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November 21, 2013

Like BlueStar on Facebook & Enter to Win Chef Francois NEW Cookbook

Want to cook like the pros do at home this holiday season?  BlueStar® has gathered a virtual cookbook of favorite recipes featuring its top All Star Chefs.  Look for new recipes twice monthly at  Today’s Feature: Zoe Francois’ Chocolate Caramel Icebox Cake.

Reading, PA – November 21, 2013 – Just in time for holiday gatherings BlueStar, the manufacturer of restaurant-quality cooking equipment for the home, presents a favorite recipe of Chef Zoe Francois, a master baker whose motto is “Eat Dessert First.”  With decadence being a hallmark of any holiday meal, how can you possibly top the feast?  Everyone always has room for dessert especially, when it’s something as delicious as Zoe Francois’ chocolate caramel icebox cake.

Zoe plays with sugar on her blog She is also the co-author of best selling bread books, including “The NewArtisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day” and “Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day” and is a frequent contributor to The Cooking Channel, Fine Cooking, Disney, Easy Eats, Mother Earth News and Cooking Club magazines.

BlueStar is giving away Zoe’s brand new cookbook, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” on its Facebook page – so be sure to LIKE the post to enter and win.  Facebook Contest Ends at 3:00pm EST on Wednesday, November 27th.

Chef Francois names her delectable chocolate caramel icebox cake as her favorite holiday recipe because “The cake is absolutely delicious and equally as stunning to present at a holiday party.”  As a celebrated pastry chef and author of two cookbooks she knows how to impress.

And to make this perfect topper to an already scrumptious holiday meal, Zoe prefers using her BlueStar pro appliances, such as her new 48 inch rangetop.  Caramel can be a tricky substance to cook with, either drying too quickly or being too sticky to use.  According to Chef Francois, BlueStar equipment is ideal to ensure that the recipe comes out perfect every time.  “With its powerful burners and fully adjustable settings, you can cook the caramel quickly with a very hot flame.  Allowign the flame to heat the pan, even on the sides, will help prevent it from crystallizing.”

When Zoe remodeled her own home kitchen, she wanted the kind of fire power she had when she worked in restaurant kitchens.  “BlueStar’s open burners and extra BTUs are a little bit crazy, in a good way.  With all that extra power I went with a Prizer Hood, which is strong enough to vent the rangetop and it even sucks the smoke from my pizza baking across the room,” she says.

Handcrafted in Reading, PA since 1880, BlueStar® cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.  The BlueStar product line features high-performance gas ranges, cooktops, wall ovens and hoods.  BlueStar’s unique performance features include an open gas burner system that produces up to 25,000 BTUs of cooking power, precise 130 degree simmer burners, and oversized convection ovens with professional-grade infrared broilers.  Available in over 750+ colors and finishes, and with almost infinite configuration possibilities, BlueStar premium cooking products offer virtually unlimited personalization options.

CONTACT: Michele Zelman, Cherry Leaf Communications, Ltd., +1-718-859-6766,