Free Pasta Lovers Cookbook

If you love pasta then you will love this cookbook…and its free! Just head on over to the Barilla website to download.

And what makes it even more special is that Barilla are donating $1 to the Childrens Food Education Foundation for every cookbook that is downloaded.

Click here to download: http://barillaaus.com/celebritycookbook/

Our First Cookware Review – Calphalon Contemporary Skillet Set

calphalon-nonstick-skillet-set.jpgWe have decided to start adding reviews of cookware to our site. Our first product review is for the Calphalon 2pc Contemporary Skillet Set. This is a very popular set and at the moment is on sale for the hot price of $49.99. That is $50 off the normal price!!!

Read our review of the Calphalon 2pc Skillet Set

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Just take me to where I can buy a set….

Stainless Steel Cookware – Aluminum or Copper Base?

stainless-steel-cookware.JPGHave you ever thought about your stainless steel cookware? If you are like most people, probably not.

Not many people realize that stainless steel is not a particularly good conductor of heat. What this means is that hot spots can occur so if you are cooking a steak for instance you may find that part of the steak is cooked while other parts are undercooked. In other words your foods are cooked unevenly.

To overcome this problem, stainless steel pots and pans are often lined with aluminum or copper as both of these metals are quite good at conducting heat. However, because both of these metals are relatively soft and can react with certain foods, they are usually sandwiched between layers of stainless steel.

Although both copper and aluminum are good conductors of heat, copper is better because it reacts quickly to changes in temperature. This is why you often see professional chefs using copper cookware. It gives them greater control over their cooking.

The disadvantage of copper however is that it is more expensive than aluminum.

So if you are on the lookout for new stainless steel cookware then ensure that the base contains either aluminum or copper.

Only Cookware Upgrade

We have just upgraded our website with a totally new template and new format. We are working towards a more informative site to help the end user with their cookware buying needs. We hope you like it!

We have also just added a new Cookware Reviews section. Only one review at the moment but more will be added on a regular basis.

If you are a manufacturer or retailer of cookware and would like us to review a particular product then please contact us.

Round or Flat Bottomed Woks?

In order to be used with modern stoves, many woks today come with a flat bottom, rather than a rounded one. Other models come with a metal ring to stabilize the base. Restaurants often have special gas stoves where the woks sit in a recess above the heating element, which prevents heat loss around the sides of the cookware.

It is also possible, though less than ideal, to use woks with electric stoves. Electric stoves usually do not reach the levels of heat that are needed for traditional wok stir frying or searing. However, woks can be used on lower heat for braising, steaming, and for cooking soups and rice.

Read more about woks here…