Monthly Archives: February 2021

An Italian Table

Fante’s Granpa Dante’s Ravioli Form

Italian food is a staple on our dinner tables. But now that we’re all drooling over Stanely Tucchi’s Searching for Italy show, you might want to upgrade your at-home Italian cooking skills. Until you can travel to Italy in person, why not enjoy some Italian food at home. HIC ­— Harold Import Company has just the tools you need to prepare delicious pasta, pizza and other Italian favorites.

Olive oil is an essential ingredient of Italian cooking. Fante’s Cousin Patricia’s Olive Oil Can is beautifully designed to store your olive oil (or other oils) for easy dispensing. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, the can has a 16 oz capacity, and features a specially vented spout that pours without splashing. 

Enjoy perfectly crisp pizza or flatbread without soggy dough or burnt spots when using Fante’s Pizza Stone. The natural stone absorbs moisture to eliminate soggy crust, distributes heat for even browning, and prevents burnt dough from hot spots.

Make your own pasta like the Italians do, with Marcato Atlas 180 Pasta Machine. Made in Italy, the original, world famous machine rolls and cuts pasta dough for making traditional lasagne, fettuccine, and tagliolini at home. Easily roll of dough to 180-millimeters wide at 10 thicknesses (0.6 to 4.8-millimeter) for consistent texture, cook time, and taste. Available in a variety of different colors including blue, stainless steel, red and more.

Fante’s Cousin Liana’s Gnocchi Board easily forms pasta dough into authentic Italian gnocchi. Made in Italy from natural beechwood, the easy-grip handle maintains the perfect angle and keeps board steady for easier use. The ridges help shape pasta and add texture which will hold more sauce.

You can prepare a range of Italian classics with HIC’s extensive selection of Italian Cooking Tools. Head on over to and explore. The world of cuisine awaits.

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

We’re all looking for reasons to celebrate, and the upcoming Lunar New Year is just the inspiration we need to prepare a delicious Asian meal. Our Helen’s Asian Kitchen line is developed with Helen Chen, a leading Asian culinary expert, cookbook author, cooking instructor. Helen’s focus is making Asian cooking quick and easy, healthy, and more accessible to the home cook. Her Asian cooking recipes are updated to incorporate heart-healthy oils and readily available supermarket ingredients while still maintaining the authentic flavors and variety of traditional Asian cuisine. Her inspiration for new recipes and products comes from her frequent trips to Asia for business and family visits.

We hope you are inspired by our full line of Asian-inspired cooking tools and accessories, perfect for the Lunar New Year – and the Year of the Ox.

Helen’s Asian Kitchen Rice Washing Bowl is for cleaning and soaking rice, legumes, quinoa, and other grains, plus fruits and vegetables, before cooking. Made from stainless steel, the flat solid base stabilizes the bowl for soaking, the angled side helps drain water easily, and the perforated strainer keeps smaller food in, allowing water to drain.

Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo Kitchen Tools are made from 100- percent natural bamboo. Ideal for stirring, mixing, dividing, tasting, turning, and serving foods, the tools are lightweight and strong, and safe for nonstick cookware and metal pots and pans. The set includes a 9-inch rice paddle, 12-inch corner spoon, and 13-inch slotted stir fry spatula. 

Helen’s Asian Kitchen Stainless Steel Mesh Spider Strainer Basket is designed for safely scooping up foods and draining away hot oil and boiling liquids. The handy strainers is ideal for quickly cooking, reheating and draining noodles, dumplings, and matzo balls, as well as blanching vegetables, deep frying and more. Made from stainless steel mesh with sturdy wire frame. Click through for a video.

Helen’s Asian Kitchen Carbon Steel Wok  is the traditional choice for stir frying, stewing, sauteing, steaming, braising, frying, and deep frying favorite Asian recipes. Made from 1.6-millimeter carbon steel that distributes the heat quickly so foods cook evenly. The flat bottom sits securely on any stovetop, and the high-domed lid retains heat and prevents splatters. Easy to season and maintain, the set alsoincludes a 13-inch bamboo spatula, and recipe booklet with instructions.

For more inspiration for the Lunar New Year, check out the full line of Asian inspired kitchen tools here.