The top cookware on the market today

Being a chef has taught me many lessons. One of the most important one is that the top cookware on the market today is stainless cookware. For a fact, stainless steel cookware seem to serve me for a long time, and I only replace them because I want to try something new. Interestingly, I find stainless steel beautifully crafted hence giving my kitchen that desirable aesthetic quality. I can also prepare any meal on them, and its maintenance is easy .

On the flip side however, I have found the market clogged with numerous stainless steel cookware brand sets, hence choosing the best has proved more difficult than doing Christmas shopping for a whole clan. But since I fully understand that having the best kitchen equipment is as essential as having the best recipes, I have mastered the art of selecting the finest. The following is my list of the best stainless steel cookware.

The All-Clad 600822 Stainless Steel Core Set

When looking for a cookware set, I select the one that can spread heat evenly hence saving my cooking time. This set has proven the best when it comes to this. This solely because it is made with the 5-ply construction technology, with aluminum, stainless steel and thick copper which ensures quick and even distribution of heat.

What I love the most about this brand is that it is easy to maintain and it will never react with food thanks to its highly polished 8/10 stainless steel interior crafted with star bust finish that will offer amazing stick resistance. This 10-piece stainless steel cookware set is one that should not miss in your list of favorites.

The Calphalon 1891242 Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set

With my love for beauty and class, this set is undoubtedly my best. Made of brushed stainless steel and impact bonded aluminum, this set not only offers even heating but also gives my kitchen that charming look. The tampered glass covers add to the glamor. Their handles are easy and comfortable to hold. The fact I really like about this cookware set is that it is highly dishwasher friendly, and therefore I safely wash all the pieces in the dishwasher and trust me, they never discolor.

What else could you be looking for in a cookware brand?
The above are my 2 most trusted stainless steel cookware brands that have worked for me over the years. I assure you these sets are gorgeous looking and highly exceptional, and are worth your time and money.

A Change Of Scenary

However for those who have passion for cooking, value the quality of their food but do not want to spend a lot of cash, I can personally tell you that choosing a set of Rachael Ray cookware was a great decision for me. The Anodized 14-piece cookware set has it all.

Appearance of Cookware

First off, the appearance of the whole set is beautiful and can really add some flare to your kitchen. The design is one of the best I have seen because of how sturdy, yet easy to use it is. The non-stick design is easy to clean and does a fantastic job of locking in the flavors you want to get out of whatever creation you are cooking at the moment. It comes with specially crafted rubberized handles that provide comfort and flexibility that make turning and maneuvering the cookware painless.

Features of This Cookware Set

Another great feature of the Rachael Ray cookware set is that it offers a shatter-resistant lid on all of the pots and pans that helps me watch over all of the food that I am cooking without losing any of the quality. I have owned this cookware set for over a year and could not be more pleased with the results. It has made cooking for the entire family much more fun and more convenient.

I have also had many friends and family ask me where I got this set and I was happy to refer them. The cookware reviews I got from them were all parallel with my own review. Coming from someone like myself that truly loves cooking and always wants the highest quality product, I strongly recommend getting a Rachael Ray cookware set. You will enjoy it as much as I do and you will not be disappointed!

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10 homemade snacks for a cozy movie night at home

This was an excellent post by Hexjam, have a look at it.

You invite your crush in. You’re gonna watch Netflix or order something on demand, cuz that’s what the kids are into nowadays. But you need some snacks, too! And sure, you could just go the the nearest corner shop and buy some pre-made popcorn or a packet of crips and pretend everything’s ok. But think about how impressed they’ll be if you actually prepare the snacks yourself? After all, as they say, ‘the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach’.

What are you waiting for, then? Chop chop! Scroll down.

1. Tequila-spiked caramel popcorn

A movie watching session definitely wouldn’t be successful without popcorn. But what’s better than just good old salted popcorn? A tequila-spiked caramel one. Get in my mouth!

