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  1. Brian Weekley

    New Anova combi oven

    Canada is metric but retailers will display pricing that carries the best price “impression”. Fresh fish is often advertised at a price per 100 grams ($3.99/100grams in the case of salmon, rather than $39.90 per kilogram or $18.11 per lb). Steak at $31.99 a lb rather than $70.38 a kg. Most...
  2. Brian Weekley

    New Anova combi oven

    A year ago premium 58 day dry aged strip loin was about $25 a lb. Two weeks ago nothing special 14 day wet aged grain finished strip loin was $30 a lb. Today it’s $32 a lb. One of the nicest aspects of the Anova Precision Oven is that it can be used to get excellent results through slow cooking...
  3. Brian Weekley

    New Anova combi oven

    With meat approaching stratospheric pricing in Canada … picture please … I took advantage of a rare sale of 1/2 strip loin packers. Knowing that this cut would be far from choice I took advantage of the Anova Precision Oven to produce a tender result from a less than premium cut. First step...
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    Show your newest knife buy

    Late last year I decided to add a stainless slicer to my knife collection. Good fortune smiled on me in the form of the cancelled due to Covid, Sydney Knife Show. One of my favourite makers, Mert Tansu, had prepared exactly what I was looking for in the form of a 275mm Damascus Sujihiki made...
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    SOLD Goldeband 1.2519

    Very sweet … love the handle.
  6. Brian Weekley

    Good Butter

    My thinking may also be a bit out of date. I know that when the Trump administration made a big deal about free trade, dairy imports from outside Canada were taxed at 285%. As part of the new deal the Canadian Government reduced the tariff but put severe quotas on what could be imported. Sorry...
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    Good Butter

    In Canada I actually think it’s illegal to ship dairy products from one province to another. Gotta protect those dairy farmers from real competition. Same deal with wine. In BC I can buy NZ or California wine but can’t buy Ontario wine. Gotta protect those wine makers from real competition.
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    Good Butter

    Yup! … Its sad but true. What’s really sad is that those of us who have been raised west of the big smoke have no idea what real butter tastes like, much less artisan butter. On my first trip to NZ my head almost blew up when I buttered my first bun.
  9. Brian Weekley

    Good Butter

    Welcome to Canada! … The home of mediocre butter at outrageous prices. Witness this absolutely unremarkable brand! As you can see they are flying off the shelves. Go buy a better brand you say … they don’t exist! It’s illegal to sell imported brands in Canada. Gotta protect those dairy...
  10. Brian Weekley

    Show your newest knife buy

    Love the edge pic … very cool. Enjoy! Mine are cutting fiends.
  11. Brian Weekley

    Show your newest knife buy

    Oh my … now that is sweeeeeeet!
  12. Brian Weekley

    Nakagawa ginsan?

    I recently took delivery of a Nakagawa 240mm Ginsan Gyuto. It arrived dull ootb so I put an edge on it. It took a nice edge without a lot of work. I haven’t had a chance to put it to work so can’t comment on the longevity of the edge or anything else. It has a decent f&f and leans more towards...
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    Hello from Victoria BC

    Welcome neighbour!
  14. Brian Weekley

    Knife display stand

    By my count 57 knives … unit cost hmmmm… total cost hmmm … “honest hun $1100 tops … most of the knives came free from Uncle Fester”. What would you like me to buy you in return?
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    Knife display stand

    Raises a whole new world of envy.
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