Early Harvest Spanish Olive Oil has just arrived at Faraday’s, ONE WEEK from pressing!

Early Harvest olivesIf you want to experience the world’s most flavorful olive oil, there’s just one three-word secret to remember—fresher is better. Here’s your chance to enjoy the fresh, vibrant flavor of oil pressed just ONE WEEK AGO in Andalusia, Spain!

The olives are collected by hand, and cold pressed within 5 hours to ensure the fullest flavor. The oil tastes fruity and peppery, and is amazing on a salad or just enjoyed with bread. The color is a vibrant green unlike any olive oil you’ve ever tasted or seen before.

The price is $35 for a 500 ml. bottle.

We’ve got a bottle out for tasting. Come try it today!Spain Map with Andalucia DetailOlive Groves - Andalucia - Spain

Tips for a Gobbler worth Gobbling, if you’re cooking this Thanksgiving!

Turkey Oven IStock pngWhat are the basics I’ll need for roasting a turkey?

 You’ll definitely need a Roasting Pan (Faraday’s has a wide range of sizes and prices), a sturdy Turkey Baster, Twine for trussing your bird, a Gravy Separator for removing excess fat from your pan juices, and a Carving Knife (Messermeister Two-piece Carving Set, just $69.99, OR an Electric Knife from Cuisinart, $49.99).

 How can I raise my turkey to the NEXT LEVEL?

 Try brining it! The Classic Holiday Apple Rosemary Sage Brine from Austin’s own Sweetwater Spice Company lends an amazing amount of flavor to your turkey, while keeping it moist during roasting for the most delicious, delectable turkey ever. It’s easy to use, but keep in mind that you need a FRESH TURKEY if you’re going to be brining it. A bottle of Holiday Brine ($15.99) will do up to a 22 lb turkey. Allow 1 hour per pound for brining, and don’t forget to get your Brining Bags to make it mess-free!

 What should I cook my side dishes in?

 You’ll want to check out our colorful Le Creuset Ceramic Bakers, and one-of-a-kind Polish Pottery pieces. We have all shapes and sizes of oval, rectangular and square oven-to-table baking dishes. For those who love a delicious popover, we carry two sizes of Popover Pans!

 But what about dessert?

 We have you covered here, too! One of our top sellers for the holidays is Texas Pecan Pie-In-A-Jar ($12.99 – $14.99) from San Saba. It’s easy to make- just mix in an egg and some butter, pour into a pie shell and bake- and it’s amazing, whether you choose Traditional or Chocolate Pecan Pie. We’ve got your Pie Pans, too, in a rainbow of colors.

Or how about a festive Bundt cake? We have pans in Autumn and Christmas themes, as well as more year-round designs- more than a dozen, total! An amazingly simple way to make a gorgeous dessert!

 You can find everything you need at Faraday’s for all your Thanksgiving needs.  As always, we’re here if you have any cooking related questions. Give us a call at 512-266-5666!

How Sweet it Is… don’t forget DESSERT this Thanksgiving! San Saba River PECAN PIE IN-A-JAR

Pie-in-a-JarIt’s debatable what’s better about Thanksgiving dinner- the entrée, or the desserts. Regardless of which you prefer, it’s always smart to leave room for a little something sweet at the end of the meal. Whip that something sweet up quickly with the Great San Saba River Pecan Company’s Pecan Pie in a Jar, in either Original or Chocolate! ($12.99)

Just add a few ingredients like butter and eggs to the contents of the jar, pour into a pie shell and bake. It’s as good as homemade, but better because it’s so easy- and it’s made with fresh, local pecans just like your own would be.

COFFEE FEST This Saturday, with FREE Espresso, Cappuccino and Latte for everyone!

Coffee Drinks IStockThis Saturday, November 14th, from 9 am to 4 pm, join us for Coffeefest 2015! For one day only, we’ll be converting Faraday’s from a Kitchen Store to a Coffee Shop, and we’ll be offering FREE delicious coffee drinks all day long!

See how easy it can be to make espresso drinks at home, by test-driving the latest in De’Longhi’s Automatic Coffee Centers!  We’ll have several machines set up for you to try. You’ll also be able to sample some delicious Italian sweets while enjoying the freshest coffee, just roasted by Austin’s own Third Coast Coffee.

