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  1. Evine is the post network sale version of ShopNBC. It was GE/NBC attempting to enter the home shopping network market to compete with QVC and HSN. And it has always been a distant third. And TE doesn't do much for me either. I just thought it was interesting they went in this direction. Admittedly they do seem to go for niche market items,. Their other celebrity chef Paula Deen has a knock off of the Puck pressure oven and a weird take off of a Bosch Universal Mixer. English has both a Phillips pasta machine knock off AND a vacuum sealing blender. So it may not be entirely out there for them to knock off the couple of countertop home steam ovens out there. OR it might be a sign that the steam oven is becoming more main stream and we might see a CSO, or a steam oven from another reputable brand, with a larger interior. Fingers crossed.
  2. Not the CSO, but another steam oven. One if the video (and if the dimensions listed for the up purchase accessory rack are correct it is slightly wider and taller than the CSO. So I was channel flipping and this was up on Evine. Todd English 1500 Watt Digital Multi Function Steam Oven One interesting thing claimed in the presentation is that the oven has a system to cool down the steam so you can put it under cabinet. I wouldn't count on that until reading the directions, but that would solve some placement problems for those with steam oven envy and no where to place it.
  3. Damn, I bought Cardamom Trail when it wasn't a buck. I have to learn to wait. A couple I haven't seen mentioned are: Melissa Clark's Instant Pot cookbook at $3.99 And Melissa Gilbert's Little House memoir with recipes at $2.99 (this one in case nostalgia might strike)
  4. Just a thought, but how about making the biranyi or any other recipe, but using its failings as a point of conversation for the club. This is about cooking as well as socializing, correct? Tell others about the curry seeds and mustard leaves and what they would have brought to the dish. Ask them what they think might have been used to improve their recipes. Help newbies come up with 'variations' to their recipes that might make them even better. It might make the evening even better.
  5. it got me interested. Mind you, as croissants or Kouign aman are not regularly made in my kitchen I am unlikely to purchase one at this time. (And for what it is worth, the tutove pastries did look larger and fuller to me.) Thank you for having brought it up.
  6. Pass? That price would have had me sprinting away in terror.
  7. Don't know if this is of any interest but the kindle version of Alex Guarnaschelli's The Home Cook has been marked down to $2.99 for however long. The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart And add me to those whose ebook cook book collection is so large it would run me out of my apartment if I had the physical books. I still love a real cookbook, but I can't resist the chance to read and sample a wide variety of cook books from classics to the latest hot thing with little money and no need for shelf space.
  8. Lucky Porthos - Who has an even luckier friend. Congratulations to you both!
  9. Cooking Light has jumped on the marketing plan for this oven now that they have an investment deal with Tyson foods. Personally, I don't think reading labels on prepared products is that difficult that I need something with internet access setting the controls for me, not to mention that the more electronics there are in an appliance the less likely it is to survive for what I consider an acceptable length of time. http://www.cookinglight.com/syndication/tavola-oven-tyson-foods
  10. The February issue of Delicious UK has a mini review of the Panasonic Steam Oven. Under drawbacks they say: "It's a bit pricey but you could argue it's not so expensive if it replaces a full size oven. I did find the baking results uneven and the oven is for countertop use only, which is tricky if workspace is limited. It's also hard to see what's going on inside because the oven door is tinted and the lighting inside is poor." Their verdict: "Generally well thought-out bit of kit - ideal for the single householder who is into cooking but lacks space."
  11. I'm not sure if discontinued is accurate. That listing is for the CSO-300N, Cuisinart.com has the CSO-300 discontinued, but has the CSO-300N1 on the regular part of the site with no listing of just the N. If the N1 is a newer version, it unfortunately does not appear to have an increased capacity (I admit to sometimes longing for the french door Oster largely because of its size). I do find it interesting that the click through merchants do not include Amazon, although that might not mean anything as they don't hi light a link to Amazon for another oven I know is carried there either. https://www.cuisinart.com/products/toaster_ovens/cso-300n1.html
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