Chef Knives

A Quick Guide to Knife Steel

In this article, we’ll focus on helping you pick the right knife without getting into all the technical details about various types of steel. We’ll focus on the functions of a knife that would regularly affect an average user. When steel was first created, it was extremely sharp however it was prone to rusting. To combat this, stainless steel was created, which wasn’t as sharp but didn’t rust. In recent years, powdered stainless steel was created which offered the same sharpness as steel without the rusting. Rust Due to its elemental composition, steel will rust no matter how well you take care of it. No matter how well you clean […]

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Other Chef Knives

Wusthof Classic 10-Inch Cook’s Knife Review

Wusthof classic chef knifes chef’s knife is an indispensable tool in any chef’s kitchen and needs to carry out a variety of food preparation tasks such as dicing and slicing, fine chopping, mincing, etc. A good chef’s knife ensures that the chef can perform these tasks effectively and speedily and that is why professional chefs place so much value on a good knife. However, for many chefs, it can be a hard task to locate the best chef knife available out there, as there are a number of these knives competing for the crown, but it takes some time to evaluate them to get to the pick of the crop. […]

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Japanese sushi

History of Sashimi

Sashimi is a thinly sliced, bite-sized piece of raw and fresh meat – usually fish, such as salmon and tuna. It’s a famous Japanese dish and is eaten raw with soy sauce and wasabi. Sashimi is usually served on a bed of daikon, without rice. Most sashimi is made from the freshest saltwater fish as because freshwater fish has higher risks of parasites. This dish came to be due to Japan being surrounded by the ocean and an abundance of seafood. History of Sashimi While the exact origins of sashimi are unknown, many theories exist on how the dish came to be. The word sashimi translates to ‘pierced meat’ or […]

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Reasons To Sharpen Kitchen Knives

Kitchen knives, essential in every kitchen, come in a variety of shapes, sizes, designs and materials. However, the one thing they all have in common is the need to be sharpened. It is necessary to sharpen kitchen knives after every couple of uses, but most homeowners, and even some chefs, do not know how to properly sharpen kitchen knives. While there are different ways to sharpen certain knives, the tools and techniques are very similar. There are different ways to sharpen kitchen knives, and each way requires a certain tool. A sharpening steel rod, knife sharpening stone and commercial knife sharpener are just a few of the tools in existence […]

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Japanese sushi

Types of Japanese Sushi 【Chirashizushi / Inarizushi / Modern narezushi / Oshizushi】

The common ingredient in all types of sushi is vinegared sushi rice. Fillings, toppings, condiments, and preparation vary widely. Chirashizushi Chirashizushi serves the rice in a bowl and tops it with a variety of raw fish and vegetable garnishes. It is commonly eaten because it is filling, fast and easy to make.It is eaten annually on Hinamatsuri in March and Kodomonohi in May. Edomae chirashizushi (Edo-style scattered sushi) is served with uncooked ingredients in an artful arrangement. Gomokuzushi (Kansai-style sushi) consists of cooked or uncooked ingredients mixed in the body of rice. Sake-zushi (Kyushu-style sushi) uses rice wine over vinegar in preparing the rice, and is topped with shrimp, sea […]

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Chef Knives

Professional Chef Knives

If you are considering purchasing professional chef knives, some background information can prove extremely helpful in making the right choice. What would qualify as a good choice for you? The right choice would consist of the answers to these questions: What exactly is going to be my use for this knife? Does it fit my hand comfortably? Is the knife blade too long? Is it durable, sharp, or heavy enough? How about the price tag; does it seem worth the cost? When you look through catalogs for professional chef knives, you will most often find descriptions of features and parts of the knife which sometimes can be little more than […]

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