Category Archives: Dorothy Lane Market

Cooking Sous Vide

chef_carrie_banner_672sansaire-1-of-1-1The DLM Culinary Center is now carrying the highly rated and affordable Sansaire Sous Vide Machine and the Searing Kit.

Cooking sous vide at home allows you to control precise temperatures to achieve perfect, repeatable results that you just can’t replicate through any other method. Foods are cooked evenly from edge to edge, to the exact doneness you want. And, because foods won’t overcook while they hang out in the water bath, dinner is ready when you are.

Stop by and check it out!


THE Market Basket

chef_carrie_banner_672blogI searched all over looking for the classic French Market Basket.  I’ve seen them a lot in Europe, but finding them here is like going on a scavenger hunt without a map. There are a lot of bags out there, but I wanted a classic one that is timeless. I am happy to say you can now find them at DLM’s Culinary Center!

The original reusable grocery bag is perfect for fresh produce, flowers, a fresh baguette and a bottle of wine! It’s made with two sets of leather straps that allow you to either swing it over your shoulder or carry it in hand. The flat bottom keeps the bag standing on its own while you fill it up with all sorts of goodies that Dayton’s original “Market” has to offer.



A Pop of Color!

chef_carrie_banner_67220161005_143035Add some color to your day and hydrate in style! DLM has a rainbow of colorful canteens and tumblers from Corkcicle. The stainless steel canteens are available in 3 sizes -9 oz, 16 oz, and 25 oz. The 25 oz canteen holds a bottle of wine perfectly! The tumbler has a 24 oz capacity with a clear, full sip thru lid.

What’s even better? The canteens keep cold drinks cold up to 25 hours and hot drinks up to 12 hours. The tumbler keeps hot for 3 hours and cold for up to 9 hours. Both styles have easy-grip flat sides and a non-slip bottom. They will not shatter or break like glass.

Drink up in style and say it with COLOR!






Coo-coo for Coconut!

chef_carrie_banner_672cheese-show-2016-3-of-56-mediumI am officially obsessed with a new gouda cheese made with both cow’s milk and coconut cream. We debuted it at the DLM Cheese show last week. Everyone who tried it really enjoyed it! Kokos is its name, and I think you will love it too!

First off, it’s not too sweet.  It tastes like a full-flavor gouda but finishes with a rich flavor of coconut. Next time you are in, make sure you ask to taste it! Our top cheesemongers just happen to be 3 beautiful and strong women who are  well versed in everything cheese.  They can help you find the cheese of your dreams! Look for Maritza at Springboro, Maureen at  Oakwood, or the lovely Erika at our Washington Square Store.

I had fun playing around in the test kitchen creating a new hor’s d oeuvres for our annual Food and Wine show using this cheese, and I can’t wait for you to taste it! BTW Did you buy your tickets yet? We are almost sold out, but still have some left- Don’t delay!


Cooks Collaborative


This past weekend, I got to hang out and cook with 7 incredible local Chefs, their Sous Chefs, Bartenders, and Servers! The lovely Peggy and Megan from DLM’s Culinary Center and Kitchen joined me in preparing and serving a stunning 7 course meal for 160 people dining outside at Glen Helen Nature Preserves. DLM  provided the cheese course which was served before the dessert course. Next year, be sure to come join us for an al fresco dinner!

View a behind-the-scenes look of the dedication and work that went into serving 160 people.







Chop, chop!



Since every great meal begins with some chopping, mincing, slicing or dicing, there’s no way around learning the basic, yet essential knifes skills. Join us in the DLM Culinary Center on Thursday, September 20 for a hands-on learning experience you’ll use the rest of your life!

DLM’s Knife Skills Class is as popular as ever and a Culinary Center customer favorite. Whether you are just getting started in the kitchen or want to become more efficient, this class is well worth your time and money! We start and end the class mastering the onion and in-between you’ll learn the classic cuts while breaking down common fruits and vegetables used in everyday cooking. Register in person or online at  Chop, chop!


No time to pack a lunch?


Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with DLM’s Lunchbox. This cute and recyclable lunchbox will fit right in to the kid’s backpack, sports duffle, or even your briefcase!

We fill our lunchbox with smart choices that will not only make mom happy, but the kids as well.  Each box has a freshly made sandwich with our DLM Unbleached White Sandwich Bread or Classic 10-Grain, but sized slightly smaller than our overstuffed Famous Deli Sandwiches. We have three to choose from: Ham and Cheddar, Turkey and Cheddar, or the classic PB & J using DLM Oregon Strawberry Preserves. Nestled alongside is a crisp Red Delicious Apple, string cheese, Goldfish Whole Grain Crackers, and a box of raisins.

Next time you or your family is in need of a healthy alternative for lunch on the run, come in and grab a couple of our Lunchboxes. They are packed and ready to go when you are!


Take a Bite Out of the Rio Olympics!

chef_carrie_banner_672Brazi Bites blog

While I have been watching the Rio Olympics my family, I have been indulging in the best snack—Brazi Bites Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo). I like to think of them as a Brazilian version of a French gourgères.

We carry them on our freezer cases and in 20 minutes you have a cheesy, slightly chewy nosh that you simply can’t stop eating!  Made with tapioca flour, they are both gluten free and made with non-GMO ingredients. You can even  serve them “American style” with a side of DLM Original Marinara sauce for dipping!

 Go Team USA!


Hatch Chile Season is Here!


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It’s officially Hatch Chile season here, and we couldn’t be more excited. The smell is incredible, but the taste of a roasted Hath Chile is even better.

What’s the big deal, you ask? First off, the season is really short – only a couple of weeks. Folks wait in line for hours in New Mexico to buy up enough to last in their freezer all year. Secondly, and most importantly, it is the taste of these chiles. They are a perfect balance of both flavor and heat. Hatch Chilies are green and slender and look a little similar to an Anaheim. They are named after the town of Hatch, New Mexico, and its environs where they are grown. The roasting of the chiles is an important step because the outside skins are tough. The roasting blisters the skin insuring it can be scraped off.

DLM sells them in quart containers that are recipe ready or perfect to pop in your freezer to enjoy later. Come by, say hi, and watch us roast them this weekend!

Here are some ideas for ramping up some flavor using Hatch Chiles:

• Lay a slab on a cheeseburger
• Chop ‘em up and add to macaroni and cheese
• Use to jazz up plain rice
• Bake into your favorite cornbread or corn pudding recipe
• Bake into chocolate cookies
• Makes an excellent addition to a grilled cheese sandwich
• Purée into pesto
• Scramble some along with our organic eggs


Chef Carrie Walters
DLM Culinary Director