Sunday Fun at Dwell on Design

Sunday, June 23 – 12 noon Capital Booth – #1331 Flames in the Kitchen?! It’s not something that anyone likes to hear, but when it’s used to flambé deliciousness, well, flame is A-OK in our books. We invited the fabulous Linda Miller Nicholson the kitschy madwoman behind popular food blog, Salty Seattle to show us her […]

Battle of the Bloggers

2nd Annual Dwell on Design Cookoff! Saturday, June 22 – 2:00 p.m PST  Capital Booth – #1331 Yes, those designers and design bloggers are at it again in the Capital Cooking Equipment booth at Dwell on Design. Join us as the folks who usually design the kitchens, put their aprons on and show off their […]

Top 10 Foods – The Origin of Pie

They are a symbol of home, of Americana, of simplicity. They are the classic way to finish off a meal — everyone saves room for pie — and if the menu offerings of McDonalds restaurants are to be trusted, we are all “Lovin’ it”. But the history of pie has been anything but easy. You could […]

Friday Fun: Chef’s Apparel

We’ve already explained the significance of the traditional chef’s hat, but what about the rest of his uniform? Here are a few fun facts about a chef’s apparel: 1.  In the mid nineteenth century, Chef Marie Antoine Careme introduced the white fabric into the chef’s uniform, believing that white symbolized cleanliness and professionalism. Most chef […]

Fun Food Facts

Food is delicious, fun to make, needed for survival and well, the best thing to ever happen to ones kitchen. But did you know: Carrots used to be purple. Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white, and gradually developed them into the plump, crunchy veggie […]

Top 10 Foods: A brief history of soup

It is said that soup is as old as cooking itself. It is a staple in the diets of almost every country and  has been as long as anyone can remember. No one knows the true beginning of soup or the very first person to ever make it, but there are signs of the even cavemen […]

The World’s Most Expensive Foods

In the mood for a culinary splurge? Look no further than this list of the world’s most costly ingredients. 1. White Truffles (up to $3600/lb): Only found in one particular area of Italy for a few months of the year, the white truffle earns its price due to its rarity. Scientists have yet to figure […]

Friday Fun: Your cup of tea?

Tea is one of those magical substances that can perk you up, calm you down, soothe, and rejuvenate. Drinking a cup of tea can be a simple affair or an elaborate ritual. Here are a few fun facts about one of the world’s favorite beverages: 1. Tea is a natural source of fluoride that can […]

Top 10 Foods: Past & Present: French Fries

The humble potato, the base of the ubiquitous French fry, has had a long and rather surprising history. Did you know that potatoes came from the Incan empire where they were first discovered and cultivated as early as 750 B.C.? In addition to eating, Incas did many things with potatoes: treating illness and injury, telling […]


With Memorial Day and the 4th of July behind us (or Canada Day for our friends north of the border), the outdoor entertaining season is officially off and running. Now, you might be considering sprucing up your space in time for Labor Day and if that�s the case� you�ll want to make time to read […]