A Collection of Kitchen Essentials to Inspire Confidence in the Kitchen
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2009--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today debuted Tom Douglas by Pinzon, a
collection of kitchen utensils and tools, cutlery, cookware, grilling
tools and wine accessories designed by Tom Douglas, a renowned Seattle
chef, restaurateur and author. Amazon.com teamed up with Douglas to
develop products that offer customers exceptional quality and value. Tom
Douglas by Pinzon is available exclusively at Amazon.com at amazon.com/tomdouglas.
Tom Douglas by Pinzon also offers signature pieces from top brands,
including Nachtmann by Riedel, Microplane, Lodge, Epicurean, Kai, Wenger
“By working with Amazon to design great cooking tools, and introducing
at-home chefs to some of the techniques I use personally, I hope to
inspire confidence in the kitchen,” Douglas said. "I spent two years
hand-selecting and testing everything in my own kitchen, and I’m excited
to share these new products with Amazon customers.”
Douglas’ belief in simplicity motivated the line of multifunctional and
essential tools that met his core criteria. Products that carry the Tom
Douglas by Pinzon name are dishwasher-safe, multifunctional, durable, of
exceptional quality and offer great performance. The collection is
approachable, easy to use and care for.
The collection can be described as “urban-Asian.” Taking advantage of
his urban surroundings, Douglas cooks with local ingredients and lots of
fresh seafood. With an Asian influence in his cooking style and
techniques, many of the key items in the Tom Douglas by Pinzon
collection have Asian origins, such as the carbon-steel wok, bamboo stir
tongs, wok strainer and bamboo steamer.
“Tom Douglas is passionate, approachable and credible,” says Kerry
Morris, senior brand manager for Pinzon. “He never tires and is full of
fresh ideas. Amazon chose to work with Tom because he parallels
Amazon.com and Pinzon’s vision of offering customers unprecedented
quality and value.”
to view the products along with informative videos that help customers
familiarize themselves with the Tom Douglas by Pinzon collection.
Douglas also offers tips and demonstrates techniques that have brought
him more than 30 years of success as an acclaimed chef, restaurateur and
cookbook author. Customers will be able to view some of Douglas’
favorite recipes as well as new, never-before-seen recipes.
In 2008, Douglas was named Bon Appétit magazine’s Restaurateur of the
About Tom Douglas
As a chef, cookbook author and restaurateur, Tom Douglas has been an
integral member of the Seattle food community for more than 20 years.
His first restaurant, Dahlia Lounge, opened in 1989, followed by Etta’s
in 1995, Palace Kitchen in 1996, Lola in 2004, and Serious Pie in 2006.
He is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most recognized food personalities
and was named the “Best Northwest Chef” by the James Beard Foundation in
1994, recognized as the 2008 Restaurateur of the Year by "bon appétit"
magazine, and nominated for the James Beard 2008 and 2009 ‘Outstanding
Restaurateur’ award. Dahlia Lounge was nominated by the James Beard
Foundation as one of the five best restaurants in the country in May
2006. "Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen" was awarded “Best Americana”
cookbook by the James Beard Foundation in 2001. Other books include
"Tom’s Big Dinners" and "I Love Crab Cakes!"(Morrow/HarperCollins). Tom
Douglas’ product line includes the Rub with Love spice rubs, sauces and
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