IndyWeek Best of the Triangle 2017 - We need your votes!

by Kitchenworks1. May 2017 11:43

It's that time of year again!

Voting is open in the IndyWeek Best of the Triangle 2017 - and we would love to have your votes!

Click HERE to visit the 2017 final ballot!

Click SHOP and scroll down to KITCHEN STORE to find us!

 

Voting is quick and easy. You do need to provide an email address, but you can promptly opt out of any follow-up communications.

Once you've given your email address, you can vote for as many or as few categories as you'd like!

 

Voting is open until May 7th so hop to it!

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Chapel Hill | Events

May 6th is Derby Day

by Kitchenworks27. April 2017 11:01

May 6th will mark the 143rd Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Dubbed the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," the Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in the United States. But the Derby far surpasses any sporting event as a spectacle of fashion and social graces. At the center: the Mint Julep

Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack. That’s a feat that requires more than 10,000 bottles of Old Forester Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail, 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint and 60,000 pounds of ice. Source.

Grab a highball glass and ready your muddlers!

Check out the official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep recipe and get ready to enjoy this longstanding Southern tradition.

Happy Derby Day!

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Products | Recipes

Our go-to Wedding gifts of 2017

by Kitchenworks24. April 2017 12:45

Wedding season is here again! Let us help you find the perfect gift to celebrate the happy couple. Below are our favorite go-to wedding gift ideas. Check them out online or come and see us in person!

 

Handcrafted Cherry wood salad tongs


These 11" salad tongs are handcrafted from unstained Cherry wood in Louisville, KY, USA. Constructed with solid brass hinge fittings and finished with a food-safe mineral oil. A beautiful addition to any kitchen!

$17.95. View online

  

 

The possibilities are endless with this set of 3 Cuisinart mixing bowls. Constructed of 18/10 stainless steel, the bowls are both dishwasher and freezer-safe; hand-washing is recommended for the plastic lids. 1.5 quarts, 3 quarts, and 1.25 gallons.

Only available in-store. $22.95.

 

 

Epicurean's wood fiber cutting boards always make beautiful gifts. Being that we're in Chapel Hill, we're especially partial to this North Carolina specialty board! Dual-sided, dishwasher safe, and American-made, this cutting or serving board is one of our favorites.

NC only in-store. $25.95. View online selection

 

 

Escali's Primo Digital Scale is the only kitchen scale we carry - and with good reason. The simple 2-button control panel is easy to use and is sealed to protect against spills. It has an 11 lb capacity, and measures in ounces, pounds, and grams.

$29.95. View online

 

 

 

 

Still one of our favorite gadgets, the Oxo Tabletop Spiralizer is a unique and versatile gift for anyone! See our in-depth review here. 3 blades and storage case included.

Only available in-store. $44.95.

 

 

 

 

For the person who has everything! All Clad's Stainless Steel Measuring Cups are a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Styled like miniature All Clad saucepans, the heavy 18/10 stainless cups come in 1/4-, 1/3-, 1/2-, 2/3- and 1-cup sizes.

Only available in-store. $50.00.

 

 

 

The Oxo Chef's Mandoline Slicer is the best of the best in mandolines. An adjustable dial switches the blade between thin, thick, julienne or french fry slices. Flip the blade over for a crinkle cut!

$69.99. View online

 

 

 

 

The Donvier 1 qt Ice Cream Maker features the patented Chillfast cylinder which freezes ice cream, sorbet, and more with minimal effort. Healthy homemade ice cream has never been easier!

$79.95. View online

 

 

 

 

 

If a trip to Italy isn't in the cards, enjoy handmade pasta right at home with the Atlas 150 Marcato Pasta Machine. Made in Italy, this pasta maker is iconic. Comes equipped to make 3 styles of pasta, with additional attachments available. Bon appetit!

$89.99. View online

 

 

 

Prices and availability are current as of April 2017.

Cheers!

by Kitchenworks27. December 2016 15:44

Ring in the new year!

2016 is almost over and it's been a wild ride! Give 2017 a festive welcome- whether you're hosting, attending, or just keeping it mellow we've got you covered!

Champagne flutes ranging from traditional stemware to unbreakable stemless

GoVino Shatterproof Champagne Flute

 

 

5.75oz Alto Champagne Flute

 

Paper plates, cocktail and lunch napkins

 

And just in case you pop one too many bottles of champagne.. stoppers to keep the bubbles from escaping. 

 

Nickel Plated Champagne Stopper

 

 

Silicone CapaBubbles Champagne Stopper

Whether you're partying it up or chilling it down, we wish you a safe and festive New Year's!

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Holidays

New Lunchboxes- Part 3: U Konserve

by Kitchenworks4. September 2016 11:47

Disposable plastic containers certainly have their place, but your lunchbox shouldn't be one of them!

Offering environmentally conscious storage and travel containers in quality stainless steel...

U Konserve

Concerned by the number of disposable lunch containers used in their children's midday meal, two powerhouse mothers joined forces in 2008 to create an environmentally-friendly alternative. 

