#NationalLemonMeringuePieDay

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is almost upon us!  The thought of this pie is enough to make anybody feel hungry and starved for the tart and rich lemon filling, the flaky crust and the soft and sweet meringue topping.  This pie will have your mouth watering in no time!  To celebrate, let’s take a…

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…

How Thermometers Work: Digital Thermometers

  Thermometers are instrumental to the cooking process.  A thermometer is a great tool to use to determine if your food is fully cooked, safe and ready to eat!  This is part 3 of the “How Thermometers Work” series and we will explain how to use a digital thermometer! A digital thermometer has one big…

The Ultimate Chef Ruler

The Culinary Student’s Cheat Sheet! Whether you’re in secondary or post-secondary school, this is the ULTIMATE learning tool. It provides the most comprehensive and useful information available and is European made to exacting standards with tempered stainless steel and non-toxic ink. The UCR features precise cutting and modelling guides for: classic vegetable cuts, culinary facts and…

A Very Yummy Christmas!

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 finally acceptable to play with our food? White…

Forget Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread Everything!

December is just around the corner! No really, it’s December tomorrow! Hard to believe we were just drinking our Pumpkin Spice Lattes and participating in fun Fall activities! It’s time for the Pumpkin Spice to move on over because Winter’s favorite flavor is moving in…GINGERBREAD! Gingerbread Cake Cookies Classic Gingerbread Cake Gingerbread Pancakes Gingerbread Cupcakes

Part 2: Crafting the Perfect Knife

The Final Outcome To truly test the quality of a piece of chocolate, it is recommended to take a bite and really taste it. A chocolate confection can be very attractive to the eye yet disappoint in its taste and quality. Believe it or not, the same principle applies to knives (just without the tasting)!…

Part 1: Crafting the Perfect Knife

How the Perfect Knife is just like the Best Chocolate You’ve Ever Had Written by Canada Cutlery Inc. (CCI) For CCI, crafting the perfect knife is a lot like the process of making the best chocolate. As one of the main ingredients, it is essential to only get cocoa from the best trees found in…

Are You Whisking the Best Way You Can Be?

Video Credit: America’s Test Kitchen From America’s Test Kitchen: We’ve noticed that different cooks seem to favor different motions when using a whisk. Some prefer side-to-side strokes, others use circular stirring, and others like the looping action of beating that takes the whisk up and out of the bowl. That got us wondering: Is any one…

A Guide to Hosting the Tastiest American Thanksgiving

It’s never too early to start brainstorming and planning what you will be cooking up on Thanksgiving! We are helping you find the tastiest appetizers and dishes to make when you host your family and friends this year!  Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Squash and Carrot Soup Roasted Red Potatoes Roasted Green Beans with Cranberries and…

Facts About Thermometers

CALIBRATING A THERMOMETER Calibrating a thermometer is actually a very simple process. It may be necessary to do from time to time to ensure accuracy. The following instructions should help you. DIAL THERMOMETERS By placing the stem of the thermometer in an ice water bath you can check the lower temperature on the scale. Alternately,…

How to: Use a Julienne Cutting Set

For the professional chef, making julienne cuts is a simple task. As one of the first things they learn in culinary school, these basic knife skills are what allow them to prepare stunning meals that seems entirely impossible to recreate at home! Luckily, the stainless-steel, German made julienne set has made the job easier for the everyday…