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  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!

  4. Upcoming Foodie Events: Winter Edition

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    Winter is a time of culinary delight. With Game Season, Bonfire Night, Thanskgiving and Christmas, winter is the perfect time to head to a foodie festival! That’s why we’re bringing you a list of upcoming foodie events: winter edition. We have stalls at Spirit of Christmas, Living North and BBC Good Food festivals and we can’t wait to meet as many new and existing customers as possible so read on for more details!


    Spirit of London (30 October – 5 November)

    Lighting up London’s Olympia is the Spirit of London Christmas fair. This is one of our favourite events of the year because it really gets you into the festive spirit. Spirit of Christmas have a great blog about ProWare up on their website here so go and have a read!

    As well as visiting us at stall Q42 in the Grand Hall Ground, you can explore 700 ethical independent brands and designer-makers, curated in partnership with House & Garden, so there’s something for everyone.

    Shop food and eat food in equal measure with award-winning artisans and producers nestled alongside Louis Roederer bars and a BRAND NEW José Pizarro at Spirit of Christmas Restaurant.

    We will be selling all our ranges so come on down and treat yourself or a foodie loved one to the perfect christmas cookware gift!

    Upcoming foodie events: winter edition
    Copper Tri-Ply, Copper Base, Stainless Steel Tri-Ply and Stainless Steel Base ranges will all be available

    Getting there: Olympia London is located at

    Hammersmith Road
    London
    W14 8UX

    Kensington (Olympia) has a dedicated rail station located directly beside the venue, and is also served by London Overground and National Rail services, and a limited service on the District line from Earl’s Court. If the trains don’t align then you can easily walk from nearby stations as it’s a 0.5 mile walk from West Kensington on the district line or a 0.5 mile walk from Baron’s Court on the Piccadilly Line.

    Tickets: Day tickets from £22. Book here.


    Living North: Yorkshire Christmas Fair (9 – 12 November)

    Taking over York Racecourse is the Living North Yorkshire Christmas Fair at York Racecourse. We’re delighted to have a stand at the biggest seasonal event in the North and cannot wait to get into the festive spirit with new and existing customers so make sure you come and see us at stand EG3.

    From local, artisan producers to homewares and fashion retailers, there’s something for everyone at this larger than life event! All four days of the event also promise fantastic chef demonstrations so whichever day you go, you’re in for a treat.

    Getting there: York Racecourse is located at

    York Racecourse
    Racecourse Road, Knavesmire Road, York

    Tickets:

    Early Bird Discounted Tickets: £7
    Concessions: £6

    Booking fees apply. Book here.

    Early bird discounted tickets are available until Midnight on 8 November. After this, tickets will be available to buy on the door at £9 each and concessions are also available.

    Check out our minis here and see them at any of the festivals!


    BBC Good Food Show (23 – 26 November)

    Wrapping up our upcoming foodie events: winter edition is the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham. It promises to be a culinary cracker, with star guests already announced. These include The Hairy Bikers, Nadiya Hussein, Michel Roux, James Martin and Gennaro Contaldo so don’t miss them! Also make sure you hit the BBC Good Food Restaurant and star book signings alongside all your Christmas shopping stops.

    Come and visit us at stand Q32 for all your Christmas culinary needs, or to chat all things pots and pans.

    Getting there: The NEC’s address is

    NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT

    It is also connected to Birmingham International Station by a covered walkway so couldn’t be easier.

    Tickets: General admission from £25. Book here.

    And with that, Christmas stockings for the foodies in your life are sorted! If you’re looking for bigger gifts or gift bundles, then head over to our Christmas Gift Guide here and also keep an eye on our social media for any upcoming promotions or offers.

  5. ProWare’s Chrismas Gift Guide

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    Christmas is a time of culinary delight! From homemade mince pies and family Christmas cake recipes to the mouth-watering smell of roast turkey, there’s no denying that Christmas is the foodie gift that keeps on giving. With all this cooking going on, we’ve put together ProWare’s Chrismas Gift Guide to help you treat the foodies in your life.


