Great presents for Cooking fans
I am a huge fan of cooking and especially eating and feel that you need the right tools. When I was asked to choose a gift from Souschef to try I was overwhelmed and could not decide as to be honest I wanted everything.
I have not come across this website before but it has some excellent items for anyone who loves cooking. There is something for every level of chef whether it be someone who is just starting out and wants to experiment to someone who is a more seasoned chef and really knows what they are doing.
I have to admit I am a novice, although I like cooking I don’t tend to experiment too much but after looking at some of the ingredients on sous-chef it has given me inspiration to try more recipes.
Cool new pan
I haven’t had time to cook anything in it yet apart from bacon for a bacon sandwich (you can’t beat a bacon butty!!) and so far so good. It didn’t burn the bacon or rather, I didn’t burn it I really don’t like crispy bacon and it didn’t stick.The pan retails at £55 which might seem expensive but this is a pan that is built to last, you can tell that just by looking at it. The pan is quite heavy as it is made from spun iron which is supposed to become more non stick the more you use it so I can not wait to use it for my omelettes as I always end up making a mess and it sticks to the pan but I do the cooking so I leave the washing up for my mum (she loves me for that!!).
It can be used on the hob, under the grill and in the oven which means I am going to be able to use it for most of the dishes that I do cook. It also looks nice so I can take it straight to the table to present my food making it such a versatile pan.
It is the type of pan that improves the more you use it and after using it a few times it says I will not require oil which means it will be healthier.
It is important to not use detergents on this pan and only use a bristle brush if I do happen to burn anything on it.
Here’s the technical bit : The Netherton Foundry is a family company based in Shropshire – home of the 18th and 19th century ironmasters. Their pans are made from 99.1% pure iron and they use locally sourced materials wherever possible – the oak that makes the pan handles is British, and the flax seasoning oil comes from Sussex.
Experienced local craftsmen use traditional manufacturing methods to bring you high quality cookware that gets better over time. (Source : SousChef)
About the products
Souschef have a great selection of ingredients, cookware, tableware and some great stocking fillers. If you are stuck for ideas on what to get someone who loves cooking they even have a inspire me section which will help. There are also some cool recipes on the website which I will experiment with in the new year.
There is a section divided into cuisines so if you have a favourite or want to start cooking Chinese, Brazilian or French then this section will show you everything you need.
There are some delicious looking ingredients that will make perfect gifts or if you want to treat yourself this is the website to go to. I loved the gift section there are recipe kits, ramen sets, hampers and even salt sets which all sound so cool and would make great gifts for anyone who loves cooking.
And you might even be able to win your money back as they have a monthly competition on twitter. Tweet @SousChefTweet with a picture of your purchase using #souschefbox and you could win £50
I received the pan as a gift but this has not influenced my website review in any way