Texas Paella Cooking Class with Chef Fer Candil

iStock Texas Paella 300x199 Texas Paella Cooking Class with Chef Fer CandilWhat are you doing on Wednesday, October 1st from 6 – 8:30pm?  Here’s a great idea:  Back again for her ever-popular Paella classes, Chef Fer brings us a Texas variation made with Chicken, Beef and Chorizo.

Menu includes: Gambas al ajillo (Garlic Shrimp); Green Salad with Spanish vinagrette; Paella Campesina (Texas Style meat Paella); Artisan Homemade bread with olive oil, and for dessert, Mimosa Sorbet. The cost for this demonstration class is $49 per person.

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

Introducing the EXCLUSIVE re-issue of Le Creuset’s 1958 Coquelle!

Loewy Coquelle 2 300x182 Introducing the EXCLUSIVE re issue of Le Creusets 1958 Coquelle!We’re introducing the new release of a limited production 5.25 quart Coquelle (French Oven) from Le Creuset, based on a 1958 design by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Never heard of him? Sure you have- he designed the Studebaker, the Coke bottle, the Air Force One logo, and hundreds of other iconic items! A fascinating guy, really, and well worth reading about on Wikipedia.

There is a very limited supply of this exquisite enameled cast iron oven being brought into the US, and Faraday’s is proud to be one of the few bringing it to market.  The vintage styling and coloring of this collectible piece are sure to be a hit with today’s cooks.

Pre-purchase your Coquelle in either Flame or Turquoise for $375 before Wednesday, September 24, 2014 and receive a special invitation to a private Le Creuset reception at Faraday’s on Friday evening, Sept. 26th!  Click on the color you prefer:


We will also be demonstrating the value of cooking with cast-iron on Saturday, September 27th during our Le Creuset Signature Colors Extravaganza which is open to the public! CLICK HERE to learn more.

New Milano Gravity Salt and Pepper Mills from Ad Hoc

Milano Mill 300x300 New Milano Gravity Salt and Pepper Mills from Ad HocInteresting people deserve an interesting pepper mill. With a modern shape and sleek design, the Milano Gravity Pepper/Salt Mill makes a interesting and fashionable statement on your dinner table or in your kitchen.

Activate your Milano Electric Gravity Pepper/Salt Mill by turning the mill upside down so the grinder points downwards. To stop grinding, turn it back and stand on stainless steel end. Grinding from the top means you avoid “bits” being left on the table!  The mill runs on six AAA batteries, and features LED lighting to guide your way. The Milano mill can grind salt, pepper or dried herbs in its ceramic grinding mechanism.  We’re now stocking them in both white and black.

The manufacturer offers a 5 year warranty on the product and a 30 year warranty on the grinder. At $39.99 each, they’re an affordable piece of usable art!

Mark your Calendars and get ready for some Festive Fall Events at Faraday’s!

LCOA Logo JPG Mark your Calendars and get ready for some Festive Fall Events at Faradays!Boy, do we have some fun events coming this fall!  On Saturday, September27th, our Le Creuset Signature Colors Event  will be taking place, and we’re introducing a number of new lines from Le Creuset.  There will be food, wine, demos, special deals and promotions, and more, including the special very limited release of the Coquelle, designed in 1958 by famed Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy.

Wusthof Logo 1 300x237 Mark your Calendars and get ready for some Festive Fall Events at Faradays!The first weekend in October, we’ll have THE KNIFE SHARPEST back in the store to sharpen your knives, garden tools, shears, clippers and more.  Great price, great service!  They’ll be here all day, Friday thru Sunday, the 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Saturday, October 11th brings us OCTOBERFEST, where we’ll celebrate Wusthof’s 200th Anniversary, and feed you brats, beer and kraut while offering great deals on Wusthof products.  We’ll have Wusthof’s chef here all day doing demonstrations, too!

Jura Logo 300x151 Mark your Calendars and get ready for some Festive Fall Events at Faradays!On Saturday, November 8th, it’s our 2nd Annual Coffeefest with Jura.  Come try out the latest designs in Automatic Coffee Centers, take a class from a Barista, and enjoy some great freshly roasted coffee from Austin’s Third Coast Coffee Co.

Stay posted for more info on these upcoming events, and make sure to keep those Saturdays free!

“Creating Desserts with Olive Oil and Balsamics!” $10 Workshop- Saturday, Sept. 20th

iStock Olive Oil Cake 200x300 Creating Desserts with Olive Oil and Balsamics!  $10 Workshop  Saturday, Sept. 20thJoin Chef Katy Parker on Saturday, September 20th for “Creating Desserts with Olive Oils and Balsamics”, a one-hour workshop in partnership with our neighbors at  Con Olio.

Chef Katy will prepare an Olive Oil Cake which she’ll serve with Mascerated Berries and Balsamic Drizzle, and Sheryl from Con Olio will be on hand to answer your questions about fine Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars.  You’ll get to sample the food prepared, and receive the recipes.