    ProWare’s Christmas Gift Guide to main presents…

    Large gift sets

    Set of 6

    Proware's Christmas Gift Guide

    All our ranges come in larger sets. Copper Tri-Ply (pictured), Copper Base, and Stainless Steel Tri-Ply come in sets of 6 and Stainless Steel Base in a set of 5.

    These fantastic sets are the perfect bundle for setting up any home or professional chef for success. They all include 3x saucepans (16cm, 18cm, 20cm), and a 14cm milk pan and are completed by a variation of non-stick frying pans, stockpots, or saute pans.

    RRP: from £208.00 Buy here

    Set of 3

    Proware Christmas Gift Guide

    Within each of our four ranges we offer a set of 16cm, 18cm, and 20cm saucepans. Our sets of 3 give you a saucepan for every occasion.

    We have designed the handles specifically so that the pans nest within each other for stylish and efficient storage

    If you’re not sure which range is right for you, check out what we love about each of them here.

    RRP: from £135.00 Buy here


    Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Roaster

    ProWare's Christmas Gift Guide - woman putting roasting pan into the oven
    Our Roasting Pan is a Christmas must-have!

    If you’re anything like us, Christmas reminds you how much you love your roaster. So why not treat a foodie loved one to the same joy?

    Brad Carter, Chef/Owner at Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley loves using our roaster at home on Sundays… if that isn’t enough of an endorsement, we don’t know what is!

    RRP: from £64.00 Buy here


    Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Set of 2 Frying Pans

    One of our favourite Christmas gift bundles is a set of stainless steel tri-ply frying pans. Choose your combination from any of our stainless steel interior or non-stick 20cm, 24cm or 28cm frying pans for 10% off the total.

    Our frying pans are highly versatile with a wonderful, even heat distribution. They are worth their weight in gold at Christmas, perfect for prepping your Cauliflower Cheese on the hob and finishing it in the oven. Doesn’t it look divine?

    RRP: from £70.20 Buy here


    ProWare’s Christmas Gift Guide to Mini Cookware

    A firm favourite with Michelin starred chefs, our mini saucepans, frying pans and casserole dishes are really versatile and a key feature of ProWare’s Chrismas Gift Guide.

    They’re perfect for cooking and serving: cooking jus, sauces, delicate veg, and serving soups, sides, and individual portions. They’re showstoppers in professional kitchens so why shouldn’t they be showstoppers in yours, or your loved one’s?

    RRP: individual items from £20.00

    Shop for them here.

    Mini Gift Set

    This gift set really is the perfect stocking filler. With a gorgeous ladle – made from stainless steel and plated in Sheffield – and one of our versatile mini pans (seen in action above) this gift set is a must-have stocking filler for any foodie!

    RRP: £32.00 Buy here

    ProWare's Chrismas Gift Guide

    Ladle

    Made from stainless steel and silver-plated in Sheffield, this ladle is a great addition to any kitchen or table. It’s part of our mini gift set (above) but also makes a brilliant present on its own. If you’re travelling light this Christmas, then it makes for the perfect portable stocking filler!

    RRP: £20.00 Buy here

    Mini pan gift sets

    We have large and small mini copper tri-ply gift sets, both coming with a beautiful ProWare tote bag so there’s something for every budget.  

    Large copper tri-ply gift set

    The large set comes with a copper tri-ply mini casserole, saucepan, frying pan, and silver plated ladle plus ProWare tote bag.

    RRP £90.00 Buy here

    Small copper tri-ply gift set

    The small gift set comes with the copper tri-ply saucepan and silver-plated ladle, plus ProWare tote bag.

    RRP £43.00 Buy here

    Cast-iron casserole gift set

    These stylish and versatile mini casseroles are crafted from hard-wearing cast iron, suitable for all hobs types. They are perfect for making individual portions of oven baked dishes. Also comes with ProWare tote bag.

    RRP: £38.00 Buy here


    ProWare’s Christmas Gift Guide to Cookbooks

    Cookbooks make super stocking fillers and they’re first up on ProWare’s Christmas Gift Guide.

    We all know someone who is rarely out of the kitchen, always keen to host a dinner party. So here’s the perfect gift for those adventurous chefs! Time to while away those cold January nights cooking up a culinary storm…

    How to Cook Meat Properly

    Michelin starred chef Paul Foster’s latest cookbook Salt: How to Cook Meat Properly is a fantastic buy for any meat-lovers with plenty of winter warmers, summer sizzlers, and autumn game recipes.

