Sous Vide Buying Guide

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Sous Vide Buying Guide

The term, “sous vide”, literally translates to “under vacuum” in French. This cooking method requires sealing food in special airtight plastic bags and submerging them in a water oven. Foods cooked this way are known to lock in food juices and flavours as well as preserve their nutritional qualities.
Thanks to its accurate temperature control, what you get are consistently great tasting meals! If you are a busy professional who craves home cooked meals but dreads the hassle of having to check in every now and then on your cooking, consider investing in a sous vide appliance. All you need is some time for food preparation and just leave the cooking to your capable digital assistant!

Here are some points to consider:

1) Water oven capacity
Factors such as the power of the device, its size and water pump to circulate the water in the oven to ensure even heat distribution will determine the required capacity that suits your needs.
A 10-litre digital water oven such as the SousVide Supreme, which takes up minimal space in the kitchen, will likely be sufficient for domestic use. Do note that you would need to cater for space between food pouches to allow the water to circulate properly. Ideally, only about half of the water oven’s total capacity should be filled with food pouches.

2) Temperature stability matters
In conventional cooking, temperatures can rise up to 200°C which means a risk of over-cooking on the outside whilst still having a raw centre. The sous vide method, on the other hand, allows precise temperatures to be maintained throughout the entire cooking process, which translates into delicious meals at all times.

3) Water oven container
Certain recipes require a long cooking time beyond 18 hours. Sous vide water ovens are perfect for such situations. Water oven containers for sous vide generally have superior insulation to save energy and a lid that minimizes water evaporation which is significant when using the machine for a long period. Other sous vide devices such as immersion circulators however are not insulated and have no lid that can accommodate the equipment in the pot.

4) Equipment Size
A typical all-in-one sous vide system tends to be bulky but there are compact versions like the 8.7L SousVide Supreme Demi, which is only slightly bigger than an average oven toaster. Depending on your kitchen countertop size, choosing a machine that takes up too much space might bring about more hindrance than convenience.

5) Key safety features
It is important that the food pouches are completely submerged in water during the cooking process. With long cooking durations, water evaporation can compromise the quality of your food. Do check the safety features before purchasing your new kitchen gadget. Some machines come with lids that reduce evaporation while others measure water level and trigger an alarm or shuts down automatically when the water level dips below the minimum level. Another crucial safety feature will be overheating protection and temperature control, now standard on most all-in-one systems.

The award-winning SousVide Supreme is the world’s first water oven designed to make the gourmet sous vide cooking technique easy and affordable. Sous vide cooking locks in the juices and flavor and preserves the nutritional quality of the food. The result is incomparable taste and texture: steak perfectly cooked edge-to-edge, vibrant vegetables, juicy tender chicken breasts, and ribs with the meat literally falling off the bone. All at the push of a button.

5 Cliché-busting V-Day Ideas

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5 Cliché-busting V-Day Ideas

If you are like us, the same tired tricks will just not cut it. Here are some ideas that are also easy to pull off! And you can thank us later.

1. Instead of… A fancy dinner at a posh restaurant
Why not try… Cooking with your mate!
Date night at a posh restaurant on Valentine’s Day? Groundbreaking. Why not cook instead? You don’t have to shoot for the skies here. Just whip up something simple and earnest, let the wine start flowing and VOILA! You have your very own private, inexpensive Valentine’s Day settled. For recipe ideas, you can get the ToTT store cookbook, 365 Days of Fun: Recipes for any occasion at just $12.90. You will be surprised at how easy (and cheap) it is to prepare a feast for two!

2. Instead of… A box of fancy chocolates
Why not try… Personalized chocolate cupcakes or cookies!
There’s nothing wrong with a box of fancy, dark chocolates – they’ve been known to be an aphrodisiac. But nothing expresses sincerity more than something that is personalized! If you are strapped for time, try your hand at our Bake&Go corner – all the prep work is done, you literally bake and go! Bake a fresh batch of cookies or a box of delicious chocolate cupcakes and decorate them with icing and sprinkles. Earn bonus points if you shape the cookies with your hands!

3. Instead of… A bottle of bubbly
Why not try… Making your own molecular margaritas!
It’s Valentine’s Day (and Saturday night!), you have made it through the long week and it’s time to treat yourselves and have fun by making your own molecular margaritas. While a bottle of champagne is always a good idea, why not experiment with the Margarita R-Evolution Kit? Concoct different margaritas for each other and keep the champagne as a back-up if all else fails!

