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Cooking like a Chef - A quick reference guide to cooking methods

Cooking like a Chef - A quick reference guide to cooking methods

You like watching cooking shows and would like to be able to cook like a Chef? Learning about the many cooking methods out there is a great start. We tried here to put together a quick reference guide to most popular cooking methods. Knowledge is essential, even in the kitchen!
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Demystifying types of stove tops

Demystifying types of stove tops

  Looking for information on the best stove top? I'm sorry to say that preference plays a large role in the choice of a cooking surface. Let's see what the particularities are for each type.     Although gas burners are among the oldest of hobs, it is still one of the most preferred types based on its easy contr
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How to choose the right cookware material?

How to choose the right cookware material?

With the amount of cookware available these days, it's sometimes difficult to choose which material is best for what we cook. We wil try to help by explaining each type of metal and its uses.       Here are the materials that are covered in this blog: Stainless steel Tri-ply Stainless steel Aluminum Hard anodized aluminum Forged aluminum Cast iron Cast aluminum Once you re
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Why It Matters: One-Pot Meals

Why It Matters: One-Pot Meals

          With the invention of The Rock One-Pot, you can impress guests, as well as yourself, with all the prestidigitation you can perform with this pot. This pot is a time saver and a masterpiece maker. With sizes available to fit any recipe, The Rock One-Pot is the only pot you need to pull together a complete meal. The Rock One-Pot lineup includes the 12" Dutch oven with lid, the 7.
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The Best Fondue Party Guide

The Best Fondue Party Guide

  Like to have friends and family over and enjoy a long-lasting meal enriched by conversation , good food and good wine? The fondue party is the best way to achieve this!     Choose the type of fondue you will be serving To start, you need to know which type of fondue you would like to serve. There are three main types: cheese fondue, oil or broth fondue and chocolate fondue. Cheese fondue
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One-Pot Contest - Recipes

One-Pot Contest - Recipes

Here are the 10 winning recipes. Thank you to all participants!  
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Lock&Lock Twist Recettes Kilo Solution

Lock&Lock Twist Recettes Kilo Solution

Voici des idées recettes pour les contenants "on-the-go" / "sur-le-pouce" Lock&Lock Twist! Des recettes collation, déjeuner et accompagnements sur le pouce en utilisant les contenants de 150ml, 330ml, 360ml et 560ml.  
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Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Yes, we’ve all heard it… Fresh herbs taste better than dried ones. However, choosing, harvesting, pretreating and storing fresh herbs can often seem a little cloudy to the amateur cook. They are without a doubt one of the most particular ingredients out there and deserve to be treated as such. Today, we will shed light on some of these particularities as well as how and when to use herbs for everyday cooking.     Choosing herbs When choosing your herbs
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Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Yes, we’ve all heard it… Fresh herbs taste better than dried ones. However, choosing, harvesting, pretreating and storing fresh herbs can often seem a little cloudy to the amateur cook. They are without a doubt one of the most particular ingredients out there and deserve to be treated as such. Today, we will shed light on some of these particularities as well as how and when to use herbs for everyday cooking.     Choosing herbs When choosing your herbs
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What is pressure cooking?

What is pressure cooking?

Have you heard of the new cooking trend for busy families? Pressure cooking reduces cooking time by at least half, is safe and retains vitamins and nutrients of your food. Oh, let’s not forget, it makes tasty and flavorful results!     What is a pressure cooker, and what does it do?  A pressure cooker simply pressurizes its contents, the liquid inside becomes steam and it forces liquids into the food making it very tender quickly. It has 5 disti
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Towards Healthier Food Choices

Towards Healthier Food Choices

Are you like me and have abused of the good food and drinks during the holidays? Now that it's behind us, our bodies are screaming for a more normal routine that includes healthier food choices. Kilo Solution by Starfrit is a complete line of kitchen products that help you prepare and measure your evolution towards a healthier lifestyle. Here are the main products, practical and must-haves towards a more balanced diet.   Meal prep solutions It's important to coo
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2017 Gift Guide

2017 Gift Guide

Christmas shopping is now in full swing and we at Starfrit want to help you get a head start. If you are like me and short on gift ideas for your friends and family, try surprising them with products everyone will enjoy. With Starfrit’s complete lines of kitchen gadgets, cookware, small electric appliances and food storage items, you will be sure to find something for everyone on your list regardless of the budget. These gift ideas are sure to help any advanced cook and average weekday blazer
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Start Stew Season on The Right Foot!

Start Stew Season on The Right Foot!

As the chilly weather creeps in, we lie in search of comforting and wholesome meals to ease the transition. One popular example is the stew for its simplicity, accessibility, customizability and copiousness. Although it is an easy dish to cook, there are several misconceptions on some aspects of stewing worth addressing, notably braising, the tenderizing process, best cuts of meat and the inclusion of fat. While there are many types of stews, we will stick with the most common one going forward,
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Tea Infusion - 4 O’clock Can’t Come Soon Enough!

