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  • Christmas Gifts for the Home Cook

    Gift guide for the home cook. Christmas 2019

    Give the gift that will reward you with delicious food in return. Our gift guide for the enthusiastic cook will surprise and delight, with no item going unused or unwanted.

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  • Christmas Gifts for Her

    Christmas Gift Guide for her

    Looking for something a little unique for the special woman in your life? We have hand picked a selection of gifts that are certain to surprise and delight come Christmas Day. Most of these gift ideas are on sale, making them extra sweet. To see our full gift guide click here

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  • Why choose Wusthof Knives

    Wusthof Knives are a German brand knife; it’s roots are deeply entrenched in the ‘city of blades’ in Solingen Germany. As one of the most well-made German knives, Wusthof has a mark of quality. Below we outline why you should have at least one Wusthof knife in your kitchen drawer. Why Wusthof Forged Knives are […]

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  • Why Global Knives are the Best

    Why Global Knives are the best
    Global Knives of Japan are the very best in quality knife design. Designed to cut with ease The UltraSharp angled blade of each Knife will give precision results.  It is also the brand chosen by Professional Chefs and also Culinary enthusiasts. The durability of Global Kitchen Knives also makes them perfect for regular food preparation. [...] Read More
  • What is a Granton Edge Knife?

    What is a Granton Edge Knife?

    Typically seen on Santoku knives, the Granton edge is a series of oval dimples along the knife blade. Grantons are also known as dimples, indents, divots, scallops and kullens and alternate down the blade. A Granton edge on a kitchen knife forms a slight air pocket between the blade and the food when cutting. This […]

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  • 3 Mother’s Day Table Settings

    3 Mothers Day Table settings
    This May 12th, honour Mum with a meal that encourages the family to come together for a meal and lots of laughs. Make the day extra special with a table setting that sings mums praises - and perhaps praises all of her cooking efforts over the years. Using tableware you already own? add in some [...] Read More
  • Why Choose Tojiro Flash Knives

    Tojiro Flash Knives

    We understand shopping for new kitchen knives is difficult. There are so many knives on the market, and they all appear to have similar features. After all, they all seemingly have sharp blades with ergonomic handles. What makes Tojiro knives different from other knives, why should you choose Tojiro Knives? What makes Tojiro Flash Professional […]

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  • Easter Recipes

    Easter Recipes
    This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 21 and with it brings squeals of delight from both young and old. Unlike an Australian Summertime Christmas where the weather can be thick and uncomfortable, and meals often have to be planned for indoors beneath the airconditioning; Easter is perfectly mild. The temperature is ideal picnic weather, [...] Read More
  • Types of Tableware Plates

    types of tableware plates explained
    Be sure of this, there is a dining plate for just about every type of meal. Below we discuss the type of plates, their sizes and also their uses. Dinner Plate The Dinner plate is the most common plate, ideal for main meals and even breakfast. The average dinner plate size is 26cm - 28cm. [...] Read More
  • Napkin Buying Guide

    Napkin Buying Guide

    It really wasn’t that long ago where cloth napkins were a staple at every dining table, every night when the family would gather for dinner. At some point in the 60’s there was a huge swing towards paper napkins and serviettes; quickly becoming the preferred napkin choice at meal times, picnics and even when formal […]

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  • 3 Doormat Designs to freshen up your entrance

    3 Doormat designs to fresh up your home
    Never under estimate the effect an old and ratty doormat will have on your home's entrance. A quick switch to a new doormat will freshen up your front door and welcome guests with a purposeful accessory that matches the style of your home. Each of these doormat designs feature a quality coir design with a [...] Read More
  • Placemat Buying Guide

    placemat buying guide. What is the best placemat
    If you own a timber table or a dining table that you value, it's important to use a placemat to protect its surface. There are a variety of different placemats to choose from including cork or cork-back placemats, fabric placemats, beaded placemats and also woven vinyl placemats. Best Placemats for protecting your table If you [...] Read More
  • Valentines Day Craft

    Valentine's Day crafts
    As a parent to young children, it can be very difficult to find the time, energy and babysitter to celebrate Valentine's Day with your partner. Sometimes its simply easier to accept the circumstances and make the most of them, incorporating the little children who have also stolen your heart. These sweet Valentine's Day crafts are [...] Read More
  • 5 Cocktails for a Romantic Evening

    5 Romantic Cocktails
    Australia's love of a tasty cocktail is strong, and what is better than enjoy your favourite cocktail than having a drink with your love. These romantic cocktails will have you gazing into each other's eyes, discussing your future plans with each other. Easy to make sexy cocktails that complement your Romantic Meal 1. Watermelon Pina [...] Read More
  • Valentine’s Day Recipes

