia Cherry, which sell out fast.

Wooden cooking utensils at La Cuisine - photo by Jordan Wright

Wooden cooking utensils at La Cuisine - photo by Jordan Wright

If you’re serious about cooking, or aspire to be, you’ll find everything from Marcella Hazan’s beloved 00
The Perfect Italian 00 Flour is here - photo by Jordan Wright

The Perfect Italian 00 Flour is here - photo by Jordan Wright

Italian flour to trendy top-notch carbon-steel crepe pans. You did know that crepes are back!

Visit the adorable shop or find them at www.lacuisineus.com.

For questions or comments about this article contact Jordan@WhiskandQuill.com.

Copper pots and molds at La Cuisine - photo by Jordan Wright

Copper pots and molds at La Cuisine - photo by Jordan Wright

Burl wood utensils - Photo by Roy Wright

Burl wood utensils - Photo by Roy Wright

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