Tickle Your Tastebuds at Eat Drink SF!

For the second year running we at Riggs Distributing are feeling pretty fortunate to have the privilege of sponsoring Eat Drink SF, San Francisco’s annual food, wine and spirits festival (formerly known as SF Chefs).

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Newly located this year at Fort Mason and mostly taking place in both the Pavilion and Conference Center, Eat Drink SF is a favorite way to taste the flavors and breadth of offerings from the best of the Bay Area’s chefs, mixologists, brewers, and wine experts. Created by gourmands for like-minded connoisseurs of culinary experiences that capture the best of what the Bay Area offers in raw talent and cultivated resources.

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A Kitchen in Balance: Eye-Catching, Family-Friendly Design

There are so many elements incorporated into the design of a kitchen that it is a challenge to begin to understand how balance is achieved in beauty, functionality and innovation. I recently walked through a kitchen designed by Cheryl Hamilton-Gray featuring Sub-Zero and Wolf that perfectly captured such a balancing act that was designed with a family in mind.

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By the title of this post alone you may think I am referring to our own live Sub-Zero and Wolf kitchens in the Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center and Showroom here in Burlingame, but I am not.

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Ginger-Orange Rolled Fish with Snap Peas, Carrots, and Shitake

In the San Francisco Bay Area we are lucky to have a lot of really fresh food available in our local markets year round. Here is a recipe for what we, at the Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, refer to as fast food done fresh: Ginger-Orange Rolled Fish.

This recipe is a perfect choice to showcase what Wolf’s Convection Steam Oven can do! Delicately steam the fish and prep the delicious array of vegetables all at the same time.

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The New Generation Buzz and Wolf’s New Coffee System

In case you haven’t heard, Sub-Zero and Wolf is in the midst of the largest-scale new product introduction in the company’s history. It began over year ago and is slated to continue through 2015. The rollout of the New Generation of Sub-Zero and Wolf is exciting for those of us who’s job it is to educate individuals interested in what it is and why it matters.

A sampling of the diverse line up of New Generation debuting now

A sampling of the diverse line up of New Generation debuting now

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Counter-Intuitive Options for a Healthy You!

In the San Francisco Bay Area we are fortunate to have fresh produce available year round. Our farmers’ markets are always full of the season’s best offerings, and in summer that includes the widest variety of vegetables and fruit, including artisanal food items crafted from the season’s finest. We invited guests to our Sub-Zero and Wolf kitchens to taste the “fruits” of our recent culinary labors and cook with us.

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One of the many gifts of being a chef is the never-ending stream of inspiration that comes to me in a variety of forms: a chat with a purveyor from the farmer’s market, a cooking session with another chef or a walk through Chinatown. It is all there for the tasting!

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Eggs To Dye For: Dyeing & Marbleizing Eggs with a Wolf (Convection Steam Oven, that is)

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Nature is a constant source of wonder. To me, food is the ultimate expression of nature’s creativity. The colors, shapes and flavors of food will never cease to amaze and delight me. As I continue a lifetime of culinary discovery, I find a limitless well of delicious discoveries to even something I have done time and again.  Take dyeing eggs, for example… Continue reading

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Communal Cooking Experiences at Riggs

For some the allure of being in the kitchen has more to do with what’s coming out of the oven than what ingredients are going in. Some are drawn into the kitchen out of necessity and some are there to indulge their creativity through sweet and savory experimentation. Rachelle Boucher, our new Culinary Marketing & Showroom Manager, is one person who is drawn to the kitchen for a few reasons: to play, perform and produce more than just a meal, but an experience.

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Calling All Designers: The 2013-14 Sub-Zero and Wolf KDC is Now Open!

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Kapalua Kitchen by Kristen Totah of Studio K Kitchens and Design

Our team at Riggs is delighted to announce the return of the highly acclaimed Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest (KDC)! Coming back for its 11th running, this contest is bigger and better than ever!

Entries can be submitted online from today through December 31, 2014  by clicking here.

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“No Fuss, No Truss” Simple Roasted Chicken

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Usually, when roasting a chicken or turkey, it is best to tie (truss) it with cooking twine to prevent the chicken from cooking unevenly and drying out. When I first began roasting chickens in the Wolf Convection Steam Oven (CSO), I would always truss it. The chicken was always so incredibly moist and juicy, with a crispy crust and I realized that I may not even need to truss it at all. We tried the method of roasting right from the CSO training materials, and the un-trussed chicken was superb!

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Sub-Zero Group, Inc and ASKO Form a New Alignment

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Just announced in this first week of February, there is a new partnership between ASKO and Sub-Zero Group Inc. The two companies have forged a new company, ASKO Distribution North America, LLC, aligning their strengths and off-setting areas of weakness to offer customers the very best the luxury appliance industry offers in food preservation, cooking, and cleaning products for the home.

ASKO folds laundry and dishwashing into the mix of products offered by Sub-Zero and Wolf, the leaders of refrigeration and cooking appliances, extending our product offering from the kitchen to the entire home.

Effective April 1, 2014, Sub-Zero Group’s well-established distributor/dealer network will  add ASKO dishwashers and laundry to it’s burgeoning family of products as the New Generation of Sub-Zero and Wolf continues to roll out throughout 2014 and 2015.

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