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Peugeot Royan Salt and Pepper Mill – A Paragon of Beauty for the Tabletop

33880 Royan MP 14Peugeot presents the Royan Mill, a beechwood mill with a delicate metallic tint that perfectly complements the natural veining of the wood. This paragon of beauty brings flavor to the table, with the iconic spice-specific Peugeot mechanism that is optimized for either sea salt or peppercorns.

The satin smooth finish is strikingly set off by a stainless-steel ring reminiscent of classic Peugeot design. The 5.5-inch mill is pillar shaped, with rounded edges and a gently curved indentation between the base and the head where the stainless-steel ring appears. The mill embodies an upscale elegance that speaks to a passion for fine craftsmanship and the gourmet experience.

“Peugeot has a long tradition of embracing the values of quality and authencity, and we are responding to consumer demand with Royan and other fine hardwood mills,” said Yvette Laugier, General Manager, PSP North America, LLC.

Made in France, the Royan Mill is made from local PEFC-certified beechwood. Peugeot’s exclusive mechanism is the strongest on the market, one of the many reasons that Peugeot has been the world leader in mills for over 200 years, The Royan Mill is fully adjustable from coarse to extra fine.

It is a Peugeot tradition to name its mills after culinary destinations from around the world. The Royan Mill was inspired by the charming seaside resort town of Royan, on the French Atlantic coast.

Peugeot Royan Salt and Pepper Mills come with a lifetime warranty on the mechanism, and a 5-year warranty on the body. Each mill has a suggested retail price of $45. They will be available for shipment June 2017.

Peugeot, the world leader in mills for over 200 years, offers more than 300 distinctive mill SKUs. For more information, visit, email or call 877.777.5914.

West Blade Technology Revolutionizes Grating, Zesting

LifetimeBrands4When it comes to grating and zesting, not much has changed in decades, until now. Lifetime Brands Inc. and Williams Sonoma have partnered to introduce a new grater and zester blade technology called West Blade™. The patented technology features tineless blades that allow users to grate in both directions, which also makes it easier to move soft and hard foods over the surface with minimal effort, helping to reduce time spent on food preparation. West Blade is available exclusively at Williams Sonoma.

The West Blade Rotary Grater shreds soft foods like mozzerella cheese and hard-boiled eggs, in addition to to making quick work of hard cheeses and chocolate. It comes with two interchangeable grating barrels: a West Blade Coarse Shredder blade for soft cheese and a West Blade Medium Flake Blade for shaving hard cheese or making chocolate curls. The gearing system operates with a smooth, easy-turning motion for fast and easy grating with maximum output. It retails for $49.95.

The West Blade Zester helps to create fragrant, flavorful zest from the surface of the citrus peels, without the bitter pith. It also works for grating ginger, hard cheese and chocolate. The zester features ultra-sharp, stainless-steel etched blades, and a soft-touch, nonslip handle helps provide a comfortable grip. A protective cover also comes with the grater for safe storage. It retails for $19.95.

The West Blade Small Flake Hand Grater and Large Flake Hand Grater feature bi-direction grating surfaces and also features ultra-sharp, stainless-steel etched blades. Food practically glides over the blades, perfect for rapidly shaving hard cheese and creating delicate flakes of chocolate. Soft-touch, nonslip handles provide a comfy grip and each grater comes with a food pusher and hand guard piece for safety and a blade cover. Each retails for $19.95.

The West Blade Box Grater features four total grating surfaces: three with West Blade technology — the Small Flake, Large Flake and Coarse — and one traditional coarse grater blade. This multi-use tool offers ultra-sharp stainless-steel tetched blades and quickly shaves just about any hard cheeses or vegetables. Like the others, it features a soft-touch handle. It also comes with a nonslip base to keep the grater in place and prevent interrupted work. This model has a suggested retail price of $49.95.

Teen Inventor R.J. Batts Debuts Tip Tough Line

When middle-schooler R. J. Batts started brainstorming about how his dad, a restaurant chef, could protect his fingers at work, he wasn’t thinking of fame and fortune.

“I just wanted my dad to stop cutting his fingers so often,” said Batts, now age 14. “He sometimes needed stitches, which meant it hurt to work, and he often could not play with my sister, Grace and me.”

With the support of his parents, Lori and Bob, R.J. set out to invent a product that would shield his Dad’s fingers as he cut, chopped and diced food. While working on sketches and 3D prototypes, Batts hit upon a simple yet effective way to shield each finger thoroughly up to above the second knuckle — the areas most exposed when using kitchen knives.

“I knew if I could cover those areas, my Dad’s hands would have much more protection,” said Batts. “Once I saw it could work, I thought other chefs might want it.”

He continued to improve the product, first by adding prongs to hold food securely in place. Then, to make the product sanitary for professional kitchen environments, he decided to forge the professional version from sturdy stainless steel, adding a series of holes to provide access for thorough cleaning.

