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
“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.
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…] about All the Kitchen Tools you Need for Summer Cooking
Roux has forever intimidated me. I always burn it then have to resort to the instant roux. But, for a recent New Orleans-themed celebration, I decided it was time to go for the real stuff.
Great news! Roux is not that difficult. No reason to be intimidated. It takes some time…but not as much as I had thought. It takes some attention and stirring, but again, not a big deal. The real secret to roux success is the right kind of cooking vessel. My 8 qt Staub cast iron cocotte (also called a dutch oven or a casserole) made the difference. Cast iron slowly heats and then retains a consistent temperature. That’s the key to great roux. Previously I had used stainless fry pans and, yes had even tried it with non stick (which really doesn’t work). Staub cast iron is my secret to great and easy roux.
The MetroKitchen team landed in Chicago on an unusually warm day in the windy city, Chicago. We trotted off to McCormick Place, the home of the 2009 International Home & Housewares Show (suitcases and all!). We were excited to see what new products would be showcased. The Housewares Show was a great place for the MetroKitchen team to see what products our top brands were introducing for the new year, and to check out new and upcoming brands in the cookware/cutlery/small appliances realm. Besides noticing the obvious, the show seemed more empty than in prior years, most likely due to the current economy. We also noticed there were not very many new innovative products being launched this year. also “sign of the times”. One trend in products, offered by several brands was the all-in-one oven or electric cooker. With the success of the All-Clad Slow Cooker, its no wonder other brands are catching on. In today’s busy world, customers are looking for quality cookware, producing quality meals, in a shorter time while being more energy efficient. Induction cooktops are also continuing to grow its reputation, as the way to cook your food.
We found our trip to the Home and Housewares Show to be highly productive and lots of fun. We were able to sneak in some fun as well, such as a late night beer and Chicago deep dish pizza and a trip to the Rock ‘n Roll McDonalds!
Of course we got to mingle and meet with some celebrity chefs.
We had a great time at an event held by Chef Marcus Sameulson at his restaurant C-House. Roof top cocktails and tapas was a great way to end an eventful day. We love Marcus Cookware, and look forward to seeing his newest products on tap for 2009.
In my kitchen, there is one knife that is always being used. As you can imagine, I have a drawer of several top quality brand name knives, but lately, the daily go-to knife is my Global 5 inch hollow edge Chef’s knife. The main reason this is a favorite knife in my home is versatility. We use this hollow ground edge knife for slicing all our fruits, vegetables, meats, and even cheese. The handle is ergonomically designed so it is very comfortable, and such a delight to use. The santoku-like blade shape and Granton edge are designed to make shopping a snap.
Why are is these knife so great? Here’s a little background. Global knives are produced within Seki, Japan in the Gifu Prefecture which has a history of blade making which spans centuries. Japanese industrial designer Komin Yamada blended Italian design, German durability, and Japanese precision when designing Global cutlery. Each knife is forged from a single piece of finest high carbon stainless steel from knife tip to end of the handle. Compared to German knives, Global knives feature a harder steel which is ground to a narrower edge. The result is a supremely sharp edge which makes chopping easy. For more information visit our about Global knives feature.
One thing to beware of — there are many counterfeits in the marketplace, especially on auction sites, which is not of the same quality. MetroKitchen is an authorized retailer selling authentic Global Knives which feature a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.
This knife has opened up a whole new world in my kitchen, it is by far the most superior kitchen knife I have ever used for just about any cutting task. If you are looking to invest in a superior kitchen knife look to this and other Global chef’s knives. Plus enjoy free shipping on just about every Global knife we carry.