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Father’s Day Edition: 10 Cooking Gifts Every Dad with an Appetite will Totally Love!

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Father’s Day Edition: 10 Cooking Gifts Every Dad with an Appetite will Totally Love!

Father’s Day is fast approaching! Is your all-star Dad a budding home chef or culinary enthusiast ready to become the next master chef? Dive into our culinary-themed gift guide for ten fantastic recommendations to make Dad excited to jump right into the kitchen!

1. Mastrad Multi Slicer Mandoline 

The Mastrad Multi Slicer Mandoline will be your Dad’s best friend during food prep! Precision is key in cooking as it helps to cook your food evenly – this slicer ensures that every cut is sliced to perfection. Dads are about being efficient; buy them a gift like this as you get up to 5 different types of blades for slicing, shredding and chopping. Available in green, red and black.

2. Cooper-Atkins Mini Infrared Pocket Thermometer

The Cooper-Atkins Infrared Pocket Thermometer is an advanced version of meat, deep fry, and many other food thermometers. This handy gadget helps to safely measure not just meats, but various types of food without contact! Great for Sunday roasts, ribs and more.

3. Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine 

Coffee tastes best when fresh, and the Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine will start Dad’s day just right! This stylish coffee machine features a curved design with rounded edges and an even smaller footprint to fit into any space. At less than 2.5kg, it’s effortlessly portable from home to office!

4. Lacor Non-Stick Square Grill Pan with Insulated Handle

A must have for Dads who love their grilled food! There’s no need to fire up the grill for a quick weekday fix of grilled meats and veg. The Lacor Non-Stick Square Grill Pan with Insulated Handle will do the job perfectly – throw on your favourite veg, a sirloin steak and dinner will be ready in no time during busy weekdays! The non-stick surface means no more scratching of surfaces to remove excess residue!

 

5. Zyliss 3 Piece Knife Set 

The Zyliss 3 Piece Knife Set comes with ergonomic handles that enable precision cutting, control and provides more grip. It comes with three different types of blades; serrated paring knife, paring knife and chef’s knife. The no-frills, fuss-free option for slicing all types of food. The serrated knives can be used for slicing salami, cheesy, crusty bread, fruits and vegetables.

6. Chef’s Choice 2 diamond Hone-Hybrid Sharpener 

Behind every good home cook is an even better knife – and behind every sharp knife is the Chef’s Choice 2 Diamond Hone-Hybrid Sharpener! Using it is as simple as just applying your razor-sharp edges with the advanced Hybrid technology from Chef’s Choice. It’s a mix of both electrical and manual crisscross advanced sharpening technology that does its job that than you can. Neither you nor Dad is going to regret getting this piece!

7. Atlantic Chef Perforated Turner 

If you grew up eating burgers or snacks that your dad would specially make for you as a treat, this would remind him of all those good times, and it will also come to good use in the kitchen now! Cook not just burgers, but more tasty treats like pancakes, bacon and more. This Perforated Turner has a good grip that resists heat along with draining the excess grease from any meat you are cooking.

8. Cole & Mason Kew Electronic Pepper & Salt Mill

There’s nothing worse than a perfectly executed dish that’s under-seasoned. The premium Cole & Mason Kew 2-in-1 Electronic Salt and Pepper mill is crafted to enhance your flavour experience while ensuring professional control as you season. The Kew 2-in-1 mill delivers a difference you can see and taste – with adjustable grind levels for specific preferences and the optimum salt and pepper throughout resulting in more grinds per touch of a button.

 

9. Nachtmann Nobless Crystal Whisky Tumbler & Decanter, Set of 3 

Have a dad who loves a good glass of scotch? The NOBLESSE Barware Set will add a touch of luxury to his whisky collection! Aesthetic and beautifully cut from the finest crystal, the whisky glasses and the carafe are a must-have for whisky connoisseurs and anyone else who wants to bring new lustre to their house bar!

 

 

 

10. Jamie Oliver Bottle Opener & Corkscrew Set 

Have a dad who loves a good glass of scotch? The NOBLESSE Barware Set will add a touch of luxury to his whisky collection! Aesthetic and beautifully cut from the finest crystal, the whisky glasses and the carafe are a must-have for whisky connoisseurs and anyone else who wants to bring new lustre to their house bar!

School Holiday Baking: 6 Fun & Tasty Recipes!

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School Holiday edition: 6 fun recipes and classes to try!

Cooking with kids can be a rewarding and fun experience – whether you’re baking a simple batch of cookies, whipping up a fun snack or preparing a full meal, most kids enjoy measuring, mixing and decorating. Though it may be messy at times, the bonding and memories created will always be worth it. If you’re looking to roll up your sleeves in the kitchen this school holiday with the kids, we’ve got delicious recipes for you!