    RRP: £40.00 Buy here

    This book comes as a bundle… see below!

    ProWare's Chrismas Gift Guide

    The Alchemist’s Cocktail Book

    For the friends who love to host, this might be the perfect stocking filler. No dinner party is complete without a cocktail or mocktail to kick things off and this little book of wonders has cocktail recipes to suit every tastes.

    RRP: £14.00 Buy here

    This book comes as a bundle… see below!

    ProWare's Chrismas Gift Guide

    Beder UK was set up in memory of Beder Mirjan who took the unexpected decision to take his own life in April 2017. His family describe him as having an “infectious laugh” and being “gentle, caring, and kind natured.” The charity are doing amazing work in deconstructing the stigma surrounding mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

    Eat With Beder

    Eat with Beder features a unique collection of recipes and reflections from inspirational individuals across many industries. From Joanna Lumley to Dame Kelly Holmes, it gives an invaluable insight into how mental health affects us all, and how cooking can help.

    ProWare's Chrismas Gift Guide

    RRP: £24.99 Buy here

    From Beder’s Kitchen

    From Beder’s Kitchen brings together 90 recipes from foodies all over the world. We especially love that each chapter has a theme, like Start Your Day the Right Way or Fast Food (but not as you know it). Our favourite recipe is the Korean-Style Pork Tenderloin.

    ProWare's Chrismas Gift Guide

    RRP: £22.00 Buy here

    Upgrade from stocking filler to gift bundle…

    All of these wonderful books can come as part of a gift bundle!

    How to Cook Meat Properly

    How To Cook Meat Properly comes with an embroidered apron from Paul’s Michelin starred restaurant Salt and a best-selling ProWare pan. Saucepan, frying pan, sauté pan… the choice is yours!

    RRP: from £97 (cookbook, apron, best-selling pan)

    Salt apron and book

    The Alchemist’s Cocktail Book

    The Alchemist love using our Copper Tri-Ply 9cm mini pan to whip up flaming good cocktails. Whilst we don’t recommend you try this at home, we do offer one of our fab little pans with the cocktail book for a cracking Christmas bundle!

    RRP: £36.00 Buy here

    The ‘Beder’ Bundle

    If you’re gifting these wonderful books, it would be remiss not to gift a pan too! That’s why we have our Beder Bundles.

    Choose from any of our sauté pans and either Eat With Beder or From Beder’s Kitchen.

    RRP: £121.00 Buy here & here


    And with that, Christmas stockings for the foodies in your life are sorted! If you’re looking for bigger gifts or gift bundles, head over to our online shop here.

  6. Authentic Thai Nam-Prik-Ong with Spring Vegetables by Marni Xuto

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    Chef and content creator Marni Xuto with a recipe at the Great British Food Festival

    Here is another fab recipe from Marni Xuto: Nam-Prik-Ong with Spring Vegetables.

    Marni Xuto grew up in the heart of Bangkok and her recipes are like love letters to Thai cuisine. She is a content creator and recipe developer and can often be found giving cooking demonstrations at top food festivals, or cooking classes at School of Wok.

    Check out Marni’s website for more information here and make sure to follow her on social media for delicious recipes and top tips for cooking Thai food.

    This recipe is inspired by Songkran or เทศกาลสงกราน (Thai New Year) which is celebrated on 13th April each year. It is also known as the Water Splashing Festival and marks the beginning of the Buddhist New Year.

    Originating from Northern Thailand, this dish can be eaten by hand, is easy to make, and is a great dish to share as a dipping sauce in particular. Although it isn’t widely known outside Thailand, it is a true Thai favourite.

    Marni’s Nam-Prik-Ong is served in our Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 9cm Mini Pan. These brilliant little pans are perfect for serving individual portions, side dishes, jus, gravies, you name it. They also come in Copper Tri-Ply!

    Did you know: Nam-Prik means “hot sauce” from nam meaning water and prik meaning chillies!


