THIS MONSOON, PEEL AWAY YOUR PRE-COOKING BLUES!

Monsoon has nearly arrived and chances are you stumbled upon this article while looking for easy cooking recipes for typical monsoon food. Chances are you don’t know yet that this article is going to make your cooking so much more easy, efficient and energy-saving.

What’s Pre-cooking?
“Pre-cooking takes too much of my time! I think it’s so much more tedious than the actual cooking process. Help!”
Pre-cooking is a thriving art and an essential when it comes to professional cooking. Even with last minute food cooked at home, hurriedly yet carefully, pre-cooking seems to be the norm: chopping onions, mashing potatoes, peeling veggies, pressing garlic, etc.

The Dilemma of Monsoon Cooking
Now that monsoon is here, a lot of us can’t help but fantasize about gorging on some yummy pakoras, chole bhaturas, aloo paranthas -same old monsoon munchies. But we are unable to act upon our fantasies because cooking is a pain in the hand and the neck and the back…No more!

INTRODUCING THREE FNS KITCHEN GADGET ESSENTIALS MONSOON SPECIAL:

Peeler: EVERY vegetable ever needs peeling. And we know, how trivial yet time-consuming it is. Be it those lovely potatoes for your samosas or veggies for some hot and sour soup against the window sill when it’s pouring outside, a peeler in time is a savior!

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Potato Masher: Now that you have peeled enough potatoes with the peeler, you have got to mash them. And that will be a task without a masher that ensures perfect grip and lessens the strength you need to put into mash potatoes with a precise consistency. Since, every other monsoon dish involves potato, get your hands on a masher right now!

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SkimmerFried food may be unhealthy but it is tasty as all heaven! And it’s a monsoon special! Ensure that all your bhajia gets all its unwanted oil drained off carefully by using a skimmer that is specially designed to give you a better grip with a long handle.

 

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THREE THINGS MY FEISTY GRANDMOTHER WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT ALOO PARANTHAS

“Humans have cooked since the dawn of the time but that has only made it much more special and nuanced, not mundane.”

My seventy-four-year-old grandmother has always been strong-willed, uncompromising and badass. But she only goes full gung-ho when it comes to cooking. In her kitchen, the best ideals are preached and the best tools used to produce the best ever tastes.

Last week, when I visited her after what seemed to be a long while, my grandmother took it upon herself to treat me to her clan-famous aloo paranthas. However, this time, she wanted to walk me through it. (She thinks I’m going to pick up someday.)
Here’s what I learnt:

1. While preparing the dough for paranthas, special care must be taken of the potatoes that have to be mashed for the stuffing. This is important because if the stuffing doesn’t hold right, your parantha will break before it gets under your teeth.article pic 1

To save you from such disgrace, a perfect potato masher that has rubberized handles for a sturdy grip minimizes the effort that goes into tediously mashing the aloo. Furthermore, it would also save you a lot of time.
Use that to stuff your mouths with more of those palette-pleaser paranthas!

2. When you do finally get around to rolling out a parantha and are ready to heat it in a frying pan, it is important to have a turner around to ensure smooth flips.

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Top-notch turners are a must have in an Indian kitchen,” my grandmother was very adamant. FnS Turners have strong ergonomics to lend a sure grip.

3. Since my grandmother also loves multi-tasking, by the time she got done with the first parantha, spicy chickpeas were almost ready to be had with them. Much to my surprise, she wasn’t really born with such efficiency. “It’s only smart choices in kitchen tools that can guarantee you mouth-watering results. Nothing else.” This is something she lives by, and it takes no great observational skills to notice that.

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Pulling out from her hat, a brilliant looking ladle, she served the chickpeas with it. And for the sweet&sour tomato chutney, she used a smaller service spoon. “Very important to avoid the mess at all costs!” Words of wisdom.

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While I savored the taste of those delectable paranthas with chickpeas and chutney, I realized how in addition to talent, little tools are needed the most to ensure supreme quality.

This little visit has been a life-alternating spiritual cookery Carnivale!

WEEKEND KITCHEN WOES!!!!! NOT ANYMORE

 

Weekend had come sprawling limply to Ragini so now was the time to make the most of it. She planned a movie night with friends in the morning and then got busy lazing in the bed and daydreaming.

