It’s not just fashion that’s seeing a flashback to the 70s this year, with vintage cooking appliances also making a comeback.

Many of you may remember one of these sat on your stove at home with a slow stream of steam rising from the lid:Vintage Pressure cooker

Although synonymous with the 1970s these devices were actually created in 1795 by Denis Papin, when the Frenchman first attempted to speed up cooking processes using steam.

Since its heyday forty years ago, the device has advanced massively, with some models featuring a dial for controlled steam release, a pressure indicator, making it easier to see when the pressure inside the pot has reached the optimum cooking level and when it is safe to remove the lid, and secure lids that will only open when the device has finished cooking and the pressure is released.

Jump to present day and the pressure cooker is helping a new generation to discover a whole world of flavours and dishes – from succulent pulled pork to tantalisingly tender lamb tagine – pressure cooker sales increased by 66% from 2012 to 2013.

As Cook Food Eat Food writer John Loydall noted in a recent blog: “multiple safety features and modern build quality mean the days of worrying about exploding pressure cookers are long gone (whether this actually ever happened I couldn’t say but it’s certainly a fear we can leave in the last century).

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Want to try out this modern-take on vintage cooking? Here are our top five pressure cooker favourites:

  1. Pulled Pork – view recipe here
  2. Lamb Tagine – view recipe here
  3. Texas Beef Brisket – view recipe here
  4. Chicken Basquaise – view recipe here
  5. Chick pea, Courgette and Spinach Curry – view recipe here

You can read full reviews of our pressure cookers from Cook Food Eat Food and Emily’s Recipes and Reviews.

 

 

Every year the activist chef and Tefal’s partner Jamie Oliver hosts Food Revolution Day, a global day of action for the right to good food and essential cooking skills. Thousands of people all around the world are involved.

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Jamie’s Vision

“My wish is to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity” – says Jamie. By educating children about food in a fun and engaging way, Jamie Oliver wants to equip them with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives, for themselves and their future families.

“EVERY CHILD WILL BE TAUGHT ABOUT FOOD – WHERE IT COMES FROMHOW IT EFFECTS THEIR BODYAND HOW TO COOK IT

Take action

You can become a supporter of Food Revolution Day in different ways :

  • Sign the global petition. Since March a global petition is launched with change.org where Jamie Oliver will be calling on the leaders and governments of all G20 to make food education a compulsory part of every school curriculum. Sign up!
  • Get Involved. There are plenty of ways you can get involved, from whipping up delicious recipes with kids, hosting a foodie event in your community or challenging your workmates to a cook-off to sharing your photos on the #foodrevolutionday via social media.
  • Tell your local school. Get your local school to register online, download the teaching materials and get involved in Jamie’s exclusive cooking lesson online on Food Revolution Day.

 

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Go to http://www.foodrevolutionday.com for petition information, ideas on how you can get involved, resources, exclusive Jamie Oliver video and lots of new recipes!

 

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 Tefal’s ActiFryDay challenge gives Friday nights a health kick

A recent report by Tefal reveals that Brits are consuming well over half a billion takeaways a year. Based on the nations favourite takeaway dishes, this suggests we could collectively be eating up to 12,400 tonnes of saturated fat. Help us fight this craze where 1 in 7 of us are eating 2,900 calories per takeaway at least once a week.

To counter this fatty fad Tefal has launched the Actifriday challenge showing how Brits can swap their guilty high calorie takeaways to lower calorie healthier  alternative using the Tefal Actifry.
We asked an Expert nutrition consultant and author, Azmina Govindji, to help us with the challenge Azmina analysed the nutritional values of popular takeaway dishes compared with their ActiFried equivalents and said: “Most of us know takeaways contain fat, but sometimes we forget how high these levels are. Taking up the challenge is a great way of balancing the foods you love with healthier alternatives.

 

You may also be surprised to know that cooking a delicious chicken tikka masala in a Tefal Actifry reduces the saturated fat content from 17.4g in a typical takeaway portion to just 1g per serving.

 

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Why not getting involved and send us your guilty pleasure takeaways using your ActiFry?

Remember to tag @tefaluk on twitter/facebook and tag us on Instagram @tefal.uk

 

To enter the competition simply respond to the Easy Soup competition post on the Tefal UK Twitter, Facebook or Instagram channels telling us how you like your soup on 12/03/2015.

 

The competition will close at 14:00pm on 19/03/15 and 1 winner will be selected at random. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize before another name will be drawn.

 

The prize is one complete Tefal BL841140 Easy Soup.

 

To learn more about the Easy soup visit our website page from the link below:-

 

http://www.tefal.co.uk/Food-%26-Drink-Preparation/Soup-Makers/Easy-Soup/p/7211001883

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Further terms and conditions:

 

-         The prize can be sent to any address in the United Kingdom

-          No purchase necessary

-         The competition is open to residents of the UK  only and aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children & spouse regardless of where they live) of Tefal and/or its affiliated companies, their agents or anyone professionally connected with this promotion.

