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Fun and Functional Kitchen Knives: Watermelon Knife

Fun and Functional Kitchen Knives: Watermelon Knife

Kitchen knives are an awfully utilitarian lot: cold as steel, kitchen cutlery means business, and there’s generally not a lot of room for playing in this crowd. Happily, that’s not always the case. Kuhn Rikon makes a number of brightly colored knives that are a drastic departure from run-of-the-mill stainless steel, while still being made [...]

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Using a Cleaver: How to Prepare Spare Ribs

Using a Cleaver: How to Prepare Spare Ribs

Using a cleaver to prepare spare ribs = happiness on the bone. There really isn’t anything that activates man’s primal instincts like eating meat right off the bone. When you get right down to it, if you take away the internet, satellite TV and cars that run on imagination alone, we are all still animals, [...]

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The Ultimate Fillet Knife: The Maguro Bōchō

The Ultimate Fillet Knife: The Maguro Bōchō

You already know that kitchen knives come in all kinds of qualities, shapes and sizes. There are cheap knives and high-end knives. There are small knives like the itty-bitty bird’s beak paring knife used for precision tasks, and big knives like the substantial meat cleaver that can hack through bone faster than you can say [...]

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The Tomato Knife: What It Is, and Why You Need One

The Tomato Knife: What It Is, and Why You Need One

A good tomato knife differs from a serrated bread knife or utility knife in two key ways. First, bread knives are much longer than tomato knives, which are generally no more than 6 inches in length. This allows for maximum control, a must when working with delicate and juicy fruits like tomatoes. Second, the serrations [...]

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How to Use a Honing Steel Video with Bob Kramer and Zwilling J.A. Henckels

For those of you who’ve ever wondered what the heck to do with that long steel that comes with most knife block sets, we’re here with a quick and easy how-to that will change the lifespan of your kitchen knives forever. You’re welcome. Many thanks to cutlery guru Bob Kramer and premiere brand Zwilling J.A. [...]

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The Best Kitchen Knives for Cutting Tricky Summer Fruits

The Best Kitchen Knives for Cutting Tricky Summer Fruits

Don’t let anyone tell you kitchen knives aren’t seasonal. In the warm summer months, I always look forward to the arrival of the more exotic fruits at my local farmers market. Aromatic, bright and lively, these fruits can add amazing depth of flavor and sweetness to salads or sauces, and are great as a snack [...]

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Testing a Knife’s Sharpness Video with Bob Kramer and Zwilling J.A. Henckels

The first step in caring for your knives’ blades is testing for sharpness. Cutlery guru Bob Kramer – the guy who made it his quest to learn the art of knife sharpening — teamed up with premiere cutlery brand Zwilling J.A. Henckels to put together a series on knife sharpening. Here is installment 1. (Also, [...]