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AN ADVERTISING PUBLICATION OF THE HERALD-TRIBUNE MEDIA GROUP HolidayGift Guide Foodies Delight! Thursday, November 26, 2009 Kitchenware: the gift of choice with home cooking on the rise O ne of the upsides of the reces- sion has been the resurgence in home cooking. Motivated to save money, more of us are spending time in the kitchen and realizing that the rewards of cooking go well beyond stretching the budget. Mastering cooking techniques and learning a few easy to follow recipes can make eating at home truly pleasurable and a lot healthier than eating take out and restaurant food. Consequently, this season is the perfect time to choose culi- nary gifts for just about everyone on the gift list – from singles and newlyweds, to parents and children. Here are a few suggestions of new kitchen equipment available at stores nationwide. The Next Julia Child? The well-stocked kitchen begins with a good set of pots and pans. Much has changed in the design of cookware since Julia Child first appeared on TV in the early 60s. The latest innovative collection – Anolon Nouvelle Copper – combines the best features of hard anodized aluminum, heat responsive copper, magnetic stainless steel, and durable nonstick. The result is a hand- some, tulip-shaped collection of gour- met cookware that cooks beautifully, works on all cooktops, including energy- efficient induction burners, and cleans like a dream. One of the best features is the cookware’s flushed rivets, which make unsightly food build up a thing of the past. Foodies with tiny kitchens, like the blogger Julie Powell in the hit movie “Julie & Julia,” will appreciate Circulon’s new problem solving Circulon Contempo hard anodized nonstick cookware. Hinged metal loops on the handles can either be tucked in for storing the cookware in cabinets and shelves, or turned out to hang on rack hooks. For added space-saving effi- ciency, the lid handles conveniently slide over the pans’ handles. A Retro Roaster Encourage a newlywed couple to host a holiday meal next year by giving them a beautifully designed and generously sized roasting pan. The new, retro-style KitchenAid Roaster is made of durable, long-lasting porcelain enamel on steel. The dramatic, high domed lid seals in oven-roasted flavors, and the stainless steel flat rack elevates poultry and meat from the bottom of the pan, allowing rendered fat to drip down for the best er comes in classic black pure white interior. Gift-Ready Sets Are a Wrap Food Network stars Paula Deen and Rachael Ray have each created gift-ready sets in their cookware lines. Perfect for braving a long Florida winter, the new Paula Deen Soup & Stew Set pairs a cheery red six-quart porcelain enamel nonstick stockpot with a three- piece prep bowl set and a handy solid wood spoon. Breakfast lovers will enjoy the new Rachael Ray Egg Buddy Set, which comes complete with a 12-inch porcelain enamel nonstick skillet, a spe- cially designed egg whisk and a flexible nylon spatula. All three items are crafted in eye-popping orange, Rachael’s favor- ite color. Blade Runner Sharp knives are very seductive to KITCHENAID ROASTER men in the kitchen. Give the guy who loves to cook what he can’t resist, a set of gourmet quality, full-tang, forged cutlery. New Anolon Advanced Bronze Cutlery is crafted from an exact compo- sition of Japanese high carbon stainless steel to ensure the blades stay sharp, as well as resist staining and rusting. The knives’ slip-resistant handles feel com- fortable in the hand, and the bronze hue warms up every kitchen decor. A com- prehensive 17-piece block set includes a set of eight 5-inch steak knives. CIRCULON CONTEMPO NONSTICK COOKWARE Tasteful and Budget Friendly Stocking Stuffers Every kitchen can use a full assort- ment of high quality cooking tools and gadgets, which oftentimes make won- derful and affordable holiday gifts for under $15.00 apiece. Make it more per- sonal by pairing a whisk or solid spoon with a set of family recipes printed on keepsake cards, or an ice cream scoop with a gift certificate at a favorite neigh- borhood ice cream parlor. The Anolon Bronze Tools and Gadgets collection offers a wide range of tools and gadgets. The comfortable, translucent bronze handles give these durable, hard work- ing tools a chic look. For the coffee connoisseur on your list, a slim, battery-powered milk frother makes an impressive, low cost stock- ing stuffer. Look for the new pencil-thin BonJour Mini Frother, available in bright red, yellow, blue, and green. Just one push of the button activates the frothing disk to whip up frothy milk in seconds, transforming an ordinary cup of Joe into a creamy cappuccino or latte. Another great stocking stuffer for the avid cook and baker is an easy to use kitchen timer, such as a traditional twist-dial manual model. BonJour’s new, 60-minute Clip-On Timers are simple to use and come in four translucent colors Continued on page 2 ST05266293

