MetroKitchen Cooking Terms Glossary #6 – Tempering to White Stock

by Bobby September 10, 2014

Finally, here is our final installment of the MetroKitchen Cooking Terms Glossary series! Tempering – 1) heating gently and gradually  2) Refers to the process of slowly adding a hot liquid to eggs or other foods to raise their temperature without causing them to curdle 3) Refers to a process for melting chocolate Thickening Agent […]

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Nifty Appliance Gifts for the Thrifty

by Bobby December 13, 2012

As the holidays approach if you are like me, you begin to rack your brains on creative gifts for loved ones. Metrokitchen offers some excellent gifts that will put a smile on your loved ones face without putting a dent in your bank account. The following items are only a few of the goodies found […]

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MetroKitchen Toaster Guide & Review

by Bobby August 17, 2012

Some things are just special.  To Julie Andrews they included “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens”. To me “smell” can evoke powerful memories. Everyone remembers the smell of Crayola crayons. It is as powerful a memory of youth as anything that exists. The smell of toast is another one of those smells of youth. […]

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Dear MetroKitchen: Do you carry nonstick cookware that will work on induction?

by Bobby January 5, 2012

Most of the traditional stainless steel cookware that we sell will work on induction burners, including All-Clad and American Kitchen cookware.  Many of these brands make some pieces with a nonstick coating. If you are looking for dishwasher-safe, metal-utensil-safe nonstick cookware that is also induction compatible, you want to go with Scanpan CTX or Swiss […]

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Copper Cookware Guide

by Bobby November 9, 2011

Copper cookware, especially French copper, evokes thoughts of fabulous foods, wonderful smells and Paris.  Certainly many collect and use it for its beauty.  It does give a warm glow to the kitchen.   For serious cooks, copper is the choice because of its incredible cooking performance.   Of all the metals used to make cookware–aluminum, stainless steel […]

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Save $50 on Wusthof Classic 10 inch Super Slicer knife…November only! $99.95

by Bobby November 2, 2011

Just in time for the holidays…a knife that’s perfect for a huge number of holiday cutting tasks.  The Wusthof Classic super slicing knife has a reverse serrated edge, so it can easily slice crusty breads into even, consistent slices.  It’s perfectly balanced too.  That means easy cutting when you want to carve extremely thin slices […]

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Dear MetroKitchen: What’s the purpose of John Boos Mystery Oil?

by Bobby July 19, 2011
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Dear MetroKitchen: What’s the purpose of John Boos Mystery Oil?  How often and when should I use it? John Boos Mystery Oil is used to keep wood from drying, cracking and warping.  You may apply Mystery Oil on any wood food preparation surface such as butcher blocks, cutting boards and counter tops.  Mystery Oil is […]

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All-Clad MC2 on Sale – Save up to 40% off

by Bobby May 11, 2011

It’s that time of year:  the annual All-Clad MC2 cookware sale is on at MetroKitchen through June 15th, 2011! Now is the best time of the year to shop All-Clad MC2 cookware with savings of up to 40% off the regular price. Spring is the best time of year to check out all your kitchen inventory and see what […]

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It wouldn’t be Christmas unless I’m eating…Squirrel Brunswick Stew? Cristollen?

by Bobby December 22, 2010

We are a rather varied group at MetroKitchen.  Ranging from all American mid-westerners to native Atlantans to 1st generation Cuban-Americans.  We even have a naturalized US citizen born in Haiti, a 2nd generation of Polish descent and a New Orleans transplant. As you might imagine, we have interesting discussions about our Christmas traditions, especially food.  […]

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Oprah® Loves Kyocera Ceramic Knives

by Bobby December 3, 2010

For our Oprah fans, she picked this Kyocera ceramic knife set as one of her “Favorite Things” for 2010.  The Kyocera ceramic knives she selected are a practical and reasonably priced kitchen essential.   One thing that’s great about these ceramic knifes is that they rarely need to be sharpened.  And, when it finally needs to […]

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