Friday the 13th Food Superstitions Around the World!

Why is Friday the 13th so unlucky? Now that I’m thinking about it, should I really be writing about Friday the 13th superstitions on the day itself? I think it’s okay, but for safety purposes I’ll toss some salt over my left shoulder. Being superstitious is okay and for some it’s motivation, but even if…

National Coffee Day!

Is your daily dose of coffee not enough? Need something extra to jump start your day? Who knows, maybe it’s just some caffeinated education that you need! Its National Coffee Day today; so let’s celebrate that wonderfully warm and tasty beverage we have all come to know and love. This blog will be dedicated to…

Rosewood vs. Winewood and its Importance

For CCI, sustainability begins with our handles. The word “Sustainability” is an important buzz word in the industry now a days, but what does that word mean and how does it have anything to do with CCI knives? Well my friend, sit back and enjoy your coffee while we tell you the scoop and all the information you…

Q&A With CCI’s Mike Byrne

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation sat down to have a chat with our very own Mike Byrne! Mike talks about his experiences with CCI, the restaurant industry and much more! Click the on link to read more about the one and only Mike Byrne! Q&A with CCI’s Mike Byrne

5 Tips to a Healthier Dinner

Pizza, fries, wings or burgers. These items have a lot in common, they are delicious and tasty, but are also full of fats and calories. Healthy meals don’t need to be a long and laborious project, so before you go and put your local pizza joint on speed dial take a look at these quick…

Back to School!

It’s January 10th and school is finally getting back into the swing of things.  The early morning alarms, late night studying and even a few tears during exams, but school is finally back!  This blog will be dedicated for all those aspiring chef’s beginning or continuing their education in 2017.  Below The Discriminating Chef will…

The Perfect Turkey

Holidays are under 2 weeks away and the prep time may have you in full panic mode. Planning the big holiday feast for your family is always one of the most stressful dinners you will have to prepare. Cooking a turkey is a delicate task, if not timed perfectly you can be feeding your family an…

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…

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…

How Thermometers work: Temperature Scales

Thermometers are instrumental in the cooking process. A thermometer is a great way to know if your food is fully cooked, safe and ready to eat! Thermometers contain one very important aspect – a temperature scale. This is the fourth part of the “How Thermometers Work” series. We will breakdown the different temperature scales! Researchers…