“It’s twelve already!” gasped Ragini in horror. She had so much left to do.

As she set out to work around the house, she heard the doorbell ring. Esha, dearest sister-in-law, had dropped by uninvited. Icing on the cake that was flavored with disaster.

“I’ve heard a lot about the yummy pasta you cook, Ragini,” announced Esha, “And yes don’t forget about the fruit salad. I love it!”

The tedious task of peeling vegetables and fruits was all that was on Ragini’s mind at the moment.

For obvious reasons, Ragini stormed right off to the kitchen, looking around for inspiration and, almost immediately, her eyes fell on the set of FnS kitchen accessories she had bought last week on a friend’s recommendation: Garlic-Press, Zester, Peeler, Y-Shaped Peeler, Cheese Grater, Apple Corer.

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In a matter of only minutes, she peeled the thick skin right off the fruits and vegetable for the scrumptious salad, grated the cheese for the pasta so perfectly, pressed the garlic into fine particles with such ease and precision, it was magic!

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Something she bought almost on a whim turned out to be such a help to her. Sturdy and comfortable grips on the gadgets made it possible for her to carry out various activities all at once and razor sharp blades ensured lightening speed. And all of this while chatting Esha up!

Esha was taken by surprise at Ragini’s skillful maneuver around the kitchen, “Only God knows how you accomplished all of this so quickly!”

Ragini smiled meditatively at her and whispered reassuringly, “To tell you the truth, all of this is the doing of FnS gadgets. They have truly made multitasking in the kitchen so easy and efficient!”

As both of them walked out of the kitchen, Ragini’s eyes rested on FnS gadgets once again. The immediate sigh of relief she heaved denoted her reinstated faith in making the most of the wonderful weekend that lay ahead of her.

The fantasy element to your foodgasm

Modernity thrives on healthy food regime, but it also relies on the aesthetics of dining. It is not just about the palate that we tend to gorge on scrumptious delicacies to satiate our gastronomic levels after a tiring day at work but it is also the seduction of the dining ambience filled with the trance of well-crafted cutlery that together has the potential to entice you as well as every other person around you.

 

Cutlery as an embodiment of class

 

It is not only the food that appeals to our ecstasy -seeking -modern souls, indeed it more than that.

A fine Dine table with an eclectic mix of moods in the ever-shifting modern man’s consciousness; Gold- plated flatware with the chimes of stainless steel all round up to bring to

you an exotic culmination of articles to embalm your senses. With the touch of such pristine material and the sight of its sleekness, the connoisseur foodie in you is only a new- age poet.

 

 

What matters: What to eat v/s how to eat

 

The longing in us for fine dining has evolved through civilization and shifts in time as we have certainly realized the sheer Oomph that cutlery adds to the overall “how to eat”. So, it’s not just about WHAT TO EAT, it is also about HOW TO EAT. Cutlery is not just a utilitarian urbane experience but it accessorizes our dining code and is a lifestyle extravaganza. It adds to our elitism and sets the bar for the Epicureanism in our daily lives.

 

 

Cutlery cuts off the added stress

 

Cutlery is not just a modern artifice, it is an experience. The daily drudgery finally

meets pampering with the tender touch of steel that sticks to your familiar spaces in imagination. The range of flatware is suited perfectly for different occasions: daily usable, stylized ones for grand dinner meets, chic items for kitty -parties, a touch of antique to suit meals shared with the old in the family etc. It is a well- known thing how kids fuss over food and how difficult it is to appeal to their moods and tastes. But, a little bit of effort with the sprucing up of fine cutlery in the dining table does the trick and saves time and energy which is possible with the flatware section ‘just for kids’.

 

 

Cutlery makes eating artsy

 

The aesthetics to dining serve as a modern meditation to the urban workaholic of today while food is the word structure;

cutlery is the form as they together weave out an ordinary eating experience into a delightful dining stupor.

This mixture of austere and debonair in the fns flatware is a veritable mix of designs and finish to fit to the variety

of dining experiences across routine, celebrations, dinner dates; turning the mundane into hyperbolic.

