At Goods for Cooks, we believe food has the power to nourish and connect. For more than 45 years, we have been dedicated to creating a community gathering space designed to bring you closer to the way we share and cook food.
We believe food is everything. It connects us to one another as we sit to share a meal. It reminds us of who we are and where we come from. Food has a visceral impact, long after our bellies have digested a meal. We can remember a long-ago first bite, food’s aroma, or the way a good bread or soup nurtured us. Food has the power to comfort us in our time of need, elevate us in celebration, and secure our survival.
The story of food, however, is not complete without the acknowledgment of its power over us when it is scarce. Or the shame we feel when we do not have enough, feel helpless in the kitchen, or struggle with our personal relationship to food due to health or body image.
Food reflects our own values and history, while also allowing us to explore the world if only in our own minds and hearts through the cuisine of others. It permits us to walk in someone else’s shoes, experience their culture, and eat meals their grandmothers fed them.
We believe if you want to make an impact on humanity, as daunting a goal as that may seem, it is as simple as learning to prepare food and being willing to welcome others to the table.
We invite you to stop by our little shop and share your stories, the adventurous triumphs, the failures, and everything in between. Filled not only with the classics but an ever-changing assortment of linens, tabletop, and gourmet foods, you are sure to find something to inspire your next meal or gathering.
Sam, George, & Doug