    Serve: 1-2

    Prep time: 15 minutes

    Cooking time: 45 minutes


    Ingredients for the chilli paste

    • 100g of shallots, chunkily chopped
    • 4g of mild dried chilli, soaked in water
    • 2g os kaffir lime leaves with the stalks removed
    • 1 stalk of lemon grass, chunkily cut
    • 1 bulb of garlic, peeled
    • 2 tbsp of water
    • 1 tbsp of oil
    • 1 tsp of shrimp paste
    • 2/3 tsp of salt

    Ingredients for the dip element

    • 400g of tomatoes, chopped
    • 250g of lean pork mince
    • 150ml of water
    • 90 ml of vegetable oil
    • 1.5 tsp of sugar
    • 1 tsp of fish sauce
    • 1 tsp of tomato puree

    Serve with your choice of spring vegetables

    • 1 artichoke
    • 1 handful of asparagus
    • 1 handful of carrots
    • 1 handful of cabbage
    • 1-2 aubergines

    Equipment

    Marni uses pans from across our ranges in this recipe. Check out what we love about each of them here!


    Cooking Method for the Nam-Prik-Ong

    Authentic Thai Nam-Prik-Ong with Spring Vegetables by Marni Xuto
    You can tell this dish is packed with punchy flavours!
    1. Blend the chilli paste ingredients in an electric blender or pound them in a pestle and mortar. 
    2. Gently fry the paste with the vegetable oil in a Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Non Stick Frying Pan, over medium heat until it has infused. 
    3. Add in the mince and fry it over a medium heat, stirring it until the mince is cooked.
    4. Next to add are the tomatoes. Stir them until the tomato peel comes away from the flesh. 
    5. Pour in the water and bring it to the boil for approximately 5 minutes. Simmer it until the liquid reduces (approximately 25 – 30 minutes), making sure you stir it regularly. 
    6. Meanwhile, prepare the Copper Base 20cm Saucepan and Stainless Steel Steamer. The time you steam the vegetables for will depend on your preference.  
    7. Turn your attention to the Nam-Prik-Ong mixture. Season with the sugar, fish sauce, and tomato puree. Turn the heat up and cook for another 3 minutes. 
    8. Finally, transfer the Nam-Prik-Ong into a Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 9cm Mini Pan. Arrange the steamed and fresh vegetables around the paste, serve with Thai sticky rice, and enjoy!

  7. Gift Guide 2023

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    Now we know everyone loves cookware, but what cookware makes the perfect gift? We’ve got something for everyone in our brand new gift guide. Whether it’s a gift for yourself or a loved one, we’ve got copper cookware, induction friendly cookware, copper base cookware, you name it!


    For friends with induction hobs…

    Your friend has a beautiful kitchen, decked out with great cookware. But they’ve just made the move from gas to induction and are looking for new cookware. That’s where you come in!

    Our Stainless Steel Tri-Ply range is induction friendly and a Set of 3 Saucepans would make a great gift to get them started.

    RRP: £148.00 (Set of 3)


    Gifts for the newlyweds!

    Getting married can mean combining households and household items. Sometimes it’s easier to start again from scratch or give your kitchen a fresh start. Sometimes newlyweds are moving into a new house and need the works. Whatever the situation, our cookware is the perfect present!

    A real wedding showstopper is our Copper Tri-Ply Set of 3 or Set of 6. They stand out in any kitchen and are as fantastic at cooking as they are at looking good.

    RRP: £248.00 (Set 3)
    RRP: £498.00 (Set 6)


    Cookbook gift bundles for your experimental friends

    Salt, black apron and blue book entitled 'How to cook meat properly'

    We all have a friend who is rarely out of the kitchen, always keen to host a dinner party. They’ve tried out more recipes on you than we’ve ever seen on Masterchef, in fact they’ve applied to be a contestant three times.

    For the adventurous chefs among us we have some great cookbook gifts!

    How to Cook Meat Properly

    Michelin starred chef Paul Foster’s latest cookbook Salt: How to Cook Meat Properly is a fantastic buy for any meat-lovers with plenty of winter warmers, summer sizzlers, and autumn game recipes.

    You can buy Paul’s book on its own, or as part of a gift bundle! These bundles make great birthday or Christmas gifts as they include an embroidered apron from Paul’s Michelin starred restaurant Salt and a best-selling pan of your choice.