4. Instead of… A slice of cake for dessert
Why not try… Making your own dessert table!
Home-made ice cream, granitas, sorbets, hot fudge sundaes, brownies, cakes, cookies, you name it! The Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker is the perfect ice cream machine you need for such an occasion. It makes perfect ice creams, frozen yoghurts in 20 minutes or less, with no fuss and no mess! Spend the day in the kitchen together and just have fun! After all, who has time to think about the calories on Valentine’s Day?

5. Instead of… Staying at home to avoid the crowd (if you are single)
Why not try…  Meeting new friends at a Speed Dating Class?
Meet new friends in this fun and collaborative hands-on cooking class this Valentine’s Day! Pick up cooking tips and techniques along the way with Chef Vivian Pei’s ‘Cook, Eat, Love – It’s a Date!’ Speed Dating Class and who knows, you might end up taking away more than just cooking tips!

Essential Grilling Tools for the Perfect Cook-Out

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Essential Grilling Tools for the Perfect Cook-Out

A barbecue party is a convenient and fun way of hosting a gathering. To ensure things go smoothly, it’s always good to be prepared! Specialised grilling tools that can withstand constant close contact to high heat should definitely be on your checklist. Ideally, these tools have long handles so you can avoid a situation of overheated food or risked getting burnt.

Here is a rundown of must-haves for your ultimate barbeque cook-out:

1) Tongs
A good pair of tongs ensures you have good grip on your food.  It should also be easy to squeeze and bounce back quickly. Have at least two tongs — one for moving charcoal or adjusting the hot grill grates and another for handling food items. Tongs with scalloped edges and non-slip rubber handles are ideal.

2) Spatula
A good spatula for grilling should have a deep offset handle that allows you to slip food under easily and keeps delicate food like fish from being damaged in the process. Silicone and metal spatulas are recommended for this purpose as they are heat-resistant and sturdy enough to lift heavier food items. Get one with a large blade so that fish fillets can fit comfortably and be flipped over easily.

3) Skewer
Skewers comes in either metal or bamboo versions. If you opt for metal skewers, choose a flat blade design as it will not spin when you flip the skewer. Make sure your skewers come with heat-resistant handles if you do not intend to get mittens or hot pads for picking the skewers up.  For the best convenience, buy disposable bamboo skewers with various lengths packed in 50s or 100s.

4) Brushes
Brushes are handy for oiling the grill surface or flavouring grilled meats. It is good to use a specific one for a single purpose.  Using the same brush will dilute the intended flavour of the marinades. A typical brush is made from boar or plastic bristles which can potentially trap bacteria as they cannot be cleaned in the dishwasher and manual washing might not be thorough enough. Newer and more modern brushes today are made from dishwasher-safe silicone and are more importantly, heat-resistant.

5) Mittens/Gloves
For better heat protection, wear a glove or mitten. Not all kitchen gloves are suitable for a hot grill. Mittens made of cloth or suede has to be thick and heat-resistant certified. Fire-retardant fabrics make better choices since there would be actual contact with fire. Silicone gloves are ideal as they are dishwasher safe and will not catch fire.

6) Instant-read thermometer
The difference between a perfectly cooked piece of meat and a stomach-ache can be a mere few degrees. Cook beef and lamb to at least 62 °C; pork at least 72 °C and poultry at least 75 °C. With an instant-read thermometer, every piece of meat leaving your grill can be of perfect doneness. Insert your thermometer into the thickest part of the meat for accuracy. Check your meat near the end of the recommended cooking time to avoid overcooking. Always remove your meat from the grill before it reaches the desired doneness as the meat will continue to cook after it is removed from the flame.

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Molecular Gastronomy for Beginners

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Molecular Gastronomy for Beginners

Molecular gastronomy has been gaining popularity in recent years , with celebrity chefs such as Ferran Adrià and Heston Blumenthal rising in prominence.  The intriguing fusion of food science and culinary art presents exotic flavours, among them vegetable-spaghettis, salads with balsamic vinegar pearl dressing and the like. Bored with the traditional recipes? Give molecular gastronomy a go and the refreshing results could be worth it!

