Sugar & Spice and all things nice…
…… and the perfect gift for a wannabe foodie
Sharp kitchen knives are a year round necessity, but never more so than at Christmas when big birds, big hams, succulent roasts and a feast of vegetables take centre stage. This is where the on-line www.chefsknifestore.co.uk comes into its own. Whether for individual knives like the super efficient carving/slicing knife and meat fork, the fabulous bread knife which should make pre-sliced bread redundant or the chef’s knife which makes vegetable prep a new (and joyful) experience, this is the website to visit. Prices are considerably better than those on the high street. You can buy the knives individually or buy a 6-piece set as a gift which works out even better value. Note to editors: This is what chef Rowley Leigh of The Café Anglais has to say…..” I cannot thank you enough for introducing me to the NAIFU range of knives. When I first saw them I was amazed at how reasonably they seemed to be priced. Such was their weight, balance and general feel, they could be an extension of the hand and could easily cost twice as much. I have no intention in using any other knife especially since the fact that after three months use, they hone back to their original sharpness in seconds. I am going to make all my cooks try them.
Speak your mind and punctuate your thoughts without saying a word!
An alternative to wallpaper, these new ‘Thought Bubble‘ wall stickers from Blik are a fun and quirky way to tag walls, floors and furniture – use the assorted words and phrases included or personalise by adding your own anecdotes, quips & quotes.
Fans of typography will also appreciate the punctuation decals to create large graphic flowers and shapes.
1.& 4. ‘Thought Bubbles’ Set A includes 9 bubbles with assorted words & phrases,
Set B includes 7 bubbles with assorted words & phrases £50
‘Punctuation Flowers’ 4 sheets of vinyl punctuation decals various
3. ‘Icon’ large – 3 sheets of 1 modular person
5. ‘Icon’ small – 34 modular people of various sizes £42 Tel: 020 7613 3890 www.supernice.co.uk
Fontana Sinks in the new Corian® Colours
CD (UK) Ltd have updated their range of Fontana sinks to include 10 of the superb new Corian® colours. The latest finish for a striking new look in the kitchen is Black Chips from the Frammenti collection. Hygienic and easy to clean, high-performance Corian® has long been a favourite of kitchen designers for worktops. Fontana Sinks combine Corian® with the highest quality stainless steel base which offers a practical and durable finish which is also easy to maintain.
Available in more than 70 colours from the extensive Corian® kitchen colour palette, Fontana sinks can be seamlessly integrated into a matching Corian® worktop for the ultimate in contemporary kitchen style.
The Fontana range includes both single and twin sinks which come in a variety of shapes including square, round and oval. All carry the manufacturer’s 10-year limited installed warranty.
Price for single sink from £350 ex VAT and double sink: £500 ex VAT.
Fontana Sinks – For Stockists contact CD (UK) Ltd. Tel: 0113 2012240 www.cdukltd.co.uk
Child friendly cookie cutter sets. Each set comprises delightfully themed shapes in a variety of sizes.
Zoology – set includes elephant, hippo and monkey
Down on the farm set includes cow, sheep and rabbit
Set your sails for fun – nautical set includes sailboat, anchor and lighthouse.
All aboard train set includes engine, cabhouse and coach car + two detail cutters for windows and wheels
http://www.phassocs.co.uk or call: 0151 651 2265
Colourful Christmas Gifts for Cooks from
Paul Hargreaves Associates
Paul Hargreaves Associates have a selection of exciting stocking fillers for Christmas!
Cuisipro Citrus Juicer £ 12.99
Architec Funnel £4.99
Bagel Slicer £11.50
Cuisipro Egg Whisks from £7.99
Architec Gripper Boards £9.99
Cuisipro Tongs from £8.99
Architec Mixing Bowls £29.99
www.phassocs.co.uk or Tel: 0151 651 2265
It seems to be the case that men, much more than women, like to have the correct tool for the task and those metrosexual men who enjoy cooking are no exception. So whilst many women might secretly believe that a whisk or a rasp is really a ‘present for the house’ men that ‘cook to impress’ are likely to be delighted with the ‘right’ gadget for the job.
Range of Accutec rasps designed to effortlessly handle a wide variety of common daily grating tasks – £11.99 each
Accutec razor sharp Parmesan rotary blade – £18.99
Measuring cups and spoons set with oval shape to fit narrow containers – £7.99 & £4.99
Whisks with stainless steel handle heat resistant to 300ºC – £7.99
Countertop Garlic Press with removable spoon built directly into the base – £14.99
Locking Tongs can be opened and closed with one hand – £8.99