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Bladesmithing Class with KitchenKnifeGuru

Bladesmithing Class with KitchenKnifeGuru

Bladesmithing. Have you ever wondered what what it would be like to hand forge a knife from just a bar of steel? Wonder no more and join my journey. . . Just a few weeks back I had the gumption to take a two-day bladesmithing course from

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Banana Bread Recipe—Easy and Delicious

Banana Bread Recipe—Easy and Delicious

Banana bread has been in my blood ever since I used to woof down loaves cooked up by my older sis when we were in high school. She would get banana bread urges in the AM hours while the rest of the house was fast asleep. But,

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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

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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

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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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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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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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