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    Published on August 9th, 2011 | by Greg


    Rosle, Emile Henry, And Cuisipro: An August Kitchen

    If seeing some of the best chefs in action, and being able to taste their wares, isn’t enough to inspire you to new feats in the kitchen, then maybe some new tools will be just the ticket. Over the weekend, we set aside our gear to attend SF Chefs, but for the past few weeks heading into the event we were busy cooking (and drinking, as we’ll soon discuss). Our staff came together for some meals, and a chance to try out some nifty new products from Rosle, Emile Henry, and Cuisipro.

    We’ll start with the simple and widely applicable. Everyone needs a colander (or several, we have five of them in various sizes handy). The Rosle Red Foldable Colander is cute, and space-saving. We liked the bright colors- it’s available in black, green, and purple as well- and is nicely sized at eight inches. It’s a bit small for bigger family use, but handy for couple or individuals especially. And it’s dishwasher safe. Priced at $35, it’s more expensive than some, but the silicone is easy to clean and the stainless steel means it’s sturdy and classy. It gets the job done, with no mess or fuss, and then folds away!

    And while talking about Rosle, we’ve also been trying their Digital Roasting Thermometer. We wanted to like this one, but it failed to excite. To be fair, it does it’s job well- the screen was just too small and busy and hard to read. We’ve got a review of the iGrill coming soon, and while this one boasted some features that were handy (the magnetic back especially), it just looked and felt a bit dated. Yes, when tested against other thermometers, it seemed mostly accurate. There were two modes, which was a bit confusing at first but then helpful- tip-only (for meat) and whole handle (for testing your ambient oven temperature). The probe is a good length, and can go up to 482

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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