Check out these 7 Things Every Foodie's Kitchen Needs and make sure that your kitchen is fully stocked with the stuff you need to make your life easier - and your recipes better!
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7 Things Every Foodie's Kitchen Needs
If you have been following along here on the blog for the last few years, then you know that I cook A LOT. I may not actually enjoy cooking...but I love EATING! While we may not actually enjoy the act of cooking itself, I think that having a fully-equipped kitchen really makes a difference.
The Sciabica Family– Extra Virgin California Olive Oil
For five generations the Sciabica Family has been a leader in cold pressing award-winning olive oil making it the oldest continuously produced olive oil in the country.
Since 1936, The Sciabica Family has been cold-pressing olive oil in California. Jonathan Sciabica’s great-grandfather and grandfather began with the artisan knowledge of olive oil production learned in Marsala, Sicily. This knowledge has now been passed on for four generations.
Their olive oils contain no artificial flavorings or additives, they're all GMO-free, sustainably farmed, and artisan-crafted in small batches. Sciabica offers a variety of cold-pressed flavors such as Garlic, Lemon, Jalapeno, Basil, Mediterranean Medley, and Sticky Balsamic.
These simple ingredients combine to make some deliciously impactful flavors perfect for drizzling over salads, using as marinades, or just adding them as a burst of flavor to your favorite dishes. Get it here!
Cork Pops Legacy Wine Opener for the Wine Enthusiast on the Go
Cork Pop Legacy that puts fun into removing the cork from a bottle of wine and is a must have item for any wine enthusiast. Have you ever sat down in your hotel room at the end of a long day of traveling, went to open a bottle of wine and realized that you didn't have a wine opener?
The Cork Pops Legacy Wine Opener uses a low-pressure inert gas cartridge to gently pop the cork from a wine bottle with the fun POP that you get when opening a champagne bottle.
With the Cork Pops Legacy Wine Opener simply insert the needle straight down through the cork, press once and the cork pops out.
The Cork Pops Legacy Wine Opener offers a unique single step motion for effortless cork removal as well as incorporating an enhanced foil removal system, patented cork ejector, and user-friendly rubberized finish.
Designed to fit all traditional wine bottles as well as flanged lip bottles. The rubberized black finish makes it the perfect addition to any style bar. It comes packaged with one cartridge which will open between 60-80 bottles of wine.
Well Told Insulated Tumblers
This Well Told 12 oz insulated tumbler is great for those who want to enjoy their drinks outdoors.
The surface is powder-coated for durability and grip, while the etched map design (choose from city maps, college maps, topographic maps or the night sky!) reveals the brilliant stainless steel underneath for a unique and stunning effect.
Stay refreshed and inspired with the Home Town Map Insulated Pint Tumbler. Not only does it keep your hot or cold drink the right temperature down to the last sip, it comes engraved with a detailed map of your favorite U.S. city or town for a uniquely personalized and eye-catching beverage container.
They also have really cool glasses available with city maps!
Add custom text to make your personalized insulated tumbler even better or to create an amazing, one-of-a-kind gift. Get it here for $29.95.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle from Brandless
Reduce. Reuse. Rehydrate. This Brandless 20 fl oz 304-series stainless steel water bottle looks great on you on any occasion. Take it on the road, on a hike, to your office water cooler -- really wherever your heart takes you.
Its double-wall, vacuum-insulated, and leak-resistant design has got you covered for both hot and cold beverages! The large carry handle makes it easy to bring with you on your next adventure! Price:$14 Buy it here at Brandless.com!
1934 BBQ Bloody Mary Mix
We all know someone who has got to have a bloody Mary on deck during the holidays, so light up their yule log with 1934’s Bloody Mary Exceptional Mix that judges and consumers from the world’s most prestigious competitions have awarded the BEST Bloody Mary four years running since 2018!
You can use the BBQ Bloody Mary mix not just for Bloodies, but also all sorts of recipes ranging from Queso to Pork Chops!
This handcrafted small batch mix has a bold full-bodied flavor made using only natural ingredients that won’t water down in your glass. No MSG or high fructose corn syrup here—just rich Bloody Mary goodness. Cheers! Price: $26 2-pack, buy it here!
Stock Your Kitchen with these new Cookbooks
The “I Love My Air Fryer” Baking Book
The “I Love My Air Fryer” Baking Book: Air fryers are as popular as ever, and they are underutilized as an easy, convenient, and economical way to bake. Because they are essentially small convection ovens that circulate air quickly, they are a perfect appliance for baking treats fast with minimal cleanup.
Best of all, the air fryer uses less energy than a standard oven, and your kitchen stays much cooler, making it easier to bake in the summer heat. This book has 175+ recipes covering breads and doughnuts, to cookies, pies, and cakes.
It will be released September 6. Buy it here on Amazon!
The “I Love My Instant Pot” Three-Step Recipe Book
The “I Love My Instant Pot” Three-Step Recipe Book: Every meal can be as quick and easy as 1-2-3! You’ll find 175+ recipes from breakfast to dinner and dessert that are made in three simple steps, with no fuss or prep.
