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…

What is Food Safety?

The time is upon us to talk about food safety! Schools across North America have re-opened their doors to students again and what better time to brush up on of your food safety than Food Safety Month! Read an in depth look from We Are Chefs! This is part one of a four-part series on…

Wine Not? How to Pair Wine with Food

Looking for a quick read on how to pair wine with food? Check out Millionaire’s Digest for all the details! For another way to educate yourself about wine check out CCI’s Wine Essence Teaching Kit! Discover and recognize 50 different wine aromas! US or Canada Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sybil Mahlangu Founder via…

National Culinary Arts Month – Giving Thanks

July is a perfect month for a number of reasons; terrific weather, schools out, patio drinks and full restaurants! July is also a time to celebrate chefs and the culinary industry as it is #NationalCulinaryArtsMonth! This celebratory month is a perfect time to give thanks to professional cooks, chefs and all those involved in the…

Cooking With Spring Vegetables

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Spring has sprung! Spring is quite an extraordinary experience. It would seem as if the whole world comes alive after the cold blistery months of winter have ended. The world that seemed so gloomy, dull and cold is once again becoming filled with color! Little did we know…

#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…

The Bend Test

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 formula X50CrMoV15 All video clips are property of…

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