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About Fante's Kitchen Shop

One of America's oldest and most distinguished resources for cooks' wares, established in 1906 in the heart of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market.

2014 Holiday Staff Picks – Anything Goes

Last week, we compiled a list of our favorite holiday gift items under $50. This week, we asked our staff to choose a gift from our wide selection of kitchen wares that they would love to give or receive this year if budget weren’t an issue. Some went for useful items that help make everyday cooking and baking easier and more fun, while others went all out and chose their ultimate fantasy gifts. Read below to see what they said!

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2014 Holiday Staff Picks – Under $50

Gift BoxIt’s that time of year again, and holiday gift shopping is upon us! Every year, many of our readers and customers have told us how much they enjoy seeing what our staff chooses to give as holiday presents for friends and family.

We’ve compiled our favorite kitchenware items for 2014, with one rule: What would we choose if we had only $50 to spend?

From personal coffee makers to home cheese making kits, read below to see the wide range of foodie gifts we chose:

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Ask Nina Rose: Why Should I Brew My Coffee Cold?

Nina Rose's Iced CoffeeCold water brewing is a method that’s used to produce a smooth cup of iced coffee by soaking the grounds in water for an extended period of time. Proponents enjoy a mild acidity, with less bitterness than coffee brewed with hot water, and an intense, yet smooth flavor.

While hot brewed coffee is best drunk right away, cold brewed coffee can stay fresh in your fridge for up to two weeks. You can enjoy delicious iced coffee without having to make a batch every day (that is, if you can make it last that long!).

There are many different methods that can be used to brew coffee cold, from leaving it in a french press overnight, to using special cold brew systems like the Toddy and the Yama Cold Brewer. Today, I’m going to take you through my experiences cold brewing with the CoffeeSock which has quickly become my new favorite way of brewing rich and smooth iced coffee with ease.

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