The 2014 US Barista Champion, Laila Ghambari of Seattle, will be here to teach several Espresso Workshops at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. You will learn all about Coffee Beans, Roasting, Grinding (and what grind to use for different brewing methods) and how to prepare PERFECT Coffee and Coffee Drinks. The cost is just $15 per person, and each attendee gets a set of two De’Longhi  Insulated Cappuccino GlassesTo reserve your seat for a workshop, call us at 512-266-5666 but there’s no need to reserve a time for the FREE ESPRESSO AND TREATS.

Laila_GhambariOf course, we’ll still have all the wonderful Pots, Pans, Knives, Gadgets and more that you love Faraday’s for… so come in THIS SATURDAY for a sip, a bite and a shop-around!

We will be offering 20% OFF All De’Longhi Automatic Coffee Centers!

Northern Indian Cooking Class with Chef Sunita Misra on Wednesday, Nov. 11th

Tikka MasalaJoin Chef Sunita Misra on Wednesday, November 11th from 6-8 pm as she prepares some favorite dishes from Northern Indian cuisine.  In this demonstration-style class you’ll be introduced to some traditional spices of the Indian state of Punjab and be shown how to create chicken tikka masala (marinated pieces of boneless chicken in a creamy spiced gravy); tadka daal (lentil curry); pilau rice (lightly seasoned and fragrant basmati rice); raita (yogurt based side dish).

Enjoy the rich aromas and freshness of these dishes with naan (traditional Indian flatbread) and compare the flavors of home-style Indian cooking with local curry houses! The cost for this demonstration class is $49 per person.  To reserve your seat, call 512-266-5666 today!

One Hour Barista-led Coffee Workshops on Saturday, November 14! ONLY $15

Coffee_workshops“Brew it like a PRO” and learn how easy making all types of espresso drinks at home can be.  $15 Coffee Workshops with Laila Ghambari, Professional Barista and 2014 United States Barista Champion, Saturday, November 14th. Laila will share her espresso expertise and answer questions, while you learn to make great coffee drinks at home.  You will gain knowledge around coffee, roasting and grinding.  Whether you’re a fan of traditional manual espresso preparation, or are looking for a machine that does it all for you, Laila has tips to offer to help you get the most out of your at-home espresso experience.

There will also be recipes and tastings available for some delicious holiday expresso drinks you can serve your guests this season. Every registrant will get a set of De’Longhi Double-Wall Cappuccino Glasses, so you can enjoy the art of espresso at home. The cost for this one hour demonstration class is $15 per person. We are offering four sessions of the workshop at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.  Show up early to the workshop and receive a FREE coffee drink of your choice!

Reserve your seat TODAY by calling 512-266-5666, press 3!

We will be offering 20% OFF All De’Longhi Automatic Coffee Centers!

Faraday’s will also be hosting Coffeefest THIS Saturday from 9am to 4pm, with FREE Espresso, Cappuccino and Latte for everyone! Learn more about Coffeefest

Watch De’Longhi’s barista partner, Laila Ghambari, compete and WIN the Unites States Barista Championship. Follow Laila as she heads off to Rimini, Italy on June 9, 2014 for the World Barista Championship!

Hands-on Knife Skills and Turkey Carving Workshop, Saturday November 7th

Carving Rosemary-basil rub roasted turkey breast garnished with grapes, blackberies, and fresh basil, and rosemary in fall themed surrounding.

Carving a Roasted Turkey made simple!

Do you get nervous in the kitchen because your cutting skills just aren’t up to par? Well, here’s your solution… Join us on Saturday, November 7th, as Ethan Hamme of Messermeister Cutlery teaches you to handle your knives like a pro! In this HANDS-ON 1-1/2 hour workshop, you’ll learn to grip, chop, cut, dice, slice, julienne, chiffonade, mince, peel, coarse cut, puree and more!

The last half hour of the class will be a demonstration on CARVING a TURKEY– with a freshly roasted turkey for you to snack on afterward. You’ll also learn how to care for your knives, how to use a steel to maintain them, and how to properly clean and store them. Two sessions of this workshop are offered at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. The cost for this HANDS-ON Class is $25 per person.

Reserve your seat TODAY by calling 512-266-5666!

Chef Katy Parker’s Famous Gumbo Class Wednesday, Nov 4th? Yes, Please!

Delicious chicken gumbo with rice, sausage, peppers, onions, carrots and tomatoes.

