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)--Macy’s (NYSE:M) today announced an exclusive cookware collaboration with celebrity chef and Macy’s Culinary Council member, Marcus Samuelsson. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, Samuelsson spent his adult years living and cooking in America where he was inspired by the country’s eclectic cuisine composed of traditional foods from countless immigrant groups. His new cookware collection celebrates the nation’s exciting and original cuisine with professional and versatile cookware pieces that are designed with ethnic cooking in mind. The “Marcus Samuelsson American Table for Belgique” collection will launch in September 2012, exclusively at Macy’s and on macys. “Marcus Samuelsson is one of the most innovative and recognizable chefs in the industry, with unparalleled culinary knowledge and a deep passion for cooking that continues to inspire our customers,” said Nancy Slavin, senior vice president of... “Exceptionally designed, the Marcus Samuelsson American Table for Belgique collection offers professional-level cookware that is essential for home cooks who want to create culinary magic in their own kitchens. In collaboration with Macy’s Culinary Council member and renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, the collection is an extension of Macy’s exclusive Belgique cookware line. Marcus Samuelsson American Table for Belgique features cast aluminum, a lightweight material with many cooking features similar to cast iron, including excellent heat conductivity, as well as an energy saving heat conductor. The nonstick interior ensures easy cleanup, while large, riveted, stainless steel handles add strength and stability. The collection offers a 10-piece cast aluminum cookware set, which includes 2-qt. and 3-qt. covered saucepans, 8-qt. covered stockpot with coordinating steamer insert, 8” and 10” fry pans and silicone trivet. Also available in cast aluminum are a 4-qt. Dutch oven, 4-qt. sauteuse and 8” fry pan. The cast aluminum items are complemented by essential cookware pieces, which are thoughtfully designed with ethnic cooking in mind. With curved sides that are ideal for stir-frying and sautéing, the carbon steel wok heats quickly and evenly and provides a side helper handle for easy lifting. The 12" restaurant-style fry pan is designed to go from stove top to oven and includes a heat-resistant removable silicone sleeve. A favorite for searing meats, the 11” cast iron grill pan’s ridges lift food. Source: www.businesswire.com
BEFORE MY husband and I said “I do” — before 130 guests assembled in our backyard — we’d already set up shop in the kitchen. By the time we married, Mac and I were both enthusiastic home cooks, old enough to know better. What we knew is this: No one needs a big, fancy set of pots and pans to make a house a home. I came into our union with a set of heavy-bottomed, stainless-steel cookware purchased at the store formerly known as the Bon Marché. It held me in good stead for more than 20 years. The contemporary version of that Belgique collection, available at Macy’s (and often on sale for less than $200) no longer nests for easy storage, nor is it made in Belgium (it’s a China import), though it does boast glass lids. My Belgique covered fry-pan is getting less of a workout since I scored a deeply discounted All-Clad stainless D5 saucier for $69. 99 at T. J. Maxx, though my 8-quart Belgique stockpot, outfitted with a bonus pasta insert, still gets major play. If you’re thinking, “Who needs a pasta insert when a free-standing colander will do. ” shut-uppa-you-face. Then think of other ways to use a stockpot with a pasta insert: for blanching vegetables, say, or hoisting the collapsed remnants of a whole chicken, leaving its golden broth in the pot. What about a carbon-steel wok. I paid $18 for a biggie at the Seattle Restaurant Store and won’t argue with Chinese cookbook maven Grace Young, who insists this versatile vessel is “the only pan ideally suited for stir-frying, pan-frying, braising, poaching, boiling,... I do, however, argue with my husband, whose kitchen came with a well-seasoned 8-inch cast-iron frying pan. That’s a great starter-weapon for any new wife, though this old bride prefers our latest addition: a pre-seasoned 15-inch Lodge skillet, large enough to fry a whole chicken. 95, this is your baby. I also married into a copper au gratin, a pretty oval thing perfect for roasting potatoes, though I’m even crazier for my Le Creuset stoneware gratin pan ($60). Longer and wider, it supports a layer of potatoes and a buxom chicken. If I had to call out my top pot, though, it would be my Le Creuset 5 ½-quart enameled French oven (pardon my Dutch). A major investment, it’s one that will last into the next generation. Whether I’m making split-pea soup, braising short ribs or baking no-knead bread, that regal red round is. Source: www.seattletimes.com
Picture a 33 year-old asphalt road: weathered with time, bearing the cracks and crags of decades of harmless-seeming water trickling into its crevices, freezing, expanding, breaking up the road from within. Most people wouldn’t want to trust their car to the safety of a road like this. And it certainly isn’t the image anyone wants to invoke when talking about critical equipment in nuclear reactors. Yet, on Friday the 13th, two leading materials scientists announced that the Belgian reactors, Doel 3 and Tihange 2, may be experiencing the nuclear equivalent in their reactor pressure vessels. essentially the piece of equipment that contains the highly radioactive nuclear fuel core being comparable to an old, busted up road. Thousands of cracks have been discovered in the pressure vessels of both reactors. This component is required to be integrally sound, with no risk of failure, due to the potentially catastrophic nuclear disaster resulting from the failure of a pressure vessel. As reactors age, the steel of the reactor pressure vessel is damaged – or embrittled – by radiation. According to the scientists, hydrogen from the water in the pressure vessel – which cools the nuclear fuel core – may be corroding the steel by injecting hydrogen atoms into the steel of the vessel itself , where it can accumulate and build up... Tests revealed a stunning 13 047 cracks in Doel 3. and 3 149 cracks in Tihange 2. After first discovering the problem and shutting down the cracked reactors in 2012, the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), dismissed the issue as a... However, further testing revealed unexplained and unexpected embrittlement of a test steel sample. Following these findings, both reactors were shut down again since March 24, 2014. But, the announcement of the materials scientists now go one step further: they state that the problem may well be the result of normal reactor operations. This means the cracks may be growing in size, and furthermore, that this could be endemic to the global nuclear fleet. Simply put: the findings in Belgium have serious safety implications for every nuclear. Source: www.greenpeace.org
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macy's (NYSE:M) today announced an exclusive cookware collaboration with celebrity chef and Macy's Culinary Council member, Marcus Samuelsson. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, Samuelsson spent his adult
I came into our union with a set of heavy-bottomed, stainless-steel cookware purchased at the store formerly known as the Bon Marché. It held me in good stead for more than 20 years. The contemporary version of that Belgique collection, available at
Picture a 33 year-old asphalt road: weathered with time, bearing the cracks and crags of decades of harmless-seeming water trickling into its crevices, freezing, expanding, breaking up the road from within. Most people wouldn't want to trust their car
The grand prize includes a 14-piece set of Tools of the Trade Belgique Stainless Steel Cookware, the opportunity to cook with Dave at the event, brunch with Dave for the winner and a guest, an autographed copy of Dave's Dinners, a $200 Macy's gift card
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Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s new cookware collection will be available exclusively at Macy’s and on macys.com in September 2012 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macy’s (NYSE:M) today announced an exclusive cookware collaboration with ...
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