I must have been too busy making a Thermomix Christmas card last week because somehow this exciting bit of news slipped past and was almost lost amongst the e-clutter on my desk. It’s not exactly “big news” but it is significant news for those of us who would like to see more Thermomix in Canada. (Thanks to Jennifer Schell at Kelowna Capital News for bringing this to my attention.)
When not in the kitchen, most foodies and wannabe-chefs across North America can be found consuming an indulgence of the virtual kind — educational eye-candy delivered by the food network. Be in on TV or online, the food network hosts all the best programs catering to food culture and is a mecca for gourmands and gourmets of all tastes. In last week’s food network blog post of ultimate gifts for foodies, guess which item topped the list???
Yes, that’s right — Thermomix takes another big step forward in Canada, as it’s named the #1 gift for ultimate foodies by foodnetwork.ca’s blogger Catherine Jheon.
Here’s what blogger Jheon had to say:
“Thermomix — the ultimate cooking machine! Scratch that, it’s a cooking monster. Manufactured by the German company Vorwerk, it’s a multi-purpose machine used for chopping, mixing, kneading, simmering, boiling and steaming. You name it, it can pretty much do it. That means you can get rid of all your other kitchen gadgets — this baby is all you need. All the top chefs have reputedly used one including Ferran Adria and our own Bob Blumer (see note). The only downside is the price tag. It retails for about $1,600! The upside? Think of all the counter space you’ll free up.”
- Bob Blumer and Thermomix:
food network blogger Catherine Jheon mentions that celebrity chef and cookbook author Bob Blumer uses Thermomix. To substantiate this ‘fact’ I opted to ask Bob Blumer who told me himself that: “as it happens, i used a Thermomix extensively a few years ago when i ran a disposable surreal restaurant in Paris for a week. It belonged to my sous chef, and we used it for all sorts of things. I was very impressed.” That said, he has not used one since..
- read the entire article on the blog at foodnetwork.ca
- see Jennifer Schell’s list at Kelowna Capital News