That’s me. And that’s Ricardo Larrivée, of Ricardo and Friends fame. Last week he launched his new line of cookware at Arta Gallery in the Distillery District in Toronto. You can find it at Sears and kitchen specialty stores.
He’s handsome. He’s charming and very smart. He’s also an author and has his own magazine. Clever, too. I asked him what makes his new cooking line different from others in stores, he pointed to his sauté pans. He put a slot in the handles so that a spatula rests on the pan, so it would drip back into the pan instead of dirtying up a counter.
When I asked if his pans were non-stick, he furrowed his brow to say: ‘Yes, but it’s not toxic. It’s coated with ceramic. It’s easy to clean and it won’t chip ‘ well, as long as you don’t smash it like this.’ He began to smash a wooden spatula against the pan!
Here are some more pictures from the event.
The menu was delicious as it would have to be for a chef’s event. Here is the lobster ravioli appetizer.
Best Health art director Stephanie Han is a big fan.