    RRP: £40.00 (book only);
    RRP: from £97.00 (cookbook, apron, best-selling pan)

    Eat with Beder by UK Charity Beder

    This wonderful cookbook by UK Charity Beder makes for a fantastic present, perfect for anyone looking for inspiration in the kitchen and delicious recipes.

    Alongside their delicious recipes are a series of impactful quotes about mental health from the recipe creators and collaborators. Browsing the book, it is clear that mental health struggles affect everyone, and that talking about it not only helps reduce the stigma around it but helps us realise we are all in this together.

    We are also offering a cookbook and sauté pan gift bundle. Our sauté pans are so versatile, perfect for searing veg, reducing a sauce, or finishing something off in the oven. Together, they make a great gift bundle!

    RRP: £24.99 (book only)
    RRP: From £80.00 (gift bundle)

    RRP: From £80.00 (gift bundle)

    You can take a look at our full selection of sauté pans here!


    Mini pan sets (for friends who love to host!)

    A firm favourite with Michelin starred chefs, these mini pans and ladles are really versatile.

    They’re perfect for cooking and serving: cooking jus, sauces, delicate veg, and serving soups, sides, and individual portions. They’re showstoppers in professional kitchens so why shouldn’t they be showstoppers in yours, or your loved one’s?

    RRP: £32.00 (save over 10% compared to buying individually)

    Mini Pan and The Alchemist Cocktail Book Gift Set

    In collaboration with The Alchemist we have put together a gift set including The Alchemist Cocktail book and our Copper Tri-Ply Mini Pan which is featured in this book.

    RRP: £36.00


    A roast joint in a stainless steel tri-ply roasting pan, taken from the back of the bird. It is sat atop vegetables and fresh herbs

    From friends who love to host, to friends who love to roast!

    If Sunday roasts are a long-held tradition, then our Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Roasting Pan is a perfect gift! One fantastic feature is that it’s not only oven-safe up to 260°C but it also works fantastically on top of the hob. Being Stainless Steel Tri-Ply, it’s also induction friendly. It really is the staple of any Sunday Roast.

    Some of our top chef friends can’t get enough of it!

    RRP: £64.00


    Tea towels: spice up the cleaning routine!

    Cleaning can be a chore, but not if you’re gifted these beautiful linen set of two tea towels. Linen is stronger and more absorbent than cotton, meaning it easily withstands abrasive drying and its drying performance will improve with use. The tea towels come in beautiful colours too! Go on… treat yourself!

    RRP: £20.00

    So, there really is something for everyone in our gift guide!
    What are you waiting for? Getting shopping now!

    Don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media for any offers.

  8. Energy Saving Tips for the Kitchen

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    How much time do you spend cooking per week? Per year? Well, according to Ideal Home, cooking is the most time-consuming chore in our lives, taking up a whopping 253 minutes per week or 439 days in a lifetime! That might sound like heaven to chefs and foodies but that’s also a lot of energy being used in the kitchen!

    Simple actions like heating up last night’s leftovers or making a quick cup of tea in the advert break can use up a lot more energy than you think. We’ve got some top tips for saving energy in the kitchen:

     

