It has been a while since our last post and we have missed you for every minute we have been away. Several years ago, we delved into the concept of creating a platform that would combine both our talents and allow us to share our love of food with the world. We explored the possibility of food blogging and put plans in place to execute as soon as the moment was right for us both. We decided on a name, a format, a mission and defined our niche but hesitated to go public because we knew of the demands of serious food blogging. Then a little over a year ago, we tested the blog, making private posts and sending the url out to key persons who we we could count on for frank and instructive feedback. It was positive and encouraging. Even so, with the bulk of work that would be needed to make it a success, we still hesitated to go live. And then disaster struck, forcing us to find ways to release the grief of the passing of a dearly beloved. We were crushed. Somehow, in the midst of despair, it was cooking, photographing and writing about food that helped us to transcend our mourning. We bit our lips and took our blog live and secretly dedicated to our darling September, who inspired us even in her death to make something beautiful and lasting of her memory.
We poured everything into this space and filled it with our love and you responded in the most remarkable way possible- you loved us back. Chef and Steward would not have been what it is today without you. You have made all the long grueling hours worthwhile. You have challenged and supported us and have helped us to grow. We thank you.
This year, we will continue to deliver on the very things that make you keep on coming back. We are both now working full time outside the home in the food industry but we remain committed to finding time to devote to this blog. We will continue to give you original recipes that are affordable, accessible and practical for everyday cooking and those special comfort ones for those days when we need a decadent reprieve after demanding weeks. Here’s to a year filled with hard yet rewarding work, great food yet balanced bathroom scales and great moments in the kitchen, at the dinner table and even at the sink washing away the remnants of meals. Love hard, play harder and cherish those you love. Life is short, live every moment. Life is for the living!
Giveaway- Zwilling Henckels Twin Four Star II Slicing Knife
We believe strongly that the most important kitchen tools are good knives. Since this is also the season for meaty dishes and roasts, this knife will definitely be a very useful addition to your collection. The 280 year old company is still globally one of the best brands for knives. Both of us have Zwilling knives in our individual collections for professional and home use (yes we have separate knives because it is easier that way).
About the knife: TWIN Four Star II is a ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS classic that has been consequently developed further. A top-quality stainless steel end cap in the handle gives the knife optimum balance for even more safety and comfort. This is a Slim knife with strong blade and fine cutting edge. For preparing all kind of meat and for carving roasts.
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This giveaway is valid for residents of the UAE and GCC should be claimed via email within 24 hours or another winner will be selected. If a winner is chosen outside the UAE, please allow a few weeks for delivery to your country after which we will arrange for you to pick-up at a Tavola branch near you in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or Oman.