2015 - A Year in Review and Many Thanks to our Customers
From new products to the launch of our new blog, 2015 has been a whirlwind for us here at Consiglio’s. To reflect on our good fortune, we’ve put together a quick review of our year, along with a list of our most products of the year.
Thank you to all of our loyal customers for sharing our passion for good food and great cookware, and making our 2015 an absolute pleasure.From our families to yours - best wishes, and Happy New Year!
2015 - A Review by Season
The Spring Thaw
While to most the snow melting signifies the end of winter and the beginning of spring, for us here at Consiglio’s it means the start of grilling season - a chance to venture outdoors, fire up our grills and welcome the change of seasons with tasty barbeque in hand (and maybe even soak up some sun if we’re lucky).
Already have a charcoal grill? Pair it with the Lodge charcoal chimney starter for a fast, efficient, environmentally friendly and chemical-free charcoal starter - meaning no chemical flavours or fumes seeping into your food as it grills.
Prefer to take it up a notch and cook directly on an open fire? Throw one of Lodge’s rugged, solid-cast iron dutch ovens directly on the coals for a hearty meal that also looks (and feels) really, really cool.
Birds chirping, grass growing and sun shining can only mean one thing - tomato canning season is underway! And, we here at Consiglio’s take our tomato canning very, very seriously.
This year, we were all about Fabio Leonardi’s tomato milling machines. Straight from Italy, Fabio Leonardi boasts an all-metal construction and self-lubricating system for the kind of quality, strength and reliability you want (and need) on your side when you get bushels-deep into your canning prep.
Ranging in size from 0.3 to 1.5hp, Fabio Leonardi’s got you covered, whether you’re processing a small-batch for home use, or milling hundreds of pounds.
Autumn - Time for Feasting and Thanks
When temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall, we here at Consiglio’s get a deep, deep yearning for hearty comfort foods. Braised meats, stews, soups, pastas, roasts - the kind of foods that sticks to your bones and warms both your body and soul.
This year, we’ve been turning to our Le Creuset and Staub enameled cast iron cookware to help us fulfil this need - and for good reason. Enameled cast iron boasts excellent heat retention, along with all of the perks of traditional cast iron cookware without the need for seasoning and careful maintenance. Equal parts gorgeous and functional, both Le Creuset and Staub are perfect for the hearty, rich foods inspired by the season.
The only question is - which do you prefer? Check out our Le Creuset vs. Staub blog post for a breakdown of the differences between the two lines.
Snow and ice can only mean one thing here at Consiglio’s - meat grinding season! Whether we are preparing small batches to have healthier, tastier additive-free ground meat for home cooked meals, or working with big game hunters, we turn to Fabio Leonardi - fast, strong and reliable, their meat grinders come in 0.3 to 1.5hp sizes, with tomato milling attachments available.
Cure your own meat at home? Consider one of our electric meat slicers to help get the perfect cut for serving.
Top Products of 2015
Jura F8 -
Sleek, Swiss-made and offering the ultimate convenience in beverage making, Jura’s F8 is the best in its class, and one of our top automatic espresso makers of 2015. A one-touch machine, the F8 delivers the perfect espresso experience, offering automatic cappuccinos, lattes, and a range of espresso beverages.
Le Creuset 26cm Cherry Red Dutch Oven -
The bench-mark by which all other pasta makers are gauged, Marcato’s Atlas 150 takes the crown as our most-popular pasta maker of the year. Check out our recent post on Marcato for a rundown of specs and options!
The pinnacle of stove top espresso makers, Giannina features an unparalleled quality, 18/10 stainless steel construction (making it induction compatible!) and unique patented handle-locking system. Made in Italy, these espresso makers are second to none.
Balancing fruity and floral fragrant notes with a lively, complex body to create an espresso that is nuanced and an absolute pleasure for the pallet our own Aroma Eccellente is subtle, smooth, and with a natural earthy sweetness - making it ideal for enjoying the perfect espresso.