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Kitchenware: the gift of choice with home cooking on the rise<br /> <br /> One of the upsides of the recession has been the resurgence in home cooking.<br /> Motivated to save money, more of us are spending time in the kitchen and realizing that the rewards of cooking go well beyond stretching the budget.<br /> <br /> Mastering cooking techniques and learning a few easy to follow recipes can make eating at home truly pleasurable and a lot healthier than eating take out and restaurant food. Consequently, this season is the perfect time to choose culinary gifts for just about everyone on the gift list – from singles and newlyweds, to parents and children. Here are a few suggestions of new kitchen equipment available at stores nationwide.<br /> <br /> The Next Julia Child?<br /> <br /> The well-stocked kitchen begins with a good set of pots and pans. Much has changed in the design of cookware since Julia Child first appeared on TV in the early 60s. The latest innovative collection – Anolon Nouvelle Copper – combines the best features of hard anodized aluminum, heat responsive copper, magnetic stainless steel, and durable nonstick. The result is a handsome, tulip-shaped collection of gourmet cookware that cooks beautifully, works on all cooktops, including energyefficient induction burners, and cleans like a dream. One of the best features is the cookware’s flushed rivets, which make unsightly food build up a thing of the past.<br /> <br /> Foodies with tiny kitchens, like the blogger Julie Powell in the hit movie “Julie & Julia,” will appreciate Circulon’s new problem solving Circulon Contempo hard anodized nonstick cookware. Hinged metal loops on the handles can either be tucked in for storing the cookware in cabinets and shelves, or turned out to hang on rack hooks. For added space-saving efficiency, the lid handles conveniently slide over the pans’ handles.<br /> <br /> A Retro Roaster <br /> <br /> Encourage a newlywed couple to host a holiday meal next year by giving them a beautifully designed and generously sized roasting pan. The new, retro-style KitchenAid Roaster is made of durable, long-lasting porcelain enamel on steel.<br /> The dramatic, high domed lid seals in oven-roasted flavors, and the stainless steel flat rack elevates poultry and meat from the bottom of the pan, allowing rendered fat to drip down for the best crispy results. The Roaster comes in holiday red and classic black with a pure white interior.<br /> <br /> Gift-Ready Sets Are a Wrap <br /> <br /> Food Network stars Paula Deen and Rachael Ray have each created gift-ready sets in their cookware lines. Perfect for braving a long Florida winter, the new Paula Deen Soup & Stew Set pairs a cheery red six-quart porcelain enamel nonstick stockpot with a threepiece prep bowl set and a handy solid wood spoon. Breakfast lovers will enjoy the new Rachael Ray Egg Buddy Set, which comes complete with a 12-inch porcelain enamel nonstick skillet, a specially designed egg whisk and a flexible nylon spatula. All three items are crafted in eye-popping orange, Rachael’s favorite color.<br /> <br /> Blade Runner<br /> <br /> Sharp knives are very seductive to men in the kitchen. Give the guy who loves to cook what he can’t resist, a set of gourmet quality, full-tang, forged cutlery. New Anolon Advanced Bronze Cutlery is crafted from an exact composition of Japanese high carbon stainless steel to ensure the blades stay sharp, as well as resist staining and rusting. The knives’ slip-resistant handles feel comfortable in the hand, and the bronze hue warms up every kitchen decor. A comprehensive 17-piece block set includes a set of eight 5-inch steak knives.<br /> <br /> Tasteful and Budget Friendly Stocking Stuffers <br /> <br /> Every kitchen can use a full assortment of high quality cooking tools and gadgets, which oftentimes make wonderful and affordable holiday gifts for under $15.00 apiece. Make it more personal by pairing a whisk or solid spoon with a set of family recipes printed on keepsake cards, or an ice cream scoop with a gift certificate at a favorite neighborhood ice cream parlor. The Anolon Bronze Tools and Gadgets collection offers a wide range of tools and gadgets. The comfortable, translucent bronze handles give these durable, hard working tools a chic look.<br /> <br /> For the coffee connoisseur on your list, a slim, battery-powered milk frother makes an impressive, low cost stocking stuffer. Look for the new pencil-thin BonJour Mini Frother, available in bright red, yellow, blue, and green. Just one push of the button activates the frothing disk to whip up frothy milk in seconds, transforming an ordinary cup of Joe into a creamy cappuccino or latte. Another great stocking stuffer for the avid cook and baker is an easy to use kitchen timer, such as a traditional twist-dial manual model. BonJour’s new, 60-minute Clip-On Timers are simple to use and come in four translucent colors<br /> red, yellow, blue, and green. The lightweight timers clip onto your apron, belt or a cookbook, and can also sit neatly on the counter. A magnet on the back lets you stick the timer onto an appliance as well.