Welcome to the first posting of the Cooks Shop Here food blog, which we are naming: An Educated Palate. We hope that you will find our pages a valuable resource for information about all things food. Our goal is to provide readers with pertinent details about our products, food producers, trends, culture and cuisine, food events, in-store tastings, and other tasty tidbits of interest to foodies. In essence, information that is beyond the scope of our website and more of the moment than one finds in a monthly newsletter. And, of course, any blog worth its salt must entertain opinion, commentary and observation from ourselves and others. Stay tuned and keep the stove lit.