sharpening and caring for your kitchen knives

Blog

Honeycrisp Apples — Have You Discovered Them Yet?

Honeycrisp Apples — Have You Discovered Them Yet?

Honeycrisp apples — sweet as honey, but crisp as an October morning. If there ever was a fruit more aptly named, you’d be hard put to find it. I live in apple country just an hour north of New York City where, believe it or not, there

Read more

Breaded Chicken Cutlets — Simple but Irresistible

Breaded Chicken Cutlets — Simple but Irresistible

I realize breaded chicken cutlets are terribly passe, but doggone it, they are scrumptious-deli-o-cious and conceptually simple. And if you have a picky eater in your family—such as mine who may well the pickiest in the Western hemisphere—breaded chicken cutlets are going to solve your problem. The

Read more

Best Chef Knife — Don’t Overrate the Factory Edge

Best Chef Knife — Don't Overrate the Factory Edge

I had to laugh the other day while reading a blog by a guy who, on a quest for what might be the best chef knife, meticulously tested the sharpitude of a bunch of brand-name knives right out of the box. He took nine blades through their

Read more

The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg — without Using a Timer

The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg — without Using a Timer

I’m making myself a soft boiled egg this morning, something that seems to belong to days gone by and which always reminds me of my grandfather. (I’m going to give some background color, but if you only have time for the tip, please feel free to scroll

Read more

Gift Ideas for the Gourmet Cook

Gift Ideas for the Gourmet Cook

  Here’s a short list of gift ideas any gourmet chef would be thrilled to add to their kitchen. There’s one for every budget—from $25 to $130—and many are at bargain prices: 1) Lavatools Javelin Digital Instant Read Thermometer, $25 @ Amazon: Every serious cook has moments

Read more

How to Chop an Onion like a Sous Chef

How to Chop an Onion like a Sous Chef

Knowing how to chop an onion quickly is one of the most useful kitchen knife skills you’ll ever have the pleasure to know. Onions are the bedrock of so much cooking—from soups, to tomato sauces, to classic turkey stuffing, and the list goes on. So, if you

Read more

Your Carving Knife — How to Make the Most of It

Your Carving Knife — How to Make the Most of It

Weeeeell, it’s carving season again—you know that time of year when turkey and roast fowl and roast anything are being thought about and planned for and the typical cutlery questions are all coming out of the woodwork: What knife am I going to carve the bird with?

Read more

Pumpkin Carving — Best Knives for a Pumpkin Carving Party!

Pumpkin Carving — Best Knives for a Pumpkin Carving Party!

I bet when most of us think about pumpkin carving, we tend to picture a big long kitchen knife. And we picture taking that long hefty knife and punching through the thick orange pumpkin shell and carving out a face. And that’s OK, but the fact of

Read more

Bob Kramer Knives — Why Spend $300 on a Chef Knife?

Bob Kramer Knives — Why Spend $300 on a Chef Knife?

Kramer Knives Background To lovers of fine kitchen cutlery, Bob Kramer knives (his original hand-wrought versions) have achieved an almost legendary status. We’re talking about blades that, depending on the fit and finish, can take up to 100 man hours to create (plus 25 years of bladesmithing

Read more

The Power of Honing a Knife

The Power of Honing a Knife

Hear ye, hear ye—there is nothing sweeter than the power of honing a knife! (Read What’s a Honing Steel? if you’re not sure what the heck I’m talking about.) We have a Henckel’s Pro S chef knife that we have been using in our kitchen to chop

Read more
Page 2 of 41234

Latest Posts

Most Popular Posts


Other Resources

An Edge in the Kitchen
by Chad Ward

Mastering Knife Skills
by Norman Weinstein

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedId

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest