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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…