The solution? 18/8 stainless steel containers paired with BPA and phthalate free recyclable plastic dividers and lids.

 

 

Options for every appetite, these versatile containers offer safe and sturdy travel solutions.

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Vendor Spotlight

New Lunchboxes- Part 2: Bentology

by Kitchenworks17. August 2016 14:54

Back to School is almost here and we're bursting with options to help you pack the perfect lunch!

Back by popular demand with newly redesigned Bento boxes...

Bentology

Founded in 2001, this California company features modular reusable packing components that can be customized to pack your perfect lunch. The Bento method of packing reinforces thoughtful food choices and helps with portion control.

All images belong to Bentology

 

Customize your daily setup to perfectly transport your midday meal. 

 

With dozens of combinations and customization options, the main question is 

How do you Bento?

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Vendor Spotlight

New Lunchboxes- Part 1: Wildkin

by Kitchenworks10. August 2016 11:45

August is here and we've TRIPLED our lunchbox offerings with some exciting new options!

First up, a Tennessee-based company crafting quality lunchboxes in thoughtfully designed layouts...

Wildkin

The perfectly sized classic lunchbox features a full-open zippered lid, front zip pocket, and inner stash pocket. Stretchy hook and loop bands secure a drink or ice pack and the slick interior is completely wipeable.

 

The larger flip-top bags easily handle bigger appetites with a no frills mentality. Perfect for older lunchers who are solely focused on the food! Wipeable interior with hook and loop closure.

 

 

Offering the most space and a shoulder carry strap, these cooler inspired bags are perfect for anyone with a full day. Plenty of room for a grownup-sized lunch or lunch plus a snack. Top-open zippered main compartment features a mesh stash pocket plus bonus exterior side pockets.

Stay tuned for other exciting options to help pack the perfect lunch!

 

 

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Vendor Spotlight

Watermelon Slicer

by Kitchenworks25. July 2016 16:19

 

 

We look forward to summer watermelon all year long! This gorgeous new Italian-made gadget makes slicing and serving watermelon a breeze.

Solid 18/10 stainless steel construction quickly slices through a halved watermelon.

Simply follow along the rind to easily produce beautiful even slices.

 

Then flip your grip and squeeze the handles to grab and serve individual slices.

 If you've ever leaked watermelon juice all over the counter or spent 20 minutes wrestling a slippery melon only to serve mangled chunks, this tool is a life-saver! One of our new favorites!

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Products | Secret Weapon

OXO Spiralizers

by Kitchenworks4. July 2016 13:58

OXO was a little late to the spiralizer game. Other options had been available for quite some time, but OXO's patience and research resulted in two of the most efficient spiralizers on the market.

 

Tabletop Spiralizer

The tabletop version is roughly the size of a loaf of bread and can spin through a sweet potato in no time flat. Three included blades mean endless options for healthy veggie additions.

 

Simply flip the gray lever on the side and the entire unit is secured onto a smooth surface by a large suction pad. Select your blade of choice and pop it into the base- either spaghetti, fettuccine, or ribbon cut. 

 

Slice the end off your veggie and center it on the spiky grip and you're ready to create beautiful noodles, curly fries, or stir fry.

After just one use, it was clear that the OXO tabletop spiralizer is the most intuitive and efficient full-size option that we have seen. We were so impressed that we gave one to our entire staff!

 

 

Handheld Spiralizer

The smaller frame OXO handheld spiralizer is perfect for garnishing salads or adding hidden veggies into your favorite dishes.

 

Like many other handheld options, the mechanism operates much like a pencil sharpener. Simply slice the end off your veggie of choice, center it onto the blade, and twist away. 

As you get closer to the blade, grab your spiky finger guard and continue twisting to get every available bit of veggie. 

This handheld option from OXO has easily become our favorite because it quickly produces noodles with a beautiful round shape. We find the flat cutting section to be significantly easier to clean than conical versions and as usual, the OXO ergonomics are well designed.

 

Overall, OXO has produced the best spiralizer options that we have found. Every morning when we use them to create demos for our customers, we are reminded of why we recommend them so highly.

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Products | Staff Favorites

Le Souk Ceramique

by Kitchenworks26. June 2016 15:35

Handcrafted in the coastal town of Nabeul in north-eastern Tunisia, Le Souk Ceramique continues the time-honored Tunisian tradition of exquisite hand-painted pottery.

 

 

 

Employing local artisans at salaries well above industry standards, Le Souk Ceramique opened it's studio in 1997.

Each pattern contains over 33 different shapes including large serving platters, mugs, bowls, pitchers, plates, utensil crocks, and cookable Tagines.

Every pattern is fully hand-painted by a team of artists. No stencils, graphics, or decals- just skill and a steady hand.

 We have proudly sold Le Souk Ceramique's beautiful creations at our Chapel Hill location since 2002.

 

 

 

 

All photos property of Le Souk Ceramique.

 

 

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