Coles Kitchen Census data reveals why we love mum’s meals

Few things are better than mum’s home cooking and the kitchen is a place where traditions and family connections can be passed from one generation to the next.

And new Coles Kitchen Census data has found that traditional Aussie food values are just as relevant today as they were 100 years ago.

Mum’s recipes are still our favourites, with 42 per cent of the 5500 Coles customers polled saying childhood memories of food play an important role in how they cook today, while 50 per cent say it’s family members or close friends.

“Our research shows Australians cherish sharing a meal with friends and family and they want to support Aussie farmers, food producers and their local community,” Coles chief marketing officer Lisa Ronson said.

Tarni Witts cooks by taste and tradition, just like her mother and grandmother.

She uses treasured recipes from her childhood, including tuna casserole once served after cold nights of netball training and a crustless quiche by her mum Denise that was impossible to resist.

“Only she can get the eggs as fluffy as she does and the base so perfectly brown,” Ms Witts said.

“It’s a simple meal that mum has perfected and now I have customised it with the ingredients that my kids eat.”

Ms Witts said her boys Lohkie, 6, and Hudson, 5, have expressed much interest in the kitchen and will pick up the family recipes soon enough.

“It’s important to teach them the benefits of healthy and delicious home cooked meals,” she said.

“I love knowing that in years to come, my boys will be able to take on active roles as husbands that can cook for their families.”

The launch of the Coles Kitchen Census coincides with the company’s new Value the Australian Way campaign, which will feature a special

From ‘Love Island’ to ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ Caesars Entertainment keeps Las Vegas on TV

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The cast of “Love Island” parties on the rooftop of the Cromwell.

If it’s true that everyone’s watching a lot more TV while staying home during the pandemic, viewers across the country are getting plenty of Las Vegas scenery during their favorite shows.

The second season of the U.S. version of dating competition reality series “Love Island” wraps up this week and has seen growing ratings since its premiere on CBS on August 24, according to Variety. Like its U.K. and Australian editions, the show is typically filmed at an actual island destination, with young competitors chasing romance and a big cash prize while attempting to avoid elimination from the voting public or their castmates.

International travel restrictions and other coronavirus concerns threatened to cancel the new season until executives from ITV, producers of “Love Island,” connected with colleagues at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas, resulting in the entire production moving to the Strip to be headquartered at the Cromwell. Much of the show has been filmed at the resort’s rooftop Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, redecorated to serve as the “Love Island” villa, and just off the Strip, the Rio has served as a secondary production site.

Caesars Entertainment Vice President of Production Kate Whiteley said while “Love Island” in Las Vegas came together quickly, it’s a huge production with 125 people working as cast and crew at the Cromwell and 200 at the Rio.

“It’s been a lot of fun watching it come together and it’s a really big undertaking for us, so we’ve been fortunate to have this partnership with ITV to work together to create a COVID-safe way to do it,” Whiteley said. “There’s a lot of different factors at play beyond Las

Disney Fans Will Love Pottery Barn’s New Mickey Mouse Kitchen Cart

Photo credit: Pottery Barn
Photo credit: Pottery Barn

From House Beautiful

Disney fans looking to fill their home with magic this fall are going to want to head to Pottery Barn: The home furnishing retailer just launched a new Mickey Mouse home collection inspired by vintage drawings of the beloved Disney mascot. The standout piece? A Mickey Mouse kitchen cart that’s perfect for entertaining.

Both sides of the black kitchen cart feature Mickey Mouse’s signature silhouette. Sleek and stable, it’s made of glass and iron and with two shelves, the cart has plenty of space to put essentials on display. It has wheels that allow you to easily move it throughout your home—but its casters can lock in place so it’ll stay put.

Pottery Barn’s new collection also has lots of stoneware that goes great with the cart. There are mugs featuring illustrations of Mickey wearing a red and white scarf and holding presents. To keep your soup or or heated beverage warm, there are mugs with Mickey-shaped lids. There’s also a set of red-rimmed salad plates that feature different drawings of Mickey.

Along with kitchenware, the new Mickey Mouse line features cozy home items, from throws and pillows to sheets and towels. The collection also has a woven coir doormat, a silver picture frame, an alarm clock with Mickey hands, faux fur trimmed slippers, and a comfy robe. Basically, you can fill every space in your home with Mickey magic. The best part? All of the home pieces make great gifts for Disney fans. So get an early start on your holiday shopping and check out some of our favorites below!

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