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Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo 18-Inch Rolling Pin, Caramelized

Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo 18-Inch Rolling Pin, Caramelized

[ReviewAZON asin="B000UEWURM"]Created by Helen's Asian Kitchen in collaboration with Chinese food expert Helen Chen, this lovely and durable rolling pin matches French design with Eastern materials. A tube with tapered ends, the pin is crafted from bamboo, a renewable resource that is harder than maple. Smooth in action and gentle on the hands because it requires no grip, the pin measures 18 inches in length. Heat-triggered caramelization of the bamboo gives it an appealing honey color. Ideal for piecrusts, pastries, and cookie dough, it should be washed by hand to maintain its structural integrity. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen 10-Inch Bamboo Steamer

Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen 10-Inch Bamboo Steamer

[ReviewAZON asin="B000OFNL8Y"]An authentic tool for steaming vegetables and meats or serving dim sum at the table, this steamer from Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen line is crafted from tightly woven bamboo. In addition to being a sustainable material, bamboo is an effective steaming material because it traps steam, absorbs condensation, and retains heat. Here, the 100 percent natural bamboo slats are hand-woven into a layered cylindrical basket with a tightly constructed lid and secured with bamboo pegs. Tidy and attractive, the unit rests over a wok or, with a steaming ring, on a pot of boiling water to cook without fat or cumbersome equipment. Measuring 10 inches in diameter, the steamer is handcrafted, and detergent-free washing by hand is recommended. An instruction booklet with recipes is included. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Joyce Chen Burnished Bamboo 5-Piece Utensil Set

Joyce Chen Burnished Bamboo 5-Piece Utensil Set

[ReviewAZON asin="B0009XYW4I"]In today's rapidly changing world, using renewable resources makes sense, even in the kitchen. Joyce Chen's burnished bamboo utensils are not only earth-friendly, but beautiful and practical. Bamboo, a grass, grows quickly to harvestable size and is considered an environmentally-sound replacement for slow-growing trees. Stronger than wood, the tools in this set won't scratch nonstick surfaces and are so tough they won't swell, split, or absorb moisture like wood can. Moreover, these are dishwasher-safe. The burnished honey color comes not from a stain but from oven-roasting, which caramelizes the bamboo's naturally occurring sugars. Designed with Asian cooking in mind, but appropriate for other types of cuisine as well, this five-piece bamboo tool set includes a 12-inch mixing spoon, 12-inch slotted spatula, 11-inch tongs, and 13-inch stir-fry spatula, complete with a bamboo canister. All the tools are safe to use on any nonstick surface. Joyce Chen produces an impressive range of burnished bamboo kitchen tools and cutting boards, along with traditional woks and Asian-style cutlery for the dedicated home chef. --Ann Bieri What's in the Box Bamboo utensil set. The set consists of: 12-inch mixing spoon; 12-inch slotted spatula; 11-inch tongs; 13-inch stir-fry spatula; canister. 5 pieces total.[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo 15-Inch Cooking Chopsticks

Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo 15-Inch Cooking Chopsticks

[ReviewAZON asin="B000UEV1GS"]Oversized and extra sturdy, these chopsticks from Helen's Asian Kitchen are ideal cooking tools for turning potstickers, stirring veggies, and flipping prawns. Crafted from bamboo, the pair is both durable and light for easy, effective control. Their cylindrical shape is fashioned on traditional lines and measures a generous 15 inches to keep hands away from the heat. Gentle on pans yet precise in action, the chopsticks should be washed by hand for quick cleanup. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo Sushi Mat with Paddle

Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo Sushi Mat with Paddle

[ReviewAZON asin="B000UEYXK4"]A fun tool for the adventuresome home chef, this sushi mat set from Helen's Asian Kitchen makes sushi rolls, also known as maki zushi. Sewn from slender but durable strands, the sushi mat rolls into a tidy cylinder to shape the rice, seaweed, veggies, and seafood that make up maki. The sushi paddle is well suited to scooping and spreading sticky rice before rolling. Crafted from bamboo, a renewable and sturdy resource, the set has an authentic look and feel, enhancing the fun of sushi preparation. Washing by hand is recommended. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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