1) What exactly is molecular gastronomy?
Molecular gastronomy is not a new concept. Its roots can be traced back to second century BC where an anonymous author of a papyrus kept in London used a balance to determine whether fermented meat was lighter than fresh meat. Since then, many scientists have been interested in food and cooking, especially food preparation. The main objective of molecular gastronomy is to understand how food is affected by the various preparation factors and cooking methods by examining it at the molecular level. Infusing scientific knowledge into cooking helps with clearing up myths and old wives’ tales.

2) It is safe to use the ingredients in the latest gastronomy kits?
The latest molecular gastronomy cuisines might sometimes look more like science projects than edible food. While additives with names such as ‘sodium alginate’, ‘calcium salts’ and ‘xanthan gum’ might turn away purists insisting on using only ‘authentic’ ingredients; most of them are, in fact, of biological origin. While there is a purification process involved, the raw materials are usually drawn from marine, plant, animal or microbial. For example, sodium alginate is a salt extracted from the viscous liquid from the cell wall of brown algae. These additives are also used in scant amounts and strictly adhere to EU standards.

3) How can I kick start my molecular gastronomy journey?
Thankfully, there are convenient DIY kits which cost a mere fraction of the professional equipment seen in cooking shows.

One example is the gastronomy kit from Molecular-R, which is simple yet sufficient enough to create dozens of magical dishes. Its Cuisine R-evolution kit includes five types of food additives, pipettes, test tubes, a food-grade syringe and 50 simple recipes in a DVD. For those who want to dazzle their guests with extraordinary cocktails, the Molecular Mixology kit will fit the bill. You can deconstruct your favourite margarita, try layering a martini or serve your drinks in a large bubble and have it burst in your mouth for a different experience.

4) Methods used in molecular gastronomy

Method Definition Additives involved
Spherification The culinary process of shaping a liquid into spheres of liquid held by a thin gel membrane which visually and texturally resembles caviar. Sodium Alginate
Calcium Salts
Gelification The process of turning a liquid into gel which is a solid, jelly-like material that can have properties ranging from soft and weak to hard and tough. Agar-agar
Gellan gum
Emulsification The process of turning a liquid into a light, airy foam. Soy lecithin
Thickening The process of increasing the viscosity of a solution or liquid/solid mixture without substantially modifying its other properties. Xanthan gum
Effervescence The escape of gas from another body and the foaming or fizzing that result from the release of the gas. An everyday example is seen in carbonated beverages such as soft drinks. Popping sugar
Effervescence There are different kinds of transformation.
• Maltodextrin is a sugar that will turn any fatty liquid such as oil, bacon fat or melted chocolate into powder
• Transglutaminase is an enzyme often referred to as “meat glue” that will bind food rich in proteins.

Cosmopolitan R-Evolution Kit (32 g)

Impress your friends with three recipes that push the boundaries of modern mixology! Add a molecular twist to your traditional cosmo sure to awe your guests! Serve a cosmopolitan bubble on a spoon that will pop in your mouth, top off your cocktail with a light fluffy cranberry foam or suspend citrus caviar in your drink.

Baking Made Easy: Guide to Buying Silicone

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Baking Made Easy: Guide to Buying Silicone

1) How is silicone ware comparable to conventional ones?
Long-lasting: Silicone ware will not get out of shape, rust or break easily. Although its existence in the market has not been long enough to provide evidence about its durability, we do know that silicone is not biodegradable by nature. It is worth noting that some metal bakeware such as sheet aluminium does rust in the long run.

Thermal durability: Similar to other bakeware, silicone can also withstand cold and hot temperatures from between -40°C to +260°C. You can take it out from the freezer and put it into the oven immediately without a hitch.

Non-stick properties: Food can be easily removed without initial greasing, which is similar to non-stick bakeware. However, some users claim that this non-stick ability wears off after constant use in the oven over a long period of time.

Maintenance: Run it under hot water and wipe with a soapy cloth. Most silicone wares are also dishwasher safe and easy to clean as any conventional bakeware.

2) Is silicone safe?
The silicone used in cookware products is a type of inorganic elastomer which will not fume when in contact with high heat. Silicone tools made of 100% silicone is generally safe for cooking. Some low quality silicone wares include fillers in its composition, which can affect durability and release fumes and leach onto food items. Always check the manufacturer’s label before making a purchase.

