Bribing You in the Steamyest Way Possible

Steamy Kitchen Giveaway
Yes, I know Steamyest isn’t correct spelling, but I don’t like the way “Steamiest” just looks stupid. Do you see why I barely squeaked through grade school??

If I wasn’t doing this food thing professionally, my husband would think I was having a steamy love affair with the UPS guy, FedEx man and the Postwoman. Every day it’s like and I’m rushing like mad to see what sort of goodies I’m getting.

Sometimes, they are cookbooks for me to review, new products to try and lovely gifts from friends. It sure lessens the sting of all the other crap I get in the mail, like bills.

With all these cool things to try and review, there’s bound to be stuff that I don’t like – and therefore I don’t write about it. I classify things in 3 lumps:

1) Shitty

2) So-so but maybe you’d like (even if I didn’t)

3) Outrageously fabulous

The shitty stuff I don’t bother writing about. Oh there have been plenty. But I decided not to waste ink or pixels on stuff I just plain don’t like. Which is why you never saw a post on these big black balls.

With my personality, there’s very few things that are middle ground, I usually have a love/not love relationship with most things. I LOVE Storyville Coffee, covet real soy sauce, savor black garlic and cannot be without my friend Michelle’s all-natural carrot sweetened hot sauces.

And I always share cool bounty with my friends. Trust me when I say it’s good to live within a 60 mile radius of my home.

But I have more great swag to share than I have friends that live close by. Wait. That didn’t sound right. Let’s just put it this way – ME WANT GIVE YOU STUFF…STEAMY STUFF!


Don’t worry, I’m not giving away the shitty stuff – those usually end up at Goodwill or the trash. (I wonder what Goodwill did with the big black balls?) See these books? I love them, some of them I have two of. So, in order to make room for more stuff, husband says I have to give them away or he’ll call an exterminator (he no likey when I creep into his garage space with my “stuff”)


I’ll be giving away something every single week to my loyal email subscribers. Why just my email subscribers? Because I figure if you’re that generous to share your inbox with me, I’d love to reward you. I only email out once a week with what’s new with Steamy Kitchen (basically my email newsletter) and I’ll randomly pick a winner (or two, or three) from the subscriber list and announce right then and there. For my international friends, you’re included too! We’ll have to keep the international prizes to things that are reasonably shippable (like cookbooks) and won’t have customs officials knockin’ at my door.

And to make it extra sweet – my first prize is a mac-daddy Induction Heating System Rice Cooker from Zojirushi!



From Zojirushi’s website: “The Induction Heating System Rice Cooker & Warmer uses high-tech Induction Heating (IH) method to heat the inner cooking pan. Because of this new heating method, rice cooks exceptionally well. This IH Rice Cooker also features easy-to-clean clear coated stainless steel exterior, healthy cooking options such as brown rice, GABA BROWN and germinated brown rice settings, and an interchangeable melody and beep signal. Other features include automatic keep warm, extra large LCD display for Clock and Timer functions and detachable inner lid.”

This baby does everything: sweet rice, quick rice (shortens rice cooking time by about 20%) brown rice, sushi rice, porridge, mixed rice. And for white rice – there are settings for soft-med-hard, depending on what texture you like it.

If this thing vibrated, it would be at home on your nightstand.

WOWZA! This fancy 5 1/2 cup induction rice cooker that Amazon sells for $289 and just for being my friend, I’m giving one away. It’s been used a handful of times for product testing, but other than that, it’s brand-spankin’ new. The Induction Heating thingy means that your rice will cook evenly via induction heat throughout the until (instead of a hot plate on bottom like most rice cookers) Plus the whole GABA brown setting makes brown rice even healthier because it germinates the brown rice first before cooking. Basically, this thing is like a COMPUTER.



Can you tell I love this rice cooker!? I’m tempted to keep it…but too late now, huh?

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Comments 74

  1. rita

    hey, gorgeous! i signed up for the newsletter, but didn’t get any confirmation via email. i would have never thought that a person could look so sexy with a rice cooker. you sure did a good job! πŸ˜‰ too bad 110v doesn’t work here in germany.

    “ancient chinese secret! ~jaden” – that’s my reply everytime people ask me anything that has got to do with asian-american questions. heee…

  2. Alta (TastyEats)

    Wow, my rice cooker (which I just received as a gift last fall!) is worried I’ll kick it to the curb in a heartbeat if I win this one! This thing sounds amazing. I might just go on a carbo-loading, rice-binging craze with this thing around. Great pics, by the way!

  3. Eric

    You are wonderfully out of your mind. Your “pigeon english” reminds me of a time 40 years ago when I spent a year in SE Asia.

    Keep me laughing and I love your recipes.


  4. flfarmgirl

    I wish I lived within 60 miles of you, it might be close to 60. You could try driving faster. Love your energy, your blog, your recipes, your darling boys! Hey, I almost forgot—love the computer rice cooker!

  5. cakebrain

    hey hey you generous woman! I love my zojirushi too! You look so sexy cuddling the rice cooker! I make chicken rice in it all the time! I love it. I wouldn’t mind that Kylie Kwong cookbook…hmmm

  6. ting

    was going to buy one for my sister πŸ™‚ hopefully I can win one instead! i love cooking and baking, thanks for a great food blog!

  7. cleek

    we have on of those rice cookers. it is, as advertised, very nice.

    plus, it plays “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” when you start it cooking. it plays another song when it finishes, but i can’t identify that one.

  8. The Culinary Sherpas

    You CRACK me up, Jaden! Only you would take scandalous pictures with a rice cooker!
    Big black balls aren’t always bad, right?

  9. Jenny

    My rice cooker, which I received from my mother as a wedding gift, celebrated its 21st anniversary the end of 2008. I would love to have a new one. Love your eggroll recipe.

  10. B.J.

    Please, oh please, oh please, oh please… (hoping I get to surprise my wife with a new rice cooker)

  11. Gina F

    Wowza!! Love that machine but too $$$ for me,hope I can get ti, thanks for sharing…Gina F

  12. Denise

    Hi there Jaden,

    Love your blog – you CRACK ME UP!!! Plus love that you add your family in on the act. Your boys remind me of my godson when he was that age – aahh, memories filled with laughter πŸ™‚

    p.s. Those balls looked like “balls”!!!… so glad your not giving them away but they were funny! lol!

  13. KSinMT

    WOW, my nieces (1/2 chinese) and my daughter have been telling me I need a rice cooker. So I would love to win this one and make them jealous!! Kathy

  14. Rajee

    Love ur rice cooker. Just subscribed. I want to spread a word about ur site in my blog. It would be nice to have rice cooker along with it.

  15. Michelle @ Women Who Win

    WOW, this baby is serious about rice!!! πŸ™‚ Makes my mouth water! Thanks! –Michelle, blogattoday (^at* gmaildotcom

  16. Katie Hartsell

    Wow, that’s some sexy rice cooker! I think I need one!

    I just have to tell you that your cookbook is my new best friend. I’ve only made a few things so far but they have been PERFECT! I am in love! So keep the recipes coming and it would be super if I won the rice cooker!

  17. Rice Cooker Rating

    thanks a lot for the amazing post! I have been searching for stuff similar to this.

    ill be subscribing your rss so i don’t miss the good stuff! again, terrific web site please keep it up! Please pardon me if my english is bad.

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