July Cravings: Perfect Additions for Any Summer Occasion

The heat is upon us. Such a heat wave calls something to get us out of that stinky, sweaty funk and into the world of poolside icy drinks, patriotic fireworks, and ...

Make This: Red Leicester Popovers

Remember how I said I usually buy too much from the farmers markets on Saturdays? Yeah, I did it again. It all just looks too tasty, am I right?! I ...

Fireball Frittata, For Your Brunching Pleasure

We’re in the full swing of summer, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve opted for early Saturday mornings at the downtown farmer’s market in lieu of sleeping in, and ...

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That Chocolate No One Can Pronounce

When you enter the downtown Caputo’s, the entrance splits one way toward our award-winning market and the other way towards our deli—likely with a long line of hungry lunch-goers. Right there in the middle lies our vast, beautiful, and inviting fine chocolate selection. It draws you in like a warm, chocolatey hug. We have a massive selection of […]

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My Dad, Tony Caputo, Retires

I have always said that I love my job at Caputo’s. And I’ve always said that’s it’s because of my endless capacity to learn about and adore cheese, chocolate, and the Old World traditions we support. I certainly do feel a deep passion for all those things, but I think I was wrong about why I have […]

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Make This: Easiest Old Fashioned Ever

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the old man for raising you up right, teaching you how to throw a baseball, tie a tie, and, heck, tie one on. So set yourselves up on the front porch this Sunday, and let the guy tell a few tall tales with an Old Fashioned in hand. […]

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Thomas Keller’s Broccolini and Burrata Salad

Last week, we wrapped up our annual Classic Cookbook Cooking Class Series last week as part of our ongoing cooking classes here. I love this series because it gives me a chance to revisit some of my favorite cookbooks from some of the world’s most influential chefs. This year, we featured Marcella Hazan (because she’s […]

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Evan’s Cheese Musings: Red Leicester

A great moment of appreciating my job came recently when I was discussing cheese with some of the cheese nerds on my staff. I then realized that Caputo’s Downtown’s staff has re-entered a Golden Age of Great Cheese Geekery, which brings me no end of pleasure. Don’t get me wrong, we always have a lot of cheese […]

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It’s Rough Out There for an Artichoke

I love to people watch. It’s one of my now-not-so-secret pastimes while I’m sitting in busy places. Airports, restaurants, bars, you name it, I’ve watched people in ’em. While planning the menu for a class in our Classic Cookbook Series, I came upon an exceptional reason and place to put my people-watching skills to work: the grocery store. […]

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Rejoice: Ritual Chocolate Has Relocated to Park City

For at least the past three years, I ‘ve been preaching that Utah is the bright center of chocolate culture in the U.S. This year, Ritual Chocolate has proven me right by uprooting its entire operation from Denver and transplanted to Park City. It’s not like Denver is some culinary backwater, where the chocolate and culinary scenes […]

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June Cravings: A Summer Kickoff

June is always exciting—vacations, outdoor concerts, farmers markets, and summer festivals are one the horizon. And the small amount of gardening I attempt every year isn’t quite ruined yet. Plus, it’s national Accordion Awareness Month. So there’s that. We’re gearing up for Father’s Day, and it shows in our Cravings this month. We may or […]

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Shake it Up with Bittermilk Cocktail Mixers

The art of mixology and craft cocktail making is a fine one, indeed. And the recent resurgence of finely tuned drinks circa pre-Prohibition have added much to the nightlife scene in Utah and the U.S. The trusty bar people at our favorite watering holes here in town make drinks that are worth every penny. But […]

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Utah Chocolate Society Turns Five

Five years ago, I searched around for fellow chocolate geeks to share in a wacky experiment: develop a local club dedicated exclusively to testing, tasting, and talking about the finest chocolates. I love chocolate, and I love to share it with my friends, but I wanted a “society” of friends who were as nerdy and […]

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