3) What are the cons of using silicone cookware?

Too flexible: Silicone ware can be rolled or folded easily which makes storage effortless. However, this could also mean that your silicone cake mould and muffin trays might bend too much, causing fresh bakes to crumble or cake mixtures to spill over. If possible, let your silicone ware sit over a metal tray for better support.

Browning: There is minimal browning of your bakes when using silicone ware unlike traditional baking trays or tins.
Baking duration: Due to the differences in heat conduction with conventional aluminium or steel trays, you might need to adjust your baking timing as Silicone usually takes longer.

Static and dust: Silicone gradually builds up static electricity which causes the cookware to attract dust.

Cutting tools: Generally, silicone ware is coated with a layer of fibreglass. Avoid using sharp tools on your silicone ware to prevent cuts which could cause fibreglass contamination.

Buy only trusted brands. Pure silicone does not change colour when twisted. To check for fillers in silicone wares, pinch and twist a flat surface on the item. If white shows through, it is quite likely the product contains fillers.

Established in the UK in 2010 initially as heart-healthy food website, The Cooking Doctor offers premium quality silicone bakeware, to make your baking more fun. Each product is designed with novice as well as professional bakers in mind. Bake healthy cakes, macarons and cupcakes using these silicone products.

Quick & Easy Guide to Buying Aluminium Cookware

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Quick & Easy Guide to Buying Aluminium Cookware

Aluminium cookware is known for its light weight, ability to heat up quickly and affordability. It can be classified into three main types:

Sheet aluminium: This is the most common, where the metal is stamped or rolled into shape. Sheet aluminium is typically used in baking trays, cake tins and also in some stock pots and budget skillets. However, it can be highly reactive to acidic food such as tomatoes and citrus which can cause leeching onto the food, thus potentially damaging to one’s health.

Anodized aluminium: This form of aluminium goes through an electro-chemical process where a thicker layer of aluminium oxide is formed on the surface, sealing the reactive aluminium. This new layer is harder, non-porous and non-reactive which will not leech onto any acidic food being cooked.  Anodized aluminium is also more resistant to chipping, cracking or peeling but is still susceptible to scratches. Once scratched, the anodized surface will be destroyed.

Cast aluminium: Molten aluminium is poured into a mould to create cast aluminium. This process causes microscopic air pockets to form inside the metal which increases its heat retention ability. Cast aluminium can heat up quickly with a low heat source. The downside for this metal is that is does not distribute heat as uniformly as compared to the other aluminium cookware and is considered brittle. As it is porous like cast iron, seasoning is required to maintain the state of the cookware. Some cast aluminium goes through the anodizing process which makes them non-reactive to acidic food.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Ensure no scratches are made to the surface of the cookware since it increases the chance of leeching.
  • Unless anodized, all aluminium cookware should avoid contact with acidic substances.
  • Try not to leave food sitting in the cookware to avoid increasing the amount of aluminium leaching onto the food.
  • Avoid soaking cast aluminium cookware in soapy water since it is porous, and do not use an abrasive cleaner which strips away its seasoned layers.
  • To season, coat the cookware with vegetable oil after cleaning and drying then leave it in a 120 °C oven for two hours.
  • Ensure that you do not overheat the cookware as it will damage it. Always check the manufacturer’s label before use.

Cast aluminium or Cast iron?
Cast Iron is highly durable if maintained well as it is made from an extremely durable metal. Take note to never add cold liquid in a hot pan: it will cause irreversible cracks and rust will form on the cracks which can lead to food contamination. A good quality cast iron cookware is an investment for serious cooks or the well-heeled.

Cast aluminium on the other hand, is less durable but lighter and cheaper. This is ideal for those who prefer less heavy lifting in the kitchen especially when handling larger cookware like stockpots. With proper care, cast aluminium can be a delight to use.

The de Buyer company was founded in 1830 and has been creating and manufacturing the best kitchen and pastry utensils for the professional and the hobby chef.

Sharpen Up! – Guide to Buying Knife Sharpeners

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Sharpen Up! – Guide to Buying Knife Sharpeners

A blunt knife can be frustrating and potentially more dangerous to use as greater force is required to cut food items. This can result in slippage of the knife, which might lead to cutting your fingers or food bruised by the blunt blade rather than cut into it. With that, knife sharpening is important and doing it wrongly might damage your knife set all together. To ensure your knife set is properly maintained, here are some tips on getting the right knife sharpener.