    9 Valentines Day recipes
    Whether you are an avid cook or a novice these recipes are sure to get more than your taste buds tingling this Valentines Day. Whether you are planning to eat at home or picnic with a view - these romantic recipes will impress. Appetisers Antipasto Platter This antipasto platter is chock full of tasty cheese, [...] Read More
  • The Best Gin Cocktails for Summer

    The Best Gin Cocktails for Summer
    It only takes a quick glimpse at Instagram to see that Australian's love affair for Gin is strong, and is far from a trend that will disappear soon.  The resurgence in Gin popularity is in part due to the popularity of cocktails, many of which are gin based; and also to the variety of flavours [...] Read More
  • Trend Alert: Coloured Glassware

    IVV Speedy Carafe Clear 1.15litre
    Looking for a quick way to bring freshen up your table setting for the new year? then add coloured glassware. For 2019 you can look forward to seeing a lot more colour at the dining table, starting with coloured glassware and drinkware. Blue Glassware The top coloured tumblers and highball glasses are in a shade [...] Read More
  • Use Coconut Oil to Oil your Chopping Board

    Use Coconut Oil to Oil your Chopping Board
    In recent times there has been a wealth of information published on the benefits of coconut oil. And to that, we add one more as we show you how to use coconut oil to restore your Chopping Board. This process should be done once a month to protect your board and prevent it from drying out and [...] Read More
  • Gifts for Her under $100

    Gifts for Her under $100
    Finding a special Christmas gift can be difficult. While we struggled to name our favourite we have narrowed down our top 16 gifts under $100 that she will love. These gifts are slightly unusual, bet very special. 16 Christmas Gifts for Her under $100: 1 Arzberg Novum Platinum Pink Coffee Mug Pretty in pink and [...] Read More
  • Gifts for Him under $100

    Christmas gifts for him under $100
    Finding a gift they will love can be hard, even more so when you are on a budget. However, our Christmas Gift Guides make it easy to find one that will be used and treasured. Christmas gifts for Him under $100 is a special collection that the man in your life will love Christmas Gifts [...] Read More
  • Red and Green Christmas Tableware 2018

    Red and Green Christmas Tableware 2018
    In Australia, Christmas goes beyond a single day of celebration. From about November, everyone seems to clear their schedules for family catch-ups, long warm afternoons with friends, neighbourhood parties and of course the work Christmas party. Without a doubt, Christmas gatherings mostly take place around the dining table. Sharing food, drinks and laughs is like [...] Read More
  • What Are Whiskey Stones?

    What are whiskey stones?
    Whiskey stones have been touted as the best stocking stuffer, Kris Kringle Gift and Fathers Day gift on the market. But what are Whiskey Stones? and are they a gift that Dad will actually love? Quality whiskey stones can vary in material. Some are made from composite material, Other higher end brands can be made [...] Read More
  • Which Salt and Pepper Grinder is Best?

    Which Salt and Pepper Grinder is Best?

    With so many salt and pepper mills on the market, it can be difficult to work out exactly which to choose from. The trick is to choose your grinder from a reputable brand which uses a ceramic mechanism or one made from hardened steel One testament of quality came recently when we received a phone […]

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  • What is Nordic Style Dining?

    What is nordic style dining?

    If you have an appreciation of minimalist style, neutral colours and quality furniture pieces that have a mid-century appearance then without even knowing you, you could be a part f the Nordic Style fan club. In recent year Scandinavian style dining has become hugely popular in Australian homes. With a focus on minimalism, white one […]

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  • Do you need a wok?

    Do I need a wok?
    About to start a recipe, and realise you do not own the wok it wants you to cook with? So, you quickly Google, do I need a Wok to cook a stir-fry? The answer is no, go ahead and use your large frying pan to cook the stir-fry. But here's a tip, Wok's are awesome [...] Read More
  • Which Frypans do Chefs Use?

