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What’s so great about a high-power blender? The Vitamix with Cosmo Meens

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I won’t deny it. There is something exciting about seeing a Vitamix blender on the counter. I could wax poetic about the ironclad Made-in-USA construction, the seven-year warranty, or the easy self-cleaning. But the most compelling thing about these blenders is their potential to radically change what’s possible in your kitchen.

Conventional blenders have a few common uses, from creating...

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The Essential Tool for Safe Shucks

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I’m typing this column with two hands, which is the first clue that my inaugural oyster shucking experience didn’t end in carnage. In fact, it was quite the opposite, thanks to a handy little device that should be an essential in the drawer of any self-respecting West Coast oyster lover. 

The Swissmar Shucker Paddy was designed by Patrick McMurray, a fellow Canadian and the current Guinness World...

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Fair-Trade, Single-Origin, Craft-Brewed Dessert — Artisanal Chocolate with Eagranie Yuh

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Craft beer, single-origin coffee, locally-raised bacon — high quality ingredients are a welcome trend these days, transmogrifying our meals into new seasonal and sensory experiences. But while there’s plenty of savoury options to experiment with, those of us with a sweet tooth are sometimes left feeling a little unfulfilled.

Not to worry. You heard it here first, dessert fans; Cook Culture is...

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Why buy a Japanese knife? It’s all in the feeling

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Everyone needs to eat, and so cooking is a truly fundamental human skill. It connects us with our environment and gives us a chance to instill passion into our everyday lives. The wonderful thing about good tools is that they lend cooking a grace and ease that can reconnect us with the joy of what we’re doing, whether it’s making something simple after a long day, prepping an extravagant weekend...

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10” Fry Pans Go Head-to-Head – All-Clad vs. Sensation with Mike Williams

The ten-inch frying pan is a kitchen cornerstone. Whether you’re searing meats, sautéing veggies or making a sauce, it’s an easy and dependable utensil, especially if you’ve invested in quality. But what makes a great pan great? Why go from better to best? Read on as Shaw TV “Island Chef” Michael Williams and I test out a couple of Cook Culture’s most popular brands to find out which comes out on...

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