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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

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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

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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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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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What Makes a High Performance Kitchen Knife and Do You Need One?

What Makes a High Performance Kitchen Knife and Do You Need One?

In the kitchen knife world, there’s a lot of gabbing nowadays about high performance knives. You might have read some reviewer gushing about a new high performance blade he’s just discovered. Or online chatters comparing notes on what brand is higher performance than the other. Or some

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Kitchen Knife Sharpening: Five Good Reasons NOT to Sharpen Your Own

Kitchen Knife Sharpening: Five Good Reasons NOT to Sharpen Your Own

Just because you’re proud of the prowess of your kitchen knives, doesn’t mean you should feel obligated to do your own kitchen knife sharpening. Here are five reasons why it might be wiser (and easier) not to invest in a sharpening system, but send them out to

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Three Kitchen Knife Sets I Recommend

Three Kitchen Knife Sets I Recommend

Even though I think kitchen knife sets can often be overkill and not accurately meet a home chef’s needs, I can see two good reasons why someone might still want to consider buying a set: 1) If you lead a busy lifestyle and cooking isn’t a priority,

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How Many Kitchen Knives Do You Really Need?

How Many Kitchen Knives Do You Really Need?

I suppose it depends on how fussy a cook you are are what kind of cooking you’re in the habit of doing with those kitchen knives of yours. Do you buy whole red snapper and debone and prep it yourself? Then you probably need a fillet knife.

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Why I’m Wary of Kitchen Knife Sets

Why I'm Wary of Kitchen Knife Sets

No doubt kitchen knife sets are festive and grand and really make you feel like a bona fide chef. But many times your kitchen knife needs might be better served by shopping piece by piece rather than springing for a set. Here’s why: 1) You’ll be free

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An Edge in the Kitchen
by Chad Ward

Mastering Knife Skills
by Norman Weinstein

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