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The best of ham, the best of ham holders


In case you are in the market for a fifteen-pound, $1400 ham, you better act fast as they are going up in price at the end of next month. A new 100% tariff imposed by the USDA will effectively double the price for all imported Spanish Iberico hams. Delicious beyond compare, the hams have a unique, nutty flavor due to their free-range acorn diet. A Spanish delicacy for years, the hams were only recently introduced to the US.

The pinnacle of ham achievement would not be complete without a serving device priced to suit. The Supreme Hardwood Ham Holder with Swivel Grip is “the world’s finest jamonero”. Constructed from dense Sapeli hardwood and heavy gauge stainless steel, the ham holder forms a solid base upon which to fasten your prized ham. The inclusion of a “gyro-clamp” (complete with carved acorn handle) allows for the ham to be turned for easy access to precision slicing. Hand crafted by the Pantaleon family, the jamonero will set you back $995.

Out of your price range? The good news is, you can taste this delicious ham at an affordable price. It’s definitely a treat, but the ham is available in (carefully weighed) small quantities.

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February 17, 2009   No Comments

A burger for every appetite


Burgers are a thing of beauty. Perhaps no other common food item (except maybe pizza) can be so uniquely individualized as the burger. From topping selection to how well you like it done, everybody has a preference when it comes to how they like their burger. Whether you like your burgers rare with minimal toppings, or well done and slathered with condiments, there is one additional factor to consider when it comes time to choose your basic burger options: How hungry are you?
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February 16, 2009   No Comments

Getting things rolling with a bagel toaster


There might be no better way to kick off a kitchen appliance site that with a toaster. Long an icon of the kitchen, the toaster has become a ubiquitous symbol for the warmth and home-cooked food from your own cozy kitchen. Bread is a staple of life, and the toaster is a cornerstone of the kitchen.

All of which leads to the fact that there are many, many toasters out there.

As with any kitchen appliance, finding the perfect model for you depends upon personal preference and overall usefulness. However, toasters are unlike other appliances because at their root they are quite simple. Face it: toaster innovation hasn’t changed that much in the last hundred years. Oh sure, they are more efficient, (and safe), but at the core, its purpose is simply to toast a slice of bread…or a bagel.

The Hamilton Beach Extra-Wide-Slot Toaster comes in classic chrome and accommodates larger bread items, such as bagels. Melding the old and the new together into a distinctive finish, the toaster is attractive, functional and most importantly specialized for those that crave a perfect bagel. The bagel control stetting allows for the toaster to brown one side of the bagel, while gently warming the other. Perfect for those that appreciate a properly toasted bagel.

There will be more (many more) toasters as we navigate through the myriad of kitchen appliances, gadgets and gizmos that are out there. Some will be shiny, some will be silly, some will be old, some will be new.

Expect a bit of everything. Welcome to Beyond The Kitchen Sink.

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February 16, 2009   No Comments