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…

Essential Tools Every Baker Should Own

What baking tools do I need? That is a great question many hobby chefs and bakers ask themselves. So I will go through the essential baking tools every baker should own! This blog will not breakdown the “basic” items like an oven or a measuring cup, but rather dive deeper into the essentials. Read on…

2017 Year in Review: Culinary Fads

Well 2017 is about to reach its end! The year flew by faster than…a McDonalds Drive thru? Yeah, I might have been reaching on that joke, but hey the effort counts. 2017 has been full of comedy, trends, fads and much more. Continue to read on because the jokes will not be as bad as…

The Great Debate: Pineapple Pizza

The great debate! Back and forth opinions on such a hot-button topic have set the internet a buzz recently; even celebrities and politicians are getting involved.  Is pineapple pizza an acceptable form of food?  The pineapple pizza pie has been around for decades, but has quickly become a controversial topic in recent weeks.  With harsh words…

Irish Themed Dishes to Make this St. Paddy’s Day

Once a year on March 17th everyone is little Irish! While quite a few of you probably like to think of green beer, late night debauchery, some “kiss me I’m Irish” memorabilia or maybe even a few pinches here and there, but St. Patrick’s is much more than that. This is a holiday celebrated by many…

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…

What you need to know about Meat and Cheese

Last week we highlighted our top Produce choices from the F&H annual Produce & Protein Guide and this week we will be covering the Protein Meat and Cheese categories! OUR 7 MEAT PICKS MEATS CHARACTERISTICS STORAGE TIPS PREPARATION TIPS FOOD SAFETY TIPS Beef Beef is rich in iron and protein. It also contains zinc, Vitamin B12,…

Preparing Camembert for Senators

Warning: this was not an April Fool’s joke.  Reported on CTV News: A day after Auditor General Michael Ferguson had sent letters to 40 current and former senators about questionable expense claims, Conservative Senator Nancy Ruth responded. “There were a couple of times that my assistant put in for a breakfast when I was on a…