The Parchment Experience

WHY PARCHMENT?

A time-honored tradition, from France to your home

Parchment paper is an indispensable utensil of the everyday gourmet. From preparation to presentation – and everything in between – Culinary Parchment will add an element of simple sophistication to any meal. Whether it’s cooking something as basic as bacon and eggs or preparing an elaborate multi-course dinner, parchment paper’s application extends far beyond simply protecting your cookware.

Perhaps best known for its use in the classic French “en papillote” style, parchment paper has a long history as a technique for creating refined and sumptuous food. This simple yet elegant culinary tradition infuses the meats, vegetables and herbs together creating unparalleled flavor and richness.

Oven safe to 425°F, Culinary Parchment’s line of non-stick products, including Cooking Bags, Baking Cups and Multipurpose Paper, not only seals in nutrients, but enhances the food’s natural flavors while virtually eliminating the need for synthetic cooking sprays and high-fat oils. It is also 100% biodegradable, but they are also FSC® C017242 and Kosher certified.

Discover the Art of Cooking with Parchment, an innovative and convenient way to prepare food in the time-honored tradition practiced by great chefs the world over.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

A healthier you, a healthier environment

PaperChef products are made of the finest materials all compostable and biodegradable and since our boxes do not use a serrated metal cutting edge, like plastic wrap or aluminum foil, the boxes are completely recyclable as is.

PaperChef products are Forest Stewardship Council certified FSC® C017242. FSC is an international non-profit organization that supports and promotes the environmentally appropriate management of the world’s forests.

Even though recycling is a large part of living a green lifestyle, paper can only be recycled up to seven times before the molecules become too degraded to use again. Therefore, PaperChef strongly believes that using FSC® C017242 certified responsibly harvested forests is an important element of producing a product that truly is environmentally friendly.

 

FAQs

What temperature is safe for the oven?
Since Culinary Parchment is a genuine vegetable parchment paper, all PaperChef products are safe up to 425°F (218°C). However, it’s important to make sure the edges of the paper do not come in direct contact with the hot element. To prevent the edges from curling, fold the edges away from the element or trim off any excess paper.
Are PaperChef products kosher?
Yes, all PaperChef products are certified by Star-K and the Orthodox Union (OU), two of the leading Kosher-certifying agencies in North America. Both agencies have also certified PaperChef products as Kosher-for-Passover, making Culinary Parchment Multipurpose Paper particularly useful in maintaining separation of Passover crockery and cutlery.
Can I use parchment paper on the stove?
Yes, parchment paper is not only for lining your baking sheets, but it can line any form of cookware, including frying pans. Using parchment paper as a lining will not only make for easier clean-up but will also increase the life of your cookware. In fact, parchment paper is useful in protecting your food against potentially harmful Teflon surfaces by creating a natural non-stick barrier between the pan and your food.
Can I use parchment in a frying pan?
Yes, a parchment paper-lined frying pan is particularly good for cooking eggs, including fried and scrambled eggs. Simply line your pan and drop the eggs directly onto the paper. This method is also great for cooking bacon because it keeps the bacon flat. Lining your pan will also help to prevent burning and sticking, making for easier clean-up since you won’t need to scrub a messy pan afterwards. Visit our video section for a quick tutorial on "How to Line Your Skillet".