We have a Ninja and love it. I have had a vitamix before and they are great except for the price. Ninja hasn't been on the market long enough to compare life spans but so far I love it. For the price you can't go wrong.
Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.