Quality and the Art of PAZAZ

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Bake The Best – Pazaz Premium Bakeware

In the land of blogs and infomercials we tend to get lost if the message is too long and the product not to our immediate needs. The beauty of the Art of PAZAZ™ is the ability to find those that demand from the products we buy the inalienable right to the best quality available.

Yesterday I got a call from a dear friend that had purchased the combo PAZAZ™ Baking Sheet, Cooling Rack, and Baking mat. He has been a professional baker and was interested to test what I had told him are the best products available.

Now in the framework of an infomercial this would be a perfect time to dial the caller on line one and discuss their success with the product. Unfortunately because of limited time and money I can only tell you second hand what my friend (the baker) relayed to me.

He said, “I typically bake with the sheet pans I’ve been using for years. The problem was that the cookies at the back of the pan would cook faster then those in the front of the pan. Because of this one set of cookies would be overdone and the cookies in the front would be underdone. However, when I used your PAZAZ™ Baking Mat inside of the Cookie Sheet Pan it was Magic! The cookies cooked evenly and all I had to do was leave them alone for the allotted time and bingo… they were perfect.”

“In addition to that, I didn’t have to place any aluminum foil inside the cookie sheet pan or spray with an oil or other product to prevent sticking. Because of the silicone baking mat I could easily extract the cookies and enjoy the perfect product I’ve been looking for all these years. Bravo to PAZAZ™ and the wonderful products you produce.”

It is with great joy I relay this story to you, the customer, as I enjoy the satisfaction of producing the most amazing baking tools for home or commercial use.

Speaking of which, I also want to mention that because of the quality of the PAZAZ™ products, our baking mats are now being used at Jean George Steakhouse in Las Vegas under the umbrella of three star Michelin chef Jean George.

Thank you for your support and encouragement from all of us at PAZAZ™.

Summertime Recipes, Vacations, and the Quiet Explosion of Amazing Flavors

Today I prepare for a vacation that will rest the soul, stimulate the senses, and expand the horizons. Its interesting how we look forward to the journey, destination, and finally that solitude and satisfaction from rest and discovery.

Before we go I must say that preparing “Mama’s Muffins” from the PAZAZ cook book gives me a warm feeling that goes straight to the heart of this blog. As we journey to other places we are tethered to our home base but relish the discovery of new places, dishes in restaurants that bring joy and wonder, and finally the reflection of times and places that bring a similar sensation.

Summer around the globe is a time when people gather for outside activities which in many cases revolve around connecting to each other and nature. In this case we are going to a wonderful town located on the California coast that epitomizes the collection of my favorite two vacation topics… food and wine.

The restaurants we will be going to we have never been to before. This in a way is very much like when you are deciding which baking tools to use and you check out the reviews to determine the satisfaction level of the guests. The importance of the comments and passion in which they are illustrated demonstrates our belief that in some way shape or form they subliminally help craft our experience which could mirror their experience and thus becomes a trusting form of communication.

In the case of leaving a review that highlights the advantages of my PAZAZ kitchen tools its important to provide the necessary information to make an intelligent decision based upon real time users enjoying the satisfying ease of cooking with superior products.

This level of quality to produce a product, be it kitchen tools, restaurants, places to stay, or even the difficult to find wineries revolves around the commitment these businesses have made to provide an unparalleled moment that becomes the essence of satisfaction.

When we taste food or wine varietals that we’ve had hundreds of times it is rare and yet truly amazing when we stop and savor that moment which will be embedded in our memory if that experience is truly unique. The summer favors this type of enlightenment because of the vast offerings of harvest.

If just for a week a produce item is available we can align our thoughts to the calendar so that we can duplicate that experience each year. With infused oils and vinegars the recipes highlight simple yet satisfying delectable summer time dishes.

In this vein we are offered a montage of flavors that doesn’t overpower the product but enhances it. The beautiful berries from the west coast magnify the flavor profile of sweet and delicious to new sublime levels. Just a moment to savor the blueberries, strawberries, cherries, and tomatoes offer the taster with the satisfaction of living in the moment before the quiet explosion of our most amazing summertime flavors.

Organic’s Bring PAZAZ™ to the Feast

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Pazaz Bakeware brings Organics to the Feast

Today I was shopping at Whole Foods and found an array of organics that brought a smile to my face. When I look at conventional produce, touch it, smell it, and in some cases taste it I am baffled as to why anyone would choose conventional over organic.

If price is the only issue and you choose price over health than stop reading now. Go back to ordering tap water at high-end restaurants and wallow in the mediocrity of taste. Don’t live in the moment but exhume the conversation of dining at another restaurant while not living in the moment that is before you.

I only say this because living in the spatial continuum of the creative experience (which is the best part of us) is something difficult to grasp in the times we live in. However, there is hope.

This hope is attached to the sustenance that feeds the spirit and energizes our thoughts. Without the proper diet and tools to prepare the meals we love, then a link in the chain is missing. We can purchase all the organics we want but without vision and fore-thought it just becomes another meal prepared at a certain time without the value we must give it to enjoy the moment.

PAZAZ ™ was created to increase the value of those organic products. Each flavor is enhanced when prepared from a recipe that incorporates the tools that bring the meal to life. Each flavor becomes a journey down a road that winds to the palate.

