Archive for November 28th, 2014

TD1OK, so it is the “day after” – call it Black Friday if you need to – but I call in Smorgas-Bowl Friday – when I take a little of everything that is leftover from Thanksgiving dinner and mix it together in a bowl in a concoction my mother christened the Smorgas-Bowl – a play on the smorgasbord.

That is the best way to take care of leftovers in my humble opinion (the epic Thanksgiving Dinner sandwich is a close second) but there are tons of ideas for how to use the leftover turkey. The fine folks at Kraft have put together a nice resource of recipes with some great uses for all that turkey.

About the Turkey Recipes from Kraft: “Let the Thanksgiving turkey continue its winning streak in these amazing recipes for hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads and more. You’ll find Healthy Living suppers that turn the turkey into something smart, and easy casserole recipes and quick skillet recipes to offset the hours you spent preparing the feast. You may also want to check out stuffing recipes for more ideas, and using leftovers in pita and wrap recipes means sending the kids back to school with something yummy in their lunch boxes!”

I am going to try the BBQ Turkey Pita.

See the Leftover Turkey Recipes from Kraft here.

The Christmas shopping season is officially on and starting tomorrow we will be presentig our 6th annual 25 Days of Christmas. However, today we kick off the season with a few finds for the foodie on your list.

FF: The Copper Dutch Ovens from Falk

FALKWhen it comes to cookware you can find all manner of quality products at every price point. But for my money (and you need to have a little) there is nothing better than the copper cookware from Falk. In particular, I like Falk’s classic oval Dutch Oven.

About Falk’s classic oval Dutch Oven: “Sometimes referred to as a Dutch oven, Cocotte, French oven or even stock pot, these pots are oval with steep sides. Generally used for roasting, stewing or braising. You can even use these handy pots for deep frying. Dutch Ovens are versatile pieces of cooking equipment that are used both on the stovetop for searing and in the oven for finishing.”

See all the classic copper cookware of Falk here.

FF: The Durand vintage cork remover

DURAIf you have a wine lover on your gift list, the innovative The Durand – designed to remove corks from vintage wine bottles without polluting the vintage – may just be the perfect choice.

About the Durand vintage cork remover: “A wine collector, known for outstanding vertical tastings, and having struggled with difficulties in extracting some older and fragile corks, developed and produced the Durand. The Durand is a fully patented, and surprisingly simple, two part device that permits the user to successfully remove older and fragile wine bottle corks whole and intact. The Durand has been tested and used with great success by numerous wine lovers, collectors, and local and internationally known sommeliers. It has extracted the cork … completely … each and every time.”

Learn more about The Durand vintage cork remover here.

FF: The Hedley and Bennett Pho Apron from JB Prince

APREvery would-be chef needs a good apron. The world is full of novelty aprons (I fancy one that makes it look like I have washboard abs) but the serious cook appreciates a professional quality apron, like the Hedley and Bennett Pho Apron I found at JB Prince.

About Hedley and Bennett Pho Apron: “Named after the delicious Vietnamese soup. The Pho apron is clean, simple, comfortable and durable. Made from 8 oz Taiwanese 2% stretch denim, double lap pocket, double pen pocket, black straps and black matte hardware.”

See all the Hedley and Bennett Aprons available from JB Prince here.

See all the world class tools and equipment for chefs from JB Prince here.