Cook Create Celebrate December 2014
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 DECEMBER. ISSUE 31. 2014
Cook Create Celebrate
DECEMBER EVENTS + HAPPENINGS
 
James Beard Award winning chef Gale Gand comes back to Marcel's with her newest cookbook "Lunch". Gale shows you how to do lunch simply and easily for a fraction of the price of prepared salads and sandwiches. Join Gale for a demonstration and a discussion featuring "Lunch" followed by a book signing. Books may be purchased in advance from Marcel's or The Bookstore.

SAT, DEC 13 (1 - 3 pm): 
STORIES WITH SANTA
Bring the whole family to Glen Ellyn’s Fire Station #1 at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Main Street to have your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer! Folks from the Glen Ellyn Public Library will share reindeer facts and holiday stories. Presented by the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn.
 
THURSDAYS, DEC 4, 11, 18  (5 - 8 pm):
SHOP & SHARE
Join us Thursday evenings in December for our Shop and Share Days. 10% of all store proceeds will go to a non-profit organization in our community.
December 4th: Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive.
December 11th: Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center provides acadamic assistance to low-income children.
December 18th: Ronald McDonald House near Central DuPage Hospital will serve families with pediatric patients treated at CDH.
Come out and shop to support these worthy local organizations!
 
Marcel's Holiday Hours are now extended to accomodate morning and late night shopping.  

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat                            9:30 am - 6 pm* 
Thursday                                                       9:30 am - 8 pm
Sunday                                                          noon - 5 pm

*8pm on M, Tu, W, F from December 16th through December 23rd. Open 9:30 am - 4 pm on Christmas Eve.
2014 KITCHENWARE RETAILER OF THE YEAR!
  
 
We are so excited that Marcel's Culinary Experience has been selected as the Outstanding Kitchenware Retailer of the Year and U.S. Global Innovator Award (gia) winner for independent kitchen retailers by The Gourmet Retailer and the International Housewares Association.

Anna Wolfe, Editor in Chief of The Gourmet Retailer, visited all of the finalists in October after soliciting and reviewing nominations from the industry and Marcel's was selected by the judging panel as the U.S. winner.

“While a relative newcomer to the kitchenware retailing industry, Jill Foucré and her team have created a successful and thriving concept that combines the best brands of the housewares industry in a space that is warm and welcoming,” says Anna Wolfe, Editor-in-Chief of The Gourmet Retailer. “In addition to being active in the community, Marcel’s has also met a need amongst its customers -- helping them develop their cooking skills -- all while having fun. Marcel’s Culinary Experience is proof that it is possible for independent retailers to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace.”

Having just celebrated our third anniversary, this is amazing recognition for Marcel's.  

A huge thank you to Dana and Kelly, for running the store and running the kitchen - they are both extraordinary talents and wonderful partners.  Thank you also to the retail staff, chefs, culinary assistants, dishwashers, and everyone who contributes to the day-to-day operations at Marcel's, especially my husband Bob who might be behind the scenes most of the time but keeps this place humming!

And thank you to you, our fabulous and loyal customers.  We could not have achieved this without your continued support of local business.

With gratitude and tons of excitement,

Jill

'Tis the Season for Unique and Fabulous Gifts.  
Our Staff Faves!
Under $20
Charles Viancin
Winterberry Lids
Jamie Bordoshuk

A fabulously festive way to transport your holiday dishes in style! Delightful, yet practical gift that will be used again and again. Simply place the lid over a smooth-rimmed bowl or pot and it creates an airtight seal.  Food-safe silicone lid is heat-resistant and allows for quick cooking, steaming, reheating or storing.  Assorted sizes.
J.K. Adams
Slate Cheese Trays
Rita Cevaal
 
These slate trays from Vermont are pure genius. Paired with a soapstone pencil, they provide the perfect informative canvas for presenting your artisinal cheeses and charcuterie. A multi-tasker, you can also use one to display your menu!
La Boite Spice Blends
Kelly Sears
A must-have to be stuffed in every cooking enthusiast’s stocking, these spices elevate everyday dishes. Add a bit of savory and sweet smoke to your festivities with No.8 Smoked Salt that finishes a dish with a hint of smoky brightness and doubles as a smoked salty rim on a holiday cocktail glass. Or add a dash of No.18 Smoked Cinnamon to a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies and have your guests begging for the recipe!
Under $50
Teroforma
Whiskey Tasting Set
Amy Patterson
 
A unique and fun gift for your whiskey enthusiast. The Whiskey Tasting Set provides the crystal glasses, tasting notepads, region maps, vocabulary and color spectrum cards.  Select a few whiskies to taste and enjoy an evening at home tasting and comparing notes.  
Eucalyptus
Bread Basket
Teri Hiben
 
Available in assorted colors, the Eucalyptus Bread Basket is a beautiful and practical gift that compliments any table. To serve warm bread, simply place the basket in your warm (up to 375) oven for 15 minutes.  Wrap freshly baked breads in a cloth napkn and serve directly to your table.
Emile Henry
Lasagna Dish
Deb Forkins

Regularly priced at $75, this dish slides in just at $50 on promotion. Available in 5 colors,  it is perfect for making lasagna, and is also the right size for casseroles or brownies. This baker transitions beautifully from freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and under the broiler.  As a bonus, it is very easy to clean.
Holiday Gift Boxes
Whatever your gift giving occasion, we have a gift box or basket just for you.  Taste of Italy, Marcel's Favorites, and Party Starter all come in regular and deluxe versions, in our branded Marcel's box.  Take a look at our pre-packaged offerings or make your own!  We keep it fresh with the season and our most current merchandise and will customize however you wish.  Whether for your hostess, your client, your indispensable salon technician, or the family member who has everything, our gift boxes are the perfect gift.  Let our creative staff help you design something fabulous — because good things come in our packages! Call 630-790-8500 or shop online!
Charitable Spotlight: Erica Mote and Sweet Charity Fudge
Helping Others Never Tasted So Good!  

Meet Erica Mote, the Glenbard South philanthropist behind Sweet Charity Fudge. Since 2009, Erica's mission has been to raise money for established charitable organizations by producing and selling her own fudge. Last year Erica raised nearly $6,000.  This year's proceeds will benefit Feed My Starving Children. Please come in and buy some to support Erica and her cause. We promise it is the best fudge you will ever try!  
ALSO AT MARCEL'S:
  • Professional on-site knife sharpening
  • Exquisite complimentary gift wrapping
  • Beautiful "gifts to go" all pre-wrapped and perfect for every gift giving occasion!
  • Plan your next event at Marcel's -- call us for details
 
 
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