Tag: knife

A Crash Course to Knives, from Choosing Blades to Chopping Onions [Infographic]

July 29, 2014 // 1:51 pm

For complete amateurs in the kitchen, myself included, a cut finger or two is part of the experience when handling a knife. While it’s easier said than done to just be more careful, sometimes accidents happen when using the wrong technique. Thankfully, there’s an quick cheat-sheet in the form…

Just in case

June 10, 2014 // 5:09 pm

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How to Choose the Proper Knife for Every Type of Food [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 22, 2014 // 1:45 pm

When I’m preparing a meal in the kitchen, I grab the nearest utensil in my proximity. Now, whether I’m attempting to slice a slab of brisket with a bread knife when I should really be using a chef’s blade, is another issue.

For those of us who momentarily consider…

Here’s a Cookbook You Literally Have to Slice Open to Read

June 1, 2013 // 8:00 am

Because knife skills are the first thing you learn in culinary school, Escuela de Cocina Carulla cooking school in Bogota, Columbia created this unique introductory cookbook to test their students’ knowledge, cut by cut.

Designed by Ogilvy & Mather Bogota, the cookbook makes students work for their recipes by requiring…

Forking with Your Mouth: How Cutlery Gave Us Overbites

January 29, 2013 // 6:31 pm


While we were busy turning forks into weight loss tools, deadly weapons, and works of art, forks were busy changing us — by giving us overbites. Historian Bee Wilson’s new book Consider the Fork lays out archaeological evidence that human beings in the West didn’t develop…

Who Says You Can’t Find a Good Man at a Bar These Days?

May 17, 2012 // 7:06 pm

Don’t you love going to your favorite watering hole where you know there will be great music, cheap but strong drinks, and a bartender who will take a knife to the lung for you? Wait…what?

Well, that’s what happened to one very lucky D.C. woman…

Knife and Fork Chopsticks for Beginners

November 23, 2011 // 10:48 am

Can eating utensils have an identity crises? Maybe not. But people torn between two cultural identities certainly can. Those of you struggling between eastern and western ideologies can finally compromise between the two in the area that matters most: food.

Stab and slice away at…

Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

October 22, 2011 // 1:39 pm

Can I please get a volunteer from the audience? The Sharp Act Knife Sharpener is the perfect magic trick. Not only does your volunteer remain unharmed, but your knife comes out sharper and polished. Although a magician never reveals their trick, this knife sharper is made of a ceramic…

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