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I, along with a fabulous group of local bloggers attended a Nino Salvaggio’s Pantry Essential Event. If you’re not familiar with Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, they offer three convenient locations here in Michigan – Troy, Clinton Township and St. Clair Shores. Visiting one of their stores is like a gourmet feast for your senses. A beautiful store filled with the perfect ingredients, freshest produce, and for those of us who appreciate spending less time in the kitchen – amazing pre-made foods. You can even order online!
The event started with a scavenger hunt which was a fun way for us to explore the entire store. I have to admit, I was repeatedly impressed with the variety and quality of products that my list of clues led me to. Yet, I found my self in awe and distracted by making my own mental list of items to not leave without.
Once the event got going we were greeted by the talents that make Nino Salvaggio’s so special.
Recipes, wine, kitchen tips and tricks, I simply can not believe how much information was shared with-in 90 short minutes. I easily could have listened to Jennifer Laurie, and Chef Pete speak for hours without complaint. Not only did I leave feeling inspired by a list of notes to improve my everyday cooking experience, but the generous people at Nino Salvaggio’s made sure we each left with an incredible product filled swag bag!
We all spend a great deal of time in our kitchens, either by choice or my necessity, and Chef Pete has a lot of tips on making that time more pleasurable and efficient. Below is just a couple that he shared during our event.
Music – Music helps people to stay in a good mood. With today’s access to tunes and even wireless speaker technology singing and dancing your way through a casserole recipe has never been more easily done.
More is better – It’s a waste of time to continually be washing your only whisk, rubber spatula or ladle. Consider a crock with nothing but colorful utensils like a bouquet of flowers, they’ll brighten up your kitchen and your outlook on cooking.
Now for the giveaway part!
Nino Salvaggio’s would like to send one Five Dollar Shake reader a $50 Nino Salvaggio gift card! Enter to win by simply leaving a comment below saying if you have ever visited a Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace.
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Disclosure: Michigan residents only. 18+ to win. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on June 11, 2012. Winner will have 24 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen. Prizing will be handled by sponsor. I received a Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace gift card as payment for my time spent. The opinions express in this blog post are my own and honest.