Gravy Boot Camp - Just in Time for Turkey Day

Gravy Boot Camp - Just in Time for the Holidays


This is not technically an article about knives. We aren’t going to discuss the shun nakiri knife or the best wusthof knife or the shun classic chef knife or henckels knife set. We are going to learn how to make gravy.

Why is it so hard to make gravy?

What is the single most common mistake when it comes to making gravy?

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Knife Skills To Practice While You Cook

Practice Your Knife Skills and be a Better Chef


Chopping an onion:  This is an excellent exercise in choosing the correct knife. We have discussed before the benefit of having a few very good knives in your kitchen. The chef’s knife, the paring knife, the chopping (nakiri or santoku). To be fair, you can (and I have) used each of these knives to ractice this skill.

But today I want to refer you to some of the classic techniques used by Jacques Pepin.



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The Best Kitchen Knife Set: Top 5 Most Loved Sets Reviewed

The Best Kitchen Knife Set: Top 5 Most Loved Sets Reviewed



If you’re handy in the kitchen or would just like to have the right tools for every job, finding the best kitchen knife set to prepare meals is essential. There are so many on the market today with different types of blades, different types of blade steel and made from different materials. How do you choose? Another way to ask this question is: What is the best knife set for the money? With that in mind, taking a close look at user reviews and testing quality and performance over time, we’ve compiled this list of the top kitchen knife sets for you. Look ==> Continue reading

Best Stainless Steel Rice Cooker: Read This Before You Buy

Looking for a Stainless Steel Rice Cooker?? (Updated for 2017)

You will find it HERE on my Stainless Steel Rice Cooker LIST of the Best!  

You will also find Helpful Tips and Recommendations!

After hours and hours researching and reviewing different makes and models in an effort to find the best Stainless Steel Rice Cooker ,  I  am ready to share my list of the best with you. Look ==> Continue reading

Shun DM0706 Classic 8 Inch Chef Knife Review: Too Clumsy?

Shun DM0706 Classic 8 Inch Chef Knife Review: Too Clumsy? (Updated for 2017)


If you’re looking for the ultimate Chef’s Knife, the Shun Classic 8 inch DM0706 is still one of the best all-around choices. This is the Shun Premier Chef Knife. Not only is it built to slice, dice and chop; it’s also built to last. With 32 layers of high carbon stainless surrounding a VG MAX core, it has a Damascus look with the added benefit of being rust resistant. Look ==> Continue reading

Wusthof Nakiri Knife: Which is Best? Classic, Ikon, Gourmet?

Wusthof Nakiri Knife (Updated for 2017)

You have decided that you want a nakiri knife. Now the hard part begins. Which is the best? Which should you buy? The purpose of this review is simply to provide you with everything you need to know about the nakiri style knife and the Wusthof Nakiri Knife in particular. And also to help you to decide to make this blade part of the suite of knives for your kitchen or to confidently give as a gift for the kitchen of your mate, your children, your friends.  Look ==> Continue reading

Shun Sora Knife Review: Quality too Cheap to Keep Sharp?

Shun Sora Knife Review: Is it worth the Price? Will it Hold its Edge? Quality too Cheap to Keep Sharp? (Updated for 2017)

Sora 6pc set VBS0600

Sora 6pc set VBS0600

Are you looking for a high quality chef’s knife, paring knife or knife set that will get you through all your daily kitchen duties, hold an edge and last – all while not breaking the bank? If so, our Shun Sora Knife Review will help you choose. With an average 4.5 star review, these budget blades are worth a second look. Take a Look ==> Continue reading

Cuisinart Rice Cooker Review: We Compare the Top 3 for 2017

Cuisinart Rice Cooker Review: We Compare the Top 3 for 2017

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Cuisinart has some of the best and highest brand recognition in America.

With a long-standing reputation for durable and handy kitchen appliances, you really can’t go wrong with this line. If you’re looking for a high quality and reliable rice cooker, Cuisinart is right at the top of the list. We are reviewing the Top 3 so you can decide which one is the best to buy? Look ==> Continue reading