Tag Archives: cookware

Holiday Gift Guide (2017)

[Translate] This year flew warp speed for me that it’s hard to come to terms with reality that it’s almost the end of the year! It’s the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season so here’s some of my picks for the holiday gift guide: If you really want to impress your giftee with one of the ultimate and most luxurious food items in the world—fresh truffles from Gourmet Attitude. When the delivery person walks up to your door with the package of these tubers, you can smell the intense, earthy aroma (prices start at $50 per ounce and up)...

Gift Suggestions for Valentine’s Day

[Translate] Valentine’s Day is coming up next Tuesday. In case you haven’t figured out what to get for that special person in your life, here’s a succinct listing of gift ideas that you may give to that certain person in your life (or you may gift yourself since it’s delicious and/or useful) for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate & Baked Goods Vosges Haut Chocolat’s Collezione Italiana Of course, I’m starting with the conventional gift – chocolates. But, this box of chocolates from Vosges Haut Chocolat is Collezione Italiana (shown here 9-piece $37). It veers toward the unusual, savory combinations with chocolate. The..

Gift Suggestions for Valentine's Day

[Translate] Valentine’s Day is coming up next Tuesday. In case you haven’t figured out what to get for that special person in your life, here’s a succinct listing of gift ideas that you may give to that certain person in your life (or you may gift yourself since it’s delicious and/or useful) for Valentine’s Day. Chocolate & Baked Goods Vosges Haut Chocolat’s Collezione Italiana Of course, I’m starting with the conventional gift – chocolates. But, this box of chocolates from Vosges Haut Chocolat is Collezione Italiana (shown here 9-piece $37). It veers toward the unusual, savory combinations with chocolate. The..

Cooking with Emile Henry – Chicken Apricot Tagine

[Translate] Emile Henry Pans and Mortar and Pestle For the past several years, I’ve been a fan of Emile Henry‘s French ceramic cookware and more recently, their colorful plates. It reflects my Francophile ways. Their products are very useful at home, giving some colorful punch to my mostly silver pans, and it helps a lot when I have dinner parties that their pans are large enough to feed the six to eight guests I have over (hence my recent purchases above). Homemade chicken apricot tagine After a recent conversation with a friend of mine, we were talking about how it..

Le Creuset Cookware – Beautiful, Versatile Cookware

[Translate] Le Creuset 5-1/2 Quart Round French Oven with Stewed duck with taro (芋頭燉鴨) I’ve been recently obsessed with Le Creuset‘s cookware. I love companies that have a long heritage of making great products and this is one of them. Le Creuset started in 1925 and able to make cast iron versatile by coating it in a porcelain enamel glaze, and more recently, glazing it with a rainbow of colors that would make any modern cook happy (or at least reflect their personality with the color of the pan(s)). Le Creuset pans are beautifully rustic that I can cook my..