The Clef du Vin wine aging tool really does age wine! I was a bit skeptical (well, actually, VERY skeptical) when I saw it demonstrated at a show. It’s supposed to “age” a glass of wine by one year for every second you leave the key in the wine. I thought, “Yeah, right, like that’s going to happen”. But, stunningly, in 5 seconds the young red wine tasted like it had 5 more years of age on it!
Emile Henry Flame Top cookware is my favorite new line of cookware. I’ve always been a fan of cast iron cookware, but my new ceramic dutch oven has opened up a whole new world for me in my kitchen. My beautiful, yet highly functional blue Flame Top dutch oven is the most versatile, green-friendly cooking vessel in my pantry.
Note: LTD2 is no longer being manufactured, but All-Clad has introduced All-Clad HA1 cookware in 2016 featuring a hard-anodized look with a “commercial strong” exterior, nonstick interior, and is dishwasher safe.
All-Clad, the most popular brand of cookware around the globe, has introduced a new line of cookware called All-Clad LTD2. This new cookware collection is based on the original LTD line, but with new additional features including new d5 technology and dishwasher safe.
This month’s Sharp Pick is the recently introduced Wusthof Panini Knife. The knife features a sharp, serrated edge that is perfect for slicing through toasted breads while protecting the delicious meat inside. Like other Wusthof knives, it is forged from a single piece of steel and has in incredibly sharp, long lasting edge. The slightly off-set handle is designed to protect knuckles and provides optimal leverage during use. Available in Classic and Classic Ikon (shown) styles, you save $10 on the retail price of in the month of October.
Recently 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…] about Kyocera Ceramic Knife Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The MetroKitchen customer service department fields this question quite a bit. Even performing a simple Google search of “burned all-clad pan“ yields several results. Earlier last Summer, we noticed this tweet from Chef Paola Petrella where she was ready to toss out her All-Clad pan after accidentally burning some pasta!
It happens even to the most skilled chef like Chef Paola. But never fear! There’s a good chance that if you’ve burned some food to your All-Clad pots and pans, it can be saved. [Read more…] about Have I ruined my All-Clad pan?
Stacks and stacks of amazingly sharp knives…. Sounds like the scene for a horror flick. No, it’s just Wusthof’s amazing new U.S. headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut. MetroKitchen had a chance to share in the opening festivities. Wusthof family members from Germany, Wolfgang and Harald, were both on hand to celebrate this significant move. Connecticut Culinary Institute even made a special cake, which of course was perfectly sliced by a Wusthof Classic Chefs knife. Yummy! [Read more…] about MetroKitchen tours new U.S. location for Wusthof Knife
Today we’re introducing our Wusthof Sharp Picks feature, which will profile special prices on select Wusthof knives for the month. A great way to introduce this new feature is with the Wusthof Tomato knife.
If you’ve ever used a paring knife to slice a tomato, you know how sometimes you can end up squishing it a bit while trying to get the blade to pierce the skin. It’s not that the knife is dull, one assumes, but that skin is a little tough to get through. [Read more…] about Wusthof Tomato Knife – Wusthof’s Sharp Pick for September
Every year there is some new gimmick knife that is supposed to replace all others. For my money, I prefer the Wusthof Classic Ikon 8 inch Chef’s knife. Why this particular knife? There are SO many reasons this is THE knife for me. First off it is truly an icon, truly classic in appearance. The lines are elegant and engaging. This knife will add to the aesthetics of any kitchen contemporary or traditional in design. [Read more…] about Wusthof Classic Ikon 8 inch Chef’s Knife
“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.