-         All entries must be received by 14:00pm on 19/03/15

-         One winner will be selected at random from all entrants, between 15:00-17:00 on the 19/03/15

-         There will be no cash or otheralternative to stated prize. The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable.

-          By entering the competition, entrants agree to Tefal using their entry across their social media channels and through online advertising.

-         The winner will be notified via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by Tefal. The winners will have 48 hours to claim acceptance of the prize and confirm the delivery details. If winner has not made contact with the promoter within this time period, the Promoter  reserves the right to select an alternative winner if they choose.

-         The prize will be delivered to the winners UK address within 5-7 days of acceptance of the prize and will require a signature on arrival.

-         The winning entry will be selected by an independent party and the party’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

-         No cash alternatives will be substituted for the prize. The promoter reserves the right to offer alternative items/activities of a greater or equivalent value should unforeseen circumstances require it.

-         Use of a false name or address will disqualify any applicant from receiving the prize.

-         The information you provide here willbe safeguarded under the Data Protection Act and controlled by the Promoter.

-         This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering this Promotion, entrants understand that they are providing their information (and any photo content) to the Promoter and not to Facebook. All information and photo content submitted by entrants will only be used for the purposes of this Promotion.

-         Entrants will need to adhere toFacebook Promotional Guidelines. Which can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php

-         These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

-         Promoter: GROUPE SEB UK Ltd. Registered in the United Kingdom Company No 01450244 at Riverside House, Riverside Walk, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NA

 

What better way to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day than with a romantic Piedmontese steak dinner for two cooked on your very own new black Tefal Optigrill?

We will also throw in a single red rose and ingredients for  a cooked breakfast so you can begin the morning after together in style.

Piedmontese beef is the perfect choice for health-conscious red meat lovers.   Originating in the Italian Alps, Piedmontese beef is as high in protein and as low in fat as chicken breasts but without any of the dryness.  The naturally tender and juicy beef is also higher in Omega 3 and lower in cholesterol than standard beef breeds.

The Tefal Optigrill is the perfect choice to cook Piedmontese beef.  As Andrew Gordon explains: “being totally honest, when we first spoke to Tefal, I had my doubts about cooking any of my low-fat and super-lean meats on a grilling machine.  But from the first time I used it, I was completely blown away.  Unlike run-of-the-mill machines which tend to dry meat out, the Optigrill keeps the moisture inside the meat intact while grilling the outside to crispy perfection.”

 

Our lucky winner will receive the following prize:

A New Black Optigrill

2 Piedmontese Sirloin Steaks

200g of Fresh Food Guru Turkey Bacon

6 Pork and Apple Sausages

6 Free Range Eggs

A Single Red Rose

 

To enter the competition,

To enter,  reply to the Valentines day competition post on 09/02/2015 on  Tefal Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/tefalUK) or Tefal UK  Instagram account  (http://instagram.com/tefal.uk/) or Tweet @TefalUK  -Telling us your perfect Valentines Day meal.

The competition will close at 14:00pm on 11/02/15 and 1 winner will be selected at random. You will have 24 hours to claim your prize before another name will be drawn.

To learn more about the Optigrill Black visit: http://www.tefal.co.uk/Cooking-appliances/Grills/OPTIGRILL-Black/p/7211001633

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Further terms and conditions:

-         All entrants to the competition will be assigned a number and the winner will be chosen by using a random number generator.

-         The prize can be sent to any address in the UK excluding Northern Ireland and The Republic of Irleand

-         The competition is open to residents of the mainland UK only  aged 18 years or over, excluding employees and their immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children & spouse regardless of where they live) of Tefal,its affiliated companies, their agents or anyone professionally connected with this promotion.

-        There will be no cash alternative to stated prize. The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable.

-         By entering the competition, entrants agree to Tefal using their entry across their social media channels and through online advertising.

-          All entries must be received by 14:00pm on 11/02/15

-         One winner will be selected at random from all entrants, between 15:00-17:00 on the 11/02/15

-         The winner will be notified via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by Tefal. The winners will have 24 hours to claim acceptance of the prize and confirm the delivery details. If winner has not made contact with the promoter within this time period, the Promoter  reserves the right to select an alternative winner if they choose.

-         The winning entry will be selected by an independent party and the party’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

-         The promoter reserves the right to offer alternative items/activities of a greater or equivalent value should unforeseen circumstances require it.

-         Use of a false name or address will disqualify any applicant from receiving the prize.

-         The information you provide here will be safeguarded under the Data Protection Act and controlled by the Promoter.

-        This Promotion is in no ways sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering this Promotion, entrants understand that they are providing their information (and any photo content) to the Promoter and not to Facebook. All information and photo content submitted by entrants will only be used for the purposes of this Promotion.

-       Entrants will need to adhere to Facebook Promotional Guidelines. Which can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php

-         These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

-         Promoter: GROUPE SEB UK Ltd. Registered in the United Kingdom Company No 01450244 at Riverside House, Riverside Walk, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NA

 

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