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Cooking Slow with Staub Cocottes

19 November 2014

It’s the first cold week of the season - at least by west coast standards. In my house, early November’s first gusts tend to trigger a surge of uncharacteristic domesticity. Suddenly, I want to stay home and cook. I picture greeting my husband and daughter at the top of the stairs at the end of the day, smiling baby on my hip, a feast of autumn’s harvest spread upon our dining room table.

Introducing Deanna Ladret

18 November 2014

Hi! My name is Deanna Ladret, and I’m the new Cook Culture & Cookworks Kitchen Blogger, aka: product testing guinea pig and Trial & Error Aficionada. I love pretending to know a lot about everything (some may even call me an expert at this), but when it comes to ‘haute cuisine’ I’m not fooling anybody. That’s when it helps to be married to a chef, which is quite convenient.

Vitamix on Sale

30 October 2014

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 and 300 High Powered Blender is on sale.

With all the quality and precision of a commercial machine and a quieter, more elegant design, the Vitamix Professional Series 750 offers five pre-programmed settings, including a self-cleaning option. The ultra-responsive Variable Speed Dial and Pulse feature of the 750 and 300 series allow you to precisely chop and mix ingredients to your exact specifications, making these blenders the ultimate sous chef for your home kitchen.

Sustainable Seafood with Chef Ned Bell - Fundraiser

30 October 2014

Come join the newest member of our culinary team, Chef Ned Bell, for a 3 hour, information packed, seafood feast. He is the Executive Chef at YEW Seafood and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Vancouver, a former Victoria resident and BC native. Chef Ned has taken on the monumental task of raising awareness for our Oceans and Waterways through his non profit organization, "Chefs for Oceans".  This past summer he rode his bike across Canada building awareness and motivating his peers to become more engaged in this movement.

Vancouver's Cookworks is now part of the Cook Culture Family

1 August 2014

We are excited to announce that, effective today, Cookworks Cookware Shops are now part of Cook Culture. After many succesful years, Dave Werner (pictured right) has sold his business to the owners of Cook Culture, led by Jed Grieve (pictured left).

Jed, along with the new and existing team, are now operating the locations in the Atrium Building in Victoria, and in Vancouver on Broadway (at Granville) and Howe (at Hastings), along with the thriving online business at