Georgia Magazine - March 2018 - 47
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doors open while so many competitors are closing. And she hopes to
open stores in more cities to bring
people together to learn about the art
"To be successful, you have to
be passionate about it," Moore says.
"Even though we do more business
now in one month than I did my first
year, I'm not there yet.
"Every day is a new day. I'll continue to look for ways to grow the
business despite the obstacles."
Glenda Rogers is a freelance writer and photographer from Marietta.
Guests can browse the latest in cooking gadgets, cookbooks and appliances, as well as
take cooking classes at The Cook's Warehouse. This is the flagship store at Ansley Mall
from the philosophy that someone
has to be at the high end of the bell
curve, so it might as well be me. In
the meantime, I ate a lot of macaroni
and cheese, until I hit that success."
Today, you can find The Cook's
Warehouse in Midtown Atlanta at
Ansley Mall, in Marietta at Merchant's Walk and in Chamblee at
Peachtree Station. The three stores
offer not only high-quality, proven
cooking gadgets and appliances but
also a place for people of all ages
to socialize and learn more about
cooking from local and national
chefs, including celebrities. The
stores offer cooking boot camps
for kids ages 6 to teens throughout
the year, especially during the summer. Monthly Date Nights invite
couples to learn more about cooking
together while they interact with other pairs. And The Cook's Warehouse
even hosts Iron Chef-type competitions and other private events for
companies looking for team-building
In December 2015, The Cook's
Warehouse earned a spot as a mustvisit place in Atlanta on Travel and
Leisure's 119 Most Underrated Attractions Around the World listing.
"The most rewarding part of
this business for me is knowing that
we're providing a place that inspires
people," Moore says.
Several grateful mothers have
thanked Moore and The Cook's
Warehouse, saying, "My son now
cooks for his family, and it's all because we brought him to classes here
when he was in high school."
Moore's goal of providing tools
that work and the expertise to use
them has never changed, and it's
what keeps The Cook's Warehouse's
When you go:
The Cook's Warehouse has three locations in metro Atlanta.
* Midtown-Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Ave., Suite 403-R, Atlanta;
* East Cobb-Merchant's Walk, 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd., Suite 568,
Marietta; (770) 565-8005.
* Chamblee-Peachtree Station, 5001 Peachtree Blvd., Suite 520,
Chamblee; (678) 691-8600.
For information on cooking classes, call (404) 815-4993. Additional
information about the stores can be found at cookswarehouse.com.
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"This smoked trout mousse has
been a favorite of mine since the late
1990s," Moore says.
Smoked Trout Mousse
1 pound smoked trout (can substitute
smoked salmon fillets)
1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
2 boiled eggs, finely chopped
3 small scallions, trimmed, finely sliced
on a bias/at an angle
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 bunch watercress, for garnish
Lemon zest, for garnish
Crackers (flatbread, water crackers or
Remove the skins from trout and
flake into a mixing bowl.
Sprinkle the gelatin over cold
water in a small bowl and let stand
until granules become spongy, about
Add eggs, scallions, mayonnaise,
yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper
to trout. Blend all ingredients and
taste for seasoning. Whip the cream
to soft peaks.
Melt the gelatin in a small saucepan over low heat. Add to trout mixture and mix thoroughly. Immediately
fold in the whipped cream. Pour in
greased mold and refrigerate at least
4 hours. Unmold, serve on a bed of
watercress, top with additional watercress and lemon zest, and serve with
crackers. Serves 12.