 

An epitome of Elegance & Ergonomic, this is the 21st century table -romance, this is FNS.

YOU’RE PARTNER FOR A FOODGASM

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Modernity thrives on healthy food regime, but it also relies on the aesthetics of dining. It is not just about the palate that we tend to gorge on scrumptious delicacies to satiate our gastronomic levels after a tiring day at work but it is also the seduction of the dining ambience filled with the trance of well-crafted cutlery that together has the potential to entice you as well as every other person around you.

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Cutlery as an embodiment of class

It is not only the food that appeals to our ecstasy-seeking-modern souls, indeed it more than that.

A fine Dine table with an eclectic mix of moods in the ever-shifting modern man’s consciousness; Gold- plated flatware with the chimes of stainless steel all round up to bring to you an exotic culmination of articles to embalm your senses. With the touch of such pristine material and the sight of its sleekness, the connoisseur foodie in you is only a new- age poet.

 

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What to eat v/s how to eat

It’s not just about WHAT TO EAT, it is also about HOW TO EAT. Cutlery is not just a utilitarian urbane experience but it is accessorizes our dining code and is a lifestyle extravaganza by adding elitism and sets the bar for the Epicureanism in our daily dining.

 

Love needs spoon-feeding

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From time to time, a relationship is required to be spoon-fed or else, monotony haunts it and it falls prey to the humdrum of existence. Without further giving in to the boredom that feeds on us mortals, we better go out into a romantic spot and rekindle our affection towards our special one.

A lot can happen over a romantic dinner

 You don’t necessarily have to run the risk of sounding corny. A romantic dinner to a connoisseur of a luxurious lifestyle is just a fine dining moment. The dining itself becomes food for the soul that your relationship could be lacking at the moment.

All it takes is your little beautiful candle-lit dinner out in some open area by a waterbody or, on your rooftop far from the madding crowd.

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The clinking and the clanking of fine cutlery serve as another poetic spell to the gourmet on your platter. Because, it is not about just eating: it is always about the ambiance, the lighting, the music, the way the food is served, and the opulence at your table which is the aesthetically pleasing fine cutlery.

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The season is aromatic with the fragrance of love as Valentine’s week is at your behest and Cupid is kind. So, don’t wait around. Just hop on to the opportunity and let love take over you!

FnS Cutlery is available on www.luxehues.com. Experience the opulence of fine dining!

Where’s the party tonight?

The clock is ticking away

BASK IN A CUTLERY-SQUE CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR EVE!

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Yes, it is that time of the year! It is the time we patiently look forward to, to sit and jot down new resolutions trying to shake -off old clutter and bask in the joy of new possibilities.

Festivity is at its peak and home-coming of guests is on the cards. It is all “lay the table, spread the cheer” and, fill your homes with new accessories as well as gifts for each other.

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The spell of monotony breaks here as we look towards prepping up for a new year along with the joy of Christmas. While we set off to part with the old and embrace the new, why not start with a sneak-peek at the kitchen and dining; starting with the best mood-lifter which is food and partying: impossible to begin with without opulent kitchen wares, accessories and fine dine cutlery. Although not enough credit is given to opulence in the kitchen –dining, we all know it that it is undeniably important and a significant source of grace, sophistication, and joy! Ask the home-makers and party hosts!

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It is the stately charm of the classy cutlery pieces categorized into series such as Dorato, Bianca, Jasper, Madrid, Venice, Gemini, Galaxy, Imperio, and many others. All the series carry a distinct feature of individual charm and sophistication, a hallmark of quality using FDA standard Steel, some also with 24 karat gold plating and many varying design narratives. There is a gamut of kitchen accessories, kitchen tools and wares: providing an opulent, efficient and ergonomically crafted range of kitchen- dining series.

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Dabble in your own signature cutlery couture as you find a host of kitchen-dining options to choose from, selecting the pieces which you find a sense of familiarity with, as well as spread Christmas cheer by gifting these opulent wares to your loved home-makers.

Listen to the clanking of the glasses, chimes of flatware, while bells jingle and winter sits inside your living room joining the party already!

HO! HO!