At the recent Atlanta AmericasMart Gift Show, a kitchenware showroom rep brought this item to our attention. She said it was selling like "hot cakes"! We have tried many gadgets that mince or press garlic and, naturally, we were eager to try this one. Winner of six industry awards, The Garlic Twist, by NexTrend Products, will make mincing garlic easier than ever. Based on a cross–cutting design, it is quick and easy to use and minces anything from garlic and ginger to nuts and olives into fine pieces, all without waste. Use the bottom of the container to smash the cloves to loosen the skin, then place the peeled cloves into the container. The Garlic Twist fits into the palm of your hand and, using a back and forth twisting motion, just twist it and mince the garlic to the desired texture. A very handy kitchen tool – and multipurpose too!
Available in clear, green and purple
Made of durable polycarbonate
Easy and fun to use
Controls mincing for coarse to fine textures
Multipurpose– try ginger, olive, chili pepper, onion, herbs, nuts and more!
Lékué(pronounced lay-kway) products are sold in over 40 countries on 5 continents, adapting to many culinary cultures. They are popular with both professional chefs and devoted home foodies due to their ease of use and healthful cooking potential. The steam case, one of the many Lékué innovative, functional products, allows nutritious cooking. It is easy to use, and frees a cook to prepare recipes without added oils. The steam case is made of a “platinum silicone”; it is more elastic, smoother and stronger than typical silicone, plus it’s safe for microwaves, conventional ovens, dishwashers and freezers. Function and versatility are core tenets of Lékué's products. The steam case with removable tray allows healthy steam cooking to maintain nutrients.
Cooking can be done with or without the tray depending on the desired results. Lékué offers a 10-year warranty for manufacturer's defects.
Watch this video demo – and see how easy iit is to use.
Allows for steamed, oven or microwave preparations
Foods are cooked in their own juices or steamed – enhancing original flavors
Use with tray for steaming; without tray for "stew-like" cooking
Available in 2 sizes – 1 quart (large) and 22 ounces (small)
Available in mutiple colors – red, green and with clear tops
Ready to start making crêpes? OK – so you can call them blintzes! The process is the same and, for both, the first step to success is the proper pan –– one that conducts the heat evenly and allows for easy release of these thin, tasty, delectable creatures. No one wants their crêpes/blintzes to stick to the pan. Founded in 1956 in Demark, Scanpan Cookware offers both professional and home cooks the most technologically sophisticated nonstick cookware on the market. They are the first producer of nonstick cookware certified PFOA free, so it's safe for your family and the environment. Their signature Classic line is manufactured in Denmark from pressure–cast aluminum that heats evenly and will never warp. The virtually indestructible ceramic titanium nonstick coating is safe for use with metal utensils. Yes, the crêpe pan is a bit pricey but the investment will give you years of usage and a pan that will make you a crêpe/blintz star.
Heavy-duty pressure cast aluminum base for perfect heat distribution
Patented ceramic-titanium nonstick surface for use with metal utensils
Handles are free of rivets or screws, creating one smooth surface for easy cleaning
Perfect food release, easy to clean
Dishwasher safe, though hand washing is recommended.
Suitable for all stove tops, excluding induction
Oven safe to 500°
Manufactured in Denmark
Price: $79.95 Available at most major cookware shops and Amazon.com.
Cooking with parchment is a time-honored tradition that is practiced by great chefs around the world. PaperChef is a Toronto based company, founded in 2010, that is committed to this tradition; included in their parchment baking line are the new Lotus and Tulip shaped Culinary Parchment Cups. The convenience of baking with parchment is obvious: it is convenient, non–stick, food–safe and disposable. We always line our muffin pans with parchment baking cups and love these beautiful, gracefully shaped cups – the petal shapes of both designs add an elegance to the finished product. The Tulip Cup design won a Gold Sofi for Non–Food specialty item at the summer Fancy Food Show. Use them for both sweet and savory items – your baked items will be "elegantly" dressed.
100% biodegradable; environmentally friendly
Lotus Cup: deeper cup size ideal for larger muffins
Tulip Cup: enhanced size provides a deeper baking cup; ideal for specialty cupcakes
Culinary art design – "From oven to table" service
Star K kosher certified
From PaperChef – Try the following recipe: For the adventurous chef in you, think outside of the cup – because this baking essential is not just simply for baked goods. Try combining olive oil, chopped vegetables, herbs and an egg together in a parchment cup and bake in a cooking ring for about 10 minutes. Simply peeling away the paper will uncover a beautifully molded baked egg.
Boska Holland, the largest cheese instrument specialist in the world, has been making cheese tools for over 100 years. We discovered this fun Cheese Barbeclette at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, DC. It is specially designed to melt single slices of cheese, specifically raclette on the barbecue. Simply put a slice of cheese on the Barbeclette, put the Barbeclette on the BBQ or under a grill until you have hot, bubbling cheese. Then scrape it off with the mini plastic spatula which is included. You can use all types of cheese which melt easily - add extra ingredients for an added zip - your imagination is the limit.
Watch the video from the Rachael Ray show; Food Network TV star Sunny Anderson demonstrates how to use this fabulous new gadget. We tried it her way, on the stove top, placed the Barbeclette on top of our grill pan - it was fabulous! A new way to make nachos - the kids will love it!