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The New York Times in today’s food section gives a shout-out to our favorite peppermill, the Peppermate. This pepper grinder is fully adjustable, easy to fill, and the large handle is easy to turn to get a volume of freshly-ground pepper. The mill is available in either white or black (I use the white mill for white […]

A delicious holiday treat is a deep-fried rosette. Better than funnel cakes, these crisp pastries are served hot out of the fryer and dusted with powdered sugar. The batter is simple — a thin crepe-like mixture (flour, egg, and milk). Rosettes can be eaten as is, or used as a cup to hold food (the […]

The number-one job for a blender is crushing ice to make smoothies, milkshakes, and other frozen concoctions. But most blenders cannot handle ice. And most kitchen electrics offer no more than a one-year warranty. Then there is the Vita-Mix, an extraordinary machine with a seven-year warranty. The two-horsepower motor can easily handle ice everyday. The […]

It isn’t just knives that get dull with use. Graters and peelers dull with use. If the edge drags and you have to push harder, well, it is time to get a new grater and retire the long-suffering rasp to grater glory. Kitchen Conservatory can sharpen knive blades, but not graters. Yes, it is time […]

What’s new at Kitchen Conservatory are three new lines of quality kitchenware. Emerilware stainless cookware has been redesigned with ergonomic handles and a bonded copper-aluminum base. Emerilware is the preferred cookware for smooth-top, ceramic, induction, and glass electric stoves. The sauce pans come with precision-pouring spouts and variable straining lids. Lifetime warranty and dishwasher safe. Mason Cash mixing bowls are […]

Need a hot tip? Since stock tips are suspect, how about pastry tips? Kitchen Conservatory sells nearly a hundred different sizes and styles of pastry tips — all beautifully shown on our pastry tip page (along with pastry bags and couplers). Pastry tips are the same as pastry tubes. Although using a pastry bag may seem […]

“I’ve looked for this tool for years!” The customer was so excited that everyone else in the cooking class bought the new tool also. What is it? Odd size measuring spoons. These spoons are especially helpful when doubling or cutting a recipe in half. The stainless steel set includes 1/16 teaspoon, 1/8 teaspoon, 2/3 teaspoon, […]

There are two types of travelers: those who research and plan the very best possible experience (guide book in hand) and those who just wing it. I travel with a starting point and from then on, it’s anybody’s guess. My husband has been know to slam on the brakes for poultry farms, vintage tractor shows, and […]

Baby, it’s cold outside; time to use the dutch oven. What is a dutch oven and what’s the point of using it? A dutch oven can be used on top of the stove (direct heat), in the oven (indirect heat), and is pretty enough to serve at the table. Enameled cast iron is the most […]

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