Hello! It’s 1st December already and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Let me help you focus the mind. Wild Honey and Rye (my debut cookbook) – Christmas gift one. A brand new ProWare Kitchen Stainless Steel Pan – Christmas gift two. Or, enter my giveaway to win both and hope for the best.
Where does the time go? I can hardly believe that it has been a year since we moved back into our house, following 14 months of renovations. The kitchen still feels new to me and we still have boxes to unpack. In fairness, I have had quite a busy year, but there has also been a little bit of procrastination and a feeling of, well, if I haven’t opened that box in a year, do I really need what’s inside? So, I feel 2018 will be the year of continued streamlining and de-cluttering. On the plus side, I have been very strict about what to keep/use and what to store. Unfortunately, switching to an induction cooker (although I love it) did mean having to part with my favourite set of tri-ply copper pans.
Having heard on the grapevine that ProWare Kitchen were bringing out a new range of stainless steel triply plans (that would be suitable for all hobs,) I held off replacing my copper pans in full. I was super pleased therefore to try-out some of ProWare’s latest range ahead of its official release.
Since the ProWare Kitchen team are the loveliest people to work with and generous, too, I’m very pleased to be pairing up with them to host a giveaway of one of the pans I ahve enjoyed using the most – which is their 24cm stainless steel sauté pan. And guess what? It’s a really handy pan for some of the recipes in my book, such as the Polish Gnocchi with Bacon and Mushrooms, or the Millet ‘Kaszotto’ with Wild Mushrooms (Kellie over at Food to Glow made that here), or even the Cabbage Parcels with Barley and Mushroom Sauce which benefit from being transferred form the hob into the oven.
Things I like about the ProWare Stainless Steel Pans
- The Stainless Steel 24cm Sauté Pan is suitable for all hob types, including induction and has a stainless steel lid with riveted strap handle (Heavy duty stainless steel rivets secure handles providing strength and lifelong durability).
- The high quality brushed stainless steel interior offers a non-reactive and hygienic cooking surface which will give years of daily use.
- The stainless steel exterior and aluminium inner core give excellent thermal retention and an inert surface that will not tarnish with continual use (this is important because I bought a cheap stainless steel pan once, that turned black pretty much after first use, so I was keen to see that this didn’t happen with the ProWare pans – it didn’t).
- The Stainless Steel range is dishwasher and oven safe to 260°C. Dishwasher safe s important because everything goes into my dishwasher.
The 24cm sauté pan, with a lid, is also versatile because you can make lots of different types of recipes in it; risottos, casseroles (my one-pot Cypriot lamb with orzo is a weekday winner), braised dishes, pasta bakes and quick meat dishes, such as my (Steak à la Moutarde) and much more. If you don’t have an induction hob, you can use it on any kind of hob, whether it’s gas, electric or an Aga.
Here’s how you can win a signed copy of Wild Honey and Rye along with a 24cm Stainless Steel Sauté Pan
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I’m so grateful for all your posts and messages relating to the launch of Wild Honey and Rye. Things have been quite hectic, although I’m really pleased to be back with this giveaway and you can also keep up with more recipes inspiration on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels @renbehan