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Some Great Reviews!

I recently checked our Amazon reviews and found these lovely gems from two avid reviewers!!

5 of 5 stars
Go Forth and Eat Great Things
What we need is a library full of books like this. People crave local foods which reflect the broad ethnic diversity of this nation. I commend Clara Moore and Matt Sorrell in their accomplishment of this task for the city of St. Louis. This well written digest of local neighborhoods, shops, stores, and resources is peppered with recipes, resources for non- “St.Louis-ers” (I made that up!) which reflects the vibrance of not only St. Louis but America. I will be calling Volpi’s for salami, The Smokehouse Market for some real sausages, and several others. This book is a St. Louis Foodies dream. Get it – read it – and go forth and eat great things!


5 of 5 stars
Great Planning Tool
My wife and I like to take vacations in cities. We’ve been to many of the great cities in the United States. We are planning a trip this summer to St. Louis. When we travel we focus on 3 primary activities: 1) Eating in restaurants, especially various ethnic restaurants, that we can’t find in our local community; 2) Visiting farmers markets, ethnic grocery stores, and other places food stuff is found; 3) Shopping at antique stores, malls, flee markets, estate sales, etc.”Shop Like A Chef” by Chef Clara Moore and Matt Sorrell has proven to be a great planning tool for our visit. In a consolidated place we could find the places to meet 1 and 2 on our lists and with the neighborhood guide we could quickly interface and compare the locations of eating and food markets with the antique shopping guides we have for the St. Louis area. This was a time savor and a real help in our planning.

Additionally the book was an interesting read providing a wealth of information about St. Louis that I have not seen in any of the other materials we have including information from official city and visitor information sources.

As avid cooks we have circled a couple recipes from the book to try, especially after we visit the stores and restaurants in a couple months.

We will definitely look for similar guides to help us plan future trips. Great job.

We can’t thank the readers enough for leaving such passionate and honest reviews. We are humbled and happy to bring new fun and food into peoples’ lives! I hope you will check the book out and find it just as inspiring!!
Get out there and Shop Like A Chef.



In the News

We had this lovely write up in the Ladue News in December. Including a recipe from the book and suggestions of where to buy your ingredients!

Check it out here:

Green Gourmet

Also we made it onto the Post Dispatch Gift List!

See the list here:

The Gift List

Oh my it’s been a long time!!

Don’t worry. We have been working diligently on getting this book into print over the last month and a half!

I have taught some fun classes at Kitchen Conservatory:

Raw Foods Class

Raw Foods Class

Vegan Tapas Class

Vegan Tapas Class

kitchcon v tapas

Treasures of the Pacific Northwest

Treasures of the Pacific Northwest

A little smoked salmon appetizer!

A little smoked salmon appetizer!

And had a whirlwind time on Fox 2 !!


We are finishing up edits and the cover is in the final stages of design – like it will be done any minute!!!

I will happily keep you posted on all the new developments to our project. Thanks for staying tuned in!

A chat with David Craig.

At our Kickstarter Kick-Down Party last Friday – we ran into the charming David Craig. So I stopped and had a quick conversation with him about the book and where it is heading.

Listen to it on his blog: Food Talk STL

me and matt kickdown

and he took this cute picture of Matt and I. (His post also includes an old interview we had last May, check it out.)

A community of women.

Today at the blog “See Jane Invest,” Kelly Keenan Trumpbour gives our Kickstarter some love while appealing to hearts and minds of savvy women. She doesn’t hesitate to point out all the hurdles and work I have ahead of me, but Kelly also reminds me (and her readers) that I have not been a stranger to work in the past.

Sharon (my co-publisher), Matt (my co-author), and I have chosen the uphill battle of self publishing/crowd funding like the hard-headed women we are. And happy to be doing it. It feels great to be part of an online community of smart ladies. Thanks Kelly!

KKT See Jane

A little love from Feast.

Here is a tiny piece on our Kickstarter from Feast StL.

me in my kitchen feast fried chicken


The Riverfront Times food blog, Gut Check has written a little piece about the project and the Kickstarter. Read it here.

(and please ignore the terrible picture of me…..)