How to Use a Pastry Bag

Do you ever find yourself puzzled when a recipe calls for a pastry bag?  You have a pastry bag in one hand and dozens of piping tips on the table and no clue how to put 2 and 2 together. Most times you push the tips back into the drawer and switch to your trusted…

Proper Care and Cleaning of High Quality Knives

CCI makes high quality professional knives that require quality care and cleaning. By providing your knives with proper care; your knives should last a life time and then some! Take a look below for some tips! Washing: Carefully wash knives, by hand, immediately after use. Wash with mild dishwashing detergent, warm water and a cloth….

National Pie Day!

Let’s start the blog by suggesting that New Years Resolutions are made to be broken. Eating healthy, working out, losing weight and building muscle are all great ideas to begin 2019, but one day stands in your way. It’s National Pie Day! Whether your an expert pie baker or just starting out you’ve come to…

Pairing with Beer for National Beer Lovers Day!

Pairing with food is thought to be associated with wine, but the versatility of beer cannot be overlooked! In fact, a great tasting beer can bring out many flavours that a dish may include. It’s National Beer Lovers Day so let’s celebrate accordingly and look at a handy guide to arranging your perfect match! Lager…

How do I keep my knives sharp?

This question is asked more frequently than you think. How do I keep my knives sharp? and what is the correct way to sharpen them? It’s only natural that all knives will eventually lose their original edge. High quality professional knives are an investment for a life time and should therefore be treated with extra…

Which Knife to Use: Fish

Why are there so many different styles of knives available? Do we really need access to all of these great knives? Well I guess it isn’t exactly required to have so many knives on hand, but having the right tools can make the entire process much more fun, easier and faster! Recently we took a…

Which Knife to Use: Chopping and Dicing

Why are there so many different styles of knives available? Do we really need access to all of these great knives? Well I guess it isn’t exactly required to have so many knives on hand, but having the right tools can make the entire process much more fun, easier and faster! Recently we took a…

Which Knife to Use: Carving and Portioning

Why are there so many different styles of knives available? Do we really need access to all of these great knives? Well I guess it isn’t exactly required to have so many knives on hand, but having the right tools can make the entire process much more fun, easier and faster! Recently we took a…

Which Knife to Use: Small Intricate Cuts

Why are there so many different styles of knives available? Do we really need access to all of these great knives? Well I guess it isn’t exactly required to have so many knives on hand, but having the right tools can make the entire process much more fun, easier and faster! Recently we took a…

What are Russian Piping Tips?

Russian piping tips have taken the icing world by storm! These new trending tips allow even the most amateur baker to create beautiful flowers complete with a detailed center and delicate petals. To create a detailed flower with traditional piping tips can be extremely difficult and take years to perfect, but with Russian piping tips…

Top 5 Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day, and what a day it is! Who doesn’t love a warm, crispy, gooey grilled cheese sandwich? The masterpiece known as the grilled cheese sandwich is more than just a slice of cheese tucked between two pieces of bread! These sandwiches can be works of delicious art. We’re going to go…

National Poultry Day

National Poultry Day is upon us, and although it is not very well-known it is still a nice way to acknowledge and celebrate an animal that can provide us with eggs and meat! To have a nice chicken dinner you’ll need some special tools! Thermometer Food-borne illnesses or food poisoning to some is just an…