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Dressing the Table: Contemporary Fine Dining

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 gennaio 2020

London – Welcoming the new year with fresh inspiration to reinvigorate tableware for 2020 – whatever the occasion – Christie’s new online sale Dressing the Table: Contemporary Fine Dining is now open to view online, ahead of opening for bidding on 22 until 29 January. Providing dynamic opportunities to mix prints, patterns and one-of-a-kind objects for a thoroughly modern table this year – be it for afternoon tea, an alfresco breakfast, dinner or a home bar – this curated selection of 55 lots ranges from Versace and Dior-designed plates and cutlery to Baccarat glass, Chinese Export porcelain and grand silver candelabra. Estimates start from £800 up to £18,000. Selected highlights from the sale will be on view at Christie’s Headquarters in London from 13 to 22 January, curated by homeware designer and style curator Petra Palumbo who will also be giving guidance in person during a talk on ‘Dressing the Table’ at Christie’s Late on Monday 13 January.
Petra Palumbo explains: “It was an honour and a privilege to collaborate with Christie’s, styling five different vignettes using a curated selection of items from their online dining sale along with my own wares. There were so many unique pieces to play around with, I had such fun mixing prints, patterns and layering colour and not being too precious about matching everything perfectly. My goal was to inject a sense of humour into the settings via the details; for example the M&Ms loosely scattered on the table alongside the lovely German silver pheasants and the ornately decorated porcelain ‘Flora Danica’ table service. I love marrying the old and the new in an unexpected way and I hope my settings will inspire people to have fun, be daring and try not to overthink it!”Matilda Burn, Head of Sale, Associate Specialist European Ceramics and Glass comments: “Dressing the Table offers a wonderful opportunity to leave the Christmas feasting behind and start 2020 with a fresh look for entertaining. I love the mixture of older and contemporary pieces and the combination of the two can create a completely unique look, as Petra’s styling highlights.”

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7.9 Million Aussies Are Opting to Dine In

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 6 settembre 2018

The glamour of dining out has been surpassed by Aussies’ desire to eat at home, with a surprising 7.9 million turning to home-cooked meal solutions, according to new Crock-Pot research released today. The research revealed that while most enjoy dinner at home every night (68 per cent every week night and 52 per cent on weekends), Aussies are poor cooks. Yet, as Crock-Pot has found in their data, talent is no barrier. Despite over half claiming to have below average cooking skills (54 per cent), Aussies are empowering themselves, with 67 per cent seeking new cooking methods, and 41 per cent now entertaining at home more than five to ten years ago.As more Aussies are opting to dine in, the data found general health is the leading driver for food choices (43 per cent choosing this as their top health concern), indicating that increasing health concerns are redirecting our lifestyle habits. The past decade has seen fried food consumption drop by eight per cent and grains, salads and steamed food increasing (15, eight and 12 per cent respectively). The growing impact of dietary trends is also prominent, with Mediterranean and Vegetarian cuisines seeing the biggest hike in consumption (14 per cent vs 24 per cent and 15 per cent vs 25 per cent).According to Crock-Pot, while health is front of mind for Australians, time poverty is also a major lifestyle contributor. An alarming one quarter of Aussies are time poor (23 per cent) and half of our population (48 per cent) claim to not have time to cook as much as they hope to. The findings also show a 14 per cent increase in slow/pressure cooked meals, alongside the cheaper, perfect cut of meat for slow-cooking, beef off cuts rising seven per cent. This highlights that Aussies’ busy lives have resulted in savvy, convenient, home cooking and entertaining solutions.
Commenting on the research, Newell Brands Home Economist Jill Cooney said, “We’re proud to see Australians’ foodie culture translate to their home kitchen. It’s long been known that we’re a time-poor and health conscious nation, looking for convenient and easy cooking solutions that will fit into our everyday, busy lives. Yet, what’s most exciting, is not having skill be a barrier, and instead being empowered to spend more time at home cooking for and entertaining family and friends.”In our digital age, as new product innovations become sought after, the findings indicate ‘the MasterChef effect’ is both inspiring and adding pressure to our nation of terrible cooks. TV shows are inspiring 54 per cent of Aussies; while 42 per cent feel more pressure to cook impressive meals. Social media is also causing a rise in “Insta-worthy meals”, with a whopping 96 per cent inspired to prepare a meal by something they’ve seen on social media, and 12 per cent are proud culprits of posting their home-cooked creations on social media.
Thankfully, Crock-Pot® has the solution to help Australians prepare healthy, flavorsome home cooked meals at ease with the all-new Crock-Pot® Express Multi-Cooker. The Express revolutionises home cooking with its ability to cook any dish up to 70 per cent faster at the touch of a button, meaning less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family. The convenient solution for time-poor Australians’ ‘mid-week meal dilemma’, the 12 in 1 multi-cooker can Pressure Cook, Slow Cook, Steam, Sauté and more so you can easily prepare any recipe, using one convenient appliance in no time without compromising the taste.

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