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Rice FAQ

Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer

The top-of-the-line Zojirushi rice cooker. We’re showing it off this weekend!

We’ve been on a rice kick of late, and for good reason. It’s arguably the most popular food on the planet. And since we’re tinkering with the Zojirushi rice cooker for our in-store demo this week, what better time to visit the uber-grain?

Of course, a food with this much historical significance and variety can’t really be fully documented in a 500-word blog post. Rather, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions, ones we get from customers and ones we sometimes have to ask our chef friends.

Rice is kind of like a complicated electronic that you use as a footrest. There are so many things to do with it, but we often settle for the easiest – and blandest – use. Dear friends, let us open our rice owners manual, and see what we’re really working with here…

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Time For Me To Fryyyyy!

Do we have the timeless (yes, timeless!) REO Speedwagon song stuck in our heads this week?  Yes.

What does it have to do with frying?  Aside from the regrettable pun, not much.  But hey, we’ll take any opportunity we can to talk about REO Speedwagon, and we needed a catchy tune to sing while tackling our very important subject this week — the finer points of buying your next frying pan.

Purchasing a fry pan can be one of the more important (and intimidating) experiences you face when stocking your home kitchen.  A solid fry pan is arguably the most critical piece of kitchen equipment, behind a good chef knife.   So what should you look for in making this important life decision?  Think of us as the kitchenware equivalent of e-Harmony — matching you up with the right fry pan based on a variety of different traits and factors.   First, let’s get some facts straight…

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