Happy Birthday Cookie Cake for Emeril!

Cookie Cake for Emeril's Birthday
Happy Birthday Emeril!

We love Emeril Lagasse and his Emerilware line of kitchen products!  Some great New Orleans friends are in town so it seemed appropriate to celebrate Emeril’s birthday (October 15, 1959) in true NOLA fashion this year.  Any excuse for a party!

We made this amazing seafood salad with an Emeril recipe for remoulade sauce.  Fresh crab, loads of shrimp, some avocado and crispy fresh lettuce made for an easy, delightful and elegant dinner.   Spicy and flavorful remoulade sauce added just the right touch of savoriness to the meal.

To finish off the meal in style and have a real birthday celebration, we used a classic 2004 Emeril Lagasse recipe, for a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.  While our cake decorating was clearly NOT done by a professional, once the group dug into the Cookie Cake, all was forgiven.    This dessert treat was a snap to make too, thanks to our powerful Viking hand mixer and some basic ingredients that we always have in the pantry.

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A Guide to Essential Cookware for your Kitchen

All-Clad Cookware

“What are the basic pieces of cookware I should have in my kitchen?”, is a frequently asked question received in our customer service department.  MetroKitchen has compiled a list of “must have” cookware pieces that we promise, you will reach for daily, no matter what cooking skills you may have.  From dutch ovens to All-Clad fry pans, this list will help you decide what you need. [Read more…]

Cookware FAQ: What is difference between Tri-ply, 5-ply, and beyond?

All-Clad cookware

A Cookware FAQ-Ply Cookware: What is tri-ply cookware? 5-ply cookware? Even 7-ply cookware? This is one of the frequently asked questions we receive at MetroKitchen. If you are in the market for some new 3-ply cookware or 5-ply cookware, you are probably going to do some research to decide which is the right type of  ply cookware for you. Here is some great information to help you in your quest to find out the difference between tri-ply (or 3-ply) and 5-ply, and other ply cookware available in today’s marketplace.

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Scanpan CTX Cookware

Scanpan CTX 8 in. Fry Pan
Scanpan CTX Fry Pan

Scanpan CTX cookware is the first induction compatible cookware line from Scanpan. It is easy to go green with the new Scanpan cookware.

Made in Denmark, the CTX non-stick surface PFOA free, safe for your food and your family. It features  a 5-ply hybrid technology — a fusion of layers of stainless steel and aluminum construction, along with a patented ceramic titanium surface. The exterior is brushed stainless steel, while the interior features ceramic titanium nonstick surface.

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Tis the season for cookies – All-Clad Bakeware

Christmas CookiesHappy December! You know what that means…cookie time! Besides delicious holiday desserts, the most frequently baked item is the “cookie”. What kind of cookie depends on your family traditions and recipes. Many gather every holiday season and participate in a “cookie exchange.” Bring enough batches of your favorite cookie recipe and trade batches with other bakers. At the end of the event you take home dozens of different cookies. What a treat!

Here’s a list of some great values in bakeware.  MetroKitchen.com will ship them right to your door. Check out the free shipping too!

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Kyocera Ceramic Knife Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Kyocera Susan G Komen 5 1/2 inch Revolution Series Pink Ceramic KnifeRecently I got news about a neighbor, young mother,  who found out she has breast cancer. We have boys the same age, so it really hit home. We live in a great community, and all of us got together and decided to act fast and help. We formulated a schedule for the next two weeks to cook homemade meals for our friend after she comes home from surgery. I signed up to make her (well actually for my husband to make) penne ala vodka. Food brings comfort and at the same time we can help someone who cant take care of her family at the moment. Food and cooking brings people together in communities around the world.

It just so happens that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. My dear neighbor did not feel sick or any lumps—they found a one centimeter lump in a routine mammogram. At MetroKitchen, we sell a great product from a great brand that helps to support Breast Cancer Research. [Read more…]

Julie & Julia Cookware from the Movie

Julie & Julia Movie Poster“Passion. Ambition. Butter. Do You Have What It Takes?” That is the tag line for the new movie everyone is talking about, “Julie and Julia”, written and directed by Nora Ephron, and bases on a book by Julie Powell. Any foodie knows this movie is a must see! The movie stars outstanding actors such as Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci.  The movie follows the lives of Julia Child, the French Chef who was the first widely known television cook. The movie also follows the life of Julie Powell, a New York blogger who became famous for making all 534 recipes in Child’s famous cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, in just one year.

The silent stars of the movie is the cooking equipment used to cook these grand meals.

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All the Kitchen Tools you Need for Summer Cooking

Memorial Day is the official kick off for summer fun, warmer weather and great summer recipes. MetroKitchen has all the cooking tools you need for summertime cooking.

Outdoor Grilling: Our best selling outdoor grilling tools are made by All-Clad. The All-Clad Stainless Barbeque Tool Set includes four must-have grilling tools and is neatly packaged and stored in an All-Clad metal carrying case. These great grilling tools are dishwasher safe. Get your grill on now! [Read more…]