Monthly Archives: December 2011

How To Simplify Gift Giving During Holidays

Recently, I got an two email asking similar type of questions;

Hi Zengirl,

I like to simplify gift giving during Christmas, we have large family between both me and my husband, total of 9 siblings and 17 kids total, not counting cousins, friends and office workers. How do we do it all, without breaking our banks and without hurting anyone’s feelings?

Second email was similar.

Now that thanksgiving is coming up, we told our family members, that we are not going to pool money for Christmas as we are saving up for down payments on our first condo. My mom… Continue reading

Zojirushi NS-LAC05XA Micom 3-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer, Stainless Steel

I have done review on Zojirushi 5/13 cup electric rice cooker, and that is what we use. However what if you are wanting cook less rice or have one or two people in your household, this 3 cup rice cooker will be much more suited. It has very similar features to 5/12 cup electric rice cooker but little difference so here is the quick review for it. If you think you may need larger size, I strongly recommend review of our best rice cooker that we like here: Best rice cooker 5/12 cup.

All Clad Copper Core 10-Piece Cookware Set

All clad cookware, means best quality cookware, and many professional chefs, on food TV and PBS networks seems to be using them. But, that is not the reason you should get them, many All clad cookware are expensive but can last long time such as 10-20 years if you maintain them well and it has lifetime warranty, so it all adds up. Here is what we like about this All clad Copper core set.


All Clad Copper Core 10-Piece Cookware Set Features:

  • 5-Ply bonded layers of stainless-steel, aluminum and copper allow pieces to heat quickly and evenly
  • Stainless-steel interior… Continue reading

Calphalon Commercial 13 Piece Cookware (Nonstick) Review

Calphalon 13-pc. Commercial Hard-Anodized Cookware Set

Calphalon 13-pc. Commercial Hard-Anodized Cookware Set

You can update your kitchen with this great looking cookware set from Calphalon called Calphalon 13-pc. Commercial Hard-Anodized Cookware Set. The charcoal-gray matte finish of the Commercial Hard-Anodized series not only looks sophisticated but is impressive in performance:  Pan from this set can sears meats over medium heat, cooks evenly, and stays stick-resistant without having a nonstick finish that can eventually peel. Moreover, hard-anodized pots and pans are safe to use with metal utensils and under the broiler. Riveted on for strength, the stainless-steel long  handles stay cool during stovetop cooking… Continue reading

All Clad Copper Core Frying Pan

All-Clad 8-in. Copper Core Fry Pan

All-Clad 8-in. Copper Core Fry Pan

All-Clad fry pans has a versatile shape and size make them a frequent choice cooking breakfast or saute’ dinner on weeknight. This All-Clad Stainless Steel 12 inch Fry Pan go oven and safe under broiler as well. This could be very useful addition to any busy kitchen. This fry pan large enough to cook stir fry, scrambled eggs dinner. It designed has a flared sides that makes easier to slide food inside the pan and to a plate.This frying pan is been bestseller among All-Clad’s renowned cookware collection.

The Stainless line provides… Continue reading

Hamilton Beach 38540 16-inch Step Up Skillet, Black

Hamilton Beach 38540 16-inch Step Up Skillet, Black

This is definitely a step up in terms of appearance when compared to most skillets in this price range. Performance: the unit heats incredibly fast and evenly. The clip top lid is wonderful, because the edge of the pan has a built-in spout so you can pour of broth, liquid, grease, etc. Just try and do that with an ordinary skillet that doesn’t have a locking lid, and doesn’t have a pour spout. Temperature control is excellent. The thick rubber feet, and sturdy cast metal frame hold the unit beautifully firmly. 1)… Continue reading

Tofu : What To Make With Tofu


Learning About Tofu

Many people and chefs nowadays making many wonderful dishes based on tofu. However, tofu seems to be confusing for some, as one of my friend find is bland and gets confused about what type of tofu she should get. I thought, may be many you may have the same issue or wonder about it, so here is little tidbit about tofu to make life easier for all of us;

What is Tofu?

Tofu or bean curd is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is part… Continue reading

All-Clad Cookware Cleaner

All-Clad Cookware Cleaner (00942)

Most cookware consumer guide and review sites, do not do enough for cleaning products, but we here at cookingworld wants to share even smallest products that can be useful in your kitchen. If you have any all clad products such as skillet, pot or whole cookware set, you may be interested in this inexpensive cleaning product. Why?

Before you throw away any of your expensive all clad pans or pots, if you have burned any food inside or has gotten scratches for daily wear and tear, just try cleaning with little magic cleaner.  I gave… Continue reading

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