Just as the seasons turn, so do our palates. Big, warming food becomes popular again, and appetites dream of what's to come. Always on the horizon, of course, is the big food day of the year. No, not Halloween -- contrary to popular belief, candy does not constitute a meal -- but rather that other food holiday: Thanksgiving. And while tradition dictates much of the menu, every once in a while, something new sneaks in. Or at least a new preparation.
Cooking starts with heat. Everybody knows that; it is the way in which that heat is applied to food where things get complicated. This, of course, is a good thing. The range of modern cuisine is so widely varied, thanks in great part to all the different cooking methods that are readily available at one's fingertips. With a press of a button or a twist of a dial, meals can be created that range from instantly recognizable to outlandishly strange. Sometimes, even with the same appliance.
Deep frying is serious business. Just look at all the attention that deep frying anything and putting it on a stick gets in the food world. This of course, is not a bad thing; deep fried anything on a stick is usually quite delicious. However, there happens to be another way of achieving deliciousness by the spearing of meat: the rotisserie.
The Waring Pro TF200 Rotisserie Turkey Fryer/Steamer offers a bit of something for everyone -- and more than enough to go around. The integrated rotisserie mechanism rotates a turkey through hot oil creating an intriguing method of cooking … Read more
Some appliances provide a means to prepare a wide variety of foods. Consider the myriad possibilities for meals from the oven, stovetop, or even the microwave and it becomes apparent that their use in daily life is rich and varied. The flip side to that coin is that there are plenty of appliances that are capable of only doing one thing, such as deep-fry foods or keep a pot of fondue happily bubbling away. But when two features are combined, then the resultant fusion can lead to something more than the sum of its parts.
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Just because grilling season is officially under way doesn't mean that it's too late to reevaluate the grill situation. Nowadays grills come with options that range from the practical (integrated lighting) to the excessive (very few people probably need more than a dozen burners). But sometimes an accessory comes along that turns out to be absolutely essential. Like a deep fryer.
The Alpes Inox T/130 Kitchen Block is an outdoor kitchen island that can accommodate a grill along with a deep fryer. The combination appliance makes it easy to combine two great tastes that now taste great … Read more
The Deni 3-Quart Deep Fryer with Glass Sides will fry up all manner of delicious treats from fish and chips to snacks like deep-fried candy bars and Twinkies. Featuring distinctive modern styling, the deep fryer sports a glass exterior with stainless-steel accents. The 1,700-watt appliance covers a temperature range of 175 degrees to 375 degrees and has cool-touch handles. A charcoal filter incorporated in the lid helps to reduce odor, regardless of what's cooking.
Just because a deep fryer can make unhealthy foods doesn't mean it has to. Proper technique can go a long way toward reducing … Read more
It's only natural that as the seasons change, our eating habits change along with the weather. Ice cream, fresh veggies, and grilled everything dominate the summer landscape, giving way to hearty soups and stews when winter approaches. But it is not only seasonal foods and warm weather favorites that fall by the wayside as we start to feel the chill in our bones. No, there is another beast that disappears as time marches on: the state fair. And that means we lose fried everything. While everything from cola to butter has been seen to be battered and deep fried … Read more
At some point in their lives, most people who are culinarily inclined procure some sort of backyard grill capable of expanding their kitchen to the great outdoors. Even those without regular access to backyards or patios explore possibilities with portable versions of gas or charcoal grills. Safe to say, outdoor cooking is immensely popular, and a well-mined territory. Related gadgets and accessories of all shapes and sizes populate store shelves of all shapes and sizes, and the term "grill-master" gets thrown about often, allowing everybody, everywhere the opportunity to fine tune their own particular method for outdoor grilling. … Read more
Fried food gets a bad rap, and not without reason. When ordering in a restaurant, french fries are often soggy and deep-fried fish can turn out greasy. One way to ensure fried food comes out to your liking is to cook it yourself. Properly fried food absorbs less oil, which makes it healthier and more delicious.
The Breville Deep Fryer provides a clean, easy-to-use way to take control of home frying. With a unique heating element that is flatter and broader than the more common round varieties, the deep fryer evenly heats oil, producing better temperature control.
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Nothing beats freshly cut french fries. Made with real potatoes (with the skins on, of course), the fried tubers are a delicious accompaniment to most any meal. Though not being known for being the healthiest of foods, one thing for certain is that making them for yourself you know exactly what goes into them. This is no small thing considering that homemade fries are completely and assuredly all natural. And when made properly, they aren't even necessarily unhealthy.
Presented with the opportunity to test out a deep fryer, the first thing I thought of was french fries. Good thing … Read more