1. Carrot Patch Mousse Cups

You don’t have to wait for Easter to roll around to enjoy these delicious mousse cups that look like adorable carrot patches! These individual cups of yummy chocolate mousse are fun to eat and even easier to put together! Pack them for a picnic day out, or have them for a tasty treat any time of the day!
Recommended equipment: Le Parfait Super Jars, Table Craft Silicone Spatula

2. Froyo Granola Bites

Looking for a nutritious snack? These Frozen Yoghurt Granola Bites are a fantastic (and maybe even yummier) alternative to ice cream or popsicles! These delicious small bites can be prepared in advance and are the perfect treat to beat the heat! Play around with the fruits and let the kids customize their very own treats. We recommend chopped strawberries and raspberries for a boost of antioxidants!
Recommended equipment: Jamie Oliver Non-Stick Mini Muffin Tray with 24 Holes

3. Egg Toast Cups

hese delicious all-in-one breakfast muffins make for a great grab-and-go breakfast and require just one muffin tin to create perfect single-serving portions. Have the kids prepare them in the morning for a yummy breakfast!

Recommended equipment: Nordic Ware Compact Ovenware Muffin Pan

4. Blueberry Pancakes

Pancakes – a delightful breakfast for kids of all ages! There are different steps that each age group can handle until they have the confidence to execute the recipe from start to finish. The options for the fillings are endless – think strawberries, chocolate chips, and even chopped nuts! Stack them on a big plate for a delicious Sunday morning breakfast with the family!

Recommended equipment: Zebra Mixing Bowl

 

5. Mini French Toast Cups

Baked Mini French Toast Cups are the perfect breakfast to try with the kids this school holiday! These tangy yet sweet and spongy treats are great for a special breakfast, or to kick-start a fun day out!

Recommended equipment: Jamie Oliver Balloon Whisk with Acacia Wood Handle

6. Nutella Skillet Cookie

Buttery chocolate chip cookie dough, baked in a skillet with a thick layer of Nutella hidden in the middle. Need we say more? Once baked, you’ll end up with a giant golden brown cookie with crisp edges and a slightly undercooked middle! Skip using the mixer and put some elbow grease in it for fun! 😉

Recommended equipment: Jamie Oliver Balloon Whisk with Acacia Wood Handle

6. Junior Chef Classes

What’s more fun than getting your hands messy in the kitchen and cooking up a storm? Doing it with your child!

With classes taking place nearly the whole month of June, Junior will be spoilt for choice! Cook up an Asian feast of Guo Ties & Wanton Noodles, easy Japanese treats including Gyoza, Handmade Udon and Matcha Ice Cream (Demo) or even Marbled Neopolitan Fidget Spinner Cookies that you can play with and eat!

DID YOU KNOW? ToTT will be relocating its retail flagship store to the newly revamped Century Square! Check out opening specials including FREE Cooking Class Vouchers*, 1-FOR-1 Bake&Go Specials and more! Click here to find out more!

Mother’s Day Special: An interview with one of our favourite Chef Moms, Chef Michele Ow

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Mother’s Day Special: An interview with one of our favourite Chef Moms, Chef Michele Ow

Dinner is better when we eat together. Chef Michele firmly believes that great food can bring people together, create friendships and family dinners build closer relationships.

This Mother’s Day, we sit down her and find out how her child influenced her into becoming a professional chef herself.

1. Tell us how you came to be a chef! 
I’ve always cooked for my family from a tender age. However, it started professionally for me when my Son loves macarons so much that I decided to learn to bake them. To my surprise, they were very well received and remains my signature dish till now.

2. Being a mother yourself, do you cook often for your kids?
I plan my family’s meal every day and either cook or at least prepare the food in the morning with specific directions on the type of cooking style to ensure that the meal maintains its best nutrition and taste, and of course, an overall balanced meal.

3. Everyone loves food cooked by the Mom – what’s your favourite dish cooked by Mom? 
It would be my mother’s signature pineapple tarts!

4. How do you plan to make this day special for Mom? 
I will cook her favourite dish, Vongole.

5. Finally, would you be able to share a simple yet delicious recipe for our readers to try this Mother’s Day? 
I will therefore share this 5 minute Vongole recipe with our readers:

Ingredients:

500g clams
6 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
Handful of chopped parsley
1/2 cup white wine
Butter, olive oil
Chilli Flakes -optional

Directions:

1) Heat butter and olive oil and fry garlic (and Chilli flakes if using) for 1-2 minutes.

2) Add white wine to deglaze letting it bubble to get most of the alcohol evaporated

3) Add clams and cover lid for 3-5 minutes on high heat until all shells pop open

4) Stir in parsley for garnish