1) What really happens when your knife dulls
The first thing that goes into most peoples’ minds is that the edge of the knife thickens and becomes blunt over time. In actual fact, the edge of the knife curls over at the top, which is impossible to see with the naked eye. The bluntness that you experience when cutting a knife is actually due to cutting on one side of the knife.

2) Honing Vs Sharpening
Although these two terms are used interchangeably, in the world of knives, they have very different meanings. Honing is the process of straightening out the bent or curved edge. Sharpening on the other hand removes particles of metal from the knife. When your knife is dull, the first step is usually to hone with a steel rod to straighten the blade. If the knife is still dull then it is time to sharpen it. Ideally, you should aim to maintain a good edge on your knives, don’t allow them to get really blunt as it’s harder to get the edge back on a neglected knife.

3) Types of knife sharpeners
Both electric and manual knife sharpeners have their own merits. Many people prefer the control and precision of manual knife sharpening systems. However, modern electric knife sharpeners can be incredibly effective and fast, especially if you’re willing to spend a little more.

Sharpening stone

Most often rectangular in shape, the sharpening stone may be half to several inches in thickness. There are several different varieties available that are made of a variety of man-made and natural materials like water stones and ceramic. They are available in coarse, medium and fine grit. The coarser the grit the more steel is removed when sharpening. Do take note that although ceramic is made of minerals like stone, it is less porous which provides a smoother more consistent surface for sharpening.

Sharpening steel
This tool is generally made of steel, which is used to re-align the knife’s edge. Running it across the steel will straighten the edge and the knife will be sharp again. It is also used after a knife is sharpened on a stone to remove the debris and any irregularities that may be left on the blade edge. The tool can also be glass, ceramic, or diamond-impregnated metal.

V-shaped knife sharpener
This is a convenient tool to sharpen a knife when a person is not comfortable with using a sharpening stone or steel. The tool’s casing holds two steel rods coated with diamond abrasive or rods made from tungsten carbide that are positioned to form a V-shape that is at a 20° angle for sharpening. One stage is coarser and is used for the first stage of sharpening. The second stage has a finer grind for finishing the sharpening process. The knife’s edge is pulled across the rods when sharpening. Four to six draws of the blade is usually sufficient to keep the blade well-honed. A guard is commonly attached to the sharpener so hands are kept safely away from the knife blades.

Electric knife sharpener

This sharpening unit contains sharpening wheels or stones that offer a quick alternative for sharpening knives. They have a guide that holds the knife at the perfect angle for sharpening. The sharpening wheels or stones are generally made out of sapphirite, ceramic, or are diamond plated. The blade is drawn through the guided slots a couple of times and the blade is sharpened.

Note that using an electric sharpener on a knife that has a bolster will not allow you to sharpen the heel of the blade. You will not be able to run the entire blade through the sharpener without damaging the heel of the knife.

In addition, be sure to pay close attention to what you are doing because the sharpener will have a tendency to grind more of the blade away than desired. When purchasing an electric knife sharpener, you may wish to opt for one with a diamond dust hone. Diamond dust is very effective at removing metal and is less likely to cause damage to the blade.

4) What to look out for in a good sharpener
Hard abrasive surface: A more abrasive surface would make your sharpening experience less tiring and more precise. Diamond is the hardest followed by tungsten carbide then polish ceramic.

Accurate angle guide: Some sharpeners, especially the sharpening stone kind require more practise to attain the right angle.

Multiple sharpening stages: The coarser surface is for sharpening the knife while the finer surface is for polishing and touch ups.

Safety features: Some sharpeners have safety guards to prevent your fingers from getting cut.

Chef’s Choice® reflects their commitment to create the world’s best professional-quality knife sharpeners and kitchen appliances. Their products are created to perform superbly, last a lifetime and be a pleasure to own.

Beat the Heat – Quick Guide to Buying Ice Cream Makers!

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Beat the Heat – Quick Guide to Buying Ice Cream Makers!

Nothing beats enjoying an icy treat on a warm and humid day, especially in our local weather! Not surprisingly, more people are making their own ice cream, gelato, sorbet or yogurt. Save money in the long run with your own ice cream maker if you can’t live without these cold desserts!

