Tefal comes out with new cookware set

FOR OVER 60 years, Tefal has been making homelife easy with innovative products that started with the world’s first non-stick cookware. The iconic brand recently launched the Tefal Ingenio line, which makes cooking and storage easier for smaller spaces such as today’s condominium units. Busy foodies can cook from the hob, move to the oven, serve a dish directly from the pot or pan, and store leftovers in the fridge with the ultra-practical Tefal Ingenio cookware set. It features a 100% safe removable handle that can be switched from one pan to another in a single click and a space-saving, stackable design that ensures easy storage in limited cupboard spaces, for added convenience. Ingenio is crafted with the patented Tefal Titanium Excellence, which is a thick and sturdy titanium base with long lasting non-stick coating that has been tested to withstand 48,00 abrasion cycles. The handle features a smart ergonomic design for comfort, while it securely fastens to the pan with a three-point fixation system. This ingenious handle can carry up to 10kgs and it comes with a Tefal 10-year guarantee. What’s more, the Thermo-Spot thermal indicator on the Tefal pans tells you when to start cooking to guarantee perfect texture, color and taste. The Tefal Ingenio is currently available in Ingenio 3pc Set Blue Salt, Ingenio 4pc Surprise Red and Ingenio 5pc Set Velvet Purple. Tefal Ingenio, Tefal Natura, Day By Day, So Chef and other cookware collections are now available in Birch Registry. Tefal Cookware is exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Corp. and available in leading department stores nationwide and at Birch Registry.

M&S launches 2 new lines of wines

MARKS & SPENCER (M&S) is helping customers take a trip around some of the world’s most famous  wine regions with the launch of its new wine range, Classics. This specially curated collection has been created in partnership with expert winemakers across the globe and features some of the best examples of the most popular wine styles and regions. The new Classics range includes Claret from Bordeaux, France; Pinot Grigio from northern Italy, and Riesling from Germany. The initial collection boasts nine wines to choose from, predominantly from Old World regions. They are priced between P595 and P895. To create the range, M&S’s award-winning in-house winemakers Belinda Kleinig and Sue Daniels worked closely with expert regional winemakers and wineries around the world. The Classics wine range includes No.10 Classics Barossa Chardonnay, 2019, P795; No.11 Classics Corbières, 2019, P750; No.15 Classics Picpoul de Pinet, 2019, P750. These are available at BGC Central Square, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, Rockwell Powerplant, Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Robinson’s Place, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Ayala Cebu, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center and SM Aura. M&S is also unveiling 15 new wines this month with the launch of its This Is range. From spicy reds, to blushing rosés, tropical whites and more, these top-value wines are available in store with prices ranging from P450-P495 per bottle. Created by M&S winemakers, the new wines showcase popular styles and grape varieties, with bright, helpful labels showing customers exactly what kind of wine is on the inside. Ideal for new wine-lovers who might otherwise find the wine aisle intimidating, the range is designed to offer guidance on taste, styles and grape varieties to help customers begin their wine journey.  The full This Is wine range includes: This Is French White, 2019, P450; This Is Pinot Grigio, 2019, P475; This Is Italian Red, 2019, P450; This Is Fruity White, 2019,, P450; This Is Spanish Red, 2019, P450; This Is Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019, P475; This Is Merlot, 2019, P475; This Is Shiraz, 2019, P475; and This Is Italian Sparkling Rosé, NV, P495. The new This Is range of wines is available in all Marks & Spencer stores nationwide except Limketkai Center, CDO. Both the Classics and This Is ranges can also be purchased online at marksandspencer.com.ph or via our Viber Community at tinyurl.com/MNSPH-VC.

Chooks-to-Go goes digital

BOUNTY Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI), home of Chooks-to-Go, tapped Globe Business to provide customers with contactless access to food products. The leading chicken rotisserie company and one of the largest poultry integrators in the Philippines teamed up with Globe and its digital marketing subsidiary, AdSpark, to build a chatbot ordering platform hosted on Facebook Messenger. The new chatbot-enabled platform, which was built from the ground up, makes it possible for fans of Chooks-to-Go to view the list of products available in their locations, input their order quantity, and submit orders for processing and delivery. Once products are delivered, customers can make payments  via cash or the GCash QR codes provided by delivery riders. There are more than 1,200 Chooks-to-Go outlets.

Get a free dish with new Kuya J Salo-Salo bundle

KUYA J’s new Salo-Salo offering comes with a free dish. The Salo-Salo options include the Crispy Pata Salo, Pochero Bulalo Salo, or the Kare-Kare Salo. Each Salo-Salo bundle comes with a main dish, sides, and rice. Now every order of any Salo-Salo bundle entitles the customer to one extra free dish: Sizzling Tofu with the Crispy Pata Salo,  Grilled Scallops with the Pochero Bulalo Salo, and Lumpia Prito with the Kare-Kare Salo. This special offer is available until Oct. 31 for dine in and takeout at all operating Kuya J stores nationwide. Salo-Salo bundles are also available for delivery and pick up via www.centraldelivery.ph. Customers can also get the latest updates and exclusive deals by downloadng the Central Delivery app on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. 

The Empress Dining Palace offers traditional mooncakes

THE EMPRESS Dining Palace unveils two classic mooncakes — White Lotus with Double Egg Yolk and Plain White Lotus — for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on Oct. 1.  The Empress Dining Palace, now celebrating its first anniversary, chooses to stick to the Cantonese rendition of this Mid-Autumn pastry, elegant in appearance and generously filled with the iconic White Lotus paste made from fresh lotus seeds. Encased in a box are four  mooncakes, with two of each flavor, retailing at P2,088. As this time-honored pastry is meant to be gifted to family, friends and colleagues, bulk orders in six and above are priced at P1,888 per box. Orders may be placed in advance by calling 8292-0807 or 0915-543-1862 and are available for pickup and delivery. Delivery may be arranged via The Empress Express, The Empress Dining Palace’s official delivery brand and service, or through the guest’s chosen courier. Safely feast at The Empress Dining Palace located at 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Orders for pick-up and delivery may also be done via Foodpanda and GrabFood. For reservations and inquiries about The Empress Dining Palace’s latest promos, visit its official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/empressdiningpalace/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/empressdiningpalace/.

UFC launches ready-to-eat Gravy Sa Sarap

NUTRIASIA has just come out with UFC Gravy Sa Sarap, a ready-to-eat gravy product that tastes like people’s favorite restaurant gravy. UFC Gravy Sa Sarap is handy and convenient as there is no need to prepare or cook before enjoying it. Not just for fried chicken, it can be paired with different viands.

New show busts cooking myths

BELIEFS are passed down through generations, and some of them pertain to preparing and cooking meals. One popular example is that cutting onions will make you cry — but what if someone showed you a way to prepare a meal with onions without risking getting your tears in the mix? Join Sarah Huang Benjamin on Asian Myths, AFN’s latest webseries that debunks some of the most popular cooking myths across Asia every Wednesday until Oct. 28. Every week, benjamin will be showing viewers how to prepare familiar dishes without falling for false beliefs or compromising the most important aspect — taste. Some recipes will also take audiences through traditional steps like leaving larger chunks in a banana cake to add texture to have that nostalgic quality akin to having your grandma prepare it. Among the dishes she will be preparing are banana cake, beef brisket stew, and tendon (tempura don). New episodes will be uploaded every Wednesday on the AFN Facebook Page and on AFN’s official website.