Brigade Style Kitchen: French Skillet, Sauté, Saucier

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to comparing sauté pans, frying pans, and even French skillets. A French skillet is often referred to as a combination of a sauté pan and frying pan. A sauté pan always has very straight sides and commonly used with a lid to reduce evaporation. Skillets are […]

Coatings Guide

A non-stick coating At Sitram, we offer several cookware equipped with non-stick coatings (including pans and pots). Guaranteed without PFOA (a toxic solvent used to fix PTFE in utensils), they present no risk to your health. Our utensils can be equipped with one or more layers of coatings (we speak of multi-layer coatings). The greater the number of […]

Holiday Cast Iron Cookware – On Sale!

Enamel Cast iron Cookware is ideal for its heat retention, use on various heat sources and stylish oven to table presentation.  Enamel cast iron cookware also tends to be heavier and sturdier, which allows it to last for several generations. The enamel surface, which has non-stick properties, is very easy to clean and maintain.  Perfect […]

Bristol Farms Beverly Hills – Sitam Pop Up Shop – Join us!

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Join us at Bristol Farms in West Hollywood this weekend (Nov 22-23) for a Culinary Demonstration. Learn pressure cooking techniques & enjoy a Holiday Tasting. Bristol Farms #chef #beverlyhills #losangeles #food#cooking #pressurecooking #thanksgiving #kitchen #demonstration

Squash Soup for Thanksgiving

Plan an unforgettable Thanksgiving feast with the best Turkey Day recipes for every course. For starters, serve up something warm for your Thanksgiving meal with delicious pressure cooked squash soup. This dish can be prepared quickly and adds a flavorful, velvety and creamy addition to the menu. For a special presentation, hollow out small pumpkins […]

Thanksgiving Tip – Mise en Place

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Thanksgiving Tip: Mise En Place   The French culinary phrase which means “everything in its place” refers to the setup required before cooking. Perfect for Thanksgiving!   Set the Menu: Think about balance. If your Thanksgiving dinner includes a fattier, heavier main course, like a roast, the sides should be lighter and brighter; if you […]

Pomegranates in Cooking

The pomegranate industry is poised for rapid growth by 2024. IRI/Fresh Look data indicates that fresh pomegranate retail sales volume in 2018 was 34.5 million pounds, up 16% from 2017. Industry estimates put the fresh crop (760 varieties) this year at close to 6 million boxes in 2019 (due to weather: hail & wind). In […]


At first sight you’ll notice that size really sets these two varieties of scallops apart. Bay scallops are relatively small, while sea scallops can be up to three times larger. The difference in size has an effect on flavor & best way to cook each variety. Bay scallops are typically found in the shallow waters […]

Savory Shallots

While shallots and onions are related, they differ basic ways and cooking applications vary by dish. Unlike regular onions, which grow as single bulbs, shallots grow in clusters, more like garlic. They are a bit sweeter than regular onions, and their flavor is subtle. Shallots are a good option for seasoning in raw applications like […]