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tools of the trade

Discussions of kitchen tools; ratings of specific products you should consider.

My knife preferences, explained.

          There’s a deep sense of satisfaction in using a well designed, perfect tool. A backyard gardener has a sharp, sturdy trowel with a sharp blade and a comfortable wooden handle. The carpenter’s leather tool belt… Continue Reading →

Pre-Thanksgiving Musings

It’s so exciting, isn’t it? After days of reading the advice and recipes on the internet and in all of the cooking magazines, and mentally tasting your  favorite recipes as you ponder them, you have a plan. Some of your… Continue Reading →

About Knives

I can still recall that first day at the Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA!), when we were issued our very own, personal knife kits. Inside each black leather case were elastic bands placed so as to snugly secure… Continue Reading →

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