      A chefs frypan is their most commonly used cookware tool. It is rarely off the heat, used for a variety of dishes from sizzle steak to frying eggs. It may come as a surprise that in a professional kitchen, a non stick frypan would be a rare find. This is because they require a […]

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  • Top 5 Noritake Dinner Sets

    top 5 noritake dinner sets
    Noritake has been one of our top selling dinnerware brands for over 15 years. It's not hard to see why, the timeless designs coupled with quality material make Noritake dinnerware a highly desirable item for your table. In times past, Noritake dinner set ranges were for formally dining occasions. Today, the collections are more fluid [...] Read More
  • How to fix Broken Glass or Crystal Bowl

    How to fix Broken Glass or Crystal Bowl

    During my past life as a China and Porcelain restorer the Question of can you fix a broken glass was a very common one. So hopefully my answer below may help you in your quest of How to fix Broken Glass or Crystal Bowl If it is a drinking glass then the answer is generally no. […]

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  • The Best Blue and White Dinner Sets

    The Best Blue and White Dinner Sets
    Without a doubt blue and white are a winning colour combination for your dining. These classic colours are favoured by coastal decors and Hamptons styled homes. One of the reasons blue and white dinner sets are so popular is because that lend themselves to both casual everyday use and also formal entertaining. In all our years [...] Read More
  • Wooden Chopping Boards Vs Plastic Boards Which is Best?

    Best Chopping Boards
    Did you know that using the wrong type of chopping board can lead to chips in your knife blade? A chopping board that is too hard will very quickly dull or even damage your blade. For this reason, it is best to avoid marble, stone, glass and acrylic boards for cutting foods. Below we discuss [...] Read More
  • Why Use a Bread Knife

    why use a bread knife
    The bread knife is often the most under-used kitchen knife. While it is not often that we have the need to cut a loaf of bread, when we do it is important that the loaf is does not squash to a quarter of its original size in the process. A bread knife is easy to [...] Read More
  • How to use a Roasting Pan with Rack

    How to use a Roasting Pan with Rack

    Cooking meats and vegetables in the oven is so much easier with a Roasting Pan. If you are lucky enough to own a roasting pan with a rack, you will noticed that your roast meats have never tasted to good. Ideally, you would own a baking pan with a rack the benefit of course is that […]

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  • How to choose the right doormat

    How to choose the right doormat

    Doormats are one of the best ways to stop dirt from entering your home. Its so much easier to keep your home clean and tidy if you don’t have to worry about uninvited dirt from being walked into the house. The question is however How to choose the right doormat for your home. Choose the […]

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  • Best Chef’s Knives – Top 4

    Best Chef's Knives - Top 4

    A good Chef’s knife is a loyal companion in the kitchen. Let’s face it, every time you cook you will need a chefs knife. No other knife can perform such a wide range of tasks with ease; it is the ultimate all purpose knife which no kitchen should be without. For this reason, it is […]

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  • Are Forged Knives Better than Stamped Knives?

    Are Forged Knives Better than Stamped Knives?

      In the past how a knife was manufactured determined it’s quality. A knife blade is made using one of two methods; they are either forged or stamped. Forged knives were known to be the more superior knife, however as manufacturing techniques and alloy mixes have improved this is no longer true. We explain below What […]

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  • What is a Knife’s Rockwell Hardness, and does it matter?

    What is a Knife's Rockwell Hardness

    You will quickly learn that not all knives are equal in its construction. This is a great thing, the reason being is that the different ingredients that make a knife blade also give them different qualities. One of these qualities is a Knife’s Rockwell Hardness, also known as HRC Does a Knife’s Hardness Matter? Many […]

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  • The Best Stainless Steel Cutlery Sets – Top 10

    Best Stainless Steel Cutlery Sets

    Whether it is to entertain or its just for the family one thing is for certain, every home needs cutlery. As the staple tableware item used for every dish imaginable, whether you are butter your toast of a morning, or twisting spaghetti onto your fork its undeniable that cutlery plays an important role in your life. […]

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  • Tropical Drink Station Envy

    Tropical Drink Station Envy
    Life is a party, and the key to good party is a great drinks station. Somewhere for your guests to refill, refresh, mingle and play mixologist. The key to building a drink station with sass, is having a theme. We've chosen a tropic plantation theme using rattan textures, luxurious gold touches, warm timbers and plenty [...] Read More
  • What is the Best Cutlery to Buy?

    Bugatti england stainless steel cutlery

    Reality.   Every home needs cutlery.  The Question is What is the best cutlery to buy? So you don’t get confused when browsing online, Flatware and Hollowware are other names used for cutlery. There are three main types of cutlery on the market today. Stainless Steel Cutlery Gold and Silver plated Cutlery Sterling Silver Cutlery […]

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  • Remove Marks on Plates

    Remove Marks on Plates

    We had to write this article as people panic when they have purchased new dinnerware and end up with Grey Marks on their plates.  Removing Marks on Plates and Dishes is simple to fix and prevent. Grey or Silver Marks on Plates and Dishes is a give away in regards to where the marks come […]

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