Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events / Food Shops Nov 26, 2012 Cook Culture Celebrates Year 2 with an Open House SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLeft: Regan Grieve, center: Bert, right: Jed GrieveVICTORIA My senses were on high alert from the moment I walked through the door and into Cook Culture’s second Birthday Bash, November 10. The spicy scent of curry wafted up my nose and made my taste buds tingle with anticipation. The beautifully appointed kitchen was in full swing, showcasing chef and CBC reporter Khalil Akhtar making the Indian potato dish Vada Pav. Accompanying the potato dumpling on its fresh brioche was a lovely riata – fresh clean and bright with flavour. If that wasn’t enough, the rapt crowd watching the demonstration was able to move from there to the impressive tasting table of specialty chocolate bars, lovingly collected by chef David Mincey. Chef Mincey is so passionate about chocolate that he has his own chocolate cellar, so who better to discuss the nuances of flavours with as they melted in my mouth?! Left: Pots, center: Khalil Akhtar, right: Vada PavSelection of choclates from David MinceyFor the past two years Cook Culture has been providing a unique series of cooking classes and hosting a diverse range of visiting and local chefs. Owner Jed Grieve and his wife Reagan love to cook and see the value in offering great products and tools for every chef, home cook and passionate eater. They are excited about plans for the coming year. They are hoping to open a second store by Christmas 2013 and are scouting possible locations. Along with their colourful array of Emile Henry and Le Creuset, they will be increasing their product inventory by 10% and bringing in the full Vitamix line at competitive prices. They’ll also be carrying a larger selection of knives – and continuing their excellent practice of letting customers test-drive them for fit and function in the show kitchen (while feeling a bit like a celebrity chef). In addition, there are some spectacular prizes to be won, including a Chef Home Invasion worth $2500, by visiting the store and purchasing a $5 ticket in support of the Island Chef Collaborative.—By KIRSTEN TYLER Cook Culture1317 Blanshard St, The Atrium Building , Victoria, BC.Ph: 250 590 8161Mon to Fri: 10 am to 5:30 pm , Saturday: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm , Sun and Holidays: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm ContestsEdiblesshopsVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Get Fresh / One ingredient May 18, 2017 Fiddleheads: Take a walk on the wild side GET FRESH With a particularly long and chilly winter behind us, and snow shovels safely stowed away, you might say we are starving for glimpses of ... Read More Good For You May 2, 2017 Grocery Finds Giveaway – Enter the Draw to Win Greetings my fellow wholesome food lovers. Welcome to another edition of Good-For-You Grocery Finds! I hope you had a wonderful, chocolate-filled ... Read More Get Fresh / One ingredient March 21, 2017 Brassica Greens “Get Fresh” Produce shopping is evolving into an art form, or perhaps more of a sport. The demands made of local markets are known to be ... Read More Good For You / Health / Victoria February 21, 2017 Grocery Finds Giveaway – Tahini, Bean Flakes, Beet Bars & Turkish Apricots Hello my friends. Here we are knee deep in February with the anticipation of an approaching Spring bringing its annual soothing consolation. I hope ... Read More Food News / Spoiled Milk February 16, 2017 Alexis de Portneuf Develops New Packaging & Tasting Notes From time to time we receive product samples at the EAT office. Most of time we don’t write about them unless it’s something readers ... Read More Good For You / Victoria January 17, 2017 No Fuss Comfort Foods – CONTEST ALERT Happy January my fellow nutritious nibblers! I am back, as promised, with another edition of Good For You Grocery Finds. This “post-holiday” ... Read More Comments are closed.