    1. Make sure the pan covers the entirety of the hob. Any space outside the edge of the pan is where wasted energy will escape.
      Copper Base Milkpan
    2. Make sure you pick the right size pan for the job. A bigger pan takes longer to heat up and you will need more water to fill it. It takes more energy to heat a larger pan with only one fifth full with water in it than it does to heat a smaller pan that is full of water.
    3. Try turning off the heat a couple of minutes before your food is fully cooked. This works particularly well with electric hobs as they can take a while to cool and will continue to cook the food.Energy Saving TIps for the Kitchen
    4. Don’t use more water than you need. Boiling extra water takes more energy and time.
    5. Use a kettle. It is better to heat water in a kettle, rather than on the stove then transfer it into a pan once boiled.
    6. Reduce the number of pans you cook with. This will in turn lead to less washing up, saving water, cleaning products and time.Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Steamer with a piece of fish and lemongrass inside and the lid being lifted off
    7. Try a steamer – it’s not only the best way to cook your vegetables because of the way it retains the nutrients in them but you can also cook several things are once on one heat source. ie boil your pasta in the pot and steam your vegetables in the steamer on top. Check out our Stainless Steel Multi Steamer here. Michelin-starred chef Paul Welburn loves using our Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Steamer to cook fish. Steamers are incredibly energy efficient, using the heat from boiling water below (which you can also use to cook pasta, vegetables, and much more at the same time!). It fits perfectly snugly on top of our saucepans which is great for cooking and storage.
    8. Choose energy efficient products – our stainless steel tri-ply pans are made for induction not only very effective at heating up but the interior metal aluminium acts like a hot water bottle and keeps the pan hot and also helps product an even heat distribution. Also not all induction pans are made the same. We have tested lots of different pans on the market today and some of them even though they are induction compatible still take ages to heat up. We know our Stainless Steel Tri-ply pans are perfect for the job and heat up very quickly.Energy Saving Tips for the kitchen
    9. Try to avoid opening the oven too often. This lets out the hot air and wastes energy when the oven has to work it’s way back up to the set temperature wasting energy.
    10. Have a lid? Use it! Water will boil faster and food will heat quicker when using a lid.

     

    For more info, the Energy Saving Trust has great ideas here too.

  9. 7 Things We Love About Our Copper Tri-Ply Range

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    Do you really need an excuse to treat yourself to a new pan collection? We say ‘no’, since when you have all the right gear in the kitchen, you’re much more likely to spend the time whipping up something delicious.

    So, to help you make an informed buying decision, we’re sharing what we love about one of our most popular pan collections. Say hello to the copper tri-ply range and discover why professionals wouldn’t be without it…

    1. Carefully Engineered

    Copper tri-ply cookware starts life as three sheets of high-grade metals: copper, aluminium and stainless steel. The metals are bonded together and deep drawn into a single piece body, meaning that each material delivers it’s benefit throughout the entirety of the pan.

    The cast stainless steel handle is attached using stainless steel rivets, inserted under 600 tonnes of pressure – so you can be sure that you will never again have a wobbly handle!

    2. Made for Efficiency

    If you want efficiency in the kitchen, this range of pans certainly offers it. Working together the copper exterior and aluminium core distribute heat efficiently and evenly. The construction allows you to moderate the heat settings you use during cooking, reducing the amount of energy required to achieve a rolling boil. As a result of the even cook they really are the ideal range for more intricate cooking -they work beautifully for preparing gravies, reducing jus or caramelising sugars.

    ProWare Copper Tri-ply Cookware

    3. Performance is Guaranteed

    The pans in this range are so robust and deliver such great results that professional chefs love using them. With its timeless aesthetic and practical design, the copper tri-ply collection is a great choice for anyone who takes preparing food seriously.

    As a result of the selection and management of materials and production; our extensive in-house testing and our real life experience we are confident to offer a lifetime guarantee. This cookware will see you though a life time of cooking and could even be passed on as heirlooms.

    4. Versatile

    The copper tri-ply range offers optimum versatility and practicality as the pans are all oven and dishwasher safe. This makes them perfect for transferring from hob-to-oven and even oven-to-table (well, they are such handsome devils!). Dishwasher suitability makes the tidy-up so much simpler too.

    ProWare Copper Tri-Ply Saute Pan with Steak

    Let our recipes inspire you: Cote de Beouf and My Mum’s Kedgeree

    5. Thoughtfully Designed

    We have incorporated several design aspects in to these pans to make them not only beautiful but dynamically functional. A steep arch in the handle makes the items easier to handle; it keeps the handle away from the heat source; and, allows the pans to nest efficiently in cupboards or drawers. An eyelet where the handle meets the pan body disperses heat to ensure handles don’t get too hot and a hanging loop enables the pans to be elegantly displayed in your kitchen. We also know that larger pans can be very heavy when full. That’s why we have added helper handles to the 18cm and 20cm saucepans, and the 24cm sauté pan.

    6. Simply Stunning

    So many of our customers tell us they can’t wait to display their pans as soon as they get them home. The great thing about making the range a feature of your space is that you can either let the copper age naturally, admiring the beautiful character develop or, you can use Brasso or a salt and white wine vinegar solution to restore the copper to its fabulous, warm glow.

