We are lucky enough to live in the South and enjoy some amazing weather most of the year. However, there are exceptions to the rule… 100 degree days in the summer & snow/ice storms in the winter. We haven’t had any bad winter weather in 3 years, but now it has happened to us twice in the past 2 weeks. It’s fun to enjoy the snow with the kids, but they get cold way too fast and then we have to think of other things to do. This go around, we decided to cook! First we made Lucky Charms cupcakes. Yes, it sounds pretty gross, but the little boys were in heaven! I used the CIA Bakeware 12 Cup Nonstick Muffin Pan to bake these delicious cupcakes. [Read more…] about Snowpocalypse 2014
The Excalibur food dehydrator is a great tool to add to your kitchen. We offer it in two sizes, the 5-tray and the 9-tray, as well as in two colors, white and black. The Excalibur dehydrator is the preferred dehydrator thanks to its wide, square trays and a design that circulates air at the back of the unit for even drying. With our free shipping, the Excalibur food dehydrator is an affordable $199.95 for the 5-tray, and $249.95 for the 9-tray. [Read more…] about Excalibur Food Dehydrator Review & Guide
The Japanese have a long history of making blades and an honorable track record for their samurai sword making methods. Today they are also known for their kitchen knives. In my opinion, their kitchen knives are like mini samurai swords. They are sharp.
The Germans are no slouches either when it comes to making knives. Solingen, Germany is a German knife mecca and that is where you will find the history of the major and more popular German knives.
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Have you seen this week’s sale with free shipping on every item and top brands as low as $14.95 at MetroKitchen.com? If you haven’t, be sure to take a look! We collected the best new deals at up to 75% off your favorite brands such as All-Clad, Henckels, Wusthof, Swiss Diamond, Calphalon, CIA, and more. Not only that, but we’re also offering FREE SHIPPING on EVERY ITEM* only until midnight on Thursday, January 23! Read on to see some of the best deals available right now! [Read more…] about Free Shipping on the BEST Deals as Low as $14.95 are Available Now!
Seems like all of us have absolutely devoted college sports fans in our lives. From the PAC10 to the SEC to the Big 10, these dyed in the wool Gators, Huskies, Dawgs or Tigers fans love their teams. [Read more…] about New Wusthof Gourmet NCAA Steak Knife Sets Now Available at MetroKitchen!
We’ve got an incredible deal just in time for the holidays here at MetroKitchen.com. Until the end of December, the Wusthof Classic 2-piece hollow-ground carving set is on sale for only $119.95! That’s $155 dollars off of the suggested retail price! Pick up this great deal before it ends. [Read more…] about Save $155 on Wusthof Classic 2-Piece Carving Set for the Holiday Season!
We are thrilled with our newest brand of MADE IN USA cookware for so many reasons….. [Read more…] about New USA Pan Cookware on Sale Now!
I am an avid reader of cooking magazines. I love the photos, enjoy reading the recipes (even if I’ll never make them) and of course, really appreciate the product reviews. My fav is Cooks Illustrated because of their somewhat “scientific” and logical approach to making the best possible recipe as well as thoroughly testing products. But, I can be skeptical, especially when it comes to knives. We all have our favorites, so trying a new knife isn’t at the top of my list. However, I keep reading about Victorinox Forschner or Victorinox Fibrox knives, so I decided it was time to try one.
My favorite part of long summer days & fun times spent with family and friends is feeding them all delicious summer vegetables that I’ve grown in my own garden. Every year we grow tomatoes (mostly heirloom, beefsteak & plum), peppers (from jalapenos to bell peppers), cucumbers for salads & smaller cucumbers for pickling, blueberries, zucchini (some of the fastest growing & largest I’ve ever seen this year) and other random veggies that we want to “try out”…this year we “tried” to grow carrots…not so successful!
After being at the beach for a week, we arrived home to an almost overgrown garden thanks to the pretty much daily rain we’ve been receiving in Georgia this summer. After seeing our crop, I immediately starting perusing the internet to find something yummy & delicious I could do with my wonderful veggies.
MetroKitchen is thrilled to be the first company partnering with the Amoretti Brothers to bring you beautiful and extremely functional copper cookware. Here’s a little history on how Amoretti Brothers cookware developed.
When the Amoretti family launched their first collection of vases and chargers in 2006, they had been living in Mexico for only four years. A year later, the four brothers and their mom, Anna, introduced a hand-painted ceramic collection in New York at the Gift Show. Copper cookware and glassware collections followed. The pieces blend Italian tradition with the best Mexican craftsmanship. “They’re elegant and with personality but, at the same time, very natural,” says Andrea Amoretti, the eldest brother.
The hammered copper cookware has family connections too. “My mom is from Southern Italy, and copper cookware is very common there,” he says. “I love the idea that you can cook a meal in our copper pots and then place that same beautiful pot on the table for everyone to share.”
The cookware is hammered by copper masters to reach the desired shape; handcrafted bronze handles and an inside tin layer makes each piece feel like a work of art.
Hammered copper cookware is the best of the best for cooking: ever since it first appeared in sumptuous Renaissance courts, it has always been the ‘queen of pans’, perceived in the collective imagination of western civilization as an exclusive object, an instrument packed with historical significance.