Review by Debbie Mazo


Expected to triple and quadruple in the next few years, the trend of e-commerce will change not only the way we shop, but the way we live our lives. As online shoppers have become more comfortable with carrying out transactions on the Internet, more and more sites are now cashing in on the trend. Blazing the trails of e-commerce and food is ChefShop.com—a site aiming to make cooking and eating fun and accessible to everyone.

Hosted by Mauny Kaseburg (a cooking expert) and Jeff Bergman (a specialty food buyer), the site unites access to high-quality food with invaluable cooking and serving tips. This unique partnership has created an innovative Website with carefully selected products and ingredients from around the world.

Looking for something different? with everything from rice to pasta to Pacific Rim specialties, you'll be able to fill up your online shopping basket with all kinds of goodies. Using centuries-old techniques, many of the products are handmade using only the purest ingredients. If you're looking for a specific product, you can take advantage of the excellent search facilitates on the site by clicking on the All Products link or any of the Top Picks categories. Or, try the fastest way to search by typing a keyword into the Search box at the top of the navigation bar.

When you're order arrives, you'll have plenty of recipes to experiment with. For example, if your order includes penne regate, type penne into the Search box to see recipes like Bistro Penne with Kale and Cannellini Beans and Penne alla Calabrese with Shrimp. For convenience, all recipes offer serving suggestions and are printable.

Other features of the site include a bulletin board where you can ask a question, critique a product, or share your discoveries and an email newsletter. To pick up tips from two seasoned veterans, you can also browse through Mauny's Kitchen Table or Jeff's Tasting Notes.

Whether you're stocking up your pantry or just looking for great cooking advice, ChefShop.com is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So, sit back and relax while you shop till you drop!


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.



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