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    Read more about how to clean your copper tri-ply cookware.

    7. Collectable and Giftable

    The copper tri-ply is our biggest range. From the mini pans through to the sauté pans and 24cm stockpots – there is something for everyone. Each and every piece is an absolute showstopper and if you are considering these as a gift for new home-owners, newly-weds or a keen home cook, they are sure to raise a smile and deliver a lifetime of kitchen bliss ( … OK, we can’t guarantee that bit!).

    Take a look at why we think cookware makes a perfect wedding gift.

  10. ProWare Pans are a Tasty Prospect for Michelin-Star Chef Brad Carter

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    It’s not every day you get to tuck into Michelin-star food, so when the ProWare team dined at Carters of Moseley, we were keen to savour every last bite.

    We’d heard a lot about Chef Brad Carter, following his stint on TV’s Saturday Kitchen; his unique flair, passion and dedication to cooking – and, of course, his noteworthy beard – were just three of many things which stood out for us.

    It’s clear that Brad has spent time perfecting his craft, carefully pulling together a team of 14 talented people with the same unfaltering passion for food. Brad’s team of chefs, waiting staff and sommeliers all appear as ambitious and meticulous as the man himself.

    While the restaurant is unassuming – Brad himself describes it as ‘every day and high quality’ – the ethos of the team is anything but. With a nose-to-tail philosophy, Brad and co. ensure every last morsel of food is put to good use; each tantalising scrap of chicken makes its way into the kitchen’s delicious dishes, whether in the meal itself, or in a stock or as a jus. Meanwhile, when Brad buys a pig, customers can be sure nothing goes to waste.

    On top of that, the restaurant doesn’t use a lot of dairies or refined sugar, with processed ingredients always kept to a minimum. Fermenting rice to produce the basis for a sweet pudding is just one process the kitchen team employs, while nothing but the best, freshly ground single-origin coffee is brewed by hand using the pour-over method, weighed out at your table; the water heated to precision.

    Pure, clean flavours are what you’ll get and there’s nothing heavy on the palette here. What’s more, Brad believes in buying and serving the best of British ingredients. The enthusiasm for ‘local’ is evident in his many collaborations. Carter’s have worked alongside Churchfield Saltworks to produce a range of Droitwich Salts. Birmingham-based Brad has even created his own beer, using wildflowers he personally collected from city fields. Partnering with award-winning new Jewellery Quarter brewery Burning Soul, the drink has so far received a similar reception to his food.

    Brad aims to give diners: “…a taste of the food I love to cook and to serve up food you can’t get at home.” – and that’s certainly what we got.

    Back to our meal, then…

    Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The restaurant was reasonably busy for a Thursday lunch, but thanks to it being four miles away from the city centre, it was easy to get to and made for a memorable treat.

    Indulging in a six-course lunch with complementary wine pairing, we enjoyed expertly executed dishes which were explained in detail. The highlight? Discovering more about the different ingredients, alongside facts about how the meal was prepared. Sipping a variety of organic and biodynamic wines, we watched the chefs work their magic, as we dined in the restaurant with a good view of the hustle and bustle of the kitchen.

    After our meal, we discovered first-hand Brad’s immense passion for food, chatting with him and learning more about his journey into the industry. Of course, we were delighted that Brad – after hearing about Proware cookware – reached out to us, with the aim of collaborating.

    Having seen our pans, Brad was keen to try them in the kitchen at Carters. He couldn’t be happier with them, saying: “I cook to a high level every day in my kitchen and need cookware that is durable, with consistent performance and quality. The great looks are also an impressive factor of ProWare, as I will sometimes present dishes from stove to table. Overall the induction compatible pans from ProWare have incredible precision and consistency, exactly the same results I strive for in my dishes.”

    Be sure to take a look at the recipe Brad devised for us Sea Truffle Salt Baked Chicken.

    For your chance to WIN the ProWare Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Roasting Pan, Droitwwich Salt and a beautiful bottle of Gut Oggau wine check out our COMPETITION on the Great British Chef website.

    To learn more about Brad and his restaurant, head to chefbradcarter.co.uk