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Japanese Zanmai Knives

Japanese Zanmai Knives

Japanese Zanmai Knives Are Some Of My Favorite Knives. It’s always a fabulous day when I get a new knife, but of course I always cut myself straight away. It’s like christening the new knife I suppose, which is why I keep a stack of bandages on the windowsill above the kitchen sink. I tend […]

No Kid Hungry "Kid-Friendly" Spatulas & Basic Knives For Young Chefs

No Kid Hungry “Kid-Friendly” Spatulas & Basic Knives For Young Chefs

Spatulas for children with bright designs by chefs, including David Chang and Stephanie Izard, benefit the “No Kid Hungry” meals campaign. There is also a basic knife, called My First Knife for children who are 9 and older, with a contour handle to encourage proper grip and serrated edge for easier cutting. “No Kid Hungry” […]

Perplexing Foodstuffs

Perplexing Foodstuffs

Perplexing Foodstuffs There are those foods that can be rather difficult to figure out how to eat without looking like you were born in a cave. Here are some useful tips for properly eating perplexing foodstuffs. Artichokes Pluck off artichoke leaves and scrape the tender part (not the prickly point) between your teeth (preferably after […]

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts

Table Manners Dos and Don’ts I believe it’s always best to start with the positive so let’s start with the “Dos.” Table Dos Do place your napkin in your lap, and use it to blot your lips and wipe your hands. Do wait for your hostess to be seated before you start eating, unless requested […]

Table Your Manners

Table Your Manners

Table Your Manners Teaching manners to your children is difficult and sometimes following proper table manners yourself is even more difficult. The dinner table has become a free-for-all these days, and did you just see the “Lord of the Napkin Rings” just stuck his chewing gum on his plate? But before you double-dip your roast […]

Kitchen Equipment

Kitchen Equipment

Kitchen Equipment Great tools make for better food and a more pleasurable cooking experience, which tends to make you want to cook more often. This is a good foundation for good cooking and eating. Throw out the junk that clutters your kitchen drawers and cabinets, and invest in good quality knives, measuring cups, pans, and […]

Knives

Knives

Knives Whenever you have finished using a knife, you should hone, or sharpen, it briefly with a honing steel before you put it away.  The steel, which is a long, metal rod, actually shaves off the tiniest bit of metal to improve the edge.  Every 6 months or so, most knives should be sharpened either by a […]