We’ll be offering three sessions of this one-hour workshop at 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30, and the cost is just $10 per person.  To reserve your seat, call Faraday’s at 512-266-5666 and press 3.

A New Level of Elegance- The Jura Impressa Z9 Automatic Coffee Center

Z9 300x300 A New Level of Elegance  The Jura Impressa Z9 Automatic Coffee CenterJura’s new IMPRESSA Z9 One Touch TFT Automatic Coffee Center doesn’t scream sophistication and elegance, it gently suggests it.   As soon as you see it, you realize that the IMPRESSA Z9  is setting new standards on multiple levels, thanks to its impressive coffee quality, user-friendly operation and captivating design.  You’ll create coffeehouse quality coffee drinks with the touch of a button.

Made from stainless steel and ABS plastic parts, this coffee maker makes latte macchiatos, cappuccinos, cafe crème, espresso, and other specialties in minutes. With all the luxuries a high quality coffee machine needs such as a milk frother, the Impresso Z9 is programmable, allowing up to 11 specialties to be saved using the centrally positioned preparation buttons and viewed on the thin-film-transistor (TFT) display. The energy efficient Z9 has an auto shut off feature and comes complete with a height adjustable spout and a 96 ounce capacity water tank, as well as a cup illumination feature which displays and presents coffees in all their elegance. Its 15 bars of pressure and fine foam technology create perfect coffee drinks with silky foam every time. Promising customer satisfaction, the Jura Impressa Z9 comes with a manufacturer’s two year warranty.  ($3,599.99)

If you are ready for a new level of coffee, it’s time to look at the Jura Impressa Z9.  Come in to Faraday’s for a demo of this machine or any of the Jura’s wide range of coffee machines.  All coffee centers are in stock and ready for you to take home.

A Stylish New Way to Store your Knives- RSVP Quartz-look Magnetic Bars!

RSVP White Knife Bar A Stylish New Way to Store your Knives  RSVP Quartz look Magnetic Bars!Want to keep your knives close at hand without cluttering up your countertop with a knife block?  Try a magnetic strip!

RSVP’s new Quartz-look magnetic bars are 10″ long, and have strong magnets embedded under the surface to hold several knives, shears or other tools.  You can either go with the black granite look, or white quartz. Either one will add a decorative touch to the kitchen, while conveniently storing knives up and out of the way.

This is also a great way to keep your knives out of the reach of small children.  Just hang a bar where adults can reach but kids can’t, and voila- you’ll know both your kids and your knives are safe from harm.

Mounting hardware is included. At just $24.99, you’ll want to buy enough to hold your entire cutlery collection!

A French Seafood Fete Cooking Class with Chef Katy Parker on Thursday night, Sept 18th!

Seafood is just one of those things that’s easy to ruin when cooking. Just a few seconds too long on the heat, and wham… dry fish.iStock Grilled Halibut Smaller 300x204 A French Seafood Fete Cooking Class with Chef Katy Parker on Thursday night, Sept 18th!  Want to increase the odds of your fish turning out perfectly?  Take our Fresh French Seafood Fete Cooking Class with Chef Katy Parker on Thursday, September 18th from 6 to 8 pm! 

Menu for this Feast a la Francais includes: Salade Vert (Green Salad) with Peas and Asparagus; Grilled Whitefish with Cherry Tomato Tartines; and for dessert, Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Soupe de Fruits Tropicaux. The cost for this demonstration class is $55 per person.

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

Safer, Healthier Grilling with Tovolo!

BBQ Trays Safer, Healthier Grilling with Tovolo!The Tovolo Prep & Serve BBQ Trays solve the problem of cross-contamination by keeping raw and cooked meats safely separated. These 2 trays stack on top of each other, allowing you to prepare and carry uncooked meats, from Kitchen to Grill Station, and then to place that tray underneath, providing a fresh uncontaminated surface to carry off the cooked meats, from Grill to Table!

The ridges and grooves allow controlled collection of the liquids at either stage of cooking: marinades before, and cooking juices after, so these can be poured onto your meats as you wish, but without fear of cross-contamination.  Tray set goes from grill to table and then straight into dishwasher.

This is a simple design that takes care of a pesky problem!  Just $19.99- just in time for the weekend.

Hands-On KNIFE SKILLS CLASS, Saturday, Sept. 13th!

iStock Knife Onions Hands On KNIFE SKILLS CLASS, Saturday, Sept. 13th!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, September 13th, as Ethan Hamme of Messermeister Cutlery teaches you to handle your knives like a pro!  Ethan is a true knife professional with years of experience teaching regular people like us how to handle 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!  We’ve added more techniques to make this class even MORE useful to you.  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 so that you’ll have your quality knives for years to come.

Knives, boards and produce to chop will be provided. We suggest that you wear closed-toe shoes for this class.

Two sessions of this workshop are offered at 9:30 am and 12:00 pm.  The cost is just $25 per person, and the knowledge you’ll gain is priceless.  To register, call us at 512-266-5666!

CLICK HERE to check out all our upcoming Cooking Classes for this Fall 2014!