Passion and forte are found in my kitchen as I find inspiration to produce, create and prepare some of the most crazy dishes and some of the most easy. Behind every good mom and dad is a really good set of cookware that allows you to be Culinary Daring. There are days when all normalcy gets tossed aside and I forget that I am preparing food for kids, and my chef side pops up with some intricately difficult recipes. Conversely there are those days when a bowl of pasta is the most advanced thing I prepare on my cook-top, but there is no real rhyme or reason for anything that I cook other than the love of cooking and the need to feed. Previously we had a restaurant/ deli. By day it was an Italian Delicatessen offering the best in Italian Lunch meats and cheeses and boasting delicious cuts of cheese, that were adored by myself and patrons as well.
ON the weekends, my deli turned into a by invitation and reservation only restaurant with music, and personal service catering to a very particular crowd that changed as they brought different guests each week. I was known for my Braciole, sauce, Chicken Picatta, Chicken Florentine and many other dishes, but far and wide for the impeccable taste that was delivered to each table from appetizers to the finale of Cannoli and Tiramisu. I had cookware that could go the long mile, but when I left that life, I left that cookware behind! I AM BACK BABY!!!! I was culinary daring and now that I have been provided the opportunity to test out my culinary flare with tools of the trade from Calphalon I am most excited to share the results.
Culinary Daring With Calphalon
What is so daring about cookware? How about cookware that allows me to prepare the foods I want from boiled water to Braciole, lets me be curious, bold, and adventurous but the never worrying about hand-washing cookware as it is dishwasher safe. I pretty much have my cleanup department ready and waiting: the dishwasher. TO me this feature is priceless and I do have to tell you the pans and covers come out looking amazing, like they are brand spanking new! As soon as the pans and covers are ready I start the process all over again, and there is always a pan available as the set I tested out is 8 pieces big.
Culinary Daring with Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Set.
What’s In The Set?
8″ Omelette Pan – egg perfect but single serve french toasts works well in here as well.
10″ Omelette Pan – perfect for cooking down tomato chunks, fresh potato chunks, chicken breasts, etc.
1 1/2 Qt Sauce Pan & Cover – Pastinas anyone? How about hard boiled eggs, chocolate, small single cans of soup, etc.
3 1/2 Qt Sauce Pan & Cover – this is my go to pan for all the in-between items like 1 pound of pasta, a few bowls of soup, mashed potatoes, etc.
8 Quart Stock Pot & Cover – I cook for 5+ always, so a few pounds of pasta, big vats of tomato sauce, chicken and beef soupd, and awesome chili in bulk size.
Contemporary cookware, which is dishwasher safe, allows you to be creative, bold, curious, and adventurous in your kitchen, while not having to worry about the headache of hand-washing your pots and pans.
Bold and Daring Glass Covers
The glass covers are great when you are cooking sauces, or light steaming veggies because you can see right through the tops of the lids. One word of caution, as the cover is getting hot from the food cooking do use a protective glove to pick the cover off of the pan or you may feel the burn of the food long before it graces your stomach and mouth.
I prepared sausages and cooked up garlic, olive oil and basil, and this is just the preliminary items that I started to whip up in my set!
The Culinary Daring – Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 Piece Set
The pans are very good looking. Yes they are stainless steel, and each cooking vessel is curved, cut-in, making it a fancier look for your kitchen. The pans offer a full aluminum core which produces great conductivity and very even heating. The handle on the pan itself does not heat up and burn you, even if you have had the pan on the cook-top for a while. This handle stays cool while it is working and that is an awesome feature. I cooked soup in the 8 Quart Stock Pot and it took 4 hours to get it cooked to the point that I could take it off of the stove and the handle was not warm to touch!
Let’s Cook And Be Culinary Daring
Are you ready to cook? So am I, now stay tuned for a few great recipes that will help you use these great pans and covers and let’s get those stove-tops cooking and tummies filled. Lavishly live food out loud with the Contemporary Stainless Steel 8 piece set from Calphalon everyday cookware that makes the ordinary, extraordinary and beyond as we get culinary daring and go where no other pans and covers go, into the dishwasher! Cook on!