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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, product recalls and even kitchen product give-away offers. These offers are typically links to manufacturer or other culinary websites, ones that I will enter myself.
Favorite Kitchen Shops is a list of fun and exciting kitchen shops from around the world. We started the list and it has been expanded by submissions from readers like you. I love a good kitchen shop and am always interested in learning about new places to haunt when I travel.
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Latest Product Articles
Safely Back At Home, Kichenboy Looks Back on IHHS 2017 – Our look back at the five wonderfully hectic days in Chicago for the 2017 International Home + Housewares show. These quick observations from IHHS serve as a preamble of sorts for the many articles to come – Kitchenboy’s Quick Thoughts From the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show
Lifetime Brands Confirms They Have Received Acquisition Interest – Lifetime Brands confirmed receipt of unsolicited, non-binding acquisition interest from Mill Road Capital Management to acquire outstanding shares they don’t already own. This action by a minority share holder could spook investors and consumers if they news isn’t viewed properly – Lifetime Brands Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Acquisition Interest
Canada’s Regal Home & Gift Relaunches Under New Ownership – In around 100 days, the new owners of Regal Home & Gifts relaunched with new products, ambassadors, staff, creating both a print catalog & website, good on them. The reason this story fascinates is because over the years this brand has been confused with Regal Ware USA. As this article outlines, they are not the same, and neither are associated with Groupe SEB – Regal Home & Gifts Business Re-Launched…Not To Be Confused With Regal Ware USA
Legacy Companies Continue Growth By Acquisition, Adding Two Brands – The Legacy Companies has acquired not one, but two brands, from Focus Products Group International, LLC: Vinturi and West Bend Electrics. Legacy is now a seriously diverse, broad spectrum of housewares brands and products – The Legacy Companies Completes Acquisition of Vinturi & West Bend Electrics
Celebrated Japanese Knife Company Shun Celebrates 15th Anniversary in the U.S. – The popular Japanese knife brand Shun is celebrating its 15th year of retail presence in the United States. This article takes a quick look at history of Shun & compares Japanese vs German knives – Kai Group Celebrates 15 Years of Super Sharp Shun Knives in the United States
Innovative Flat Bread Machine Sets Up HQ in New Jersey – Flatev will be establishing its first worldwide manufacturing operation at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center business incubator facility in Bridgeton, NJ. Headquartered in Switzerland, their innovative system gives consumers the ability to produce freshly baked, tasty, and nutritious artisanal flatbreads with the push of a button. Glad to see them still ballin’ – Swiss-based Flat Bread Baking System Flatev Launches Its Global Business in New Jersey
Two Culinary Icons Team With Disney For Special Release Pan – Williams Sonoma with Le Creuset, announce a collaboration with Walt Disney Studios – debuting an exclusive Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Soup Pot by Le Creuset. This attractive piece is one you could pass down to your children and maybe grandchildren – Le Creuset Williams Sonoma Debut Limited Edition Cookware For Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
Taylor Precision Changes Name & Logo To Reflect Broader Product Portfolio – Taylor Precision Products introduced the company’s new brand, logo & website – this rebranding reflects the corporate evolution, vision and plans for the future. The new company brand, Filament Brands, will now head the many popular companies including Rabbit, RBT, Houdini, Chef’n, VIBE, Taylor Kitchen, Taylor Bath, Taylor Weather, EatSmart, Springfield and Salter: Taylor Precision Products Creates A New Corporate Identity – Filament Brands
Kitchen News & Other Fun Topics
Austin Texas’s Original Craft Brewery Is Reborn – Celis Brewery, originally founded by Belgian brewer Pierre Celis in 1992 in Austin TX, is reborn under Christine Celis, Pierre’s daughter & original partner. The creation and travails of Celis are both inspiring and cautionary, but good news for lovers of Belgian Witbier – Celis Brewery, Austin’s First Craft Brewery, is Returning With Belgian Beer & History
Spate of Illnesses Linked To Soynut Butter – The SoyNut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL is recalling I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter product because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli. The FDA and the CDC, along with state and local health officials, are investigating the outbreak. The FDA’s investigation of the firm and production methods continues, and the agency will share more information as it becomes available. March 7th the recall was expanded to include ALL best-by dates of ALL varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters & Granola products due to E. coli – CDC Links Illnesses to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter Prompting Recall
Popular Olive Oil Brand Settles Lawsuit, Consumers Eligible For Small Payment – The North American company responsible for Filippo Berio Olive Oil settled a lawsuit regarding falsely labeled & misleading products. The company will remove phrase “Imported from Italy” or any such derivation from olive oil sold in the U.S. & pay consumers based on the number of bottles they purchased – Filippo Berio Olive Oil Class Action Settlement May Afford Buyers Small Cash Payback
James Beard Foundation Announces Semifinalists For 2017 – James Beard Foundation announced its list of Restaurant & Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th annual JBF Awards. Too many focus on the ultimate winners, but it takes a lot of hard work to make it this far *respect* – James Beard Foundation Awards 2017 Restaurant & Chef Semifinalist List Announced
Team USA Wins Gold at Prestigious Culinary Competition – Finally some good news for the U.S. – Team USA wins first ever gold medal win at the 2017 Bocuse d’Or; their second consecutive year of podium placement. This and other signs prove culinary quality in the United States is at an excellent level overall – Team USA Wins Gold at 2017 Bocuse d’Or Culinary Competition in France