Microplane Kitchen News
November 30, 2018
Must-Have Kitchen Tools [For A Minimalist Kitchen!]
You don't need a lot of equipment and gadgets to be an excellent cook. Whether you're stocking your first kitchen or simply upgrading, here are our picks for an efficient, clutter-free kitchen.
Citrus Zester, Glass Mixing Bowls, Good Knives, Sheet Pans, Boos Cutting Board, Tongs, Dutch Oven, Fish Spatula, Stainless Steel Skillet and Saucepan, Cast-Iron Skillet, Wooden Spoons
November 29, 2018
I'm a practical-type guy and like giving practical-type gifts, where the beauty lies in their inherent functionality. I might not be giving you the prettiest pepper mill or hand blender or wooden spoon in the world, but you can bet your butt that it's gonna do its job and it's gonna do it well (that job being getting delicious food on the table, of course!).
— J. Kenji López-Alt, Chief Culinary Consultant
October 30, 2018
(NEW YORK) — Carla Hall is out with a brand new cookbook and to celebrate she prepared three fast fall fixes that anyone can easily whip up at home.
The chef and “GMA Day” food contributor takes favorite seasonal ingredients, like butternut squash and fresh herbs, and prepares them without any fuss, all in under 30 minutes.
“Carla Hall’s Soul Food Everyday and Celebration” is filled with quick and delicious recipes, like the ones below, made with her specialty ingredient, love.
Get the full recipes for her quick autumn dishes
October 26, 2018
Her Favorite Tools
The famous kitchen in Garten’s “barn” has everything you’d expect—top-quality appliances, ample counter space and tons of photo-ready natural light. But Garten isn’t a gadget junkie. “I have probably less equipment than people think I have,” she says. “I don’t use specific things—like I don’t have a pasta machine. Things gotta earn their keep.” Here are a few of her must-haves:
•Microplane Classic Series Zester “I love a rasp,” says Garten of this popular woodworking-inspired kitchen tool. “Whenever I use any kind of citrus, I almost always use the zest because it has more flavor than the juice.”
September 28, 2018
This waffle recipe is as simple as folding wet into dry with Parmesan cheese mixed in, but to ensure that the exterior is tender and crisp, use a Microplane to grate the cheese. It's a lot — 1 1/2 cups by volume — but don't skimp by trying to use pre-grated Parm like I did the first attempt. You'll end up with spotty, uneven waffles instead of shatteringly crisp ones.
September 25, 2018
Hold your Microplane in your dominant hand away from you and use your other hand to hold a lemon over a cutting board or plate. (Note: Graters, especially Microplanes, are extremely sharp and should be used with caution.)
Using moderate pressure, drag the lemon in a downward motion against the blades of the grater to remove the colorful portion of the skin. Continue this step until the pith (the white part) is fully exposed and you have removed all or most of the peel. (You will know when you have reached the pith when the lemon becomes harder to grate and the resulting zest is a lighter color yellow.) If the zest is stuck under the Microplane, tap it against the plate or cutting board to release the finely grated zest.
July 31, 2018
If you’re a Food Network fangirl like us, Alex Guarnaschelli is a household name. And as an Iron Chef and longtime judge on Chopped, this lady sure does know her way around the kitchen. Here, she shares her top five must-have kitchen essentials to elevate any cook from takeout master to chef de cuisine.
2. A Microplane grater—“I remember when the Microplane came on the scene. For the first few years, any time anyone asked me for a ‘favorite kitchen gadget,’ this was it. Removing the woody, stringy aspect from ginger, turning garlic to a liquidy paste in seconds. Extracting just the top skin layer from citrus zest and leaving the pith behind? It’s such an easy tool to use and it can make intense, basic flavors so much more pure and easy to get to.” Well, holy pith, say no more.
July 09, 2018
It’s Easy. It’s Impressive. It’s Dinner.
Introducing our new biweekly column by Alison Roman, with effortless and delicious recipes you can make in less than an hour — like this bright, punchy sheet-pan trout.
Suggested Tool - Microplane Classic, or Premium Classic Zester/Grater
May 29, 2018
Dan Kluger’s Favorite Kitchen Tool Was Originally Used for Woodworking
The chef swears by his Microplane, even though the brand was none too happy when its tool first landed in kitchens
Chef Dan Kluger of New York’s Loring Place restaurant swears by his Microplane, the classic stainless steel grater/zester. You might be thinking, “I already have a grater and a zester — why do I need one of these?” The difference is durability, longevity, and versatility: The James Beard nominee and Jean-Georges protege says he uses it “for all cheeses, citrus zests, nutmeg, and even some bonito I bought back from Japan.”
Read the entire article here: Eater Article May 29, 2018
April 24, 2018
How to Clean your Microplane!
You've gotta love a Microplane. The simple, sleek grating tool is a much-beloved addition to any cook's arsenal. Indeed, when we've asked visiting chefs and culinary experts to list their most indispensable items, the humble Microplane always makes the cut.
Read the entire article here: Food and Wine - April 24, 2018