With the beautiful photographs throughout and an easy-to-understand overview of how to use the Instant Pot, this is the perfect guide for both beginners and experts who are looking for quick, satisfying, tasty meals.
It will be released September 13. Buy it here on Amazon!
The The "I Love My Air Fryer" Three-Step Recipe Book
Delicious recipes as easy as one, two, three, with the quickest 175 recipes designed for your favorite kitchen appliance - the Air Fryer. Create 175 mouthwatering recipes in only three simple steps with The “I Love My Air Fryer” 3-Step Recipe Book.
You will create delicious dishes with minimal effort, no fuss, and no prep—perfect for your busy life.
Enjoy a hot, satisfying breakfast even on the busiest of mornings. Make a comforting snack or indulge in a homemade dessert in just minutes. And feed yourself and your family well with weeknight dinners that are as tasty as they are simple to make.
Kids Can Cook Anything Cookbook - The Complete How-To Cookbook for Young Chefs 8+ and up!
In early September, America's Test Kitchen will release Amazon, the latest addition to the brand’s acclaimed lineup of kids’ cookbooks and digital resources.
To meet the changing needs and interests of young chefs and their families across the country, Kids Can Cook Anything contains innovative features including QR codes throughout the book that link to video examples of ATK kid chefs demonstrating key cooking techniques and skills.
This book is packed with 70+ unique and unexpected recipes covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sides, and desserts.
From sweet Brownie Bites and Chocolate Pastry Puffs to savory Oven-Baked Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce to spicy Watermelon-Mango Skewers with Tajín, all recipes in Kids Can Cook Anything are tested and approved with ATK Kids’ 15,000+ kid testers.
Answering a wide range of questions like, “How do you separate an egg?”, “What’s the best way to cook juicy chicken?”, and “How do you chop an onion?”, Kids Can Cook Anything fosters kids’ curiosity in the kitchen while teaching basic kitchen safety and skills.
Along with 20 linked videos that visually demonstrate key skills, each chapter includes illustrated essential technique spreads that will have kids feeling – and cooking – like a pro in no time. Kids Can Cook Anything reviews the basics of cooking common staples such as eggs, pasta, meat, and fish.
Kids will also have an opportunity to learn the basics of knife skills, including proper chopping, slicing, and mincing techniques with parental supervision.
Kids Can Cook Anything was developed with today’s kid in mind – one that’s technologically savvy and utilizes the resources around them to learn. The new title offers a wide range of impressive yet achievable recipes – from comforting classics to modern and trendy dishes.
The book includes high-quality photographs and step-by-step directions, accompanied by testimonials from ATK’s real kid testers.
You can preorder it at AmericasKitchen.com or on Amazon!
FABULOUS MODERN COOKIES: Lessons in Better Baking for Next Generation Treats By Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin
Countryman Press/April 2022 $25.00/Softcover ISBN: 978-1-68268-659-1
We all have fond, cookie-shaped memories, whether it be the smell of chocolate chip cookies in the oven, lunchtime oatmeal raisins, holiday gingerbread, or tangy summer lemon bars. Authors Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin pay homage to the cookie in all its forms in their tasty new book, Fabulous Modern Cookies: Lessons in Better Baking for Next Generation Treats.
Filled with 100 recipes, Chris and Paul also provide “Cookie Bytes” – short tips, tricks, helpful techniques, and explanations to demystify the science of baking. The recipes are grouped in chapters like Bar Cookies; Drop Cookies; Rolled Cookies; Filled, Stuffed and Sandwiched Cookies; Savory Cookies and Slice-and-Bake Cookies. Some of the recipes in the book include:
Portland Pie Squares
Thai Coconut Macaroon Bars
Whiskey-Lemon Sweet Potato Squares
Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies / Chewy Malted Vanilla Variation
Escapes (The Pina Colada Oatmeal Cookies)
Teatime Stamped Shortbread
Peanut Butter Cup Cut-Out Cookies
Grapefruit and Pistachio Stained-Glass Slices
Cucumber Cheesecake Everything Bagel Bars
Mai Tai Cremes
Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches
Casa M Spice Co
Casa M Spice Co. has the perfect solution to all things flavor! Their collection of low-sodium premium spices offer the optimal amount of flavor to any dish! This seasoning also just won the 2022 Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Award from Dallas Market Center in the Best Healthy Lifestyle category.
In particular, their Chain Reaction® season is the perfect spice for all foods!
This seasoning is the base flavor for every one of our other spice blends and it pairs wonderfully with everything from meats and beans to fruits and vegetables to eggs. You can even use it to rim the glass for a margarita or a michelada.
Chain Reaction® is available in three heat levels:
- Original with just the right background heat to excite your taste buds
- Controlled with ½ the heat for those that like just a slight background spiciness
- Uncontrolled with 2x the heat of Original to satisfy the spice lover in all of us while striking the perfect balance between heat and flavor
Chain Reaction® comes in a 10 oz stainless steel shaker (including a 1-cup refill bag) MSRP $16.99, the 1-cup refill bag for the stainless shaker MSRP $9.99, an 8 oz Plastic Shaker MSRP $11.99, or a 1 pound bulk bag MSRP $22.99.