What a wonderful way to start the week! The International Home and Housewares Show ended today. 4 days of seeing old and new products for the home cook, wine drinker and entertainer. We acquired new cookbooks, met some awesome chefs and people, saw some chefs we have seen before and found some new fun and tasty products. My favorites this year, in no particular order, were the Tilt and Dimple products (and their soon to come wine aerator, chiller, stopper all in one) from Soiree Home, the bread making kit from Average Joe Artisan Bread, spices and sauces (yet to come) from Anupy Singla of Indian As Apple Pie (who also has 2 wonderful Indian cookbooks and a Tiffin Box I want), the Slow Squeezing Juice System from Hurom, and the absolutely beautiful Flying Pans cookbook by Chef Bernard Guillas, Chef Ron Oliver and Gregory Bertolini. I met Chef Guillas who was so nice about explaining how he wanted the book to be beautiful (which it is) and tell stories about different countries (which it does). I can’t wait to try recipes from it.
The best thing that happened is I am one of only two proud owners of the Pizza Perfector in the US. I do suspect their US distributor and employees (the machine calls AU home) have them too but only two of us have them to use for ourselves. It makes the most amazing from scratch, frozen or purchased for home cooking pizzas in only 10 minutes. I have been wanting one for 2 years since I first found out about it when I met Theo at the 2011 show. Now that they have a US distributor you will start seeing them in stores later this year. You’ll love cooking pizza in this machine.
Something else I know you will love, when it becomes available, is the T-Fal Opti Grill. It is a sloping electric grill for making sandwiches, meats, desserts, fish…..all with a machine you tell what you’re cooking and it tells you when it’s done. I wish I had a link for you but it’s not yet available. We saw a demo and can’t wait to find it in stores. I’ll be watching for it and will post information here and on FaceBook when it becomes available.
I could go on forever telling you who we met, what we saw, and how much fun we had but I’ll leave it to you to ask me for more information.
The show was great for us. In fact we made the news! We were filmed as part of a Hurom juicer demo. http://wgntv.com/2013/03/04/international-home-housewares-show-new-products-coming-to-a-home-near-you/
Each year we look forward to the show and now we have the 2014 show to look forward to.