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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

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New Kindle eBook About Kitchen Knives

New Kindle eBook About Kitchen Knives

For all you eBook junkies, which I am quickly becoming, I wanted to officially announce the release of my very first Kindle eBook—Kitchen Knife Basics. (Drum roll and trumpets please—it took a couple months of tireless formatting, testing, and reformatting in Word to get it to look

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Best Cutting Boards . . . for Your Kitchen Knives

Best Cutting Boards . . . for Your Kitchen Knives

No doubt we’re all aware there are flotillas of great cutting boards out there. But the fleet winnows down quite a bit if you’re a serious cook and you care about keeping your knives super sharp. Here’s a short list of the best cutting boards as far

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Father’s Day Gifts — for Men Who Cook

Father’s Day Gifts — for Men Who Cook

For all you last-minute shoppers for Father’s Day gifts! If your Dad is one of those cool guys who cooks, here are some suggestions for kitchen tools that might tickle his fancy. I cover a range of tastes and budgets—everything from barbecue extras to kitchen essentials. For,

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Interview with a Sharpening Service — Seattle Knife Sharpening (Prt 2)

Interview with a Sharpening Service — Seattle Knife Sharpening (Prt 2)

This is Part Two (and the final part) of a talk with Bob Tate, the owner-operator of one of my favorite sharpening services—Seattle Knife Sharpening Service. Bob consistently produces one of the sharpest edges you’ll ever feel on a knife and has built quite a following in

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Interview with a Sharpening Service — Seattle Knife Sharpening

Interview with a Sharpening Service — Seattle Knife Sharpening

I’m thrilled to have the chance to interview Bob Tate, chief-cook-and-bottle-washer of one of my favorite sharpening services—Seattle Knife Sharpening Service. Bob consistently produces one of the sharpest edges you’ll ever feel on a knife and has built quite a following in a relatively short amount of

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Homemade Pizza — Six Tips to Making a Gourmet Pizza

Homemade Pizza — Six Tips to Making a Gourmet Pizza

I first got into making homemade pizza through the Dad of one my daughter’s BFFs. I am ever indebted to him (dude, you know who you are). I took his tips and ingredients and added some of my own and here we are—KKG’s Gourmet Veggie Pizza with

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Kramer Knives — Auction Time

Kramer Knives — Auction Time

Going, going, gone! Kramer Knives just auctioned off another one of Bob’s beauties the other night—a 10-inch European style chef knife. In case you’re a newbie to the world of custom-made kitchen knives, Bob Kramer’s been one of its most distinguished and apostles for the past decade

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Kitchen Cutlery Sets for Tight Budgets

Kitchen Cutlery Sets for Tight Budgets

Ah, kitchen cutlery sets. It’s tough to stock a kitchen when you’re starting from scratch and don’t have a bridal registry to lean on. With so many things to buy—what’s worth spending money on, what’s not? In order to help those of you who like to cook,

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Cutting Board Oil — Wooden Boards Crave It

Cutting Board Oil — Wooden Boards Crave It

For those of you who love wooden cutting boards (and I’m not sure who doesn’t), if you don’t want them to dry out and warp and start developing deep cracks, you absolutely must oil them. Nothing can take the place of cutting board oil. I have learned

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An Edge in the Kitchen
by Chad Ward

Mastering Knife Skills
by Norman Weinstein