<br /> <br /> Cool Accessories For Indoor and Outdoor Cooking <br /> <br /> For the avid cook who entertains frequently, an extra burner in the kitchen is always welcomed. The powerful Circulon Portable Induction Burner is a versatile countertop electric appliance that handles everything a gas or electric cooktop range can do, only faster, safer and with greater energy efficiency. Using state-of-the-art electromagnetic waves, this smooth, glass-top Induction Burner gently simmers sauces and cooks pasta in half the time of traditional stovetops. It can be used for tableside fondues, and for keeping foods warm for hours on a buffet table. Because the Circulon Portable Induction Burner does not have an open flame, and only heats the area that has a pan on top, it’s safer to use around small children.<br /> <br /> In Florida, outdoor cooking lasts all year-round, and barbecue enthusiasts are always on the hunt for the next best grilling tool. Circulon has just introduced its patented “Cook Great, Look Great” Outdoor BBQ Pan to help prevent flareups that commonly occur when grilling meat directly on the grill grates. The generously sized, 18 by 12-inch Outdoor BBQ Pan features specially designed, solid and vented ribs that slope down from the center of the pan. This innovative design allows smoke and dry heat to circulate evenly around the food, while channeling fat and grease to the bottom of the pan. Steaks, burgers and other foods come off the grill looking and tasting superb with less mess and effort.<br /> <br /> Tempting Gifts for Morning Coffee and Tea <br /> <br /> Making time to brew a cup of tea and coffee at home before rushing out the door in the morning is back in vogue now that many of us are shunning highpriced cafes and coffee shops. It’s a great opportunity to introduce tea and coffee lovers to the simple art of making smooth-tasting, flavorful beverages using the proper equipment. French Press coffee makers come highly recommended by coffee experts who like the way they produce rich, full-bodied coffee with minimum effort.<br /> BonJour makes it even easier by offering a new collection of eight-Cup and three-Cup Lucie Unbreakable French Press Coffee Makers in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red and Amethyst. Lucie has BonJour’s patented filtering lid to keep sediment from being poured into cups.<br /> <br /> For positively foolproof tea brewing, the new state-of-the-art Fine T by IQ Innovations is this season’s ultimate tea maker gift. This gourmet electric tea maker takes all the guesswork out of preparing the perfect cup of tea using any type of loose tea leaves. This beautifully styled, 4-cup machine simultaneously and automatically controls both water temperature and infusion time with exact precision. You can program Fine T to automatically brew a pot of “wake up” tea in the morning, and a warming plate will keep the tea piping hot for up to thirty minutes.<br /> <br /> Presenting New Oven to Table Stoneware <br /> <br /> Oven to table stoneware is one of the most beautiful and practical gift ideas for cooks and bakers. These versatile and durable vessels are oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher-safe. And best of all, they eliminate the need to use and clean a serving bowl or dish. Treat an Italian cuisine aficionado to Rachael Ray’s new Lasagna Lover Pan, a large rectangular pan in a high gloss finish with flared sides that are easy to grip sturdily. It’s also perfect for baking and serving mac-ncheese, gooey fruit cobblers and other oven-baked savory and sweet foods. Velvety rich chocolate is this season’s newest color for Rachael Ray stoneware. It’s simply irresistible on the new 4. 25-Quart Covered Oval Casserole, a multi-purpose piece that can be used to bake and serve hearty casseroles, cheesy pasta sides and more.<br /> <br /> For the home cook that appreciates the look of hand-thrown pottery, the new Paula Deen 4-Quart Bean Pot is crafted from beautiful stoneware with a unique swirl pattern design and glazed finish. Great for serving foods from the oven to the table, this extra deep pot is just the right size for making a wide range of casseroles and side dishes.<br /> <br /> Just for Kids in the Kitchen <br /> <br /> Inspire the pint-size chefs on your gift list with culinary tools made especially for kids. This is a new and burgeoning category in the housewares industry, fueled by the proliferation of children’s cookbooks, cooking classes for kids, and the popularity of television cooking show celebrities among girls and boys. New from Paula Deen’s Signature Collection is a 19-Piece Kids Baking Tools Set. Each fully functional tool is custom-sized to fit small hands. The set includes measuring cups and spoons, mixing spoon, stainless steel turner and whisk, silicone spatula and spoon, and a rolling pin, all neatly nestled inside a clear storage box.<br /> <br /> For more information on recommended cookware collections, visit the following Web sites: www.anolon.com, www.circulon.com, www.kitchenaidcookware. com, www.bonjourproducts. com, www.potsandpans.com, and www.Fine-t.us.com.

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