SMORGASBORD: Oils well that end well . . . The Grillerhood . . . Rub it up . . . In the kitchenYellingbo Gold’s limited release extra virgin olive oil from Australia already has fans. But it’s the new look that will get your attention: Think boxed wine-type packaging.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Oils well that end well
Yellingbo Gold’s limited release extra virgin olive oil from Australia already has fans.
But it’s the new look that will get your attention: Think boxed wine-type packaging.
Yellingbo Gold’s “cask” version makes a lot of sense. The easy-to-store cardboard container keeps light and air out, helping the oil retain its fruitiness as well as peppery finish. Its tap dodges the usual drip issues.
A 2-liter box is $89.95 at williams-sonoma.com.
McCormick Grill Mates has created “The Grillerhood,” the first-ever social media hub that allows grilling experts to share their secrets with each other.
To become a member of the Grillerhood, a one-stop grilling resource with tips, tools and recipes centered around the latest grilling trends, visit Facebook.com/GrillMates. Visitors also can contribute to a grilling guidebook, “True Rules of Grilling,” by sharing your favorite grilling tricks and tips.
And starting May 21, people can enter the “Grill Mayor” contest at FoodNetwork.com for a chance to win a round trip for two to New York, including a personal tour of the Food Network Kitchens.
Rub it up
Get your grill game on when you’re too busy to balance spices, salt and sugar into a rub with an assist from Char Crust.
Nine dry-rub blends (smoky spicy Southwest, roasted garlic peppercorn, etc.) help trap juices in meats, poultry and seafood, giving them a nice crust. The ginger teriyaki played nicely with a rib-eye and hickory and molasses sealed in juices on a boneless pork roast.
The suggested retail price: $5.49. Buy online or find a store locator at charcrust.com.
In the kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen has started an online cooking school to allow people to learn to cook at their own pace.
Anyone who has watched “America’s Test Kitchen” on PBS or read its magazines “Cook’s Illustrated” and “Cook’s Country” knows education is central to its message.
So, it makes sense that America’s Test Kitchen would get into the cooking-school business.
The school is designed to teach students the fundamentals that will free them to think and cook on their own, without being tied to recipes.
An instructor-led course costs $39.95 a month, and a self-guided course costs $19.95 a month.
The school already has more than 2,000 students, thousands of photos and more than 20 hours of video instruction.
For information, visit www.TestKitchenSchool .com.