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Father’s Day – Top Five Gifts

Dad’s special day is just around the corner. Am I alone in thinking that the commercial aspect to Father’s Day sometimes seems like a bit of a reach?

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Cook Culture

If you’re reading this blog, by now you’ve probably heard the news. Victoria’s Cook Culture and Vancouver’s Cookworks have merged and amalgamated under the new Cook Culture brand.

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Tofino Clam Chowder - by Chef Nick Nutting

 
Chef Nick Nutting from Wolf in the Fog, Tofino, creates a fantastic clam chowder using All-Clad’s Multi-Cooker.

Try it yourself…

 

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5 Steps to Successful Stainless Steel Fry Pan Cooking, or... How to Fry an Egg!

  1. Choose a good quality pan for the job - One of our most frequent requests is for a reliable breakfast pan, preferably non-stick. Turns out that “non-stick” usually means easy to clean, not fat free cooking. Almost everyone has a stainless steel pan horror story to relate. Sure, some flimsy pans will never be your go-to pan, but our quality Zwilling and All Clad lines each offer excellent fry pans.So many choices... three ply, five ply, copper, what the heck to choose? We recommend the best quality that you can afford – you are cooking for yourself and your family’s health and enjoyment! To help you choose the stainless steel pan that will do the job and start the day on the right note, our chefs take our brands on in a head-to-head comparison.

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What’s a Smoke Point?

Smoke point is the temperature at which an oil will start to emit a bluish smoke, depending on its composition, including moisture content and free fatty acids. For the best performance of your cookware, oil needs to be heated to below that temperature. So it makes sense to choose an oil that won’t burn at optimum cooking temperatures.

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