The beauty of cooking in these days and times is the fact that we are receiving produce, meat, poultry, and fish from around the world. Most fresh food is delivered in a timely fashion so that we can have a choice unlike any past generations. This brings us to the opportunity to have the finest foods, enhanced by the PAZAZ ™ cook book while bringing smiles to all those that are lucky enough to be invited to the table.

Tonight I am making an organic butter lettuce salad with honey crisp apple, heirloom tomato, bean sprouts, and avocado with organic baked chicken dusted with fresh dill in a pear/cranberry vinaigrette.

Let the preparations begin while I live in the moment of this culinary sensory experience enhanced by music, wine, and the most important factor… those you love and care about.

PAZAZ ™ “The Heart of the Recipe is in your Ability to Create.”

To develop a wonderful recipe you must first determine the desired effect.pazaz premium bakewareYou must then add your experience, your skill set, time frame, and goal of your creation.

If your goal is to wow people that is one thing, if it is to prepare a dinner, lunch or breakfast for your family… that is another.

As we evolve within the frame work of our capabilities and within the parameters of kitchen exploration we become comfortable with what was once uncomfortable. A recipe is merely a guide line to execute a communication into a living breathing dish. This dish (if the recipe is followed to a tee) can make you feel your creative juices flow, and then the possibility for success grows exponentially.

Bringing a smile to those that watch the chef create involves a connection to the process and then the guests become a part of the experience. Using the PAZAZ ™ kitchen products makes the likely hood for a successful dining event almost a certainty.

I have been involved in the restaurant business for many years. I can attest to the importance of each and every ingredient and the kitchen tools you use tying together as one for the desired winning result. Purchasing certified organic produce, quality wild caught fish, and even organic meat brings the flavors together in perfect harmony.

As a kid I remember my grandmother making apple pie with apples from her tree. I couldn’t identify then why everything tasted so much better… but today I can. Not only was this truly organic (as my grandmother and grandfather never used pesticides) but there was the unidentifiable ingredient that bound this composition together, love.

My parents were musically inclined and so was my grandmother. They would play the piano, organ, and violin as an ensemble to accompany our amazing desert. I didn’t realize how blessed I was to enjoy world class entertainment within the confines of the living room. Each bite made me wish the taste and experience would never end.

This experience motivated me to study violin and enlist that teaching into cooking, and cooking into the business I bring to you, PAZAZ ™.

PAZAZ ™ – “The Magic of Cooking”

Cooking Is Like A Concert

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Within this concert of kitchen wizardry lies the skill of connecting ingredients in a symphony of flavors that will dazzle the palate and stimulate the senses.

Through-out time food has been a conduit between family and friends bringing dialogue, joy, and laughter to very special occasions centered around culture and religion. Every culture has its mantra of dishes that are high-lighted at certain festive events.

From tail gate parties at football games, Thanksgiving, and a myriad of other important social interactions the moment that smile comes to your face that brings you back to a wonderful memory… the connection is made.

This is how PAZAZ ™ was born. Quality based products that are orchestrated to produce the finest recipes passed down from generation to generation.

It is with this first blog that I enter these products into the realm of outstanding culinary kitchen tools that will withstand the most rigorous tests within the parameters as shown on the PAZAZ ™ product site.

PAZAZ ™ will bring a smile to your face as you open the package and see the complimentary cook book and the wonderful products you’ve purchased.

If you have an issue with any product packaged and sent to your door by PAZAZ ™ we would hope you reach out to me first – my name is Jack – and I will take care of your problem ASAP.

Because, without fine customer service we would be just like any other company… and that we are not.

Family, Friends, and Food – The Art of Connection

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In the spirit of PAZAZ ™ I would like you to realize the importance of connection.

So many times in this life we disconnect from humanity with our focus on material items and devices. We stare at cell phones many times in places that used to be sources of joy for human interaction.

Restaurants, family outings, over even the walk to school or work. These were typically places that humanity played an important role. It is with this observation that I would like to continue in the vein of “connection” and the beauty and importance that cooking, preparing food, and the orchestration of a meal becomes one of the last bastions for association, kinship, and relationship.

I have been in the food industry my whole life giving more than just mouth service to creating an amazing dining experience.

PAZAZ ™ products are designed to enlist years of experience in the restaurant business at a very high level and interact these tools with chefs to help them prepare dishes from the heart, connecting to the mind, and propelling a meal into the realm of “experience by which all others are judged”.

Or quite simply, bringing a smile to your face, a memory to your soul, or a person to your heart.

As family we still connect with food. The love that goes into the preparation of a dish cannot be googled, twittered, or even instagrammed. This love is the driving force beyond the PAZAZ ™ products.

In a moment of pure joy the connection between the Heavy Duty Aluminum Cookie Sheet, the Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, and the Steel Mesh Cooling Rack becomes apparent. These are products that go well beyond the expectations of most consumers and provide an easy rapport between savory or sweet and the final preparation of the meal.

PAZAZ ™ is more than a brand. As you use these products your connectivity with the product you prepare becomes even more joyful.

PAZAZ ™ products can help make at least one part of your life become easier and certainly more delightful.