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Where Do I Find The Information? The Product Discussions category houses news, reviews and information about the various products you use to prepare and serve a meal. A summary of the most recent posts are found below with links to the full length articles.
Following the “Latest Product Articles” section, “Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff” provides miscellaneous culinary news and kitchen product give-away offers. These offers are typically links to manufacturer or other culinary websites, ones that I will enter myself.
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Latest Product Articles
Cold Brew Coffee – An Explainer – In preparing to write a review of a cold brew coffee device, I typed up this primer on the process. Surprisingly many people don’t actually know what cold brewed coffee is, often confusing it with iced coffee. The two drinks are far from the same thing: Cold Brew Coffee Primer – It’s Not Just Coffee Over Ice
Groupe SEB’s Already Large Brand Stable Increases – Groupe SEB announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire two quality brands in German-based EMSA and WMF, creating an even more impressive brand array – Groupe SEB Acquires Two Quality Brands In Germany’s EMSA & WMF
Weber Introduces College Logo Portable Gas Grills – The Weber Q 1200 portable gas grill will now be available in customized college logos starting with: Auburn, Florida State, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin. If you don’t see your school, go to the website listed and ask for it – Enjoy Game Day Tailgating with New Custom College Grills from Weber
Microplane Never Stands Pat, Always Creating Something New – In 2016, Microplane again expanded its portfolio of well made food prep gadgets with the introduction of the cube shaped Food Slicer & stylish new graters. Nothing ground breaking, just solid, stylish quality – Microplane Keeps On Innovating With New Products & Styles In 2016
Coffee Industry Association Awards Espro’s Newest French Press – As a long time admirer, I was glad to see ESPRO recognized for their quality innovation. ESPRO, known for their line of French presses and brewing accessories, won big at the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo. The jury evaluated all new coffee products and accessories for 2016, and ESPRO’S Press P5 was named the Best New Piece of Consumer Equipment. Well deserved! ESPRO Press P5 Takes Home Best New Product Award At SCAA 2016
New Wine Preserver Launches on KickStarter – The newly launched Wine Squirrel is designed to solve a common dilemma faced by wine drinkers – what to do with oxygenated wine? The key is a unique patent-pending mechanism. Their claims are bold, preserve opened wine for weeks. Their KickStarter is going well, but can they live up to their claims? Wine Squirrel Launches New Decanter, Claims To Preserve Wine for Weeks
Review Of The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show Part II – Continuing where we left off in our look back at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show, the discussion includes iCoffee updates, app integration, Le Creuset and more – International Home + Housewares Show 2016 Summary Review Part II
Star Wars Fans Are Thrilled About New BBQ Grill – Star Wars fans are rejoicing about the Star Wars Death Star BBQ. The creation of a British Star Wars fan, the new grill is available from a galaxy very near you. Hugely popular, and selling so well, the grills are on back order – Grilling Camp On Display With Star Wars Death Star BBQ
Review Of The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show 1st Part – Part one of the summary review of the International Home + Housewares Show 2016. While lacking any real “wow” moments, Braun returned, KitchenAid mini mixer debuted & more – International Home + Housewares Show 2016 Summary Review
Kitchen News & Other Fun Stuff
Hot Dogs Still Favored By Americans, But They Want Better Quality – A recent national survey revealed hot dog eaters are evenly split on hot dog toppings: 51% stick to traditional (ketchup and mustard) & 49% enjoy a variety of non-traditional toppings. However, 92% want to eat “cleaner wieners.” The quality of meat used is tantamount – Survey Finds Over 90 Percent of Americans Regularly Enjoy Hot Dogs
Changes In Confusing Food Dates May Actually Happen – Nestlé joined lawmakers, food company reps, food bank officials, environmentalists & academics supporting joint effort in Congress to standardize date labels. These dates are more than confusing, they create food waste that denies hungry people food and harm the environment – Nestlé Supports Legislation Improving Date Labels To Reduce Food Waste
Girl Scouts Announce Cookie Contest Winners – Girl Scouts of the USA announced Nancy Mock, from Vermont, won the grand prize of the 2016 National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest. Her winning Toffee and Chocolate Bark with Toasted Almonds won over the professional and amateur voters – Girl Scouts Announce 2016 National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest Winner
Kingsford Hosts Girls That Grill At 2016 Bentonville Film Festival – Kingsford Charcoal sponsored ‘Girls That Grill’, the 1st ever all-female grilling competition, held during the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival. In addition to the grilling competition, there were other noteworthy events – 1st Ever All-Female “Girls That Grill” Competition Hosted by Kingsford
U.S. Coffee Company Creates Program To Provide Clean Water For Needy – California’s Libra Coffee is doing more than roasting great coffee, they provide water filters to the communities they source from – two-for-one – two people get safe drinking water for every bag of coffee bought. You have to love small business – Libra Coffee Unveils Unique Worldwide Clean Water Campaign
CRF Frozen Food Recall Continues To Spread – InnovAsian Cuisine Enterprises, Inc. recalls its Not-Ready-to-Eat Frozen Chicken Fried Rice products because they contain CRF Frozen Foods vegetables. This recall just continues to spread through the frozen food world, how many companies are being supplied by CRF? InnovAsian Cuisine Announces Recall Frozen Chicken Fried Rice Products
Frozen Food Recall Continues To Expand – Dr. Praeger’s is recalling vegetarian products due to the potential for items to be contaminated with Listeria – all are part of the recent CRF Frozen Foods recall – Dr. Praeger’s Recalls Variety Products Containing CRF Frozen Foods
Large Scale Recall Involving Frozen Vegetables In U.S. & Canada – CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington announced the recall of fifteen frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. ***Update – Recall massively expands to include approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands, or basically all of the frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed in CRF Frozen Foods’ Pasco facility since May 1, 2014 – CRF Frozen Foods Recall Frozen Vegetables For Listeria Contamination