Happy Holiday! Gifts from CCI!

  Holidays are just around the corner so it’s the perfect time to start cooking up some ideas of what to get your loved ones. Nobody is the same, knives may not be the perfect gift to some, but CCI has gifts to offer every chef! Whether you are buying a gift for the hobby…

A Very Yummy Christmas!

Originally posted on Tools for The Discriminating Chef:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s time to start baking (if you haven’t already done so)! Enjoy some quality time with the kids and make some of their favorite treats to celebrate the Holidays! Mickey’s Santa Hat Cookie Puzzle Does this mean it’s…

FAQ, The Turkey Survival Guide to an American Thanksgiving

The countdown is on! Thanksgiving is in T minus 3 days and the time for prep has officially begun. Now before you start inviting family and friends over, think about what you’re serving said family and friends. A thanksgiving meal is a tiresome and delicate task that requires prep and time. This blog will be…

What to look for when purchasing knives Part 1: Knowledge

If the carving job on your last Thanksgiving turkey was similar to a carving job done with plastic safety scissors; you may need to invest in higher quality knives. Some of my readers may be asking some questions like this: How can you tell whether a knife is high or low quality? High quality knives…

A Guide to the Tastiest American Thanksgiving.

November, the lovely month where temperature goes 0-100 quick, or I guess I should say 100-0. The month will have days feeling like the end of summer to the beginning of fall then all of a sudden the clocks go forward and the temperature will have you wondering if its February or November. While November…

Trick Or Treat

Happy Halloween! The wonderful time of the year where we can dress up as our favorite superhero, villain, role model or just someone we may admire and desire to be, but either way Halloween represents the time of year that you are able to dress up like a banana without getting the extra stares from…

Pumpkin Carvings for Everyone!

October, the beautiful time of the year where leaves begin to change and weather changes from hot to warm to cold! October brings us many delightful treats like Thanksgiving dinners with family and friends or the spooky looking children running the streets trick or treating, but a favorite October past time that gets over looked is…

The Bend Test Part 2: What Makes CCI Steel So Tough.

It took decades of expensive research by large cutlery manufacturers to develop the right combination of alloys to produce the best grade of professional cutlery stainless steel that is used today. X50CrMoV15 is the ideal combination of high carbon stainless steel, containing the alloys, Chromium, Molybdenum and Vanadium.  It is crucial to use this very…

The Bend Test

Originally posted on Tools for The Discriminating Chef:
Have you ever wondered how two knives can look so similar but be so different in quality? The Bend Test video was made to clearly show you the different steel qualities knives can have. The two knives used for The Bend Test: Steel formula X30 Cr13 Steel…

A Guide to the Tastiest Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

October, What a wonderful time of the year. Leaves begin to change, hockey is back, kids are back in school, Halloween brings us spooky treats and Christmas is starting to creep up on us. So many things to look forward to, but the best thing about October is enjoying a mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinner with your…

National Pancake Day!

What better way to start your Monday morning then by stacking up a tower of golden, light, fluffy cakes. I’m not talking about stacking up Birthday cakes or cupcakes, nope not for breakfast. What I’m talking about are those good old fashioned flapjacks, griddlecakes, flannel cakes, hot cakes or any other name you’d like to…

HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Part 2

Salmonella, E.coli, food allergies, dirty dining, Cross-Contamination, the list goes on. Food safety has become a major concern for everyone involved in the processing, manufacturing and preparation of the food for human consumption.  Your establishment reputation is critical to success, so food safety is not only vital, it is one of the most fundamental elements…