Meat: Donald Russell Limited

September 18, 2020 Chris Malme 0

Just had a wonderful meat delivery from Donald Russell. I was a little concerned, as it had been delayed a day by DHL, but Russells assured me that their frozen shipping packaging is good for 48 hours. Indeed, when it arrived, it was still frozen.

Gadget: Ninja Foodi Max Multicooker OP500UK.

September 17, 2020 Chris Malme 0

The Ninja Foodi is a combined pressure cooker, slow cooker and air fryer. It manages this by having two lids. The Air Fryer lid is permanently attached, hinged at one side, and containing a powerful heating element and fan. With that raised out of the way, you can use the Pressure Cooker lid, which locks on to the cooker.

Moving from Air Fryer to Foodi – Ease of Cleaning

September 6, 2020 Chris Malme 0

I’ve just replaced my Ninja Air Fryer with a Ninja Foodi – more on that, later. It was a sensible move, in that it combined the functions of at least 3 large counter top devices – Air Fryer, Instant Pot and Slow Cooker – into one. My old Air Fryer and trusty Morphy Richards Sear & Stew slow cooker are going into storage, freeing up much needed space in my kitchen. My Instant Pot has been donated to some very grateful neighbours, who are going to make good use of it.

ProQ Steel Food Smoking Cabinet

September 2, 2020 Chris Malme 2

Seven years ago, I bought a ProQ Cold Smoking Kit, which consisted of a ProQ Cold Smoke Generator – a square metal mesh maze, which you load with wood dust and slowly burns from the outside to the centre – and a smoking chamber.

That smoking chamber, surprisingly, was made of cardboard. The new one is galvanised steel.