American Made, Kitchen Inspiration at SYW

At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we have lots of ways to garner inspiration in your kitchen. The kitchen is perhaps one of the rooms you most often frequent, and that’s why it should be just the way you like it. For our summer 2012, made in the USA promotion, we feature a few items that decorate with baking in mind. Proudly American made, these products could be the perfect addition to your kitchen this summer. Let’s take a look below.

Pictured here to the left is our beautifully crafted, French Rolling Pin & Holder. Made of solid cherry wood, the pin and its holder have a mineral oil finish; making it food safe. Designed in a classic “European pole” style, when finished and cleaned you can easily hang back up on a wall. What exactly is a French rolling pin vs. a standard rolling pin? Regular pins have handles in order to ease the “rolling-out” process. They are also typically bigger and symmetrically round beginning to end.

In contrast, a French pin does not have any handles and is most always tapered at the ends. Tapered ends present better pivoting and overall maneuverability. Regular bakers prefer this style as it allows you to really feel the dough and the pressure placed upon it. French rolling pins offer a better weight distribution and thus result in more even dough for pastries, cookies or rolls; the better the precision, the better the end result will be. Some say the European rod style pins are easier to clean, as there are no crevasses for dough or flour to get stuck in. Our lathe-turned pin is no exception and is a functional decorative for your home. This item is now on sale for $69.95.

Another idea for adding both function and nostalgic decor to your kitchen, is none other than our made in the USA, Baked Goods Clock. “Homemade baked goods served daily,” is a great way to add comfort in your kitchen. Our Baked Goods Clock will add an inviting feel to your cooking and dining space. With vintage charm and large roman numerals, this clock is stylish and easy to read. It does require (1) AA battery, not included. Now on sale for $34.95 this summer at SYW.

Complimenting our “rolling pin” theme, a final suggestion from Sturbridge is the Rolling Pin Sachet. Designed by Leslie Evans, our exclusive Rolling Pin Sachet is filled with corn husk and has a refreshing orange and clove scent. Handcrafted here in Maine, this sachet features a wooden rolling pin, bordered by an orange trim and surrounded by a vintage wall paper inspired, green and ivory design. It reverses to a gray and white country check pattern. In particular this item, but truly any product featured here, is the ideal gift for the chef or baking enthusiast in your life.

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