• Cooking,  Industry

    What It Takes to Be A Cook

    Being a professional cook doesn’t actually have a whole lot to do with cooking. Anyone can cook; but to be a cook, you need so much more than the ability to work with food to survive in a commercial kitchen. Anyone can learn to cook, just like anyone can learn to write or weld or garden or paint; it’s just a skill. Sure, some people are more adept at it right off the bat while others have to work at it. But you do work at it. Hard. You have to. Because no matter which group you identify with, cooking is your passion. But it’s not your only job. In…

  • Coffee,  Where To

    Our Favourite Coffee Shop in Toronto for One Good Reason

    Matt and I have spent an embarrassingly large amount of time and money at coffee shops since moving to Toronto in 2016. It’s a classic example of us having not known how much we loved something until we tried it. And we did try it; over and over and over again. Now, as it happens, we have become coffee shop connoisseurs, if you will, visiting many shops in the downtown area, avidly discussing the pros and cons of each one. Though our journey through coffee shop experiences has far from ended, there was something we had initially felt was missing with many of the coffee shops we visited. This con…

  • Cooking,  Equipment

    10 Essential Kitchen Tools I Cannot Cook Without

    Despite what department stores and TSC want you to believe, you really don’t need an extensive toolbox in the kitchen in order to cook, and to cook well. Here, I will share with you my top 10 essential kitchen tools I could not cook without, at home or at work; why I could not cook without them; and what I can do with them that makes them so worth it. First off, let’s talk about why I believe streamlining your kitchen items is beneficial. Have you seen those television commercials for an avocado slicer? What about the cherry pitter? Or a spaghetti serving spork? Whether those inventions sound silly to…