Delicious chicken gumbo with rice, sausage, peppers, onions, carrots and tomatoes.

Chef Katy’s Gumbo Classes have been a long-time favorite here at Faraday’s! NEXT Wednesday, November 4th from 6-8 pm, she’ll teach you the tricks to making the best gumbo ever.

Menu includes: Soft-Shell Crab with Apple Celery Salad; Chef Katy’s Famous Traditional Cajun-Style Gumbo, served with the Parker Family Potato Salad; and for dessert, Cranberry-Pistachio Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Orange Sauce.  The cost for this two demonstration class with light meal is $55 per person.

Reserve your seat by calling 512-266-5666!

To see an entire list of Faraday’s fall cooking classes, CLICK HERE.

Introducing OXO’s new line of Kitchen Appliance- THIS SATURDAY from 11-4 with LIVE Demos!

We’re delighted to be premiering the new “OXO On” line of electric appliances.  All of the design expertise and innovation  that OXO brings to gadgets, they now present in your favorite kitchen machines! Check out their new Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Toasters, Immersion Blender and Hand Mixer THIS SATURDAY, October 24, 2015 when we will have Representatives from OXO on hand in our kitchen from 11 am to 4 pm to demonstrate just how great these new machines are.

OXO CoffeeThe Barista Brain 12-Cup Brewing System heats water in the removable kettle up to the perfect temperature brew your favorite coffee, and precisely maintains that temperature throughout the entire brewing process. An intelligent microprocessor monitors time, temperature and volume throughout the brew, ensuring perfect coffee at home, with the ease of ordering at your favorite local coffee shop. ($299.99)


OXO Mixer

OXO On’s Illuminating Digital Hand Mixer lets you create gorgeous frostings, brownies, whipped cream and meringue. OXO’s Illuminating Digital Hand Mixer gives you the control you need to create the perfect results. And when you’re finished, the on-board beater clip, wrap-and-secure cord, and flat, stable base allow for compact, upright storage. ($79.99)

OXO BlenderWith the OXO On Illuminating Digital Immersion Blender you’ll blend up your favorite soup, tomato sauce, hummus, homemade ice cream, or fruit smoothies.  With a light to guide you, intuitive digital controls to steadily increase or decrease speed, and a powerful motor, OXO’s Illuminating Digital Immersion Blender gives you the control to create the perfect result. In addition, our Immersion Blender features a silicone shaft and a nylon head, that protect bowls and cookware from dents and scratches while blending, mixing, and even when tapping off excess food. ($89.99)

OXO GrinderOXO On Conical Burr Coffee Grinder With Integrated Scale’s intelligent, built-in scale precisely measures grounds using the pre-set ratio; if you prefer to customize, you can create your own coffee ratio and grind based on weight. Stainless steel conical burrs create a uniform grind for optimal brewing. The high torque/low speed Grinder helps keep beans from overheating while grinding and generates minimal static to reduce mess. Whether you like your coffee strong or weak, whether you use a French press, drip machine or espresso maker,  OXO’s Coffee Grinder can help you get exactly the grind size you need to make your perfect cup. ($199.99)

OXO ToasterEverybody’s definition of “perfect” toast is a little different. Some like it dark, some light, and others somewhere in between. The OXO On Motorized Toaster has nine digital settings, allowing everyone to find their perfect The LED countdown shows exactly how much time is left, the take-a-peek feature lets you check in on the toasting progress mid-cycle; and the “a little extra” function will give you a few moments of extra toasting time. (2-Slice $99.99; 4-Slice $159.99)

One-Day-Only EXCLUSIVE Le Creuset Trunk Show THIS Saturday, October 17th from 11-4!

blogTHIS SATURDAY from 11-4, take part in an Exclusive Le Creuset Trunk Show, where we’ll be featuring distinctive items from Le Creuset’s European and Asian collections! These unique pieces are rarely available in the USA, but you’ll be able to purchase them at Faraday’s.

Also highlighted will be the classic Le Creuset Dutch Oven, the perfect cooking pot for soups, stew, chili and other slow cooked specialties.

We will also offer ONE-DAY-ONLY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS on almost all of our Le Creuset! 

Right now we have a HUGE Selection of Dutch Ovens, Braisers, Stainless Cookware and Ceramic Bakers in a wide range of colors and sizes,  so now is the perfect opportunity to add to your collection— or do some early Christmas shopping— while saving a bundle.