Recipe here: Tequila-spiked caramel popcorn

2.Bacon candy

You just can’t go wrong with bacon. Especially if it’s extra crispy and covered with a thin layer of sweet, sweet honey. Give it a try.

Recipe here: Bacon candy

3.Sweet-spiced bread sticks

The legend has it that bread sticks are the best thing since the invention of sliced bread. We couldn’t agree more. A bit of spice, and then a bit of sweetness just to confuse your taste buds, and they suddenly become even more delicious. Perfect for munching during a TV series marathon.

Recipe here: Sweet-spiced bread sticks

4.Super nachos

They’re not just any nachos. They’re super nachos. With every topping you can imagine and more. Another argument as to why you should stay homeand watch something. You’ll never find nachos like these in a movie theatre.

Recipe here: Super nachos

5.Movie theatre bark

For those who love that sweet and salty combination, we present to you a milk chocolate sheet with pretzels, nuts, and raisins (so, a chocolate bark). If you want to be super healthy, you can use dark chocolate, but honestly, what’s the fun in that? Don’t be a party pooper.

Recipe here: Movie theatre bark

6.Mini deep-dish pizzas

A regular size pizza, especially when you have other snacks prepared, seems like too much of a commitment at this point. That’s why we’ve got this mini pizza, commitment-free recipe for you.

Recipe here: Mini deep-dish pizzas

7.Chewy caramel popcorn and pretzel bars

Again, another sweet and salty combination you won’t be able get enough of. This time, we added a ‘chewy’ component to mix things up. We hope you’re into that.

Recipe here: Chewy caramel popcorn and pretzel bars

8.Double fudge brownies ice cream

Netflix and chill nights are all about indulging yourself. Put some ice cream between those rich fudge brownies. Live life a little.

Recipe here: Double fudge brownies ice cream

9.Oven-baked mozzarella sticks

Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. Throw in some homemade guacamole in there. Or just regular tomato salsa, if you’re a boring lad. Ah, yes. That’s what dreams are made of.

Recipe here: Oven baked mozzarella sticks

10.Frozen chocolate-dipped banana

Eating a full banana in front of your crush might be a bit… embarrassing. Chop the bad boys up, cover them in chocolate and let them chill while you two lovebirds chill on the sofa.

Recipe here: Frozen chocolate dipped banana bites


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Musings over coffee

I wrote this while sitting in a small, independent café in Leeds, England. I’d just ordered a flat white made with single origin beans from Ethiopia and micro-roasted by a local roaster. Apart from the revealing British accent, I could’ve literally been anywhere in the world. Anywhere with a good coffee scene, that is.

When I travel, I always do extensive research on my destination. Places to eat are always at the top of my list, of course, but I also research cafés because I can hardly function properly without my morning (and mid-morning and after lunch and afternoon) coffee and nothing puts me in a really bad mood like a bad cup of coffee. I also like them because they are great spots to watch the local culture. I always seek independent coffee shops as opposed to chains. As I had a moment of stillness in that Leeds coffee shop that morning sipping on my cup and with some rare time to reflect, I couldn’t help but observe how these cafés give me a sense of home. They have no real belonging to the city they’re in, which means that they could, in fact, be anywhere in the world. I feel at home in all of them, which is sometimes a nice respite from running around a foreign city all day long.

To just sit, slow down and feel at home in familiar surroundings for a few minutes, or a couple of hours. Whether you’re in Lima, Hong Kong, Portland, Cape Town or Montreal, to have this sense of familiarity and know how the process works, can be nice. Of course, you don’t want to feel like you’re at home forever because the whole purpose of travelling is to actually get out of your comfort zone.

I remember being in a trendy, hybrid fashion store slash café in Hong Kong sipping on a latte when my better half suddenly felt claustrophobic because of this very sense of familiarity. He got up, questioned why we were lulling away in a place that felt sterile to him. We are in Hong Kong! He then guided me towards the door so we can get lost again in Hong Kong’s sea of rushing bodies and neon lights.


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