Tea Infusion - 4 O’clock Can’t Come Soon Enough!

Just when you thought infusion only involved dropping a tea bag into a microwaved cup of water… It turns out you can get a lot more out of your tea than you might think. However, less can sometimes be more in this case. To help clarify this paradox, let us go through the different methods you can adopt to make your tea drinking experience even more comforting, soothing and pleasant.   Much of it is based on oxidation: some teas have been through more oxidation in their manufacturing
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Blending Flavors with the Push of a Button!

Blending Flavors with the Push of a Button!

Versatile, nutritious, customizable and surprisingly filling, the smoothie has become an effective and healthy hunger buster you can take with you everywhere. It has started a very prominent food trend in the past couple years along with one of its newly common ingredients, kale, to make green smoothies. DIY smoothies have proven to be among the most universal food options because of their adaptability and simplicity. No matter your preference, there are many habits you can take up to make your
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Tips for a Perfect Tomato Sauce

Tips for a Perfect Tomato Sauce

Probably one of the most commonly cooked sauces (if not the most) is the tomato sauce. It is easy to make, versatile and has a very accessible flavor. What’s more is everyone has their own version: be it your neighbor’s version or your grandmother’s recipe passed down generations, there is a wide array of “best” tomato sauces out there. However, there are many ingredients and techniques you can bring to your sauce to pair it up with the greats.   When making a sauce, fresh t
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Proper Wine Consumption

Proper Wine Consumption

Amazing how an entire culture revolves around the extract of a single fruit. Although appreciating wine can sometimes seem like splitting hairs, the subtleties of this acquired taste become real as ever when optimally served and paired with the right foods. Let us go through some pointers you can use to make your wine tasting experience more fruitful!     Properly serving has the potential of making cheaper wines more palatable but it can tarnish a high-end bottle if done poor
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Cooking for Stud-ies

Cooking for Stud-ies

‘Looks like it’s that time of year again: what is known as the infamous “final stretch” in the academic world... This is when apparel standards drop, coffee becomes oxygen and all social life is extinct for a period of 3 to 4 weeks. Alas, there is no need to despair for help is closer than you think: simply making a few adjustments in your nutritional habits can benefit your memory and concentration greatly. Student or not, here are some of the best foods for thought
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The Science of Cocktails

The Science of Cocktails

  Rum? Check. Whiskey? Check. Limes? Check. Soda? Check. Mixing skills?... Forgot em’ at home again, didn’t you? Don’t worry, you will still get through your New Year’s Eve party if you believe in yourself!... and in this blog. Let us go through a lesson in mixology that will reveal untold secrets and rectify many myths once and for all.   To begin, some quantities remain constant regardless of the drink you are making. When mixing similar spirits (in terms of flavor),
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4 Secrets to a Perfect Pie Crust

4 Secrets to a Perfect Pie Crust

  As Christmas carols officially begin to haunt us, the time has come to seek shelter in the comfort of our homes; what better cocooning activity than baking pies! However, the mixture of flour, water and fat can often cause headaches so here are 4 easy tips for perfect pie crusts every time.     1. Gluten : not just an allergy issue Gluten is formed with the binding of proteins found in flour that are brought together with water. Thus, water (conse
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Cracking Open an Ocean Treasure

Cracking Open an Ocean Treasure

As lobster season kicks in, now’s the time to solve one of the most daunting dinning tasks. In this week’s blog, we offer helpful hints to successfully extract meat from fresh cooked lobster. Prepping lobster often makes people lose their appetites…let alone patience. But with a positive attitude and the right tools, the subtleties and delicacies of fresh lobster will leave you wanting more. But be warned! Eating lobster requires you to get your hands dirty so make sure you put on a
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Spring Cleaning… Why Not Start with the Kitchen?

Spring Cleaning… Why Not Start with the Kitchen?

The kitchen is without a doubt one of the most crammed rooms in a household. It contains rarely used gadgets, foods, containers and other accessories that all require efficient storage. This notion is especially relevant when it comes to smaller kitchens as in apartments or condos. They cannot benefit from the luxury of walk-in pantries and islands. However, there are many available outlets and hidden storage opportunities in your kitchen you never thought possible. For your next Spring cleaning
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Year-Round Avocado

Year-Round Avocado

  A growing trend among today’s health-conscious millennials is that of the avocado. Its unique & rich texture, light taste and great nutritional values make it perfect for any occasion, notably salads in the summertime. However, many cooks do not see this traditional South American fruit as an everyday ingredient… which it surprisingly is.   Extensive research on avocados reveals a plethora of health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, providing the monounsaturated
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Tailgate Party Essentials

Tailgate Party Essentials

  As the big game approaches, every sports fan must make sure they have the right tools to grill, chill and celebrate. Once again, Starfrit wants to get you geared up for the tailgate of them all!     BBQ tongs are a must for any grilling. So why not get your hands on the best in the business? The
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