"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi has unveiled a new porcelain and glassware dinnerware collection with designs based on traditional Indian decorative forms. The Padma collection includes classic white dinnerware pieces with filigree and flowery designs.
Emeril Lagasse's new line of cookware will hit shelves in JC Penney this month. The line includes dishwasher-safe nonstick frying pans, pressure cookers, pots with silicone handles that stay cool, a deep fryer, knife sets and much more.
Recently launched grilling gadgets include a wireless thermometer from Camp Chef that lets users check food from as far as 100 feet away, and a GrillPillow that absorbs drip-pan grease. Charcoal Companion has introduced a humidifier set that adds moisture and flavor to foods.
Mars Chocolate is launching Snickers Peanut Butter Squared, a variation with peanut butter in addition to the classic ingredients of peanuts, chocolate, nougat and caramel. The square-shaped treats are sold two to a pack for a suggested retail price of 89 cents.
Renowned chocolate maker Jacques Torres offered a tour of his New York City factory, where chocolate is created from beans purchased all over the world. The factory has a walk-in oven, movie theater popcorn popper and a machine once used to smooth lipsticks, that now refines peanut butter and marzipan.