Tag Archive: gifts for foodies

  1. From cookware to chopping boards

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    Craftsmanship is key in cooking. At ProWare Kitchen, we blend art and usefulness, knowing good tools are crucial for great cooking. We’re excited to introduce our new hand-crafted chopping boards made by Robert, our ProWare co-founder. Explore the beauty and practicality of our boards and see how Robert’s skill makes cooking even better.


    Craftmanship

    Crafted with an unwavering commitment to excellence, our chopping boards bear the mark of expert craftsmanship. From the selection of the finest quality wood to the meticulous hand-finishing, every step of the crafting process reflects a dedication to perfection. Guided by skilled hands and a keen eye for detail, we ensure that each board is an individual masterpiece of functionality and aesthetics.

    Versatility:

    As versatile as they are stunning, our hand-crafted chopping boards cater to every culinary need with grace and ease. Whether you’re chopping, slicing, or serving, these boards are designed to enhance your kitchen experience. With their durable construction and knife-friendly surfaces, they effortlessly transition from meal preparation to presentation.

    Beauty:

    Beyond their practicality, our one of a kind boards captivate with their natural beauty and charm. Crafted from responsibly sourced wood, each board boasts a unique grain pattern and texture, making it a true work of art. Robert’s passion for craftsmanship shines through in every detail, from the rich warmth of oak to the deep hues of walnut.

    Meet the maker:

    Meet Robert, a man of many talents and passions. With a fervent love for mountain biking and a knack for building and creating, he embodies the spirit of adventure and creativity in every aspect of his life.

    As one of the co-founders of ProWare and the technical expert in the office, Robert’s understanding of product materials and craftsmanship is unparalleled. He possesses an innate ability to comprehend every aspect of a product, from its design to its production process, making him an invaluable asset to the team.

    Robert’s practical nature and love for making things set him apart. Whether it’s crafting handmade chopping boards, forging knives, or tinkering in his workshop, he approaches every project with precision, ingenuity, and a touch of his unique flair. Known for his resourcefulness, Robert is the go-to guy among his friends for fixing bikes, Landrovers, owning almost every tool imaginable, and being able to tackle most household repairs with ease.

    Welcome to the ProWare Kitchen family, where every meal is a masterpiece waiting to be crafted.

    Guide for use:

    Avoid soaking wooden boards, as this may lead to warping. Instead, clean them with a mild detergent, then allow them to air dry by standing them upright. Vinegar is effective for disinfection, especially after cutting eggs or meat. Wiping the board with a lemon segment helps eliminate odors. For tough stains, sprinkle baking soda onto a sponge and gently scrub the affected area. We recommend regularly oiling your wooden chopping board to keep it well-maintained. Signs that your board needs oiling include dryness, dullness, and water absorption. Ensure a food-safe oil is used which is suitable for chopping boards to keep your board looking beautiful and to prolong its lifespan.

  2. Emma Britton Q&A

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    The team at ProWare first met Emma Britton at the Spirit of Christmas at London Olympia and were wowed by her beautiful and innovative designs. From glassware and mirrors to napkins and splashbacks, Emma’s collection has something for every home.

    With individually crafted and bespoke creations, Emma’s products are sure to give any kitchen a beautiful finishing touch. Intrigued by how Emma got started, we sat down and asked her more about it…


    1.Tell us more about yourself/brand?

    I am a decorative glass designer, meaning I put pattern onto glass. I launched my business, Emma Britton Decorative Glass Designer, back in 2010, and came up with an idea of putting repeated pattern onto glass splashbacks that wasn’t available at the time. I had a background in textile design but had worked in the glass industry, so my niche came from the marriage of these two areas of expertise.

    2. What makes your splashbacks so special?

    They are original and very much designed to bring joy or to complete an interior space. I personally oversee every project from design, to making and fitting. Each home and customer is unique so I work with clients to realise what they would like and help to solve their design dilemmas. My glass splashbacks are pretty yet practical, designed to last, suitable to use behind all kinds of hobs and cookers. Customers can either choose from one of my collections or commission a bespoke design – we have different price points depending on your budget. 

    3. Talk about your signature design style…

    My work has a strong British aesthetic, it’s bold, confident and often colourful with a hint of nostalgia, mostly floral, and always inspired by suburbia and the way we decorate our homes. I paint all my designs by hand. My pieces are always practical though, and designed with modern living and entertaining in mind. In my spare time I love to be a hostess and really enjoy decorating my Edwardian home.

    4. You also design for glassware…tell us more

    I’ve been designing patterns for glassware since 2015. I wanted to expand my offering and it felt like a natural synergy to the splashbacks as its still pattern on glass. During the pandemic we bought all our glassware decoration in-house, something I am incredibly proud of and now decorate everything in small batches in my Derbyshire studio. I launched new designs at this point; my pretty etched Silver Birch Collection with dainty, dappled leaves and it has really taken off. I think people like to use nice things everyday, it just elevates the everyday, from a nice glass of water to a pretty glass of wine on the sofa and with friends. 

    What is your favourite dish to cook at home?

    I really like to make a vegetarian version using quorn mince of coochinando’s Pasta Al Forna. It takes about two hours to make, so I usually do it on a Saturday afternoon when I can relax and enjoy the cooking process. I make a huge dish, or two at a time, so I can freeze some portions and also enjoy it the next day when it tastes even better! https://coochinando.com/recipes/pasta-al-forno-oven-pasta-bake/

    See more of Emma’s splashbacks and glassware at: www.emmabritton.net


  3. ProWare’s Guide to Gifts Under £40

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    Present-buying on a budget can be challenging, which is why we’ve put together ProWare’s Guide to Gifts Under £40. Spoil the foodies in your life but don’t break the bank with these great ideas…


    Shop gifts under £40

    Set of 2 Tea Towels: £20.00

    Copper Tri-ply Mini Frying Pan: £25.00

    Copper Tri-ply Mini Pan: £28.00

    Copper Tri-ply Mini Casserole: £34.00

    Mini Cast Iron Casserole: £22.00 or for 2 £39.00

    Salt Apron: £18.99

    Alchemist Cocktail Book: £14.00 or

    in a set with a Copper Tri-ply Mini Pan £39.00

    Stainless Steel Multi-steamer: £22.00

    Large Jute Tote Bag: £4

    Silver plated mini ladle: £20.00

    Stainless steel tri-ply 9cm mini pan: £24.00

    Looking for larger sets and bundles? We have a more extensive gift guide here so between the two you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your foodie loved on!