Soon after he had a working concept, Batts was accepted into the local chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), hosted by the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. He worked with YEA! for six months, developing business skills, establishing his company — Picklehead LLC — and receiving advice from local business leaders.

TipToughAccolades and funding followed. In 2016, Tip Tough won start-up funding from Salisbury University’s Shore Hatchery Competition and received grant support from TEDCO. Tip Tough was also named Fan Favorite in Start Up Maryland® Pitch Across Maryland competition.
Arturo Suazo, Executive Chef of Sobo’s Wine Beerstro in Salisbury, appreciates the value of Tip Tough every day. “Tip Tough is easy to use, amazingly safe and no problem to wash,” said Suazo. “And it saves money because it protects fingers, limiting lost time from injuries and workers comp.”

The professional grade Tip Tough was so well received that Batts and his family decided to develop a home version. The colorful product offers the same features made of molded plastic at a slightly lower price point. Batts noted that they’re still testing the home version, but that it includes a small size that they found works for kids.

Paula Deen Country Barnyard Collection Brings Bucolic to the Kitchen

Inspired by Paula Deen’s love of country farms, Meyer Corporation, U.S. introduces Paula Deen® Country Barnyard, a new assortment of kitchen accessories spotlighting a quartet of classic farm animals – cow, pig, sheep and rooster. Designed in crisp white with illustrations of each farm animal in shades of blue, Paula Deen Country Barnyard is crafted in a mix of materials, including durable ceramic, sturdy and lightweight melamine, stain-resistant enamel on steel, and natural acacia wood. The collection’s nostalgic and playful styling celebrates the peaceful charms of country life and timeless appeal of farm animals. Faux hand-painted soft blue stripes on some of the items, which echo the design of country-style kitchen linens from the 1940s, further accentuate and enhance the collection’s nod to our pastoral past.

Countertop items in the Paula Deen Country Barnyard collection include a ceramic Tool Crock ($19.99), and an assortment of kitchen tools featuring solid acacia wood, and acacia wood handles with silicone heads that are each decorated with various farm-life motifs. The Kitchen Tools line includes a 12.5-inch Spatula and Spoonula in a set of two, a 10-inch and 12.5-inch Solid Spoons sold as a set of two, a set that includes a 12.5-inch Solid Spoon and a Slotted Spoon, a 12.5-inch Solid Turner, a 12.5-inch Slotted Turner and a 10-inch Solid Spoon.

For baking and serving dessert, Paula Deen Country Barnyard offers the following accessories made from dishwasher safe melamine: 3 Piece Mixing Bowl Set (Rooster 1 Quart, Pig 2 Quart, Cow 3 Quart), Cake Stand; Cake Serve and 2 Piece Set (Cake Stand and Cake Server). The Cake Stand and Cake Server feature a delightful stacked farm animal motif, and the mixing bowls include a rubberized base for added countertop stability, along with a generously sized lip for extra support when lifting the bowls.

The retro-style, enamel on steel Paula Deen Country Barnyard Pie & Cake Carrier is durably constructed to protect baked goods during transport. The locking lid – which provides 4.5 inches of height clearance – includes a sturdy handle for easy carrying of all types of desserts, including layer cakes, pies, tarts, and more.

Also made of easy to maintain enamel on steel is the Paula Deen Country Barnyard 3 Piece Canister Set, which offers tight-fitting acacia wood lids and silver knobs. Ideal for countertop display and storage of often-used dry ingredients, the small, medium and large-size canisters whimsically blend the collection’s signature motif of farm animals and retro country kitchen linen.

The new Paula Deen Country Barnyard collection will be available at retail nationwide in fall 2017.

Introducing the 4-­Blade, 5-­Cut Spiral Slicer by Paderno World Cuisine

padernoPaderno World Cuisine’s redesigned spiral slicer combines all the popular features and convenience of its three-blade slicer with a more compact and sleek design and an additional blade that ups the possibilities to a total of five unique cuts. The straight/accordion blade allows the user to create ribbons for salads, shredded cabbage for coleslaw, vegetable pasta and apple chips. When used with the included pin, spiral cut potato skewers can be created.

The angel hair shredding blade creates perfect angel hair strands from fruit and vegetables for use in soups or salads or as a replacement for traditional pasta with a delicate sauce.

The fine shredding blade is used to create a medium-sized cut to replace spaghetti pasta or for stir-fry and salads, while the chipping blade is for thicker strands or cuts that are perfect for roasting, sauteing or curly fries.

The size of the central coring blade has been reduced in this new model, reducing waste and allowing for the use of items that are smaller in diameter. The Paderno World Cuisine 4-Blade Spiral Slicer is available for purchase online at, at and in Williams Sonoma retail stores for $49.95.

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