Here are some tips when shopping for an ice cream machine:

1) Ease of Use
Domestic ice cream machines come in two flavours: those with a freezer bowl and those with a built-in freezer (also known as a fully automatic model).

Freezer bowl: The freezer bowl is a double-walled canister with a gel coolant in the centre. This canister has to be put in the freezer for at least 24 hours before it is placed into the ice cream machine. This means you can only enjoy your creations one day later as planning is needed.
Fully automatic: A fully-automatic ice cream machine is equipped with its own built-in freezer which doubles as a mini freezer as well. This eliminates the need to pre-freeze the bowl and you can have your frozen delights in less than 30 minutes. What’s more, you can make multiple batches of ice cream at one go since pre-freezing is not required.

2)    Size matters
Most ice cream machines (whether freezer bowl or fully-automatic) typically have a capacity of 2 litres or less. This should be enough for most households as fresh ice cream should not be kept for more than a week. Smaller batches also means being able to experiment with more flavours and not get stuck with a huge amount of the same flavour. For larger quantities, there are models which can churn out up to 6 litres of ice cream at one go.

3) Material
Examine the components of your potential ice-cream machine to ensure they are not made of flimsy materials such as flexible plastic that can break easily. The paddle undergoes the most wear-and-tear so it should be reasonably durable. Reputable brands generally have paddles that are hard and sturdy (either metal or hard plastic) which can withstand rigorous use. If possible, buy one with a transparent lid to help you keep tabs on the progress of your ice cream.

4) Ease of cleaning
Cleaning the machine can be a hassle if its components cannot be taken apart easily. For compact machines, reaching and cleaning the small crevices will be even more difficult. Most electronic ice cream makers have detachable components like the canister, lid and paddle that can be placed in the dishwasher. Cleaning up on older models may be more tedious.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Men can be notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. But for dads who love to cook, grill, or drink, great accessories for the kitchen, grill, and bar make the perfect Father’s Day gifts. If you are having problems looking for the perfect gift for him, let us share with you our handy tips to purchase the right item for your dad.

The Mixologist- Dads who love to drink

If your dad already has some wine bottles to drink sufficiently at home, maybe wine tools may do the trick. Enhance his drinking experience at home with our recommended wine tools- HappyHourZ Knuckle Jigger and the HappyHourZ Gravity Release Jigger. If your dad loves soda drinks, Soda Stream Maker Machine offers him a fun way to create his own homemade soda drinks with the assorted flavours of his choice. More economically efficient than a vending machine, Soda Stream Maker Machine will add some effervescence to any dad’s routine.

The Classic Cook- Dads who love to cook           

Dads who are good in whipping up meals would be more than happy to receive cookware items. Surrounded by solid kitchen tools, there will not be any compromisation on food quality anymore. From a Jamie Oliver Knife Block of 5 Knives to Dolce Gusto Coffee Capsules Dispenser, we’ve got you covered. A new set of knives by Jamie Oliver would be greatly appreciated for dads who cook all the time. Cooking process will be smoother, cleaner and more efficient. Surprise your dad with a smoking gun to add more flavours to his daily dishes . Turning salads, chocolate, meringue, sauces, butters and fruit into unique new culinary sensations is possible by adding a measured amount of natural, cool smoke.

The Down To Earth Cook- Dads who love seasonings

Talking about cooking, we cannot emphasize enough how important seasonings are in our meals. Our Cole and Mason Pepper and Salt Mills set are a great gift for dads that combines the usage of art and function. Another type of pepper mill that is ideal for a father’s day gift is the BUZZ Electric Salt Mill. These electric salt and pepper mills that uses batteries to operate present an easy and elegant way to serve freshly ground salt and pepper.

The Inspector Gadget- Dads who love the easy way out

Cooking can be uncertain ground with dads, but eating and gadgetry rarely are. So, here’s a spectrum of gadgets and gizmos to satisfy all sorts of chow-loving dads. The all-time favourite Cuisinart® Griddler® will make your dad pleased than ever. With five separate cooking options, it can handle everything from pancakes to sausages to grilled cheese to steaks, hamburgers and panini. Another cooking gadget worthy of mentioning is the SousVide Supreme Demi. With its sleek and energy-efficient water oven, your dad can now turn out gourmet quality meals with minimal preparation time at home.