Perfect Pairings – Great Kitchen & Cook Shop Combinations

Batman and Robin, Rogers and Astaire, Bonnie and Clyde. What do all three of these have in common? They are all perfect pairings of course, and on Kitchen and Cook Shop we have come up with our own dynamic duos of the home.

So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I invite you to meet the Kitchen & Cook Shop Couples!

The Nespresso inissia by KRUPS and Nespresso Coffee Capsules

Pairing Nespresso coffee capsules with a Nespresso coffee machine is pretty obvious really so we won’t dwell on it. If you are looking for an affordable entrance into the world of great coffee at home without the hassle of bean grinding, tamping and other fulfilling – but ultimately time consuming – tasks, then a KRUPS inissia is perfect for you. Once you have your coffee machine, what better to get you started than 50 wonderfully tasting coffee pods in 5 different flavours. Bellissimo!

Cheese and Wine

I don’t think I need to say any more, but I will. This classic pairing of food and drink can only be improved by presenting your favourite cheeses on this beautiful cheese board with handy drawer and knife set, and why not pair your choice of cheeses with a case of fantastic red wines from Spain from the wonderful Rioja region. Cheese and wine, the ultimate food pairing? Chicken and watermelon just doesn’t have the same feel to it, does it?

Johnnie Walker and the ‘Cibi’ Double Tumbler

In the classic Sci-Fi movie Blade Runner, Rick Deckard is seen drinking 12 year old Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch whisky out of a Cini Boeri-designed “Cibi” double old-fashion tumbler. We consider this a classic pairing, and one that you too can create today at home in your own living room. Put Blade Runner on the Blu-ray or DVD player and enjoy the experience even more!

Tea and Biscuits

Quintessentially British, a good cup of tea and biscuits is well known to solve any problem, from a broken nail to global meltdown. Yes, a cup of Earl Grey delicately poured from a teapot and a tray of home-baked biscuits alleviates all worries.

The ingredients for the perfect biscuit need to mixed properly before cutting out the shape and we like the look of this stylish VonShef stand mixer. It is very well priced and is also available in other colours to match your kitchen. Once the mixture is ready and rolled out, the biscuits need to be cut to shape. These double edged plain and crinkled biscuit cutters are the choice for us.

The biscuits are baked and sitting upon a floral patterned plate ready to be served to our guests. Presentation is everything so I brew my Earl Grey in this pretty Wrendale by Royal Worcester hare design fine bone china teapot and place it together with the biscuits and finest china tea cups on a Wrendale serving tray. Perfect!

Kitchen Combinations

I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading our light-hearted look at items that can be paired together well in the home. What kitchen or cooking products do you consider to be your very own Sonny and Cher, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John or Laurel and Hardy?