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.
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
The sights, sounds, and smells of summer are never far away when it comes time to enjoy a hot dog. The tubular treasures have the ability to transport our senses into the backyard, the ballpark, or beyond. All it takes is a little heat.
How to apply said heat to hot dogs is not the only question. Also of concern is the attention that any cooking method requires. Luckily, hot dogs require very little attention to cook. And even less with the Electric Hot Dog Turner from Sharper Image.
The motorized rotisserie grill gadget adjusts both vertically and horizontally, making … Read more
The area on the kitchen counter traditionally reserved for the toaster no longer has that reservation as it has been deservedly overtaken by more-productive toaster ovens. This is to be expected as heating up a slice of pizza in an upright toaster is clearly not a good idea. What is a good idea, though, is using the same area on the counter to cook rotisserie chicken.
Of course, trying to cook rotisserie chicken in a regular toaster oven isn't a very good idea either, but luckily there is a solution. The Wolfgang Puck Dual Convection Oven with Rotisserie & Baking Drawer … Read more
Ever since there have been backyards, there have been backyard cookouts. There is just something undeniably appealing about cooking food over an open fire. After all, it's hard not to enjoy something that has been so integral to our survival since our caveman days. While the meeting of food and flame may strike a chord that resonates with our distant ancestors, that doesn't mean we have to be stuck in the past. Now, we can take the fire with us.
Rotisserie cooking has become a commonplace occurrence. It can be done at home in the kitchen or the backyard, thanks to a wide assortment of appliances. For those who prefer to have their meal cooked for them, quality rotisserie is available from many restaurants and even some food trucks. Supermarkets are also in on the act, with many of them supplying customers with hot cooked whole chickens ready to plucked up and placed in the grocery cart. While there is no lack of options when it comes to rotisserie, most follow one basic method: rotate the food around a heat … Read more
Kitchen appliances have the ability to not only extend our culinary capabilities, but they also often present easy opportunities to try new recipes. Things we might not normally try in the oven or on the stovetop suddenly become possible. Now granted, many kitchen appliances specialize in convenience, simply affording an easier opportunity to get the job done. That may be all fine and good, but when a kitchen appliance expands the way we can cook, then its value becomes much more appreciated--no matter what new recipe we may try.
When it comes to rotisserie cooking, not many recipes can be … Read more
When it comes to chicken, ordering extra is rarely a bad idea. Able to be eaten hot or cold, any leftovers can be used in a variety of applications. From salad and sandwiches to soups and snacks, cold chicken has a use in every kitchen. When preparing chicken at home, there is an endless number of ways to get the job done. Sometimes that means digging into the back of the cupboard for a specialty appliance. Then, more than ever, it just makes sense to make two.
It is frequently noted that counter space in the kitchen is valuable real estate; when faced with a growing collection of appliances, it isn't difficult to see why. As such, specialty gadgets and appliances vie for our culinary attention, all while attempting to maintain a small footprint. However, the great frontier of the kitchen is not to be found on a horizontal surface, instead, look to the walls.
The La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie, as the "only open-wall rotisserie approved for built-in use" has a leg up on the competition, literally. Measuring 32 inches by 32 inches, with … Read more
Despite what some advertisements would lead you to believe, frozen pizza will never equal fresh pizza (unless, of course it is New York pizza, but that's another topic altogether). However, for the ultimate in convenience, pulling a food item out of the fridge and popping it in the oven can't be beat. In truth, frozen pizza has come a long way, but the other items on the refrigerator shelves could use a bit more convenience. At the very least, a do-it-all appliance is needed to enjoy the convenience of easy-to-make food at the press of a button.
The … Read more