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Kitchenware News June 2018

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News ..............................................5 Ad Index .......................................22 GENERAL NEWS New National Sales Manager for Microplane 6 SPECIAL FEATURE Summer Cocktails 12 FOODIES FOCUS sofi Awards Winners 14 THE KNIFE RACK Ferrum Technology 19 GADGET OF THE MONTH Cauldryn Fyre 21 TRADESHOW CALENDAR 22 VOLUME 24, NUMBER 6 JUNE 2018 n $7.00 Continued on PAGE 6 We Get by with a Little Help from Our Friends BY LORRIE BAUMANN Everyone whose social schedule involves a fair number of potluck meals has had it happen — you make the lasagna or the twice- baked potatoes that you signed up for ahead of time, you bake it in your nicest oven-to-table baking dish, you take it to the party and you set it on the buffet table. And then in walks the blowhard who turns every social occasion into a political discussion, or your ex's new crush sashays in with her eyeliner out to there, and you start looking for the exit. And then you remember your nicest oven-to-table baking dish sitting there on the table, trapping you at a good party gone sour. Fancy Panz co-Founder and Inventor Jane Casey feels your pain. She invented Fancy Panz, basically a box designed to hold two sizes of foil pans so that it can be transported to an event and then look nice on the buffet table. When the clear top is Continued on PAGE 19 Authentic Kitchenware Tells No Tall Tales BY GREG GONZALES The term "authenticity" gets a lot of love these days from marketers and consumers alike. Brands say they have it, consumers demand it, but decades of consumer research suggest that it's not entirely clear what people mean when they say a kitchenware product is authentic. In the kitchenware industr y, it's the storytelling, the origins, the felt connection to the heritage and human hands who made a knife or pan that make a product and a brand authentic. Kikuichi, a cutlery brand based in New York and Japan, does not expressly state anywhere that its knives are authentic Japanese blades, but its knives and story do the talking. The brand has roots in 13th Centur y Nara, Japan, where Japanese blademaking techniques originated and where the knives are made today. O wner Ikuyo Yanagisawa is the fourth- generation owner, a descendant of master swordsmith Shiro www.kitchenwarenews.com KITCHENWARE NEWS & Housewares Review The Charlie Cart Project: Better Living Through Home Cooking Goods for Cooks Offers Fare for Foodies See PAGE 17 See PAGE 5

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